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Ketchikan Aerial Zipline and Rappel Course

33 reviews

Excursion Overview

A soaring, rainforest eco-adventure

Upon arriving, you'll board a 4x4 all-terrain Unimog for a short drive to the briefing camp. Here, you'll receive a detailed safety briefing and gear up with state-of-the-art safety equipment. A short uphill walk takes you to the zipline where your guide will introduce you to the ziplines that will take you on your aerial adventure.

You'll witness panoramic ocean, forest, and mountain vistas from the platforms in this lush rainforest preserve. Each successive zip ride provides a unique perspective and a new challenge. You'll be challenged as you zoom along 7 ziplines and rappel between platforms through hemlock and cedar-filled forest.

Back at the base camp, time permitting, you are invited to tour the historic Fleenor Sawmill, observe a Master Native Totem Carver at work before exploring a garden of completed totem poles, visit the Alaska Raptor Center's Ketchikan exhibit to see their amazing birds of prey up close or check out the offerings at the General Store to cap off this exhilarating day.

Things You Need to Know


  • All safety equipment and zipline gear (helmet, chest and waist harness, and zipline pulley)
  • Rain jackets are available if needed
  • Roundtrip transportation


  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult who will be ziplining with them. Minors are not allowed to zipline without being accompanied with a legal guardian.
  • Minimum weight: 70lbs
  • Maximum weight: 250lbs
  • Minimum height: over 50 inches
  • Participants who do not have full use of limbs, suffer from neck or back issues, have mobility limitations, women who may be pregnant, or guests with injuries/seizure disorders should obtain medical advice and release from their physician prior to participating.
  • Closed-toe shoes (sneakers, hiking or rain boots)
  • Long pants and layered clothing recommended
  • A liability waiver must be completed by all participants. Relatives other than the actual parents or legal guardians cannot accompany nor sign the waiver for a minor by law. A parent or legal guardian must sign the required waiver for minor children and must accompany and actively participate in the tour.

Duration: 3.5-4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 30 min - Narrated drive from cruise ship pier to the trailhead
  • 30 min - Board 4x4 Onimog and drive to gear room for a gear orientation, safety briefing, and practice zip
  • 75 min - Zip line through the course
  • 15 min - De-gear and photo op with guides
  • 30 min - Independent time to visit sawmill, totem courtyard, blacksmith, and gift shop
  • 30 min - Narrated drive from the site back to the cruise ship pier

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to raise their arms above their head, bring their knees toward their chest, and stand unassisted for 90 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

No experience is necessary for this tour, and beginners, as well as experts, are welcome!

Yes, if there is extra space on the transport vehicle, observers who don't wish to zipline are welcome to attend. We cannot guarantee a seat for an observer unless they pay for a full price ticket in advance.

Please note that minors must be accompanied by an adult who will be participating in the zipline. If a child is attending this tour, at least one of the adults accompanying them must zipline with them. Minors whose legal guardians choose not to zipline will not be allowed to participate.

Participants should be comfortable with heights and able to walk on uneven trails. This tour is not recommended for people who are pregnant, have had recent neck/back injuries or surgery, are in a wheelchair, or are over 250 lbs in weight.

Layered clothing, long pants and weather-appropriate dress are recommended. Closed-toe shoes (sneakers, hiking, or rain boots) are required; sandals and other open-toe footwear are not permitted.

Children must be at least 50" tall and weigh a minimum of 70 lbs.

No, we will operate the tour in the rain.

All backpacks, bags, and purses are required to be placed in lockers (provided) and are not allowed on the zipline tour. Personal cameras and video devices are allowed while ziplining.

Food and beverage are not allowed on the tour.

No, food and drinks are not included on this tour.


Guest Reviews


33 total



On Aug 2023

Great tour and guides

Laurie G

On Aug 2023

Even though the weather was rainy - we had an awesome time on the ziplines. The guides were top notch. It was a blast!

Tracy C

On Aug 2023

We had a great time Ziplining! Raiden and Luke were awesome! They were so patient and explained things so well for us. They were so much fun!!

Stacy S

On Aug 2023

We really enjoyed our zip line adventure in Ketchikan. The guides were funny, kind, and encouraging. The zip lines were very well maintained and the rappelling option was quite fun to try. Alaska Shore Excursions was excellent to deal with. We had missed the window of time to sign up for a zip line adventure and still make our ship's gangway up time when planning for our trip, so I contacted them to see if it was possible to arrange one. They contacted the zip line company and were able to secure a time for us to go. Their customer service reps were personable and knowledgeable. I would definitely book through them again in the future.

Darleen D

On Aug 2023

Totally Fun and Safe. Well staffed and the best views. The life.


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 3.5-4 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 3.5-4 hours

Guests must weigh between 70-250 lbs

Participant (over 50 in): $215.00

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