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Icy Strait Point ZipRider

108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
907-945-3141
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Ranked #6 of 17 Activities in Hoonah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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! « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great briefing at the top from one of the ride workers. He was a hoot! Seated and strapped in, we poised at the top with our feet against the gate. On a 3-2-1 count, the gates opened and off we went. Woohoo! Flying along at 60 mph, using our arms to steer us straight, we felt like... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A truly thrilling experience - the previous reviews have stolen my thunder but even the bus ride up the mountain is great in itself (we saw a black bear just wandering across the road) and the driver was full or interesting information. The zip ride is breathtaking, the views across Icy Strait Point are stunning and just be daring for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Its very very amazing...the wait is really long but you wouldnt mind cuz of the view and if you are lucky you might see some whale while waiting for your bus to bring you up to the starting area and some bear on the way....

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Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Icy Point Zip Liner was an amazing experience from start to finish. The bus ride up was very educational and our driver was very knowledgable. There was a walk down from where the bus dropped us off but it was very manageable. There are porta potties up there as well. The staff are very friendly and helped calm my... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We loved Icy Strait Point because it is so non-commercial; all of the attractions are owned and run by residents/natives. It is certainly cool to say that we rode the world's tallest and longest zip-line but keep in mind that the ride itself is over in 90 fun seconds and the ride up and wait is well over an hour.... More

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Absolutely worth while, I've only done a few zip lines in the past but this one definitely stands out by a mile, the whole thing only lasts about 90 seconds but it's an amazing 90 seconds you'll want to do again right after.

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

went for zip ride in icy strait which world largest zip rider.it takes half an hour to reach to the top of mountain. When we reach we were divided into 6 group of six people.its a electronic operated zip liner.its fun when u come down from the mountain. you can also buy sovieners photos from store.

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Kochi
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A true moment of Adrenaline rush to ones life is this amazing zips line experience at Icy Strait Point... With the guides driver tour to the top of the 1300ft mountain and the very cordial and supportive staff was a positive to the experience ... An absolutely must do in Alaska ...

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The drive up was entertaining with Veteran Jimmy Dalton keeping us informed, the free back massage was an unexpected treat! The local lads at the top were chatty whilst we waited but all business when it came to the safety aspect, well done guys! The ride is just fantastic, as the gate opens it takes your breath away but you... More

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Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I knew I wanted to this zip line. I have done zip lines before but NOTHING like this one. Seeing videos on you tube before going had me excited. The drive up to the line was long but nice views. Once we got up there the nerves started. We got buckled in feet up on the gates waiting for the... More

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