Your Ketchikan shore excursion begins as you board your motor coach for a scenic, narrated 25 minute drive out of downtown Ketchikan to Knudson Cove, an "off the beaten track" waterfront property in the Tongass National Forest-your playground for the next 2 hours.
Before you begin this Ketchikan tour, professional guides will instruct and outfit you with the best safety equipment in an open air forest pavilion. Then the adventure begins as gravity pulls you along seven zip lines. You will catch glimpses of bald eagles and the ocean below as you glide through old growth cedars, fly into an ancient tree onto the Eagle's Nest Platform, traverse a swaying log, swing across rope loops, feel the speed and acceleration of landing on a one of a kind ocean platform located 50' over the water, and finally the rush of zipping to the ground.
Once back on ground, if you still haven't had enough of this incredible Ketchikan excursion, head over to the 50-foot climbing tower where guides will show you techniques needed to climb to the top. A circular staircase inside the tower enables others to climb up, take in the mountain and ocean views, and snap photos of climbers proudly ringing the bell at the top of the wall. Don't worry! These ziplines are easy. There is no hand braking. Braking systems are state of the art.
For the less adventurous members of your party, guides can assist you to skip elements. After your Ketchikan tour, there is time to shop for souvenirs before boarding your motor coach for the return drive back to the pier. Ready to zip? Then come out and zip! Don't miss out on this unique and supernatural rainforest canopy experience with Ketchikan's most experienced adventure company.
Reviewer: Pamela Brown-Steffen
Fantastic. Had a great time. Guides very well trained and knowledgeable
Reviewer: Pat Kelly
The zip lines were the highlight of my whole cruise. I am 73 years old and I did 10 zips. The guides were very safety conscious, but also fun conscious. Before long, they had us making the sounds of our spirit animal or favorite animal. The BEST.
Reviewer: Gene Desrosiers
Thank you very much for very nice morning, both were very knowlegeable, very respectfull and made it very fun time. Yes would tell othwr to share time with them.
Reviewer: Dale Allen
Our two guides, Jasper and Peter were excellent. This was the first time for both of us and they talked us through it while interspersing humor, making it a fun excursion.
My wife and I had a wonderful time zip lining on this tour. Despite a drizzly day, the staff made the day. We saw lots of bald eagles in the trees adding to the tour. Would recommend to anyone who likes zip Lining and wildlife!