Ketchikan Rainforest Zipline, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure | Same Day

Excursion Overview

Live the thrill of gliding through lush Alaskan rainforests

Soar through a series of eight zip lines and one aerial bridge suspended between tall spruce and hemlock trees following the border of the magnificent Tongass National Forest. This major rainforest reserve embraces one of Alaska’s richest salmon spawning streams and a pristine intertidal estuary. The abundant wildlife habitat here 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. Professionally trained guides will outfit you with state-of-the-art safety equipment and provide a detailed orientation before zipping from the first platform.

Your rain forest canopy challenge features a ‘flight’ over eight zip lines. Your guide will progressively ease you into the forest canopy along cables ranging from a short 100 feet up to 600 feet with a platform as high as 100 feet above the ground. Eagles and bears are often seen from the platforms. Cross a hanging bridge that will lead you to our longest zip that breaks out into the canopy offering breathtaking views of the forest and salmon spawning creek below. Throughout this adventure, you will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest wildlife preserve.

The final zip-line emerges from the rain forest and transports you over lush grassy wetlands to a viewing tower overlooking the Whitman Lake Fish Hatchery, 55 feet above the ground where you will rappel to the ground. Time permitting, grab a freshly brewed coffee or a cold Alaskan beer and explore our Tsimshian totem park, see a master carver working, check out our historic sawmill, and watch our local blacksmiths at work. Stop by the General Store to see photos taken during your zip-line experience and to shop for mementos of your Alaska adventure. Your excursion concludes with a scenic drive back to the ship.

Things You Need to Know


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


  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum weight: 70lbs
  • 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 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.

Refund Policy:

  • Same Day Tours are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled by the tour operator for any reason.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

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 inches tall and weigh a minimum of 70 lbs.

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)!


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Duration: 3 hours

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Duration: 3 hours

Minimum height is 50 inches

Adult (70-250lbs): $225.00