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Rainforest Zip, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure

Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

Rainforest Zip, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure

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Live the thrill of gliding through the top of a rich rain forest canopy along a series of seven zip-lines with three aerial bridges suspended between tall spruce, hemlock and cedar trees, bordering the magnificent Tongass National Forest. This major rain forest reserve embraces one of Alaska's richest salmon spawning streams and a pristine intertidal estuary. Abundant wildlife habitat here includes a high concentration of bald eagles, black bear and a variety of other species.


At Herring Cove, an all-terrain custom 4x4 Unimog will transport you up a steep rain forest hillside to the canopy chalet. Professionally trained guides will outfit you with state-of-the-art safety equipment and provide a detailed orientation before you mount the first platform.


Your rain forest canopy challenge features a 'flight' over seven zip-lines. Your guide will progressively ease you into the forest canopy along cables ranging from a short 100 feet to the 750-foot, pulse-pounding Ben's Revenge. Eagles and bears are often seen from the platforms. Cross three hanging bridges offering breathtaking views of the virgin forest below.


Time permitting, explore the totem park and a historic sawmill, see an eagle up close at the Alaska Raptor Center and watch a blacksmith at work. Stop by the General Store to see photos taken during your zip-line experience and to shop for mementos of your Alaska adventure.


Your excursion concludes with a scenic drive back to the ship.


Need to Know:

Note: Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Minimum weight is 90 lbs; maximum weight is 250 lbs. Minimum height is 60 inches. Guests with mobility limitations, women who may be pregnant, and those with a seizure disorder should obtain medical advice and release prior to participating. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Wear closed-toe shoes (mandatory). Wear long pants. Dress warmly in layers. Rain jacket provided. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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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 travelers.

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