This action-packed and eco-friendly Juneau zipline excursion begins with the excitement of a jet boat ride across the Gastineau Channel. You will cross suspension bridges and zip through the trees on multiple ziplines with a bird's eye view of one of the gold mines that made Juneau famous! You'll even have a chance to traipse through the rainforest on a well-maintained trail network with your guide.
You will be met at the pier by our zipline experts and led to the high-speed jet boat that will take you across the channel to Douglas Island where the group will land on the shores of the Juneau Douglas Treadwell Mine. Don't worry, safety equipment and a safety briefing will give you all the training you need for this epic Alaskan zipline adventure. Your guides are experts at flying through the trees and will lead you every zip of the way.
You'll then load into a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle that can maneuver through the forest while your guide entertains you with history and information on the way to the first platform. This will be the first of many on your journey across nearly 6,000 feet of zip line and suspension bridges. Each zipline will get faster and more fun while offering spectacular views including of the ruins of the Treadwell Mine. Your guides will continue to offer Juneau history and stories along the way, point out creeks and landmarks, and even make you laugh!
For the last platform of the day, make sure to have your smiles ready, as someone will be poised to take your photo and create a lifelong memory of your thrilling adventure! It's not over yet, either - because you'll get the chance to rappel from the final platform down to the zipline camp, where snacks, a gold medal, and photo viewings await you (printed photos are available for an additional fee).
Included: All necessary gear including harnesses, helmets, lanyards, gloves, and rain gear is provided. Complimentary snack, coffee, tea and hot chocolate in general store. Achievement medal awarded at conclusion of tour.
Please note: Weight min 90lbs, max 250lbs. Height over 60 inches (5 feet). Minors can go without parents as long as there is an 18 year-old supervisor. Full use of limbs required. Pregnant women, guests with injuries/seizure disorders not allowed. Waiver required. Closed toed shoes required.
Duration: 3.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)
Do I need prior ziplining experience to participate?
No experience is necessary for this tour, and beginners as well as experts are welcomed!
Are there any physical requirements for this tour?
Partipants should be comfortable with heights and able to walk across uneven surfaces. For people who are pregnant, have had recent neck/back injuries or surgery, are in a wheel chair or over 250lbs in weight, unfortunately we are not able to allow participation.
What type of clothing should I wear?
Layered clothing, long pants and weather appropriate dress is recommended. Closed toe shoes (sneakers, hiking or rain boots) are required; sandals and other open toe footwear is not permitted.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
There is no specific age restriction however all participants must be at least 5 feet tall and weigh a minimum of 90lbs.
Can I bring a backpack?
All backpacks, bags, and purses are are required to be stored as the outfitting shelter and are not allowed on the zipline tour. Personal cameras and video devices are allowed while ziplining.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Food and beverage are not allowed on tour.
Are food and drink included?
A light snack and beverage are included on this tour.
Do you offer any discounts or promotions?
We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.
Do you offer tours for large groups?
Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.
Can multiple families book this tour and be together?
Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.
What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?
If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.
What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?
All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.
Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?
All tours pick-up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.
How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?
This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.
What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?
We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.
Does the tour include transportation?
Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.
What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?
All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.
Want to learn more about our zipline tours?
Check out our blog for more details on all of the zipline tours we offer: http://alaska-shoreexcursions.com/blog/alaska-zipline-tours!