River Parasail's expert navigators unite guests with panoramic views and invigorating experiences on the Colorado River obtainable only by parasailers and waterfowl. Up to six passengers can board the custom-built human-aircraft carrier, which features an extended deck and an on-board winch to provide parasailers with a dry takeoff and landing. The captain will send human kites to a desired height between 50 and 500 feet, allowing them to catch aerial views of the Colorado River before coming closer to snuggling with low-lying clouds.
Owned and operated by the Gripentog family since 1957, Las Vegas Boat Harbor sparks aquatic adventures on the waves of Lake Mead with boat and jet-ski rentals. Up to two joyriders enjoy a couple of hours on the ripple-skating back of a WaveRunner, and six may pile into a speedboat for four hours of wakeboarding and white-whale chasing. Pontoon boats can transport up to 10 passengers to nearby locales such as Hoover Dam and Cathedral Rock or simply explore the man-made lake’s multitudinous inlets and coves, surrounded by 550 miles of breathtaking Mojave Desert shoreline. Guests who drop anchor during their watery sojourn can spend the afternoon supping on lunches packed at home, picked up at the Harbor House Café, or stolen from passing schools of fish, and the marina store supplies any last-minute boating and fishing supplies.
Scubafy Dive Center's veteran dive instructor, cofounder Charlie Franks, an instructor, regional training director for IDEA, and evaluator, draws on thousands dives’ worth of experience while teaching scuba courses. Charlie and his instructors guide small-group classes of budding divers aged 12 and older through open-water certification courses, which impart the skills needed to explore the liquid depths of nearby Lake Mead, international waters, or Zeus's hot tub. The shelves and racks of Scubafy's well-stocked dive shop are laden with new and pre-owned gear for divers of all skill levels. Rental equipment is available by the day or week, and air-tank refills, repair services, and all-inclusive introductory packages equip those who are getting their feet wet for the first time.
For more than 30 years, Lee's Discount Liquor has stocked its shelves with myriad spirits, beers, and wine, earning a readers' pick as the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Best Liquor or Wine Store of 2012. Prospective imbibers get lost in a fluorescent catwalk of domestic and international tequilas, rums, cabernets, and microbrews, which deck out beverage collections with enough flavors to match any type of cuisine or postage stamp desired. Lee's Discount Liquor also hosts in-store tastings and an annual spirit-sampling event, which merges its myriad sips with entertainment from live bands.
In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' Fruit Experts arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, and juicy strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Fruit Experts can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet or white chocolate. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize bouquets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.