3 hours 30 minutes
Minimum Weight: 70 pounds Maximum Weight: 285 pounds Minimum Age: 11 years
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Your excursion begins on a scenic 25 minute drive out of downtown Ketchikan to Knudson Cove, an "off the beaten track" waterfront property in the Tongass National Forest-your playground for the next 2 hours. The park includes eight ziplines and eight unique aerial traverses which make this tour a diverse and interactive zipline experience.
Before you begin your adventure, professional guides will instruct and outfit you with the best safety equipment in an open air forest pavilion. After ground instruction, your adventure begins as gravity pulls you along a series of eight ziplines and eight connecting elements. You will catch glimpses of bald eagles and the ocean below as you glide through old growth cedars, fly into an ancient cedar tree onto the Eagle's Nest Platform, traverse a swaying log, swing across rope loops, feel the speed and acceleration of landing onto an ocean platform located 50' over the water, and the rush of zipping to a soft forest floor landing. Then head over to the optional 50-foot climbing tower where guides will show you techniques needed to climb to the top. A circular staircase inside the tower enables others to climb up, take in the mountain and ocean views, and snap photos of climbers proudly ringing the bell at the top of the wall.
Don't worry! These ziplines are easy. There is no hand braking. For the less adventurous members of your party, guides can assist you to skip elements. After your adventure, if time allows, visit the small store. T shirts, hats and soft drinks are there.
Notes for booking the tour: Participants are required to read and sign a liability form. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Dress in light layers with flexible closed toe shoes. We also don't recommend the tour for pregnant women and those who have back, neck or spinal issues. No experience is necessary.
"We had a great day! I want to thank our guides Billy and Jeff, they were FANTASTIC! I surprised myself, I was so scared to step off of the platform. And crossing the swinging bridge. But they were very caring, patient, and professional. So we were able to have a great time. Especially going over the water! Thank you."
"I just wanted to compliment your company and its representatives on a wonderful experience. Jeff, our tour guide on the zip line was so friendly and fun. He was very knowledgeable on the zip line as well as the area and local habitat. My wife and I had never been on a zip line before, but we were made very comfortable by Jeff. So much so, that the entire experience will never be forgotten. The beauty of the rainforest was breathtaking. And the Go Pro filming is a fantastic way to relive the memory. All I can say is thanks."
Brian Barret, 2015