Mayhem Tour 3 by Extreme Chase Tours in 2017

  • Starts: 2017-05-17 (This tour has already been executed)
  • Ends: 2017-05-22
  • Price: $2900
  • Chase days: 6
  • Price per day: $483 / day
  • Departure city: Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Name: Jill Blankenship
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Year: 2012
Rating: 5 of 5
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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

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

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: Jessica Sargant
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Year: 2014
Rating: 5 of 5

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

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

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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Name: Lori Francis
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Year: 2014
Rating: 5 of 5

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

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

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: A Macklin
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Year: 2015
Rating: 4 of 5

General review

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

Tour guide

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

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: TDN
Tour: Mayhem Tour 3
Year: 2015
Rating: 5 of 5

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

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

Vehicle

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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