On tour // Ketchikan
Tour: Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition, Ketchikan, Alaska
Operator: Alaska Canopy Adventures
Duration: 3.5 hours
Accessible from: The tour departs from Ketchikan, Alaska and we joined in as a shore excursion from Oceania’s Regatta.
Details: Great for the adventurous and those wanting a more active excursion, this tour begins with a short bus ride from downtown to the base of the zipline centre. From there guests are transferred into an all-terrain custom 4×4 Unimog which takes you up a steep hill to a chalet at the top of the rainforest canopy. Enthusiastic expert guides quickly help you to kit up in a full body harness, helmet and gloves. After a short orientation and safety briefing you are divided into smaller groups and commence your adventures. There are eight ziplines and three suspension bridges of varying lengths. Guests are clipped into safety wires twice, providing great peace of mind for the more nervous zipliners. A real stand out on this excursion is the incredible views that being at the top of the canopy affords you, with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife. The tour finishes with a rappel to the ground and a complimentary beverage and participation medal. Guests will have an opportunity to check out the gift shop, totem pole workshop and eagle rescue centre before heading back into town.