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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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this was part of a tour arranged by the cruise line, we first did an ATV tour, very informative then on to the zip line, to say i was nervous, is to put it mildly, where were the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

this was part of a tour arranged by the cruise line, we first did an ATV tour, very informative then on to the zip line, to say i was nervous, is to put it mildly, where were the diaper! but i was there, no other way down, i was commited. they have 6 lines going at a time, my husband... More 

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Cumbria, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We got to try the ZipRider as part of an ATV excursion package booked through our cruise ship (Celebrity Infinity). The ATV was great .... this was better!! Give it a go, it's only scary for 90 seconds!

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This has to be the most exciting thing I've ever done!!! The bus ride up included a tour of the small town with a very entertaining driver. When he drops you off at the top of the mountain, there's quite a walk on gravel to the actual 'launch' pad. The staff was good at keeping your mind off the pending... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Both my niece and nephew rode on this Zipline. They were picked up ashore at the desk where they were met, took with the rest of the people signed up for this, on a bus to the very top of the mountain where the start is. It is 6 ziplines together, so 6 people can ride one on each. At... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The ride was amazing! We had a great bus driver (James) to get up there, saw some wildlife, learned a bunch. The zip line was great. Super fast, great view, not really scary, very comfortable in the harness. Those were the good things. On the bad side, the staff at the top was NOT GOOD AT ALL! We are a... More 

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IcyStraitPoint, General Manager at Icy Strait Point ZipRider, responded to this review

Mastro11, Thank you for submitting a review of our ride. I met with our team this morning and made sure that in the future our customers will not have the same experience. I apologize that you were not treated in a respectful manner. Our ride is designed and operated so that certain weight ranges ride on certain cables for safety.... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was going to be our second zip riding experience. We had an uncomfortable experience zip riding in Mexico several years ago and were apprehensive about going on a zip line again. However, we had a tremendous experience in Hoonah. We enjoyed the 45 minute informative bus ride to the top of the mountain. We walked with a group of... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I'm not really a heights lover, but didn't want that to limit me on my trip, so I did it all. I was thinking, "What the heck was I thinking?" as I was strapped into the seat with my feet on the door waiting for it to be opened. Once your sailing however it is exhilarating. I would do it... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Oh my... It took my breath away for the first 5 seconds but after that it was just amazing... Only 90 seconds but totally worth it!

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The ride up offers great views and an informative guide. The first seconds are scary because you go straight off of a cliff. It is 100% a must thing to do. It is very fast and thrilling. While I was going down, you could see Freddie bubble feeding.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Just returned from our second visit to Icy Strait Point/Hoonah. Of course I had to ride again. We had a great driver for the ride up to the top of the hill. Informative, entertaining and pointed out some details we might have missed on a previous visit. Nothing quite like the view from the platform before you get strapped in.... More 

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Address: 108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
Phone Number: 907-945-3141
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Hoonah
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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