Zipline Adventure Park
Ketchikan Zipline Adventure Tour
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: Susan OMalley
The pickup was easy and the tour was awesome. The zip line adventure was a lot of fun. Something to cross off my bucket list. Our guides were great very knowledgeable and experienced and made us feel comfortable. The group i was with were all in our mid 60's and we really enjoyed the experience.
Reviewer: Kelly K
Zip lining was great and the 2 guides were awesome, informative, would definitely recommend
Booked while on the Disney Wonder in June 2019. Pick up was easy, but I was a little nervous as it was raining pretty hard before the tour. Not to worry - the zip lines were 90% covered by the beautiful forest canopy so only a few drops. Our group of 4 was well taken care of by Jay and Lowell at Southeast Exposure - we were the only group at that time so it had the added bonus of being an individualized tour! The property was well kept and safety was first priority. Although this was our first time and a little nervous, all of us had a great time -especially our 11/13 year olds. Last platform was the best over the water - we could see a whale breach off in the distance after we reached it! One word of caution - if you are taller/etc. you may have a few minor bumps on the first 2 or 3 zips until you get the hang of landing, but we were all so glad we experienced this,
Reviewer: Scott & Kristi McCue
I scheduled this excursion based on other reviews I read, and I was not disappointed! Our guides Jake & Kinani were excellent! They knew their stuff and made our first zip lining experience perfect! I’m afraid of heights, but they were so good talking me through things I felt so comfortable. Our group was small, and we had extra time, so we got to zip extra lines...so so fun!!! I’m so thankful to Jake & Kinani for making this event so memorable!! :)
There are two guides for a group. They do everything for you so it was fun and easy. Both were very knowledgeable about the wildlife and enjoyed talking about it with the group. As far as zip lining goes it was a shorter course, but one cool zip line over the Pacific Ocean! My only complaint was the drive there and back. There were two guides in the van but they talked non-stop with each other. It was awkward. I felt they should have been talking with us about Ketchikan. Instead, they kept talking about all the places in the world they’ve been, where they like to drink and there was a point where one was talking about the first time he got drunk (he was a junior in high school in case you were wondering.) This irritated me since my own teenage son was sitting right next to me listening to ever word they were saying. It’s important to be thoughtful of who might be looking up to you and your super cool lifestyle, and consider how you might be encouraging others act.