131 Crazy Bucket List Ideas

This page features a list of crazy bucket list ideas to do with friends, family, as a couple, or completely on your own. You can do them during summer, your university break, your senior year, or any other time for that matter. I created it while pursuing my 100 life goals around the world, in hopes that it will inspire others to write their own list and live their dream life.

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One more thing, if you decide to take part in any of the activities listed below, you do so entirely at your own risk. Some of the bucket list ideas listed here can be risky (or even illegal depending on where you live), so seek out guidance if you decide to try them, especially if you're a young teenage guy or girl.

With this in mind, enjoy the fun!

Crazy Bucket List Ideas

Here is a detailed list of some of my favorite crazy bucket ideas:

Idea 1. Base Jump With a Wingsuit - (* Base jumping with a wingsuit is a extreme sport that involves jumping off a high platform, such as a cliff or bridge, and flying through the air using a special suit called a wingsuit. The wingsuit is designed to allow the wearer to glide through the air and control their descent by manipulating the surface area of the suit. Base jumping with a wingsuit is considered an extreme and dangerous activity, as it involves jumping from great heights and flying close to the ground or other obstacles. Base jumpers must be trained and experienced to safely perform this activity, and it is typically only done by experienced skydivers or other extreme sports athletes.)

Idea 2. Be at the Top of the Tallest Building in the World - (* Here is a list of some of the tallest buildings in the world, as of 2021: Burj Khalifa, Dubai - 828 meters (2,722 feet), Shanghai Tower, Shanghai - 632 meters (2,073 feet), Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Mecca - 601 meters (1,972 feet), Ping An Finance Centre, Shenzhen - 599 meters (1,965 feet), Lotte World Tower, Seoul - 555 meters (1,821 feet), One World Trade Center, New York City - 541.3 meters (1,776 feet), Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou - 530 meters (1,740 feet), Taipei 101, Taipei - 508 meters (1,667 feet), Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai - 492 meters (1,614 feet), International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong - 484 meters (1,588 feet).)

Idea 3. Be Brave Enough to Bungee Jump - (* Bungee jumping is an extreme sport that involves jumping from a high platform, such as a bridge or platform, and falling freely before being stopped by a flexible cord or bungee. The bungee is attached to the jumper's body and acts as a shock absorber to slow their descent and allow them to bounce back up. Bungee jumping is considered an extreme and dangerous activity, as it involves falling from great heights and relying on the bungee cord to safely stop the descent. Bungee jumpers must be trained and experienced to safely perform this activity, and it is typically only done by experienced skydivers or other extreme sports athletes. )

Idea 4. Be Face to Face With a Tiger - (* It is generally not recommended to be face to face with a tiger, as tigers are large and potentially dangerous animals. Tigers can be viewed in a safe and controlled environment at a wildlife sanctuary or zoo. Make sure to research and choose a reputable facility that is accredited and follows best practices for animal care.)

Idea 5. Cage Dive With Sharks - (* Cage diving with sharks can be a thrilling and exciting experience, but it is also important to approach it with caution and respect for the animals. Make sure to do your research and choose a tour operator that has a good reputation and follows proper safety protocols. Sharks can sense fear, so it is important to remain calm while in the water. Avoid making sudden movements or splashing, as this can agitate the sharks.)

6. Cage-Dive With Crocodiles in Darwin

7. Capture a Fugitive

8. Capture a Tornado on Film

9. Cave Dive

10. Chase a Tornado

11. Circumnavigate the Globe By Sail

12. Cliff Dive

13. Cliff Diving Into Water

14. Climb 5 Mountains

15. Climb a Volcano

16. Climb a Water Tower

17. Climb a Waterfall

18. Climb an Iceberg

19. Climb to the Top of a Rope in a Gym

20. Climb to the Top of Kale Fortress in Skopje

21. Climb to the Top of Orton Hall

22. Climb Up to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio

23. Coal Walking

24. Cross a Country By Foot

25. Cross a Country With Bicycle

26. Cross a Glacier on Foot

27. Crowd Surf at a Rock Concert

28. Deliver a Baby

29. Dive in a Cage With Great Whites

30. Dive in a Submarine

31. Dive to a Shipwreck

32. Dive to the Titanic

33. Dive Under the Ice

34. Dive With a Whale Shark

35. Do a Bungee Race

36. Do a Firewalking

37. Do a Free Fall Human Suspension

38. Do a Polar Bear Plunge

39. Do a Polar Bear Swim

40. Do a Skydive

41. Do a Tandem Parachute Jump

42. Do Human Bowling

43. Do Reverse Bungee

44. Do Something Insanely Brave

45. Do the Worlds Highest Bungee Jump

46. Don't Sleep For 48 Hours

47. Drive 200+ Kph on the German Autobahn

48. Drive a Race Car on a Race Track

49. Drive a Rally Car

50. Eat Bugs

51. Eat Bull Testicles

52. Eat Frog Legs

53. Eat Iguana

54. Eat Snake

55. Eat Something Foreign That Looks Disgusting

56. Experience a Tandem Paragliding

57. Experience a Very Mild Earthquake

58. Experience Four Different Extreme Environments

59. Experience Weightlessness

60. Feed Sharks

61. Fly a Wingsuit

62. Go Alligator Hunting

63. Go at the Top of the Highest Building of the World

64. Go Base Jumping

65. Go Bobsledding

66. Go Bull Riding

67. Go Cave Jumping

68. Go Cliff Diving

69. Go Dog Sledding

70. Go Go-Karting

71. Go Heliboarding

72. Go Helmet Diving

73. Go Indoor Skydiving

74. Go Into a Zero Gravity Room

75. Go Into Space

76. Go on a Zipline Tour

77. Go Parachute Jumping

78. Go Paragliding

79. Go Parasailing

80. Go Para-Skiing

81. Go Pearl Diving

82. Go Quadbiking

83. Go Rappelling

84. Go Red Back Spider Hunting

85. Go Snorkeling in a Shipwreck

86. Go Storm Chasing

87. Go Swimming in the Great Barrier Reef

88. Go Volcano Boarding

89. Go White Water Rafting

90. Go Wind Surfing

91. Go Zip Lining

92. Go Zorbing

93. Hang Glide

94. Have a Nascar Experience

95. Hold a Dangerous Snake Around my Neck

96. Hold a Tarantula

97. Hold a Venomous Snake

98. Jump from a High Place

99. Jump from an Airplane

100. Jump in a Fountain

101. Jump Off a Rock Into the Ocean

102. Jump Off a Waterfall

103. Jump Off Stratosphere Tower

104. Jump Out of a Plane With a Parachute

105. Kill a Hog With a Bow

106. Kill and Field Strip a Deer

107. Kill and Skin a Rabbit

108. Live in the Wild For 2 Weeks

109. Live in the Wilderness With Nothing But a Knife

110. Live Like a Hobo

111. Raft a Class 5 Rapid

112. Raft Through the Grand Canyon

113. Rappel Down a Waterfall

114. Rappel Down the Side of a Castle

115. Reach Earth's Deepest Seabed

116. Repel Down a Mountain

117. Repel Into a Cave

118. Repel Off a Cliff

119. Ride 100 Miles Through Death Valley

120. Ride 50 Rollercoasters

121. Ride a Bicycle from Los Angeles to New York

122. Ride a Bull

123. Ride a Zipline Through the Jungle

124. Run With the Bulls

125. See a Bear in the Wild

126. See a Tornado

127. Summit Mount Everest

128. Survive a Week on a Deserted Island

129. Tame a Tiger

130. Touch a Snake

131. Zipline Through the Jungle


What is a Bucket List? A bucket list is a list of things one hopes to do before they die. The idea of a bucket list is quite popular in the modern society. It is often used as a way to document the things you dream to do. The term was coined by American author, businessman, and philanthropist, James Wesley Rawles in his novel "The Bucket List". Today, it is not uncommon for people, like myself, to make their bucket lists public on social media platforms or blogs. This way they can invite others to contribute ideas on what they should do next.

Quick Tip For Creating Your Crazy Bucket List: If you have a hard time coming up with ideas, try brainstorming with other people or looking for inspiration online. Don’t forget that your bucket list can be as long or as short as you want it to be! Share the list with friends and family for inspiration.

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