Bear Creek Zipline Adventure

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    Your expert guides will show you the ropes (ha!) to help ensure you have a fun and safe experience!
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    Never ziplined before? No worries! The Bear Creek Adventure is a perfect introductory experience
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    The Unimog ride up to the zipline stations is a fun adventure in and of itself
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    It’s not uncommon to catch sight of black bears or eagles in this isolated rainforest!
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    Bear Creek Ziplining is a perfect family-friendly alternative to the Rainforest Canopy and Zipline tour
This Ketchikan shore excursion is sure to leave everyone in your group with lasting smiles for the day - it's almost impossible not to have a grin on your face while ziplining through Ketchikan's lush rainforest. The Bear Creek Zipline Adventure is a great tour for first-time zipliners or experienced adventurers alike. Add in an off-road Unimog ride and some rappelling for a complete packaged adventure all in a 3.5 hour tour.

What to expect and what not to expect with this Ketchikan shore excursion

Round-trip transportation is provided, and you'll start the journey with a pick-up right near the cruise docks in downtown Ketchikan. Venture out towards Herring Cove and arrive at the ziplining base camp surrounded by the Tongass National Forest. Part of the fun will be loading up in the customized off-road Unimog vehicle, a monstrous utility vehicle utilized for navigating up the steep mountain terrain to a higher elevation where the zipline platforms are. You'll get geared up and ready to go, and by the time you arrive to the first ziplining station, there's not much left to do but take your first of 8 leaps of faith as the platform below gives way to a dense Alaskan rainforest.

  • 8 zip stations
  • A family-friendly ziplining excursion
  • Off-road Unimog transport up the mountain
  • All gear, equipment and transportation provided for you
  • Wildlife sightings are common on this tour!

If you're looking for a more adventurous ziplining excursion, then you may want to explore:

The end of each zipline marks the beginning of the next: all in all there will be 8 lines of different lengths and heights, each with surrounding views from high above while friends and family conquer their fears. Sitka spruce, western hemlock and native cedars populate the forest and lend their fresh fragrances to the crisp Alaskan air up high. A suspended Skybridge connects 2 of the platforms: traverse together while a waterfall cascades below. Get ready for a special challenge at the end, as you'll rappel down from the last ziplining station back to Earth. Carry your smile all the way back to the cruise docks as the return transportation is provided for you.

Looking for fun for the whole family? Why not take a look at the Mendenhall Lake Kayaking Adventure in Juneau & the Sled Dog Adventure & Musher's Camp in Skagway!

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.


  • Restrictions: Guests must weigh between 70 - 250 lbs. and have a minimum height of 50 inches.
  • Accessibility: You should be comfortable with heights, a short easy walk on a maintained trail and ascending/descending some stairs. This tour is not suitable for people who are pregnant or have certain medical conditions such as neck or back injuries.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: Please be sure to wear long pants, layers and closed-toe shoes. It can be cold, warm, sunny or rainy on the day of your tour, so wearing layers will allow you to adjust as needed. Rain jackets are provided for you if necessary.
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  • Adult Rate: $169
  • Child Rate: $129 (ages 12 and under)
  • + 6.5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q:How many ziplines are included on this tour?
This tour consists of 8 ziplines and 1 Skybridge that connects 2 of the platforms.
Q:What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?
It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will of course refund the full cost of the tour.
Q:What makes this zipline tour different from any other in Alaska?
It's true that you'll find several ziplining options along the cruise route, and this one can be distinguished mainly by its location. Nestled in a private reserve next to Tongass National Forest, wildlife sightings are much more common on this ziplining excursion than any other in Alaska.
Q:Is ziplining safe?
Safety is fundamental to this tour, and the course is inspected weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. Dual ziplines means you are connected to 2 cables while ziplining, and you are connected at 4 points at all times throughout the course, even between stations. For each group of zipliners, you will have 2 certified guides that are versed in First Aid/CPR and AED certification.
Q:What should I bring?
Some guests show up with the clothes on their back and the smile on their face. Other guests show up with a small backpack that contains an extra clothing layer, a bottle of water, a snack and other personal items. So, it's up to you! Space is often limited on the shuttle, so it's best to keep your items to a minimum, but bring what you need. While on the tour, you're welcome to use your camera to snap photos of the beautiful scenery, yourself and your group! A smaller camera works best, but if you're comfortable bringing your DSLR you may; however, they can be burdensome while zipping at times. Keep in mind that you will be several stories above the forest floor at times while ziplining, so if you drop your camera it will likely not survive; for this reason, be sure that your camera has secure neck & wrist straps or is compact enough to fit in the small zippered hand pocket of the provided rain jacket. If bringing a large camera, the staff ultimately determines if your camera may be taken on the course, as it pertains to your safety and the safety of other guests and our guides. Once you arrive at the zipline course, your guides will collect the group's belongings and secure them. Upon completing your exciting tour, you will be able to quickly retrieve your personal items!
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