Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition

Rainforest Canopy Adventure & Zipline Expedition Day Tour in Ketchikan
Price: $239.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress On all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers for the changing weather and temperature. Closed toed shoes are required. Rain gear will be provided.
Restrictions The minimum height required is 50 inches and the minimum weight required is 70 pounds. The maximum weight limit is 250 pounds. Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult 18 years of age or older. Full use of arms and legs is required. Pregnant women, guests with injuries/seizure disorders are not permitted to participate. All guests will be required to fill out a waiver.

Ketchikan Rainforest Canopy Zipline Tour

Imagine gliding through the top of a rich rainforest canopy along a series of seven zip lines and navigating two rappelling elements suspended between tall spruce, hemlock and cedar trees.

This major rainforest reserve embraces one of Alaska's richest salmon spawning streams and a pristine inter-tidal estuary. Abundant wildlife habitat includes a high concentration of bald eagles, black bear, and a variety of other species.

During this Ketchikan zipline tour, your all-terrain 4x4 Unimog will transport you up a steep hillside to the canopy chalet. Upon arrival, your professionally trained guides outfit you with state-of-the-art safety equipment and provide a detailed orientation prior to zipping from the first platform.

Your rainforest canopy challenge features a flight over seven zip lines and two rappelling elements - 6,000 feet of high tension cables and ground-based nature trails. Your guides will progressively ease you into the forest canopy along cables ranging from a short 100 feet to 850 feet. Some guests often see eagles and bears from the tree platforms. Throughout this award-winning adventure you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest wildlife reserve. Although wildlife sightings are frequent, they cannot be guaranteed for your Ketchikan day tour.

Descend stairs and gear down at the base camp, where you will be presented with a custom-cast Alaska Canopy Adventures medal in recognition of your achievement. Upon completion of this once-in-a-lifetime Ketchikan shore excursion view your photograph and shop in the General Store. A narration is provided on the scenic 16-mile round-trip coastal drive to the reserve.

Please Note: This tour has been altered for the 2023 season. This tour operates in all types of weather, within safety guidelines.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  39 ReviewsReview This Tour
Be prepared to climb stairs
May 23, 2023
I chose to do this tour for the zipping. My artificial hip unfortunately was stiffer than usual due to the cold. Was able to do the activity ok, but toward the end there was a boat-ton of stairs and steep inclines to climb which was verydifficult. The guys were super nice and accommodating, didn't make me feel bad for dragging behind. I'd recommend this for sure, just be wary of all the uphill and stairs.
Reviewer: Carla Asper
5 Stars
Best Excursion!
September 20, 2022
Had a fantastic experience At the rainforest canopy and zipline expedition. The guides Branch and Carmack were great. they were professional, fun and I felt very safe. It was my first experience on a zipline and it was amazing. The scenery was beautiful.
Reviewer: Judi
5 Stars
Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition
October 06, 2019
Every member from bus driver to zipline guides were excellent. Very enjoyable!
Reviewer: Bruce Kutcher
5 Stars
GI Joe - Eat your heart out
August 27, 2019
The scenery is stunning and the guides are funny. The zipline and rope walks are a LOT of fun. But they don't tell you, there is more. A ride to the top in a converted Unimog, a qualified totum carver, a metal smith and other activities are there too. Well worth the time
Reviewer: Bryce Wilson
5 Stars
Beware the eagles
August 13, 2019
Our only drawback came from the bald eagles. Upon the first few trips, we noticed one gazing upon us from a distance. Coming from Missouri, we were obviously impressed. As such, we felt entitled, under our role as tourists, to indulge in a little levity. Then, we could swear that bald eagle was rolling his eyes at us. We thought the gesture rude and somewhat inhospitable. After a few more trips down the line, we noticed the lone eagle had called over some of his buddy eagles. They were all watching us, apparently with nothing better to do with their time. Now, they were snickering at us in a most derisive manner. Sorry, we were not accustomed to soaring through a rain forest canopy, and thus lacked the grace of some of the locals. Toward the end of our journey, those eagles were bent over in convulsions of laughter, tears streaming, and some trousers being undoubtedly fouled and saturated. My reverence for them had definitely fallen a notch. So much fun.
Reviewer: Patrick V
5 Stars
Fun Trip
July 23, 2019
The trip was fun and exhilarating. Beautiful views. Our cruise ship was delayed by a few hours, and they automatically changed our times and left messages for us and removed all hassle.
Reviewer: SS
5 Stars