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Pirate Sky Ride & Flying Dutchman
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As an adventure-seeker you will simply love this new thrill ride that takes you on the Pirate Sky Ride with the landscape unfolding below to the top of one of St. Maarten’s highest mountains. You’ll go flying back down on the world’s steepest zip line.
Board your air-conditioned transportation at the dock for a 30-minute, air-conditioned ride to Rockland Estate.
You will be directed to the plantation house, built in the 1700s, to learn the powerful story of Trace Wilson, born into slavery on the estate in 1818 and his descendant Emilio Wilson who purchased the property to educate current and future generations about the conditions of plantation life as well as the customs, traditions and history of St. Maarten, “The Friendly Island.”
Embark the Pirate Sky Ride for the approximately 30-minute ride to the Crow’s Nest atop Sentry Hill, one of St.Maarten’s highest elevations at 1,125 feet. A series of platforms encircle the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the whole island including vistas of neighboring islands Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Bart’s and Anguilla. On a very clear day you can also see St Eustatius, St Kitts’s, Nevis and even Monserrat.
A brief orientation will prepare you to fly down the mountain at speeds of up to 56 mph on the world’s steepest zip line. You’ll be attached to a flight line in a secure harnessed chair that will launch you on the 1050-foot drop in elevation over 2800 feet to experience the ride of a lifetime.
After your fun-filled adventure, select your favorite photo and video (for purchase) then enjoy exploring the Estate and sampling St. Maarten delicacies, snacks and beverages at the restaurant (not included). When you are ready to depart, board your air-conditioned transportation back to the ship.
Need to Know:
Note: Participants must be at least 52 inches tall and weigh no more than 275 lbs. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with back/neck injuries and heart problems. No flip flops or open shoes allowed. Wear closed-toe, securely fastened shoes. No photo taking allowed on the zipline.
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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travellers.
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