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Icy Strait Point ZipRider

108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
907-945-3141
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Ranked #5 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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Bethlehem, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Beverly, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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New England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For anyone looking for a fun and unique experience this is the attraction for you! The bus driver to the top was great, he shared plenty of local tidbits and passed around a photo album as well. The crew once you're at the top brief you on the logistics and safety info. Once you're all strapped in at the count... More

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Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fun and thrilling - must try. Started out with a bus ride up to the launch area. The driver was local and had interesting tidbits to share. Saw bald eagle flying overhead, and the driver pointed out a bear in the distance - all i saw was a moving dot! The walk to the launch area could be steep at... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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