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Icy Strait Point ZipRider

Address: 108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
Phone Number: 907-945-3141
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Ranked #5 of 18 Activities in Hoonah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Alaskan sized adventure! This is it, the world's largest zip-line: 5,330 feet long, 1,300 foot...
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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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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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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Sartell, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

They say at times you can get going 60 mph maximum speed, I am not 100% sure of that as if you do the math from the time you leave to when you get to the bottom it doesnt seem like you were going 60mph. Only giving 3 stars as we had a group of 5 and there were two... More 

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Bethlehem, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I agreed to do this, because of my daughter wanted to do the zip ride, and I didn't feel like her going by herself. By nature I will never do this sort of thing, What an experience for me!!! I was so over excited, scared while they were strapping me in and waiting for the count down. Then the doors... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you like a little adrenaline rush,go ahead and take this ride.It's completely safe but that didn't stop me from having second thoughts when I got into the harness and they locked me up tight.The first 15 seconds are a big adrenaline rush and then you settle in and enjoy the ride down.If looking for bears and whales are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a blast. The bus ride up was informative and saw wildlife (deer). The short hike down to the zip line staging area included wild berry picking (huckleberries). Zip line was awesome.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Got tickets just for the zip rider once onshore at the fish house. Did not want to do ATV or other attraction excursion from our ship. Saw a black tailed baby dear on the road to zip rider. The driver was great at narration and giving information about the island and it's culture. We can't remember his name but his... More 

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