Extreme Chase Tours

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Welcome to Extreme Chase Tours, We have been offering Professionally Guided Storm Chasing Tours, Tornado Tours and Storm Chasing Vacation Adventure Travel since 1999. We provide the most personal and affordable small group Tornado Tours that are 6 to 10 days in length. Our Storm Tours and adventure tours are truly the most affordable storm chasing vacations that you will find anywhere! We also offer Severe Weather Photography Tours and we were the first to offer these types of tours. The Extreme Chase Tours storm chasing tours team are highly experienced decorated storm chasers and meteorologists who are truly severe weather experts. This experience and real one on one attention is what sets us apart from many other storm chasing tour companies. While there are many Storm Chasing Tour Companies to choose from, we, are the most personal and most affordable! NO OTHER big Storm Tour company will spend MORE ONE ON ONE TIME WITH YOU! We believe in quality not quantity - Our Weather Adventure Tours are designed with a more personal touch and real one on one interaction with all of our chase tour guests! Come join one of our 2017 storm chasing tours and you will be going with a tour operator that has almost three decades of Tornado chasing experience! We want you to have the best storm chasing vacation possible. Simply stated: WE ARE THE MOST PERSONAL STORM CHASING TOUR COMPANY IN THE BUSINESS! The difference we offer is a true educational experience, we spend one on one time with each one of our guests teaching them not only how to storm chase and what stormchasing is really like but also how to read radar, storm structure, past events, basic photography, how to "read" a storm, basic meteorology etc. We teach our customers everything they ever wanted to know about tornadoes, severe weather and storm chasing. We also offer one on one private tours as well as full media tours, Follow Along Tours. We are also the only company to offer tours based on our customers needs and wants. This includes booking tours based upon a customers vacation, personal or productive time. Although we offer a set schedule, we book our tours based on what our customers need! We believe that quality not quantity is key to our customers successful tour and the reason why we have a 77% guest return rate.

Why choose Extreme Chase Tours?

We have almost 30 years experience! Documented over 500 tornadoes to date! 77% guest return rate due to our personal, private attention!
Email
lannydean@extremechasetours.com
Phone
918-859-0248
Website
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Established
1999.
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Full Company name
Extreme Chase Tours LLC(Mannford, Oklahoma)

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Scheduled group tours

Tours in 2018

Tour Name Start Date End Date Price
Mayhem Tour 1 2018-05-02 2018-05-07 $2200
Mayhem Tour 2 2018-05-11 2018-05-16 $2200
Mayhem Tour 3 2018-05-17 2018-05-22 $2200
Mayhem Tour 4 2018-05-24 2018-05-31 $2500
Great Plains Tour 2018-06-05 2018-06-12 $2700
Great Plains Tour 2 2018-06-15 2018-06-23 $2700
Northern Plains Photography Tour 2018-07-06 2018-07-13 $2900

Please note that...

  • All information given about the tour operator and their tours are second hand information and could be outdated and erronous. The latest, and most correct, information can always found and validated on the Extreme Chase Tours website
  • The start date does not necessarily mean it is a chase day, although this is typically the case. The end date could be a chase day but typically, it is not.
  • Do not schedule your flight according to the dates given here. Always double check this with the tour operator before you book your flight!
  • Prices could be subjected to discounts.
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Tour guides & staff

NameRole
Lanny DeanTour guide, Director
Laura DeanTour guide, Director
Jeff Smith
Chad Berryhill

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Tour company vehicle(s)

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Lead Blue Van

The blue van have In-vehicle monitors that will allow each person in the vehicle to watch the same radar and data the leader is looking at.

Silver van
Silver van

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Name: Jason Weigwart
Tour: GREAT PLAINS TOUR 1
Year: 2017

General review

I booked with Extreme Chase Tours for their Great Plains Tour and wow this tour was wonderful. It was professional when needed to be but very relaxed and fun at the same time. It was very comfortable and you can tell that safety is Extreme Chase Tours number one priority. Not once did I feel unsafe or uncomfortable. After getting home and before doing this review, I really tried to think of anything that I didn't like or be biased in any way. And I just couldn't! These guys know what they are doing and run a wonderful outfit. Upon booking the tour, we communicated through email but also directly on the phone ultimately, which made me feel so much more comfortable and gave the essence of personality from the start. That is the reason I chose Extreme Chase Tours, they boasted that they were the most personal tour company and I have to say that from the start all the way through the end of the tour that is exactly what we got! As far as the storm chase tour, we didn't have the best weather to start with. And as Lanny explained, it was "Mother Nature doing her thing but to be prepared for around the next few days June 11-12th timeframe because it looked good." With a few of what they called down days, which we spent sightseeing and visiting some pretty cool places, the morning of June 12th we awoke in Northeast Colorado and by that afternoon we had already seen 5 tornadoes in 3 different states of Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming! I am still trying to process some of the sights and sounds and experiences of the tour itself. And I suspect I will be a for a long time to come. I had nevr seen a tornado until this tour so this was a bucket list type deal for me. I am so glad I chose Extreme Chase Tours, not just for the storm chasing aspect, but because they do operate a wonderful business and provide exactly what they say they do.

Tour guide review

The Tour guide (Lanny) was very knowledgeable about the weather and knew exactly where we needed to be to see the tornadoes and two or three supercells as he called them. He was and is a no nonsense guy when it comes to the weather and said what was exactly on his mind or what he was thinking. Every moring before we would leave the hotel or right as we left the hotel he went into detail of the days plans and what he thought the weather might be like or where we needed to be. He explained things in a down to earth way for us to understand and he answered all of our questions even though many of them were repeted over and over. The thing I liked the best about Lanny (the tour guide) was that he was professional when he needed to be but his excitement about the weather was almost contagious to everyone in the van. He got so excited and this helped us tour guests get excited. It was almost like a kid in a candy store seeing the smile on his face which made us all smile. Once again, I have thought long and hard about this tour and tried to find any thing that sticks out as a negative or something that I didn't like. I just can't. Lanny went above and beyond as a tour guide to get us weather and tornadoes but also making sure we were comfortable, having a good time all while being very very personable. He is a very personal and intense guy who takes his job seriously. I believe he was even a little sick and a few times he got sick and threw up. But he was bound and determined that we had a good time and saw some weather and ultimately some tornadoes. Lanny would explain to use what we were seeing on the radar on his iPad or iPhone and then explain to us as he was pointing out features such as the "wall clouds", "supercells", "collar clouds", "inflow" and when it was getting ready to "produce a tornado". He actually told us that the storm to our south was the storm of the day and that it would produce a tornado. After driving towards it for miles, it did produce a tornado in Colorado to start. Which amazed us all to say the least. To me, Lanny not only totally understands weather but you can tell he is in tune with it and he loves it. After doing some research well before the chasing tour, and even after since, I have decided to reserve my seat with Lanny and Extreme Chase Tours for next year. In fact, I have already paid my deposit. That's how good this company and Lanny is. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants the excitement but still wants to feel safe. They know what they are doing!

Vehicle review

Our Tour was in a smaller type silver van. It was very comfortable and had plenty of leg room and everyone had a window seat so we could all look out the window and see what was going on at all times. You do spend several hours a day in or near the van, but that is expected and was outlined on their website so I understood this from this beginning. But it comfortable and Lanny even had drinks available for us in a cooler in the van.
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Name: James
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2011

General review

I booked this tour after doing a little research and decided to go with Lanny and his company. I chose to go the last week of May as Lanny described that time as having the best potential to possibly see a tornado. Spent a little time talking to him on the phone before booking the tour to get a feel for him. He was very helpful and for sure knowledgeable. The tour started out from Tulsa and we chased all over Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Nebraska and even went into Colorado. The tour itself was amazing. I made lasting friends and had a wonderful time. Both Lanny and Eric were professional but not stuck up. Lanny is probably one of the funniest guys I have ever met and was glad to share his humor on the tour. We chased everyday except for arrival day and the leave day. We saw 5 super cells and 1 tornado which was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. The tour was great and no I had no problems with it at all. I am planning on going back next year with them.

Tour guide review

Lanny was my tour guide and as described above he is a very down to earth funny guy. He is also very knowledgeable about the weather. More so than our local meteorologists or weather people. I would say that Lanny made the best out of the tour. He trained us and taught us what we were looking at. I would go with him again and plan on next year.

Vehicle review

The tour car was fine. It was comfortable. It had weather gear on it and radar as well which we used a lot. I brought a very large suitcase and that took up a lot of room so I would recommend to everyone that they pack a little smaller for more room. Great car.
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Name: TDN
Tour: May Magic Tour #3
Year: 2015

General review

This was my first tour. I will say they spared no expense to get us to the storm locations. When I saw other tours watching the storms from five miles away they took us as close as possible. The tour guides were very helpful in showing us how storms form and what to watch for. They were trying to teach us the art of storm chasing as well. We had good hotels at night and stopped for some pretty good food. The guides also gave us pointers on how to take pictures, pointed out cloud formations which would produce storms and one that wouldn't. Everyone on our tour had a good time. It was a good learning experience. Booked for 2016.

Tour guide review

The tour guides were great. They really tried to make the tour a learning experience.

Vehicle review

Vehicle was ok, plenty of leg room, If more than six people on the tour might be tight inside. For having rode just about 4,000 miles in one week, we did ok.
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Name: Jill Blankenship
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2012
Blogged about the tour: Read more

General review

Where does one start? First, I really liked the contact and information that Lanny gave while I was deciding when to go and how it all works. I had never been on a tour before so this was half the battle. Lanny and Laura? made it painless and very professional. I loved the direct contact and access to them before the tour. The tour I was on was very comfortable and professional but very fun at the same time if that makes sense. We saw 3 tornadoes during my tour down in Oklahoma! The only issue that I experienced was with the two other guest during the tour. I am the other guest that was explained (wrongly) in the last review on here. I will be glad to comment on that review to save time.

Tour guide review

My tour guide was Lanny Dean and Eric? I felt like Lanny did an excellent job of explaining what we were planning on doing every day at the morning meeting. He explained the chances of storms and where they thought the best area to see storms would be. We ended up seeing the Shawnee Oklahoma tornado which was very big and two other tornadoes. I was very impressed with his knowledge and willingness to share that knowledge. Great tour guide!

Vehicle review

The vehicle was a van and was very comfortable. We had four people on the tour and all people had more than enough room. Lanny and the group has a lot of weather equipment in the van which I really enjoyed being able to see the radar. Lanny took the time to explain to us what we were looking at on the laptop compared to out the window. I personally learned a lot. I was very comfortable during the entire tour (besides dealing with the two other guests)
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Name: Mary and John Sharms
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2013

General review

My husband and I decided to go on a storm chasing tour as a vacation in 2013. We had gone on one other tour with another tour company in 2010 and decided to go with someone else. After a lot of research, we decided to go with Extreme Chase Tours. We contacted them by email as instructed. Laura replied within the hour by email and this help us feel very comfortable. Laura explained everything about the tour and answered all of our questions. This obviously diminished any concerns we might have had. You are required to pay the deposit first and then pay the remaining balance, which also was no problem. We then discussed how we would get to Tulsa. My husband decided that we would just drive down considering that we live only 5 hours away. We started looking at locations to park our car for the duration of the tour. It was then that we totally fell in love with Lanny and Laura. After hearing of our plans through email - they offered us to just leave our car at their house. They actually offered this! We had looked at many places and although it was not real expensive to leave our car at the airport or similar location, they offered to let us leave it at their home and did not charge us anything. We were so thankful for this. When we arrived in town on our arrival date, we chose our motel for the evening and then contacted Lanny to let him know we made it. Lanny had scheduled our dinner or what they call the "meet and greet" for that evening. again, this is another point where we fell in love with Lanny and Laura....they paid for everyone's dinner that evening! We met up the following morning and dropped our car off at their house and off we went. I cannot explain how excited it was to take off knowing you were going to spend the next 6 days on the road chasing weather, especially with folks like Laura and Lanny. We drove most of the day and by afternoon we were in western Kansas. It was vey strange to be driving along under blue skies and then seeing the white puffy clouds start to build. almost as if on cue from what Lanny had explained. Lanny informed us that he thought that a tornado watch box would be issues soon right for the area we were in. And within 30 minutes we saw the tornado watch on the laptop. We had storms explode just west of us but Lanny thought the best storm of the day would be further south. He was looking at the computer and saw what he explained as "backed surface winds" that were stronger to the south. So we headed south to new development near Great Bend Kansas. Lanny went into detail explaining everything that we were seeing and even went into detail as to what he thought was going to happen with the storm we were chasing. Lanny finally said that he was sure we would see a tornado from our storm as it was now producing a very large wall cloud that was rotating. I remember looking at my husband and we both smiled at each other....we were so very excited because we had not seen a tornado with the other tour company we went with. Just a few minutes later Lanny screamed tornado! I might add that his passion when explaining the weather is contagious but when severe weather is occurring like the tornado, you can't help but get so very excited! I simply cannot explain how we all felt and it is probably best to just experience this. We ended up seeing 4 tornadoes that day and some amazing storm structure. My husband who is into photography took some wonderful photos! But the tornado and the big storm are just the icing on the cake so to speak. The emotions felt, the scenes we saw and the education we received was truly the best part of the trip for me. Lanny and his crew knew what they were doing and certainly know how to run a business like this. For my husband, the tour mean so many things as well. As I said, he took some wonderful pictures and had a great time but even he will tell you that the friendships made and the learning that Lanny offered is why we are coming back this year! We can't wait! The tour was comfortable and Lanny and the other guide were very professional although Lanny does like to use colorful language sometimes. But we actually enjoyed this and it helped to make the tour so much more personal. We only experienced one day when we did not have any weather to chase. During this time we went to a local park and took some pictures. I think they handled the non-chasing time very good and tried to give us some other stuff to do, which was very fun. During the trip we stayed in very nice motels and Lanny would even go so far as to check our rooms before we went in. This made us feel extremely comfortable. We simply loved the trip so much that we have reserved our seats for May of this year! Lanny and Laura run a wonderful company and we are so glad that we decided to go with them!

Tour guide review

As I mentioned already, Lanny has so much knowledge that he gladly shares with everyone on the tour. I felt completely comfortable with his decisions on where to chase every day. He said we would see weather and we did. He said we would see a tornado and we saw 4. He said that we would have a day of down time and we did. But then we were able to chase the next day. Lanny defiantly knows the weather and made the best out of the weather. My husband and I give him a 10 out of a 10

Vehicle review

We chased in a van which was very comfortable. We had room for our luggage and everyone else as well. Some people who have never gone on a trip like this might not understand how long that you actually have to be in the vehicle. You are literally in the van for hours so it must be comfortable. The van was very comfortable and clean. In fact, Lanny would have the van cleaned out every morning from the previous days chase which I thought went above and beyond.
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Name: A Macklin
Tour: May Magic Tour #3
Year: 2015

General review

The tour was professional when needed to be, and relaxed once the day's chase was over.

Tour guide review

Riding with Chris and Allen was a true pleasure. They make a great team for storm chasing. Chris showed in-depth knowledge of storm forecasting. Allan was a great navigator and an exceptional photographer. With their combined talents, we saw 5 tornadoes and several other severe storms throught the week; an experience that I will never forget. Extreme Chase Tours did exactly what I had originally hoped for: to ultimately see a tornado and pique my interest to learn more about storm forecasting through self-teaching.

Vehicle review

The van was comfortable with 6 people and had opportunities for charging electronics which is much needed for the long hours on the road. People rotated seats each day so that the best views from the road were distributed equally.
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Name: Matt M
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2012
Blogged about the tour: Read more

General review

My review of this tour is pretty simply: Unbelievable! I scheduled this tour with no real idea of what I might encounter. I had never been on a tornado tour and in fact I had never seen a tornado so I was a bit nervous but very excited. The scheduling process was very easy from start to finish so there was no issues with booking. Lanny made it clear that the weather might not be the best but that we should see something. And we saw something indeed!!! Not only did I see my first tornado, but five on the second day of the tour. The tour was very professional from start to finish and very comfortable. Lanny and his team are great at what they do. The excitement of the chase is really captured on the tour, and Lanny knows just how to convey this to all of the people on the tour. I have said it before but, nothing can ever match that moment when your setup in the right spot at the right time and watch mother nature go to work. Certainly an experience I will never forget and encourage my friends and family to experience this as well.

Tour guide review

As mentioned, Lanny was very "in tune" with what was happening with the weather at all times. His targeted areas always verified and we were treated to 5 tornadoes in 1 day alone! I think that is one of the biggest things that I was impressed with the most. He would discuss his thoughts with all of us in our morning meetings. When we got to an area to chase sometimes the sky would be perfectly blue and then in a matter of hours we would witness massive storm clouds that had gone up. He was able to get us to what he called target areas with great consistency.

Vehicle review

Our vehicle was very comfortable and included a window looking seat for all of the guests on this tour. I don't believe the vehicle lacked anything as we had radar, internet and all the tools we needed while out on the road. I would give one tip to others who are going on any tour, pack very lightly as there is not a lot of room for luggage.
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Name: Lori Francis
Tour: May Tour #4
Year: 2014

General review

Almost every summer for the past 13 years I take 1 week out of my summer to go storm chasing. I have been with several different companies over the years. For the past 3 years I have chosen to go with Extreme Chase Tours and definitely plan to go with them again next year. I have been extremely pleased with every aspect of the tour. My experience with Extreme Chase Tours has exceeded my expectations. Lanny goes out of his way to make sure each and every guest is comfortable. The one thing that always stands out for me is how much he truly cares about his guests. He literally goes into the hotel rooms and personally checks them out before we stay anywhere. While all of the staff is very down to earth and friendly, they maintain a great deal of professionalism. There have been a few occasions when the weather was just not cooperating and we have a few “down days”. During those days, Lanny made sure we were occupied doing something fun or educational.

Tour guide review

I cannot say enough good things about the tour guides that I have had with Extreme Chase Tours over the years. Lanny, Eric and Chad have been absolutely awesome! Even on the non-weather days…..we had soooooo much fun.

Vehicle review

The vehicle is very comfortable which is so important when on some days you can be in there for 10 or more hours. The thing I like most about Extreme Chase Tours is the personal attention. I have never had an experience with them where it was too crowded in the van.
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Name: Christoffer Björkwall
Tour: May Tour #4
Year: 2014
Blogged about the tour: Read more

General review

Now, how does one review a tour like this one. The last week of May is usually a great week for storm chasing but this year it really wasn't. On our 6 day tour we just had one real chase day (and two bust days), the rest were down days. So, from a storm chasing perspective there is not much to judge by but I felt very confident we got the best out of what was there (I checked the reports and there was really nothing going on the other days), thanks to Lanny (our tour guide). There were also other anomalies like ECT's normal van being repaired and that Lanny lacked a partner for this tour. This basically put a lot of pressure on our guide Lanny to drive, forecast, position, entertain us, plan for hotel rooms etc. and often everything at the same time. He literally had to use his iPhone for weather updates while driving since he didn't have a driver for this tour and he lacked his laptop stand so he couldn't really use that either. Not the easiest thing to do, I assume. This may not be the typical setup but I could only review the experience under the circumstances of this particular tour. Lanny did a great job to do this two-man job in a rented van! It is difficult to judge a tour that only had one chase day but from that perspective I give it a "strong" 4 and an even stronger 5* for Lanny as a guide, he was great! You can read my full day-by-day description of the tour in the blog, see link above.

Tour guide review

Lanny tried to 110% to make this weather-wise dull week into a great experience anyway. This was a really hard sell because I had looked forward to the trip for a long time and to only get one real chase day was a BIG disappointment for me. I don't blame Lanny for a second about this, he really went above and beyond to find anything - often staying up until really late to find some storms for us. So, turning this around was a difficult thing to do but Lanny really managed to make it feel like we were a group of friends on a vacation. We went go-karting, laser-tagging etc and had a really good time. He also held an excellent but sad guiding of what happened during El Reno where his good friend Tim Samaras so tragically passed. The vivid details from his own experiences and what likely happened made it feel very real and one could really imagine how it could have been that day. On the one day we actually did chase Lanny forecasted us in the perfect place (TX panhandle) and we had a really good time. He showed a good balance in terms of being safe while still experience the excitement, which I appreciated a lot. I also enjoyed the excitement he showed, when we saw a landspout it felt like he saw one for the first time. This excitement was contagious and brought a really good, positive feeling to the group! Lanny, as a person, feels very genuine, warm and is extremely dedicated to make his guests have a good time. He may not be the guide for you if you can't take some portion of strong language but I liked that, that was just his personality, and it felt honest and real. If there is one thing that could be improved it is the communication (as in e-mail, not on a face-to-face basis). Some mornings there were some confusion on what time to meet up etc. and the information before the tour was quite scarce.

Vehicle review

Lanny's typical vehicle was being repaired during our tour so he had to use a rental van. Thus, this review may not be applicable to what you may experience when you ride in the original Extreme Chase Tours van. The rental van didn't have a laptop stand, "3G-booster" and some other features that Lanny was quite bummed out by not having. It didn't have Wifi but had an electrical socket, which was quite useful. It also had a DVD-player but we never used it. The seats were the best I have experienced on a tour and there were plenty of room for your stuff. I have not been impressed with the seats on previous tours so this was a nice surprise. But, once again, this was a rental van and the review of the vehicle is not likely to be applicable on future tours.
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Name: Tammy and John Crain
Tour: Tour is not registered
Year: 2013

General review

My husband and I booked our storm tour with Extreme Chase tours who are based out of Oklahoma. We have been on two other tours with other tour companies in the last two years and decided to try extreme chase tours. Flying into Tulsa, Oklahoma where they are based out of on our arrival day, we got in early and checked into our motel. We were slated to get together with everyone roughly about 7pm that evening for dinner and have their meet and greet. Lanny actually called us called us early in the day and told us that there was a chance of severe weather within driving distance of where we were and asked us if we wanted to go a day early. Of course we said yes even though we were still dealing with some jet lag. We are certainly glad we did! So for us the tour basically started a day early. We left the motel and chased in north Oklahoma near the Kansas state line. We were able to see a very nice storm that was severe thunderstormed warned. I cannot explain how my husband and I felt, going from clear blue skies to a big severe storm that was so pretty and tall within just a few hours. The forecasting ability that our tour guides had impressed all of us. If you are not familiar with how a tour works, this is probably the hardest part, knowing exactly where the weather is going to be. But Extreme Chase Tour folks knew exactly where to go. That impressed my husband and I very much! But what impressed us the most was the comfortable feeling that we got from Lanny and his crew during the tour. For example, the following day we got a motel room in Grand Island Nebraska, Lanny actually checked out our room before we put everything in. He pulled down the covers to check the bedding, he checked to make sure the AC was working fine and checked to make sure we had a good shower. But this was just the start, chasing the next day near Scottsbluff NE, we chased a nice supercell that produced a small tornado! Lanny would stop and let us film if it was safe to do so. Both of the other tour companies we have gone with in the past just kept on driving around and we had to film or shoot our pictures through the windows. Obviously this doesn't produce great results so we were very happy with this. We actually became good friends with some of the other people on tour and with Lanny. This tour almost seemed like a vacation taken with good friends and by the time it ended we had all become family. We actually really didn't want to go home. All in all I give the tour a 5 out of a 5. I wish I could give more because we would give it a 10! That's how much fun we had and how much we learned. The tour was very comfortable as I have said and we were more than confident in the guides ability. All motel rooms were very clean and as I have said, Lanny would check our motel room before we put anything inside. We received wonderful service before the tour in fact, Lanny emailed us a few times making sure to answer any questions we had. Service was great throughout the tour and we couldn't be any happier. We have already reserved our seats for this year and we are so excited to be able to go back with ECT.

Tour guide review

Lanny Dean was our tour guide . He did a wonderful job and we were able to see two tornadoes and five supercell thunderstorms. I love photography and I was able to capture some great pictures. Lanny did a wonderful job getting us to the storms and was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and very good at what he does.

Vehicle review

Our vehicle was a van and it was very comfortable. We each could see out the windows and it was very smooth to ride in. We had full wifi so we could access the internet and share our pictures and check email. The van had radar and various weather equipment installed. This was a very nice feature.
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Name: Jessica Sargant
Tour: May Tour #4
Year: 2014

General review

Extreme Chase Tours certainly lived up to it's name over the two weeks I was in the USA. We travelled across many states, saw so many amazing things, visited and met some fantastic people and saw 6-7 tornadoes! During the first week there wasn't supposed to be any weather at all, so our hopes certainly weren't high! However, after travelling to Nebraska, my Father and I literally stood right below a huge, rumbling, rotating Mothership Supercell - which inevitably produced a tornado. Over the course of the next two weeks we saw hundreds of supercells, wall clouds, tornado warnings, beautiful lightening and tornadoes themselves!! Everything was very professional - with Lanny Dean always knowing what was going on with the weather at every second. In the mornings we were always briefed about what was happening for the day - and why we were going where we were going. Every room we stayed in was carefully checked over by Lanny himself, and whenever there was time to sit down and have a nice meal - we were able to do so. Despite not having as much luck with the weather as you would expect on an average May week - every bit of weather that was produced... we were there before it even happened.

Tour guide review

Where do I even begin... Lanny Dean is one of the most dedicated and wonderful people I have ever met in my life. He was up all night running weather scans and making sure he found something, ANYTHING for us to chase. Even during a week where there was 'no weather' around - he had us right below a huge, tornado producing supercell. He took the time to explain everything he was talking about - so that by the time you left, you were using the correct verbiage without even realising it! My Father and I had the please of Morris and Alexis helping Lanny with the driving - and they were just amazing. So many laughs were had, that despite the gas station food... i'm pretty sure I've come home with a 6-Pack! Lanny and his family have become our family in America. We travelled all the way from Australia and they were just so warm and welcoming that we didn't want to leave (hence why we ended up staying two weeks). If you want a personal, amazing tour - with honesty, and great people... then choose Extreme Chase Tours. You won't find another tour operator with more heart and passion that Lanny Dean.

Vehicle review

Dad and I rode in two vehicles over the two weeks and both were equally comfortable and well equipped! Room for bags, drinks, food, legs - it was an easy way to travel!
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Unvalidated reviews of Extreme Chase Tours

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Name: Gail B.
Tour: Northern Plains Photography Tour
Year: 2017

General review

The tour was great. The van was comfortable and clean. Van was cleaned and washed prior to each chase day. The service was amazing. I was picked up at the airport because the storms forecasted for that day were good and the CEO wanted to get right out there and start the chase. We chased down a supercell and after the bad weather was over we watched the most amazing lightening show I have ever seen for about 2 hours. It was a long day but as tired as we were...Lanny checked my motel room before I entered to make sure that the air conditioner was working, sinks and shower worked and to make sure the toilet flushed. He did this every night in every hotel. On the down day, him and his wife made plans to explore the town of Longmont Colorodo and we went to a very cute restaurant. They picked up the tab which was extremely gracious. I will never look at clouds the same. I came home with such a wealth of information regarding clouds, what they all mean, updrafts, downdrafts, dew point, wind shear, CAPE. You will all know what I am talking about after this tour. It was wonderful!!! I will be back.

Tour guide review

Lanny is truly an amazing host and tour guide. He explains everything that is happening as it is happening. His excitement his genuine and you can see how he has turned his passion into something amazing. I have come home with so much more knowledge about storms, tornado's and cloud formations.

Vehicle review

If there was a storm....Lanny could find it. Vehicle was clean and comfortable, plenty of room.
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Name: Tom Williams
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Year: 2009

General review

If you are looking for a private and professional stormchasing tour don't bother looking anywhere else. These guys are the real deal! I have been with other stormchasing tour companies and just the way these guys interacted with us was so much better. We filmed over 8 tornadoes with Extreme Chase Tours in a week! These guys are the best in our book and will go above and beyond what is asked! The thing my wife and I liked the most was the way Lanny and his staff interacted with us. I have personally been with 3 other tours companies and by far, this one was the most educational and fun. They explained everything from what we were seeing to actually teaching us how to read their radar. We learned more in 6 days with Extreme chase tours than we did with going on tour with others for 10 days. It was truly a wonderful experience and one my wife and I plan on doing again in 2010!
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Name: Serena Page
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I took my first tour with Extreme Chase Tours in 2007 and have not stopped since! Each year I spend 10 days on the tours and it is the most fun filled 10 days I have during a year I would definitely recommend Extreme Chase Tours as a great vacation. Lanny, Eric, JD and Jim as well as the entire staff are really good at making storm chasing the experience of a lifetime. 10 out of 10 for me!
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