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Icy Strait Point ZipRider

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Address: 108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
Phone Number: 907-945-3141
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Description: Alaskan sized adventure! This is it, the world's largest zip-line: 5,330...
Alaskan sized adventure! This is it, the world's largest zip-line: 5,330 feet long, 1,300 foot vertical drop, 60 mph maximum speed, 300 feet highest point from ground, 1.5 minute ride time! If you are looking for true adventure then the ZipRider is for you. Unlike anything you've seen before the ZipRider cable ride at Icy Strait Point is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Your adventure begins when you board your bus for the ride to the top the mountain. Your driver will narrate as you pass through the village of Hoonah and then up the mountainside. Once on top you will take a short walk to the launching area. At 1,300 feet above sea level you will sit into a special harness seat and await your launch. Six guests launch at once, and it is a race to the bottom! 3, 2, 1 and you're off, accelerating to 60 mph as you pass 300 feet above the treetops. If your eyes are still open you will see sweeping views of Port Frederick, Icy Strait and your cruise ship far below. Your ZipRide concludes with a break-activated landing on the beach back at Icy Strait Point.Participants must be between 90 and 275 pounds and be comfortable with heights. This ride is not recommended for individuals with back or neck problems, or who are pregnant. Photos will be available at the end of your ride!
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The bus trip up the mountain was 45 minutes.. Very entertaining and educating great guide...once you get to the zip rider wow.....takes your breath away....this I would do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The bus trip up the mountain was 45 minutes.. Very entertaining and educating great guide...once you get to the zip rider wow.....takes your breath away....this I would do again....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is the first zip line I had ever been on and it was so much fun! The harness was very safe and secure and once you start flying down the mountain it is an experience like nothing else. Gorgeous views of the water, cruise ships, and forest. Amazing thrill ride!

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Bloomington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The best ride of a life time. The safety equipment is well kept and the training review and hook up were great. Keep your feet raised and you will go straight (for the tall people).

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ok, I admit I'm quite a wuss about speed and heights. Hubby and I zip lined for the 1st time in Puerto Vallarta about a year and a half ago and it was scary but up in the trees. This one is supposed to be highest and longest in North America. Six lines go at once and you start out... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wowee this was insane! I love a thrill and this was incredible! We did this as an excursion on a Celebrity cruise. Being able to see the ship tendered in the ocean is so cool. For the price it was definitely worth it. They offer you a re-ride for $70 at the bottom...we almost did it again! Your photo is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is the worlds longest at 5,330 feet, 1,300 foot drop, 60 mph, 300 feet about ground. I am 64 and I survived. A little scary at the top looking down before the gate opens up. The first couple of seconds are scary but once you get going it is not bad until you get to the end when you... More 

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The Villages
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I rode the ZipRider as part of a shore excursion offered by Norwegian. It is the longest in the world, and I would guess the steepest. It is over 1300 feet from top to bottom, with a steep initial descent that gives you speeds around 60 mph. The whole ride is 90 seconds of pure exhilaration. After the initial fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

In advance, we booked the first zipline run of the day. We were on one of the first tenders off our ship and the very first busload to go up the mountain to the top of the ride. The ride up the mountain in the bus was fun in itself - a local man drove us in a refurbed school... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

I have done a few of the adrenaline rush activities and I have to say that this zip line was great. The trip up on the bus was pleasant and informative, strapping in was simple and straight forward. Clear safety briefing about how to land and away you went. The ride down was great, the harness is comfortable and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

To reach the zip line a bus ride up to the to of the ridge is required. On the way up you can see beautiful views of the strait. On the trip up we also were fortunate to see a mother brown bear with her two cubs. The zip line ride down was very, very fast and fun.

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