This is a list of storm chasing tour operators that offer scheduled storm chasing group tours. Click on each tour operator to find out more about their tours.
The qualifications on being in the list below is that the tour company:
Note: Every tour company in the table below, except for College of DuPage, has a window seat guarantee meaning you will not be stuck in a center seat with no good visibility. Also, every tour companyÂ have a dedicated tour guide and a dedicated driver so that the driver is not responsible for BOTH driving and checking radar etc (which could be a traffic hazard). There could however be exceptions on specific tours.
|Tour Company||7 day tour price||Price Range||Tested by StormChasingUSA||Max nbr of guests||Est.|
|Cloud 9 Tours||1500**||3000||2009||18||1996|
|College of DuPage||(904)****||1292||14||1989|
|Extreme Chase Tours||2350*||2200 - 2900||2014/2015||8||1999|
|Extreme Tornado Tours||2700||2700 - 3600||-||12||2007|
|F5 Tornado Safaris||3750||3750||-||12||1999|
|Silver Lining Tours||2700*||2500 - 3600||2018||18||1997|
|Storm Chasing Adventure Tours||2567*||2300||-||12||1997|
|Tempest Tours||2600||1395 - 3345||2012||13||2000|
|Tornadic Expeditions||2600||2300 - 3650||2016||4||2014|
|Tornado Adventures||2500||1400 - 2500||8||2016|
|Twisted Sky Tours||2650||2650||-||6||2014|
|Weather Adventures||2538*||1750 - 3600||2018||6||2014|
Prices are in USD. If no data exists it means that no tours have been submitted to our database for the current year.
7 day tour price: This gives you an understanding of the prices of the tours the company offers. If the tour company offers a 7 day tour price, this is the price. If not, this is the calculated price according to "price/day x 7" of another tour with the nearest amount of chase days. If there are 6 and 8 chase days, the price is an average of these tour prices. Also, if the tour company offers different 7 day tours with different prices this is the lowest price.
* = There are no 7 day tours. This is a calculated price
** = Price is calculated from a 14 day tour
*** = Price is based on an average hotel cost of $75 per person
**** = College of DuPage only have 10 day tours but are based out of Chicago, meaning that the actual possible chase days could be 7-8 as it includes going back and forth to Chicago. Price is also based upon sharing rooms, which usually renders a discount in other tour companies.
Price range: Price range from the lowest value to the highest value.
Tested & Recommended: StormChasingUSA.com have tested, and can recommend, this tour company. The year(s) is the year of the tour(s). Click the link to read the blog entries about this tour.
Max nbr of guests: The maximum number of guests on a given tour. This is not necessarily how many guests there are in on vehicle! It is typically better with fewer people on each tour but more people also means more people to interact with.
Established: When did this tour company have its first commercial tour. If a tour company has been around for many years, it is usually a sign of quality and reliability.
The following are tour companies that offer scheduled storm chasing tours in one way or another but have special deals, limitations or varying prices in a way that makes it very difficult to compare them to the other storm chasing tour companies.
|Tour company||What's special about it?|
|Extreme Nature Tours (NL)||Dutch company. Offer scheduled tours for groups. Prices in Euro.|
|Tornado Hunters||Canada based company. No exact dates or exact amount of chase days (6-9). Guests need to be flexible.|
|Weather Holidays (UK)||UK based company. Prices in GBP. In all other sense similar to US tour companies.|
|Central Plains Chasing Tours||Storm photographer Mike Olbinski's personal tour company offering 7-10 day tours (outside of wedding photography etc).|
There are numerousÂ other, often smaller,Â storm chasing tour companies that do not run scheduled tours for the public like the tour companies mentioned in the list above. Examples of these "Special tours" are tours, that may or may not haveÂ set schedulesÂ but have special pricing or special admittance of guests.
You find the list of all these special and private tours in this list as well as private tours run by major tour companies as well.
If you are looking for a specific tour operator but cannot find it here, it could mean that they are currently inactive or out of business.
It could also be that this is a tour operator StormChasingUSA.com have decided not to cooperate with for different reasons. If you decide to go with a tour company not listed on this website I suggest you do extensive research prior to your booking!
If you are running a new storm chasing tour company and want to be listed here, please email info@stormchasingusa.
Please note that the information in this article may contain errors and may not be applicable to the tour you may go with. If you find an error or similar, please write a comment about it.