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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Alaskan sized adventure! This is it, the world's largest zip-line...

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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Amazing Day

Like most people we arrived on a cruise ship. This was the on the top of everyones list of things to do and it did not disappoint. We checked in and then waited for our time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most people we arrived on a cruise ship. This was the on the top of everyones list of things to do and it did not disappoint. We checked in and then waited for our time slot. Our driver was fantastic and gave us lots of local history as we made our way up the mountain. When it was time... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't wait to ride the highest zipline in the world & it was work every cent even though it was fast...

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, the Three Ladies went on the zip line, ages 62,68, and 84. By the time we hit the ground, and caught our breath, the 84 year old was, like, 'That was fun! Let's go again!'

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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am horribly scared of heights but wanted to try this because it looked fun and gets great reviews. It was incredible. The seat style harness makes it feel less scary, and although you know you are going fast, it isn't overwhelming as I feared it might be. My only regret was that I didn't have time to do it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

You are most likely here bc you came on a cruise ship. This port is like a cruise ship private island installment, but in Alaska. Given that, most of the excursions are more expensive than they would be in other ports that are in larger Alaskan cities. So for ~$150, you get to go down the tallest zip line in... More 

Thank yoolykeme
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Like everyone else, I did this as part of an Alaska cruise. No one else would ever find themselves in Icy Strait Point. Let me say that I loved Alaska and had a great time at all the stops. I've been on a zipline before but never the highest, fastest experience in the world. What can I say? It's fast,... More 

Thank dmac08
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was my first Zipline adventure. Why not start at the top??? 90 seconds, over one mile, over 1,300 ft vertical drop. Took the ride as a shore excursion while on a Holland America cruise. No- you can't do it cheaper if you book it yourself. This zipline only books through the cruise ships, the locals either all work there... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

What a thrill of a lifetime! As you stand on the platform waiting your turn as the people before you are like screaming demons, you begin to wonder why did I sign up for this. But you can't back out now cause you paid too much. From the moment the gate opens the thrill begins.It only lasts 90 seconds but... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The zip ride was fun. The view from the zip ride and the pictures I took while riding down were great. I would have to admit that this was a little over priced.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was a highlight of our 14 day cruise. The 45 minute ride up the mountain offers wonderful views. The driver was well-informed and interesting. This was my first zipline experience and it was great. I am 79 and sharing the experience with friends has been fun. My wife and other cruising friends waited for me at the bottom and... More 

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