Icy Strait Ziprider Zip Line Adventure (Hoonah)
Experience one of the world’s longest uninterrupted zip line adventures!
Enjoy a scenic flight over the fjords of Southeast Alaska as you travel to Hoonah, a small largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island. Just 35 miles west of Juneau, Hoonah was home to the Icy Strait Salmon Company which operated a cannery north of town until 1953. In 2001, the cannery was converted to Icy Strait Point, a cruise ship destination.
The Icy Strait Point Ziprider was created in 2007. The longest uninterrupted zip line in the world at the time, it remains in the top 5 both longest and fastest worldwide zip lines.
Spectacular views and a heart stopping ride, begin at 1,300 feet atop the mountain and race you to the shore by the historic cannery district. The zip line is 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.
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.
Enjoy wildlife viewing, lunch, shopping, and the beauty of the Tongass Rain Forest before heading to the airport for your return flight to Juneau. Periodic departures.
Advance reservations required.
- Must weigh between 90 and 275 lbs
- Must be comfortable with heights
- Not recommended if you are pregnant, have seizures or recent neck/shoulder/back injuries or surgeries.
Trip Activities: Flightseeing, zip lining, sightseeing
Duration: About 6 hours
Tour Operator Provides: Round trip air service between Juneau and Hoonah, airport transfers to/from Icy Strait Point, voucher for the Icy Strait Ziprider
You Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, hooded weather-resistant jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera