What You'll Get
Before he became Mad Max, the dystopian hero was Breezy Max, gleefully strapping a sail to his Interceptor to ply the no-waters of a desiccated salt flat. Harken back to a more-gentle post-apocalypse with today's Groupon. For $69, you get a half-day, guided land-sailing adventure from Land Sailing Tours, a $155 value. You must be less than 260 pounds and be between 3'8" and 6'4" in order to land sail. All the other answers to your questions about life, love, and what to bring land sailing lie within the company's FAQ page.
Land sailing provides all the wind and speed of sailing on water without the potential of being swept to a remote island to suffer from scurvy. This deal includes round-trip transportation to Ivanpah Dry Lake, an expanse of land flatter and windier than even the most two-dimensional blowhard pancake. The dust sailors will pick you up from the lobby of any major Strip hotel and drive you out into the desert—a much more comfortable way to get there than asking the mob to take you via trunk. Strapped into a buggy sprouting a sail, you'll zip along the ground for a fast four hours, jousting with fellow sailors and enjoying complimentary cold beverages. Along with professional, patient instruction, all the equipment is provided, eliminating the need to bring boat shoes, pleated khakis, or a coiffed visage.
Because children under 12 can sail for free with the purchase of an adult tour, you can bring Mook, the leader of the neighborhood sandlot gang, and begin to build your own land-pirate raiding squad. Rule the streets of Las Vegas, so long as the wind keeps up and the cops aren't up for a brisk foot pursuit.
Four AllLasVegasTours.com reviewers give it five stars:
- At first I thought it would be difficult to handle, but I was wrong. With instruction, it took a couple of minutes to zip along the lake bed. The speed was a definite adrenaline rush. It was easy to get hooked. Where ever I get the chance to do it again I will! Thank you for a great time. – Brenda P.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. By appointment only. 72-hour cancellation policy applies or Groupon is forfeit. Must be between 44" and 76". Max weight 260 lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.