Want a super thrill? Then ride the world's largest and longest zip-line over the treetops and down a mountain at speeds up to 60 mph.
Board your bus and head straight for Icy Strait Point to the famed ZipRider experience for a once-in-a-lifetime zip-line ride down the mountain. Be forewarned, this exhilarating adventure is not for the faint-hearted! En route to the site, you will pass through the town of Hoonah, enjoying an informative narration from your driver. Arriving at the staging area, you will walk to the launching platform which rises 1,300 feet above sea level, and offers up stunning views in every direction.
After receiving a safety briefing and being securely strapped into the harness seat, off you go. Traveling at speeds approaching 60 miles per hour, you will zoom along just 300 feet above the dense green forest. Looking down, if you dare, the scenery will zip by. Two other adventurers will be nearby on adjoining lines, sharing the thrills and racing with you to the bottom. The ride down is more than a mile long with a plummeting vertical drop. It's as close to flying as you will ever come and if your eyes are still open, you will be able to take in sweeping views Port Frederick, Icy Strait and your awaiting ship. The average grade is 25%, making it one wild ride to the bottom of Icy Strait Point. As you approach the Landing Zone on the beach, the ZipRider brakes automatically, easing you down to land.
You will no doubt have plenty to talk about later when you share your amazing experience with your fellow guests.
Please note: This tour includes limited walking; however most of it is over both gravel surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests, those with mobility concerns, pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. Minimum weight requirement is 90 lbs and the maximum allowable weight is 275 lbs. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Sturdy, flat shoes; warm layered clothing and waterproof outerwear is suggested as you may be exposed to the elements. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before being allowed to take part in the tour.