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Best Extreme Sports And Rec Spots In Seattle

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Are you looking for a thrill in Seattle? Here are five extreme activities sure to leave your breathless and your heart pumping with excitement.

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Falling with Style
Bungee Masters
NE Healy Rd and NE Belvins Rd
Amboy, WA 98601
(503) 520-0303
www.bungeemasters.com

Price: Starts at $99
Hours: Call to set up an appointment

Bungee Masters Inc. has been experts in safety, professionalism and customer satisfaction since 1988, which is important when you are considering taking a plunge. Bungee Masters leap from a privately owned 20 story bungee bride rain or shine every weekend and most any day of the week for a group of four or more. Signed waivers are required of everyone who braves the bridge, and spectators are charged a $10 fee. While there are no age requirements, anyone under the age of 18 will need to fill out a release form and must weigh at least 90 lbs.

A Jungle Gym for Grown-ups
Adventura
14300 Northeast 145th St
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 868-7972
www.adventura.co

Price: Call for rates
Hours: Fri-  Sun 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,11:30 to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aventura, located near the Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville, offers a two and a half hour “play day” for those who have are tired of the monkey bars at the local park. The course includes a 50 foot cargo-net climb, state-of-the-art zipline  and 15 variations of cable crossings. Anyone from the age of 7 to 75 are eligible provided they can fit in the harnesses to the staff’s satisfaction. The weight limit is 275 lbs for the ropes course and 250 lbs for the zipline.

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Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease
Emerald City Trapeze
2702 6th Ave.South Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 906 – 9442
www.emeraldcitytrapeze.com

Price: Call for rates
Hours: Click here for schedule

Do you envy the aerialists in the Ringling Bros. circus show? Envy no more. You too can learn the moves the professionals use at Emerald City Trapeze. Located in Sodo, the venue offers many classes for many different levels including a most popular beginner’s course where you start at “ground school” and proceed up to being “caught” by one of their world-class catchers. If you end up loving it, you can become a “frequent flyer” for more advanced classes.

Go Free-falling
iFly Seattle
349 Tukwila Parkway
Tukwila, WA 98188
(206) 244-iFLY
www.iflyseattle.com

Price: Starts at $59.95
Hours: Click here for reservations

Conquer your fear of skydiving by first trying a simulated dive. iFly in Seattle offers indoor sky diving that safe for all ages and skill levels. Perfect for parties or an adventurous date, this flight experience is sure to provide you with an exhilarating adventure.

Row Your Boat
Blue Sky Outfitters
3400 Harbor Ave SW #105
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 938-4030
www.blueskyoutfitters.com

Price: $79-$245
Hours: Click here for reservations

Get a group together to experience nature with a rafting day trip . Blue Sky Outfitters offers trips on the Wenatchee, Methow, Tieton and White Salmon rivers. With 29 years under their belts, Blue Sky knows how to treat you kindly and keep you safe. Steak BBQ dinners are included on all one and two day trips. This is in addition to the pre-trip snack lunch provided on most trips. Wetsuits and booties are free with reservation.

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Climb the Walls
Stone Gardens Bellevue
15600 NE 8th St. Ste C-1
Bellevue, WA 98008
(425) 644-2445
www.stonegardens.com

Price: $18 day rate for adults, $13 day rate for youth 14 and under. Rental equipment is available but not included in the day rates.
Hours: Mon-Fri- 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Stone Gardens in Bellevue is a gym for mountain climbers of all ages. Rain or shine, you can test your skills without the fear of getting hurt. The Bellevue location features 21,000 square feet of climbing terrain. They offer classes on the basics of climbing, bouldering (climbing without a rope), top roping (vertical climbing with support of a rope), and belaying.

Related: Guide to Most Unique Hotels in WA

Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.


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