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Alaska Zipline Tour

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3 ¾ Hour Duration
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From pick-up to drop-off
5 Ziplines
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Up to 600 ft long
Bonus Activity
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Try your hand at axe-throwing!
Transportation Provided
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From the cruise pier/downtown

Description

The Alaska Zipline Tour is both an incredibly fun outdoor adventure activity and an exciting way to experience Alaska’s temperate rainforest high up in the canopy! Juneau zipline tours don’t get more exhilarating than this. Your high-flying adventure begins in the heart of the Tongass National Forest at the Eaglecrest Ski Area. No hand-braking is required on this unique zipline course, so you can simply sit back and soar through the canopy while expert guides handle all the equipment necessary for your safety. The course takes you soaring through the treetops with panoramic mountain views in every direction, stopping at fully enclosed treehouse platforms along the way to catch your breath and take photos before crossing a suspension bridge over a rushing mountain stream. Then, after your big Juneau ziplining thrill, it’s back to the base lodge for the chance to try your hand at axe-throwing, just like a lumberjack!

Juneau zipline tours begin with pick-up near the cruise docks in downtown Juneau. Your guide will meet you here, and transport is provided for the short drive to the Eaglecrest Ski Area. At the lodge, you’ll receive a safety briefing, and your expert guides will set you up with all the gear needed for you to go flying through the treetops. Then, it’s time to take off and enjoy your thrilling “flight” over the forest floor along seven ziplines. You’ll reach ten platforms along the way where you can stop and enjoy a refreshing cup of blueberry tea while your guides tell stories of life in Southeast Alaska and share their knowledge of the local flora and fauna. Back at the lodge, there’ll be a chance at axe-throwing and a slideshow to relive the excitement of your Alaska zipline tour before transport back to the cruise docks. Juneau zipline tours don’t get better than this, so be sure to book early for this awesome Alaskan experience!


What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Equipment & Gear: Helmets, Zipline Safety Gear, and Light Jacket if Needed
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

How many ziplines are included on this tour?
This tour consists of 5 ziplines varying in length and height – ranging from 100 feet tall to 600 feet long with 10 platforms, an aerial suspension bridge, and fully enclosed treehouse platforms.
How do you slow down on the zipline? Are there brakes?
This course does not require participants to "hand brake" themselves. This zipline course is designed to bring people onto the platforms appropriately, and there is a back-up mechanical brake that the guide controls, so you are not responsible for putting your hands on the cables to slow yourself down. Hand braking can lead to injuries if the participant is not careful, so we have eliminated that risk to enhance your personal experience. You can now relax and enjoy the ride!
Why makes this zipline tour different from any other in Alaska?
This tour takes place high up on Juneau's Eaglecrest Ski area, providing great panoramic views of the valley below and mountains in the distance. This tour is also a certified eco-tour by Sustainable Travel International, built with many recycled materials and operated in an eco-conscious manner.
What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
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, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.
What should I bring? Are cameras okay?
Closed-toe shoes are required and long pants and layered clothing are recommended. 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. Additionally, we have photographers ready and waiting for you to fly through the trees, with your photos available for purchase after your adventure. Once you arrive at the zipline course, your guides will collect the group's belongings and secure them. Upon completing your tour, you will be able to quickly retrieve your personal items!
Is ziplining safe?
This course is routinely inspected to meet or exceed the ANSI-accredited ACCT guidelines. The steel cable that was used to build this course can hold 27,000 lbs, and there are even back-up cables throughout the course as well, so you are clipped into 2 lines rather than just one. You will be clipped in by your guides throughout the entire tour, and you have a back-up clip in point to put your mind at ease. All of the gear meets National Fire Protection Agency standards, and our guides go through extensive safety training and have First Aid & CPR certifications. They will give you a detailed briefing before the tour begins, and you can take comfort in knowing that thousands of happy customers have zipped through our tour before you.
What are the requirements to participate?
Guests must weigh between 70 - 250 lbs. The minimum age is 8 years old. Guests should be comfortable with heights and walking up about 50 stairs. This tour is not recommended for people who are pregnant, have seizures, or recent neck, shoulder or back injuries/surgery. A waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed.
What if it's raining?
We zip rain or shine! Rain jackets will be provided at the start of the tour. We recommend you dress warm and in layers if the weather is cooler, rainy, or windy.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 8 years old • Minimum Weight: 70 lbs • Maximum Weight: 250 lbs
Small Group Size
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts

City
Juneau

Duration
3h 45min

Adult Rate
$249

Child Rate
$194


Itinerary • 3h 45min • 5 activities

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Guides will meet you at the main cruise ship dock in downtown Juneau and transport you to Douglas Island for your tour.

Duration
30 minutes
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Get geared up and meet your guides for a brief safety orientation before hitting the zipline course.

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30 minutes
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Enjoy flying across 7 ziplines in small groups. This course is great for beginners and experienced zipliners alike with the guides controlling the brakes for you. Optional ax-throwing is included at the conclusion of the course.

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2 hours
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Preview photos taken during your tour, which will be available for purchase.

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15 minutes
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Return transfer to the cruise ship docks and downtown Juneau.

Duration
30 minutes