Are you a Queens resident looking for the best skydiving center near you? Welcome to Long Island Skydiving Center!
Located about 50 miles east of Queens in Shirley, New York – Long Island Skydiving Center is the most popular skydiving destination for Queens residents and the best skydiving in New York since 2003! Our unique location offers a great opportunity for guests to experience New York from a whole new angle while being surrounded by the beautiful Hampton Beaches, the Atlantic Coastline, and Fire Island National Seashore. We are the only skydiving center in the Queens area that is easily accessible by subway, or by using the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).
NEW YORK SKYDIVING
Skydiving NYC can be a bit tricky due to the lack of airspace that is required for skydiving. Because of this, there are only three primary skydiving centers in the Queens area: Long Island Skydiving Center (Shirley, NY), Skydive Sussex (Sussex, NJ), and Skydive the Ranch (Gardiner, NY).
Of New York’s skydiving locations, Long Island Skydiving Center is the closest skydiving center to Queens that specializes in tandem skydiving.
Skydiving Centers near Queens, NY
|Long Island Skydiving Center||Shirley, NY||55 miles|
|Skydive Sussex||Sussex, NJ||79 miles|
|Skydive the Ranch||Gardiner, NY||92 miles|
Directions From Queens, NY
Our skydiving center is about an hour drive from Queens and a straight shot via I-495 E.
- Get on Grand Central Pkwy from Utopia Pkwy (5 minutes)
- Take Northern State Pkwy and I-495 E to Express Dr S in Yaphank. Take exit 68 from I-495 E (52 minutes)
- Take County Rd 46 S/William Floyd Pkwy to Maple Ave in Shirley (6 minutes)
SKYDIVING NEW YORK PRICES
|Queens Skydiving Options||Weekend Tandem Skydiving Price (online bookings)|
|Skydive the Ranch||$249|
|Long Island Skydiving Center||$259|
LONG ISLAND SKYDIVING CENTER PRICES & PACKAGES
At Long Island Skydiving Center, we price our tandem packages competitively because we believe in providing the most spectacular experience possible with our top-of-the-line skydiving gear, meticulously maintained aircraft, and only hiring highly-trained and USPA-certified professional instructors for our guests.
|Tandem Skydiving Package||Price|
|Monday – Friday Special Online Rate||$239|
|Saturday – Sunday Special Online Rate||$259|
|Regular Tandem Rate||$298|
|Gotta Go Again – Second Tandem||$209|
|Package||Online Price||Onsite Price|
|Video OR Stills||$99||$119|
|Video AND Stills||$129||$149|
|Video, Stills & Swag – Choose T-Shirt or Shot Glass||$139||$159|
|Groups of 4-7||$10 off per person|
|Groups of 8-15||$20 off per person|
|Groups of 16+||One person jumps for free|
*Group rates are based on the tandem base rate ($298) and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you book a tandem skydive with Long Island Skydiving Center, you can expect to embark on one of life’s greatest journeys. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from start to finish:
Skydiving reservations for solo jumpers or groups can be booked online in advance to save some money, or purchased onsite.
Once you arrive at the dropzone, you’ll watch a short training video and go over everything you’ll need to know for your tandem skydive.
- Airplane Ride to Altitude
The airplane ride itself will take about 10 minutes as we climb to 8,000 – 10,000 feet. Take in the stunning views of the glittering Atlantic Coastline.
The moment you’ve been waiting for! When it’s your turn to jump, you’ll exit the aircraft securely attached to your tandem instructor.
Within a few seconds, you’ll reach terminal velocity at around 120 mph and experience the rush of a lifetime!
At around 5,000 feet, your instructor will deploy the parachute. You’ll enjoy a 5 minute parachute ride back down to the earth and relish in this awe-inspiring moment.
With your instructor’s guidance, you’ll land back on solid ground and celebrate your amazing accomplishment – you did it!
SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY!
At Long Island Skydiving Center, we are committed to safety for everyone that is involved in your skydive. There are a lot of people involved in making sure that you have the best and safest experience possible. Our passionate, highly-trained instructors are dedicated to protecting the safety of our guests while having the time of their lives!
WHAT SETS US APART?
At Long Island Skydiving Center, our Queens residents will experience quality and professionalism at its best. Our customer service, impeccable safety rating, and dedication to providing first-class tandem skydiving experiences is why our customers have consistently given us fantastic feedback (with over 6,000 five star reviews). Here’s what sets us apart from the rest:
Our convenient location alone is practically unbeatable when compared to others, however, it’s not the only reason to skydive with Long Island Skydiving Center!
Did we mention the spectacular views? When you skydive with us, you’ll get to witness the Twin Forks, Westhampton Beach, and Fire Island from a birds-eye view!
- Our Professional Atmosphere
We pride ourselves on having some of the most attentive, safety-conscious, and professional instructors to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience.
- We Specialize in Tandem Skydiving
We are one of the only Queens skydiving centers that focuses solely on tandem operations in order to ensure our customers have our full, undivided attention every step of the way.
Come see why Long Island Skydiving Center represents Queens skydiving at its best and book your skydive with us today! Blue skies.