Rainforest Canopy Zip Line Adventure
Original Canopy Eco-Adventure! Take a water shuttle, cross an aerial suspension bridge and take an exciting zip line across the treetops.
Once in a lifetime thrill! This eco-adventure combines a once in a lifetime thrill of flying across a series of ziplines in the rich rainforest, traversing a suspended “sky-bridge”, crossing the channel aboard an expedition craft, ascending a mountain in a 6 x 6 off-road vehicle, and exploring hidden relics of a world famous historical gold mine.
Board a high speed vessel for a Gastineau Channel crossing, passing Mayflower Island and Suicide Falls, with a beach landing at the remote Treadwell mine site on Douglas Island. From here an off-road vehicle takes you to the forest outfitting base camp. Your professionally trained guides will outfit you with state of the art safety equipment and provide a detailed safety briefing, before transporting you up the densely forested hillside to the first zip line tree platform. This is your introduction to nearly a mile of high tension cables linking a network of platforms mounted high in carefully selected Sitka spruce trees.
Your guides will progressively ease you into the forest canopy. Cross an aerial suspension bridge, with breathtaking views of spectacular Bullion Creek, and enjoy unique views of Juneau from the tree tops. Discover hidden ruins of the historic Treadwell Mine (1881-1917), once one of the world’s largest gold mines. You will have an opportunity to explore the ruins of the original mine refinery, where millions of dollars of molten gold was poured into ingots.
Throughout this nature based adventure you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of Alaska’s rainforest. On the last zip line you will soar to base camp, where each participant receives a light snack and is presented with a custom cast Alaska Canopy Adventures medal, in recognition of your achievement. Your guide provides an informative narration throughout your journey.
- This tour is designed for persons in good physical shape
- Participants must be comfortable with heights.
- Minimum age is 10. Persons 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Persons between 16 and 18 may participate without parents provided waiver form is signed by parents before departure.
Trip Activities: Boat and off-road vehicle transportation to site, zip lining on lines up to 600 feet long, and suspension bridge.
Duration: About 3.5 hours including transportation
Tour Operator Provides: Transportation to/from the cruise ship harbor.
You Bring: Shoes suitable for walking in the forest and a hooded, weather-resistant jacket.