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 Eagle Creek ziplining base camp surrounded by the Tongass National Forest. Towering Sitka spruce and cedar dominate this area, and you won't be looking up at them for too long because pretty soon you'll be ziplining in between these monstrous treetops! After a quick orientation, gear fitting and safety briefing, put your faith in your trusty guides and begin the first of 8 ziplines ranging from 100 ft up to 850 ft in length!
- 8 zip stations and 3 Skybridges
- Wildlife opportunities are frequent on this tour!
- Off-road Unimog transport up the mountain
- All gear, equipment, and transportation provided for you
Did we mention this ziplining course also backs up to a wildlife sanctuary? Eagles and sometimes even bears are spotted below while you soar through the canopy above. Skybridges connect 3 of the zip platforms and provide great photo opportunities of friends and family. The highest point, 135 ft above the forest floor, provides incredible views of the landscape, and you'll finish the last zip station over the grassy wetlands before arriving back at base camp for snacks and beverages. If you're looking to get into the Alaskan outdoors with a tinge of adventure built into the mix, we highly recommend this excursion for you!
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Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.
KETCHIKAN TOUR DETAILS:
- Restrictions: Guests must weigh between 90 - 250 lbs. and have a minimum height of 60 inches (5 feet). This tour is for those who have previous ziplining experience or those looking for a new adventure.
- 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. Including 'Flex Cancel' allows cancellations and refunds up to 24-hours before the tour. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with Flex Cancel) 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. Sorry, but no video or GoPro cameras are allowed on the course.
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- Passenger Rate: $179.00 There are no child rates available for this tour
+ 6.5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Ketchikan Shore Tours
Q:How many ziplines are included on this tour?
This tour consists of 8 ziplines and 3 Skybridges connecting some 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? Are cameras okay?
Video style cameras and Go Pros are not allowed on the course. Cameras are welcomed upon approval from the guide and will be attached by a guide. Please note that cameras are brought on your own risk and cannot be retrieved if dropped from the platforms or ziplines.
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