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Icy Strait Point ZipRider

108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
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Very cool zipline

My family visited Icy Strait Point as a stop on an Inside Passage cruise, and three of us did the... read more

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Amy H
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Santa Cruz
Loved it

We have done other zip lines and with the beautiful weather this one is by far the best. The 35... read more

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MaggieTraveler007
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Florida
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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!
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108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
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Reviewed yesterday

My family visited Icy Strait Point as a stop on an Inside Passage cruise, and three of us did the ZipRider. Our tour guide on the way up to the top (Jim D) was fantastic - funny, knowledgable, and super friendly. He gave us a...More

Thank Amy H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have done other zip lines and with the beautiful weather this one is by far the best. The 35 minute scenic school bus ride with an informative and funny narration by the bus driver to the top was great. Then you have a rugged...More

Thank MaggieTraveler007
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am a 65-year-old Nana and I did this with my equally old (and not so decrepit) husband. You go down this 1.5-mile zip line in about 90 seconds at approximately 60 mph! Need I say more? It was great fun and I was never...More

Thank MomSmith1981
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an awesome attraction! Worth every penny!! There are other attractions around this site. Numerous restraunts. The sightseeing tour by ATV's was an experience to see some of the beauty Alaska has to offer.

Thank KEITH B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It may not be the tallest in the world, although it states so, but it is worth every penny. We had good weather which helps of course. A 40 min bus drive up to the ZipRider which is interesting in itself, a bit of a...More

Thank Pixiep92
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked this through Norwegian Cruise Lines and had a great ride! The bus ride up was fun and informative, and the zip ride down was thrilling! Be sure to get the "Got Zipped" shot when you get to the bottom, it's a perfect end...More

Thank LChriste2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure how the price of this is justified. Wanted to do it but just so far the wrong side of fair price

Thank Matthew L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having Zip Lined many countries, jungles, mountains, etc., and multi-platform zips, this is just one straight, fast, tall zip. You ride a bus 45 minutes to the top of the mountain and then walk about half a mile down a very steep and slippery road...More

Thank Jerry C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a 45 minute bus ride to get there and about 1 minute down. So if you have $159.00 plus 6.5% local tax then go. It can be a cool ride down, so have a jacket and leave your hat behind with someone else.

Thank coldGGK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had wanted to go on a zipline before, but the ones I had seen elsewhere seemed way too tame and way too overpriced. This one. however, got great reviews and i decided to use shipboard credit to ride it. There were lockers in the...More

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Rachel L
9 June 2018|
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Response from Roothy123 | Reviewed this property |
Glad you asked. There's a set of lockers where you can store things while you ride. It's large enough for a purse, small backpack, etc. I took a small camera to photograph before the ride and then put it in my pocket... More
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MelbaToast2001
9 April 2018|
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Response from Sherri M | Reviewed this property |
I have a bad lower back. I broke it when I was 9. The landing for this ride was g ntle enough to not bother my back at all.
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Lisa W
8 March 2018|
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Response from Roothy123 | Reviewed this property |
We were told 90 seconds on the Zip Rider. Our wait was only about 15 minutes at most to get on, get strapped up, and go. However, we were on a cruise ship with average age of maybe 60, so there weren't tons of us signed up... More
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