Wanna soar over the sea? Since 1928, adventurers have been soaring from the cliffs at this location. Paragliding lessons ... More
Torrey Pines Gliderport
Wanna soar over the sea? Since 1928, adventurers have been soaring from the cliffs at this location. Paragliding lessons (three to four days) cost around USD495 and hangliding lessons cost USD125 per hour. The fastest way to experience flight is to go tandem with an instructor for a 20-minute ground school followed by a 25-minute in-air flight, which costs USD150 per person. Reservations are required for lessons, none accepted for tandem flights, just call for weather conditions before coming. For the less bold, sit and watch the activity from the outdoor cafe or browse through the High Flying Gift Shop. The Gliderport has been selected as number six in the top ten ultimate adventure camps in America by the Outdoor Life Network.
Torrey Pines Gliderport is an amazing facility with fantastic views and excellent flying. Unfortunately, the new owner does not honor the prices he advertises on hI wanted to sign up for P3 lessons after obtaining my P2 at Torrey, which should have been $695, but he tried to charge me $1095! A heated argument dropped the price to $895, but he still would not honor what was advertised.
If that's how the new TPGP owner wants to treat his clientele, I hope the Salk paves the whole thing over for parking.
Over a month ago I placed an order for paragliding boots. I was told by two sales associates that these boots were in-stock and would be shipped in two days or less. Two weeks later I was told by one of them that they had already shipped. Then after 3-weeks I gave up and asked for a refund, which they said they would do. They LIED! The tracking number they sent me still comes up as never being shipped. I'm still waiting for a refund of my $300. I would NEVER make a purchase with them again... Even if they were the last place in the world to buy something from. Thanks a lot for wasting my time and lying to me Torrey Pines Gliderport!
it's a great view of the coast and gliders! You can lookout over the sea, down on to black's beach, or watch the people para-gliding around. There are also some R/C plane pilots launching gliders off the cliffs on occassion too.
My suggestion: pack a lunch. The little hamburger shop up there is nicely located, but relatively expensive (8 bucks for a hamburger with cheese, a small bag of chips, and a can of soda). That's at least 200% profit!
I just learned the gliderport provides at their $$$$ expense $$$$$$ The ONLY toilet facilities for the entire beach..... This is not right..........the city should put and pay for additional facilities away from the gliderport. Also if you have handicapped person in your care, once a month the gliderport caters to them. People in wheelchairs are flown and special handicapped bathrooms are installed just for their convience. This place aims to please; also the food is quite good.
They have 3 blue portapottys that haven't been serviced in so long you can see the pile sticking up almost to the seat. The stench is unbearable. These facilities have not been serviced since the last time I was there a long time ago...........Will not go there ever until this is taken care of.
the glideport overlooks a magnificent stretch of the pacific ocean from the top of a tall cliff. if you are not adventerous enough to try hang gliding, you must at least visit once to watch a spectacular sunset. bring some warm clothing in the colder months as it might get a bit chilly.
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