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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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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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Thrilling Ride!

It was a cloudy, dreary day, and I was afraid it would ruin the ride, but it didn't. It was really cool. Missed our original reservation time, but they put us on the next one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Soddy Daisy
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cloudy, dreary day, and I was afraid it would ruin the ride, but it didn't. It was really cool. Missed our original reservation time, but they put us on the next one. A short walk from the shops up to the top, then six people at a time could ride down. I took pictures all the way... More 

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glasgow scotland
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This was a treat for my 50th birthday during an Alaskan cruise. It was scary but amazing. Strap yourself in and keep your eyes open sit back and enjoy !!

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Ramsey NJ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Always up for an adventure...This was an awesome experience, that can be done by anyone. A 45 minute bus ride to the summit narrated by a native of the island. Very interesting stories related. At the peak, you seat down and get buckled in for the most fantastic 45 second ride of your life going from 1320 ft to sea... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stopped here on our Royal Caribbean Alaska cruise on the Radiance of the Seas. I simply cannot say enough good things about this zip line. It is 90 seconds of sheer exhilaration. I never felt like I was falling, just like riding on a big swing. The view is spectacular. There is no sudden stop at the end. Hold... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

If I can do this so can you. This was part of my tour through the cruise line at Norwegian, Jewel, the ATV Expedition and ZipRider tour. My son really wanted to do this so I decided why not give it a try. I had just had a summer of back pain but it did not affect my back at... More 

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2 Thank Laura T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Amazing views, fast fun ride. Can't get any better than this. Been down 12 plus times in the last few years. Worth every penny!

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1 Thank Kristine G
Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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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2 Thank OliverandLisa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

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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