This eco-adventure combines the once-in-a lifetime thrill of flying across a series of zip lines in the rich rainforest, traversing a suspended 'sky-bridge,' crossing the channel aboard an expedition craft, ascending a mountain in a 6x6 off-road vehicle, and exploring hidden relics of a famous historical gold mine. Board a high-speed vessel crossing Gastineau Channel, passing Mayflower Island and Suicide Falls, with a beach landing at the remote Treadwell Mine on Douglas Island. From here, an off-road vehicle takes you to the forest base camp, where your guides will outfit you and provide a safety briefing, before transporting you up the densely-forested hillside to the first zip line tree platform. This is your introduction to nearly a mile of high tension cables, linking a network of platforms mounted high in carefully selected Sitka spruce trees. Cross an aerial suspension bridge, with breathtaking and spectacular views of Juneau. On the last zip line, you'll soar to base camp, and be presented with a custom-cast Alaska Canopy Adventures medal. Participants must be at least 12 years of age, weigh between 90 lbs. and 250 lbs., in good physical condition and must be comfortable with heights. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Completion of a waiver and/or release form is necessary and cannot be signed by relatives that are not a minor's legal guardian. Pregnant women, persons with pre-existing or recurrent medical conditions, and/or persons with a fear of heights, should not participate. We recommend you wear layered clothing and long pants. Closed-toe shoes are required. Rain gear provided when needed. Although wildlife sightings are frequent, they cannot be guaranteed.For more information, please visit: http://spiritofalaskatours.com/Norwegian/Zipline-Rainforest-Ketchikan.html
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6 of 6(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Rainforest Canopy & Zipline
Review 1 for Rainforest Canopy & Zipline
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:June
Favorite activities:Family oriented
Favorite port:Ketchikan, Alaska
I want to go here next:Bermuda
Date:June 18, 2012
My husband and I just went on this excursion last week. It was my idea (as I'd been ziplining before about 12 years ago) and husband was a little skeptical at first, but eventually agreed!
We had a nice quick boat ride to the island, and got geared up in the store. Then took an offroad vehicle up to the start of the hiking path. Very short hike was next, but it was quite steep and took everyone's breath! After that, we got our instructions. I was a complete and nervous wreck and thought about turning around...but the guides (Craig and Sara) were GREAT and very patient with me. They had the attitude that they weren't going to let me give up, and did it in a very friendly and encouraging way. I hesitated before each jump, but I'm so glad that I did it!
Honestly, the hardest part for me on the whole experience was walking the two sky bridges! They are those wood and rope bridges that sway and bounce high up in the air as you walk across them! I was the only one who seemed scared on them, but I made it and it was a really cool experience!
I do recommend that if you have any inkling of an adventurous bone in your body, that you do this excursion! It's an experience of a lifetime!
My husband and I loved ziplinning. The people that work for this company are so courtious and friendly and really put high priority on safety, i was a little nervous about the suspension bridge but it wasnt bad at all, The views were incredible and the whole experience was so fun.We started out getting picked up on a small boat which took us over to the island and then proceeded to get on 4 wheeler that went up hill and then we put on our gear and then walked up the hill.The first line was a small one to get a feel of it.I was a little nervous at first because of the heights but once i did the first line,it was so much fun, I would recommend it to anyone that wants some thrill and excitement,
Booked this excursion and it was the best part of our trip! The instructors were fantastic and made everyone feel comfortable. The length of the lines increases as you move along, so you have a chance to get a hang of it. No experience required, but definitely not recommended for anyone afraid of heights.
This excursion was EXCELLENT! The staff was so friendly and patient while explaining the safety procedures. Even though it was raining on the day we went (Aug 2011), the excursion was still a lot of fun! Actually, the zip lines are faster when they are wet, so if it's raining be ready for a fast ride!!! There was a 60-something year old in our group and we all have a great time! Well worth it!
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Review 5 for Rainforest Canopy & Zipline
Date:August 22, 2011
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ZIplining in Juneau was the most incredible experience. My whole family did it, including me, my two brothers, my parents (who are both over 50) and my brother's girlfriend. My mom is the last person you would think to do this--she has anxiety getting on an escalator--but we pushed her to go and she had a phenomenal time! So did everyone! Our guides, Jake and Damien, where so great at making us feel safe and giving us a good time. At the end my brother was the first one to propel back to the ground and stood at the bottom while his girlfriend propelled down after him; when she got there he got down on one knee and proposed!!! None of us knew but he'd spoken to Jake beforehand and organized the whole thing! It was unforgettable!!! Thank you, NCL!
I've wanted to do this for years and this is the perfect place! The hardest part was the 5 story climb before we got to the first platform. Our two guides, Julia and JC made the trip so much fun. Even though they had us laughing by cutting up, we felt very safe and they really put us at ease. The scenery was beutiful and serene. There were 9 lines and 2 bridges to cross so it was worth every penny. The four of us are all in our mid 50's. If we can do it, so can you. Don't be afraid! Just do it!