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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy and Zipline Adventure

  • Zipline tour shore excursion from Ketchikan
  • Soar above the rain-forest canopy of Tongass National Forest
  • Traverse eight ziplines that total 6,000 feet in length, and cross three hanging bridges
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy and Zipline Adventure
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Spend your time in port in Ketchikan on an exhilarating zipline tour. During this shore excursion to Tongass National Forest, you'll soar above a dense canopy of trees at heights up to 135 feet (41 meters) in the air, cross three suspension bridges and look down on salmon-spawning streams and tidal estuaries. As you zoom across 6,000 feet (1,830 meters) of dual-cable ziplines, you’ll have the chance to spot wildlife like black bears and bald eagles. This advanced zipline course is limited to nine people per every two guides, providing a small-group experience.
What to Expect
When your cruise ship docks in Ketchikan, you’ll be transported from the port to the zipline course at Herring Cove, an 8-mile (13-km) drive south of town along a scenic coastal road. Then hop aboard an all-terrain 4x4 Mercedes Unimog for the ride up a steep forest hill to the canopy chalet.

Here, receive your harness, helmet, gloves and other state-of-the-art equipment, and listen to instructions and safety tips from your two professionally trained guides, who are present on all the platforms throughout the course to make sure you take off and land safely. Then it’s time to start your rainforest adventure — simply climb up to the first platform, and away you go.

Across eight dual-cable ziplines, fly through the dense canopy of spruce, hemlock and cedar trees that make up Tongass National Forest. Between the starting zipline of just 100 feet (30 meters) in length to the adrenaline-pumping 850-foot (260-meter) ‘Ben’s Revenge’ line, you’ll zoom over salmon-spawning streams and tidal estuaries, and have the chance to see local Alaskan wildlife like bald eagles and black bears. The course also includes three suspension bridges and a nature trail so you can maximize your opportunities to see wildlife and natural features like Eagle Creek Falls. 

The last zipline takes you out of the rainforest and over a grassy wetland, where you’ll land at a 55-foot (17-meter) viewing tower. Take a moment to enjoy one last view of your lush surroundings, and then climb down the stairs to base camp to remove your equipment and receive a medal in recognition of your adventurous spirit. Refuel with a provided snack and hot beverage, and take a look at photos from the course in the General Store (available for purchase). 

Your shore excursion ends with the drive back to Ketchikan. 

Please note: Previous ziplining experience is not required, but be aware that this zipline course is designed for those who have done it in the past and/or are looking for a more challenging and exciting experience.

Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Reviews (23)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this excursion during our cruise and the only word to describe it is AMAZING! Since it is a rainforest we should not have been surprised that It was raining when our ship docked, but that did not stop us from going. Our group...More

Thank kimmee1026
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zipline Adventure

We signed up for this excursion thinking it would be fun to try ziplining. I’m not sure who in our group came up with the idea but, as I was hugging the tree on the platform I told myself I would never do this again!...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Great time

We were a family group of about 10, some were first timers looking forward to the experience others were nervous everyone left thrilled and wanting to zip line again. It’s a great time in and of itself but we had a bald eagle glide right...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Dr Phil and Bradly let us FLY!!

Nice excursion in Ketchikan. This company is organized and well trained. Zip lines go from tree top to tree top, a unique experience. Highly recommended. Ask for Dr. Phil or Bradly as your guides.

1  Thank Troy I
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Good tiem

The guides were excellent. I forget the woman's name but I think they called her Steph (name tag was different, I think) and she gave lots of positive feedback. She was partnered with Branch (easy name to remember in the trees). He was quite good,...More

Thank Caratach
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