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Ketchikan Rainforest Zipline, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure

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Excursion Overview

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.

Things You Need to Know


  • All safety equipment and zipline gear (helmet, chest and waist harness, and zipline pulley)
  • Rain jackets available if needed
  • Complimentary snacks, 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 (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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 60 tall and weigh a minimum of 90lbs.

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 tour.

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

Check out our blog for more details on all of the zipline tours we offer: Alaska zipline tours (/blog/alaska-zipline-tours)!


Guest Reviews


37 total


Robyn W

On Jul 2023

The guides were super helpful and knowledgeable. Very funny too! But the views on the zip leave a lot to be desired! The location is in Alaska, why not clear the trees a bit to see the scenery?

Jessica R

On Jun 2023

An absolutely fun and beautiful excursion. We had an amazing time with Cassie/Lincoln. All of the employees were excellent. We felt very safe, enjoyed the views, and had an amazing time. A MUST!

Leslie K

On Sep 2022

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

Brittany F

On Sep 2022

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

Kristi L

On Sep 2022

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!


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Duration: 3.5 hours

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Duration: 3.5 hours

Adult: $225.00

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