Your trip begins from the moment you meet your well informed driver/tour guide for a spectacular van ride up to H'Evans Scent Zip Line facility, approximately 40 minutes away. On route, you will first drive along the Caribbean Sea. so close in places you feel that you could touch it. Then you turn inland and follow the narrow road up through lush landscaping, passing though sleepy villages, past kids going to school to locals doing their washing. H'Evans Scent is located 2000ft up with a view across the green fields of St Ann, our garden parish.
Upon arrival, you will be met by the friendly staff who will give you your first real taste of Jamaica, a natural fruit drink made from fruits that are in season, served in a calabash cup. H'Evans Scent was the first to introduce Zip Lines to the Island of Jamaica and they have stayed ahead of the competition by installing rides which are different to what others are offering. Each ride is a different experience, and once you have been harnessed you will receive safety instructions before the first Zip Line.
To reach the first zip, named the Leap of Faith, each person is required to climb a staircase. Once on the launch platform, the instructor will give you your final briefing and then you are ready to zip 500 ft, across the valley. You are met on the other side by two members of staff, who take you off the line and then it is a short walk up hill to the next zip.
Once clipped to the zip line at ground level, you are required to make a short run to the edge of the platform and jump off, this gives you the momentum to traverse across the valley back to where it all began.
Your next adventure is the Screamer, a swing that will give you the ride of your life. The seat an accommodate up to 3 average sized people. Once you are connected safely to the bar, a cable will automatically pull you back until you are 60ft in the air. When the motor stops, one person must pull a ripcord this releases the seat holding all the riders, they then swing through the air back and forth until the swing comes to a stop.
A walk then takes you to the Awesome Zip. This is located across the the road, and is the longest line on the Island spanning 1200ft across a scenic valley. To reach the launch platform, after you are attached to the safety line, each guest must climb up the staples (metal steps on either side of the pole) to the platform 50ft in the air. (For this zip you must weigh more than 110lbs and no more than 250lbs). It is a great ride and it gives you the thrill of a lifetime. Once you get to the other side of the valley, two members of staff then take you off the line. A walk up the hillside pass goats and cows leads you to the last, and fastest zip.
Aptly named Speedy, you will need to climb a staircase to about 10ft off the ground. After a safety check, you push off holding your legs up as you skim close to the ground, picking up speed all the time on your way across a scenic valley back to where you left a few moments ago. From here, it is a walk through the fields past local produce being grown, local folks doing their washing and cooking outdoors.
Small lockers, restrooms and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the zipline site.
Please note: Zip line does not accommodate tandem riders. This Falmouth tour is NOT for guests with a fear of heights.
Reviewer: Teri Hoover
I do have a fear of heights but did this anyway. The team at the facility were very reassurances as I climbed up the pole. They made me feel very safe. I want to go again.
Reviewer: Bonnie Rockhill
We had so much fun on this excursion. When deciding what to do in Jamaica, there were so many things to choose from. We chose zip lining because it looked like an adventure that was both physical and fun. We were right! The physical part was not too bad - even in the extreme heat we were experiencing. The guides were AWESOME! They were very friendly and made us feel at home. I think for me the best part was the swing! I screamed my head off because it was going so fast, but at the same time I was laughing because of the thrill. You won't be disappointed with this at all. Enjoy!
This was sooooo fun but totally Jamaican as far as safety. The rain made the experience more adventurous. I have heard of times where people did hit into the trees and I can see why but for us we were all great and had a great time.
Reviewer: Family fun
This was a family excursion for older children. Fun time. Not for younger children.