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Ketchikan Rainforest Zipline, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure

The Ketchikan rainforest canopy zipline is an adventure for the whole family! This Ketchikan zipline excursion is consistently rated as one of the best things to do in the port.

Enter the Eagle Creek fly zone, the ultimate nature experience! Imagine the thrill of gliding through the top of a rich rainforest canopy along a series of eight dual cable ziplines and navigating three aerial bridges suspended between tall spruce, hemlock, and cedar trees, bordering the magnificent Tongass National Forest. This major rainforest reserve embraces one of Alaska's richest salmon spawning streams and a pristine inter-tidal estuary. Abundant wildlife habitat includes a high concentration of bald eagles, black bears, and a variety of other species.

At Herring Cove, your all-terrain custom 4x4 Unimog will transport you up a steep rainforest hillside to the canopy chalet. Here your professionally trained guides outfit you with state-of-the-art safety equipment and provide a detailed orientation prior to zipping from the first platform.

Your rainforest canopy challenge features a flight over eight ziplines and three suspension bridges; 6,000 feet of high-tension cables and ground-based nature trails. Your guides will progressively ease you into the forest canopy along cables ranging from a short 100 feet to the 850-foot pulse-pounding "Ben's Revenge". Guests often see eagles and bears from the tree platforms. Discover Eagle Creek Falls, and cross three hanging sky bridges; all offering breathtaking views of the virgin forest below. You will be up to 135 feet above the forest floor. Throughout this award-winning adventure, you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest wildlife reserve. Although wildlife sightings are frequent, they cannot be guaranteed. The Eagle Creek course is for those who have already experienced ziplining or are seeking new challenges.

The final zipline emerges from the rainforest and transports you over lush grassy wetlands to a viewing tower, 55 feet above the ground. Descend stairs and gear down at the base camp, where you will be presented with a custom-cast medal in recognition of your achievement. Upon completion of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, enjoy a complimentary snack and hot beverage, view your photograph and shop in the General Store. Narration is provided on the scenic 16-mile round-trip coastal drive to the reserve.

Included: All necessary gear including harnesses, helmets, lanyards, gloves, and rain gear is provided. Complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in the general store. Achievement medal awarded at the conclusion of the tour.

Please note: Weight min 90 lbs, max 250 lbs. Height must be over 60 inches. 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 are not permitted to participate. Waiver required. Closed-toe shoes required.

Duration: 3.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal - Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge.)


  • All safety equipment and zipline gear (helmet, chest and waist harness, and zipline pulley)
  • Rain jackets available if needed
  • Complimentary snack, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate
  • Achievement medal
  • Roundtrip transportation


  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum weight: 90lbs
  • Maximum weight: 250lbs
  • Minimum height: 60 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 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 20 minutes - narrated scenic drive from Ketchikan to the zipline canopy chalet
  • 5 minutes - transfer to outfitting chalet in Unimog
  • 30 minutes - safety orientation, zipline instruction, restroom and gear up
  • 1 hour and 40 minutes - zip course
  • 15 minutes - gear removal
  • 20 minutes - for gift shopping or visit to totem park
  • 20 minutes - transfer 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.

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?

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 over 250lbs in weight.

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?

Children must be at least 60  tall and weigh a minimum of 90lbs.

Can I bring a backpack?

All backpacks, bags, and purses are 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.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Food and beverage are not allowed on tour.

Are food and drinks included?

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

Want to learn more about our zipline tours?

Check out our blog for more details on all of the zipline tours we offer: Alaska zipline tours!

Not seeing answers to your questions?

Check out other frequently asked questions here!

Customer Reviews
Sep 2022 - Leslie K.

The zip-line was an excellent experience and the guides were fun, knowledgeable and very safe.

Sep 2022 - Brittany F.

Everything was perfect!! And the rain made us go even faster. Our instructors were very knowledgeable!

Sep 2022 - Kristi L.

Javier and Kail were outstanding, knowledgeable, endured my many questions about trees and mushrooms which have nothing to do with zip lining. We felt safe and had a great time, definitely request this bunch if you can!

Aug 2022 - Bryan S.

Awesome staff and super fun course! If we do Alaska again, we definitely want to do this again!

Aug 2022 - Gina B.

We had an awesome time! Daniel and Loki were our guides and they were top notch. They were attentive, safe and their sense of humor made it so much fun! When we return to Alaska, we will definitely be there because of them!

Jun 2022 - David F.

Excellent time on the zip line and got to see several bears while doing so.

Sep 2021 - Scott P.

Great time Saw lots of bears Guides Mack and Phil are outstanding Do it again in a heartbeat

Aug 2019 - Darla M.

This was a great excursion

Aug 2019 - Richard M.

Professional, safe crew. Tons of fun. Never saw a Skybridge, so not sure what happened there.

Aug 2019 - Steve E.

Great time

Aug 2019 - Jonathan P.

Staff was amazing and the zip lining was fantastic...would definitely recommend this excursion

Jul 2019 - Ruth S.

Excellent experience. We have ziplined on several occasions and rated Ketchikan as second next to Costa Rica zipping. Our guides were fun and very informative, made us feel safe.

Jul 2019 - Melissa T.

Great tour! Staff was full of energy and highly professional. Our teenagers loved it.

Jul 2019 - DEBORAH L A.

Awesome time! The crew was great, and the excursion was one of the highlights of our trip! Would definitely recommend to others - great views and great fun!

Jul 2019 - Maureen B.

This excursion, along with the Skagway Yukon Discovery & Sled Dog Tour, was tied for my favorite cruise trips. Once I got over my initial fear, I had a great time! Guides were funny (and very safe). Definitely would do this again!

Jun 2019 - Christine A.

I was hoping there would be time on the ground in between towers, would like to see it advertised as a tower to tower to bridge excursion as many others have walks in between towers. Other than that, the guides were excellent!

Jun 2019 - Lee E.

My girlfriend and I have a real blast zip lining during this excursion. The scenery was breathtaking and several of the zip lines were long and exciting. This excursion could even have been more enjoyable if our leaders spent some time discussing the forestry and nature surrounding the zip line.

Jun 2019 - Debbie G.

The Ketchikan Rainforest Zipline was amazing. Our tour guides Phil & Tatyana were AWESOME. They were knowledgeable about the surrounding environment and so much fun. We would definitely recommend this excursion and specifically these guides.

Jun 2019 - Amylia B.

I am absolutely terrified of heights, but I did it! My family if four, two teenagers (14 & 18) loved this excursion! Our guides were AMAZING! (Chris P. Bacon & Hailey!) The swinging bridges were scary and fun! Highly recommend doing this while in Ketchikan!

May 2019 - Nancy L.

This is our 12th ZIPLINE Adventure! it was just as good as the first one! You will feel the adriline kicking in. And you will have the adventure of your life !!!!

Sep 2018 - Grace G.

Absolutely AMAZING in every way. Scary but felt safe the entire time. Stef and her team were all so helpful and comforting throughout he entire process. If I can do it anyone can! Just trust the team helping you through this.

Aug 2018 - Rhona P A.

I questioned whether or not I was going to do this. Up until I got there, I decided no, I'm not going to.... I was to scared. The guides said that if i could complete 2 small ones, and didn't like it I didn't have to do it. It took me a LONG TIME... to do the first one and the second one. Once I completed the second one I said, I don't want to continue. With that said, they said the only way down was to repel, and it was really scary, the guide said he wouldn't even do it. At that point, I was so scared, I didn't know what to do. Soooo, I took a deep breath, and with the support of the guides, and the people waiting to zip line. I DID IT !! Whoo Hoo. What I gathered from other zip liners, was that this one was scarier than others they had been on, and you can judge for yourself when you are on it.. Again... it is something I challenged myself to do, completed, and can't believe I did it. The guides are AWESOME, SUPPORTIVE. It's amazing what you can do if you have to :) Thanks everyone

Aug 2018 - Peggy Z.

Had a great time with Jake and Phil! Wish I could have gone a second time.

Jul 2018 - Nazalie F.

Excellent experience. It was my first time doing this type of adventure and they really made me feel very safe and secure.

Jul 2018 - James M.

Safety first. Friendly, easy-going guides. Thrilling zips and suspension bridges. I'm afraid of heights and had no problem with this excursion. It helped that the weather was nice too.

Jun 2018 - Judith M.

We had perfect weather. Phil and Will were awesome. They informed us every step what to expect. We had the pleasure of seeing a bear while we were zip lining. Will saw it and explained why the bear was there and let us watch for awhile. Thank you!!!!!

Jun 2018 - Amanda E.

Quite an adventure! Our zipping experience was wonderful, and our guides (Andrew and Ivan) did an amazing job! The staff was friendly and helpful from start to finish. Would recommend!

Jun 2018 - Christy B.

Fun experience. Only down side was the insane amount of rain but we know you have no control over that.

Sep 2017 - Patricia C.

This was a great adventure. I'm 63 years old, my first time zip lining, and I throughly enjoyed this experience. If you're afraid of heights, this is not for you. The two young men that were our guides (I can't remember their names), were great! They made the experience really enjoyable, and very patient with my inexperience. I always felt safe.

Aug 2017 - Jaclyn D.

Lots of fun, well organized. Made sure we returned to our cruise ship on time. Highly recommend this company and zip lining.

Jul 2017 - Cheryl S.

What a fantastic tour! The bus ride was simple and very organized. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made first timers feel extremely comfortable. The Big Jeep ride was a wild fun ride to the ziplining. Even though it was raining, it turned out to a blast anyway. Can't say enough about it...well worth the money and met some great people along the way!

Jun 2017 - Scott J.

Very accommodating. Young enthusiastic workers. Great time!

May 2017 - Teri M.

My husband and I did this excursion to zipline for the very first time and it was pretty fun. It took a while for each person's turn but this is an experience everyone should do at least once! You should NOT do this excursion if you are afraid of heights because you are hundreds of feet off of the ground! It is completely safe though and the staff are very friendly.

Sep 2016 - Keri M.

Jake and Connor were amazing guides.

Sep 2016 - Richard C.

Awesome the guides were great Nicky and Skylar made sure we had a great time! My wife was/ is afraid of heights and LOVED IT ! Tusks fir a great time and a new zip lining partner!

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