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Icy Strait Point ZipRider

108 Cannery Rd, Hoonah, AK 99801
+1 907-945-3141
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Pricey but worth it!!

After a long bus ride up the mountain with a very entertaining member of the local tribe, you reach... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
This is a MUST do!

This is the longest zip ride IN THE WORLD! So much fun! Yes! I screamed at the start of the ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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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
+1 907-945-3141
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After a long bus ride up the mountain with a very entertaining member of the local tribe, you reach the top of the mountain that is taller than the Empire State Building and get ready to zip!! My husband had never zipped before and was...More

Thank redsoxfan965
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the longest zip ride IN THE WORLD! So much fun! Yes! I screamed at the start of the ride but after a few seconds, all cool! People there were friendly and really looked after us. Explained everything and made sure we were okay....More

Thank doris398
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our cruise spent the day at Icy Strait Point. We had signed up to do the ZipRider knowing it was a one-of-a-kind experience. Of course, we were scheduled to meet at 7am right after docking to be in the first tour group. From the port...More

Thank jblakley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just as exhilarating as the videos depict! Such fun to be able to zip along with a group and have some time in the air to take in the view. Makes you want to go back and do it over and over again like an...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exactly as advertised, exactly as depicted on the YouTube video, tons of fun, and completely disturbing and terrifying at some level... you should do this. It's super fast, it's fun, it's probably safe, and you'll have bragging rights forever, or at least until someone invents...More

Thank BigO1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most liberating experiences of my life!! I loved it! its a bit frightening at the beginning but then you extend your arms and feel like you are flying!! definitely worth the money!! A heads up... they take pictures right before you land...More

Thank maria C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my nine-year-old grandson and we had a blast. It's approximately a little over a mile run from a height of 1350 feet. While it sounds scary it's an incredible ride down to the water. Be prepared for a 45 minute bus ride up...More

Thank Roy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and 2 boys did this zip rider at Icy straight point and said it was the best and not to be missed! You ride it only once, but so worth it! Higher than the Empire State Building & 1.5 miles long. You're zipping...More

Thank miss_the_city
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little nerve racking but way too much fun to miss... must try and hang on. Would absolutely do this again!

Thank Owen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our stop here and it was so much fun! The ride up with Glen was really really fun too. He was so knowledgeable and funny. The view from the top is spectacular and the ride down was indescribable!!! You have...More

1  Thank Sue B
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21 July 2017|
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Response from Meg48_12 | Reviewed this property |
You have the option of wearing goggles that they provide..I wore goggles, my husband didn't...your choice
12 April 2017|
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Response from IcyStraitPoint | Property representative |
You can book the ride at the icy strait point website. Just follow the book now links.
16 August 2016|
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Response from cactuscandy2004 | Reviewed this property |
Wear shoes that are secure - If you drop anything it would be impossible to retrieve. I had a zip up jacket as it is a little breezy. I carried an expensive camera and needed to hold it securely to my body when we came in to... More