Ketchikan Zip-lining Excursion Reviews

With breathtaking views and abundant wildlife, a zip-lining tour is the perfect way to spend a day experiencing Ketchikan.
absolutely up in the tree tops...
Sail Date: August 2019
absolutely up in the tree tops... not super easy but beautiful if you can look down.
absolutely up in the tree tops... not super easy but beautiful if you can look down. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Zip-lining was great but our time in port was cut short due to a medical emergency the day before ...
Sail Date: June 2019
Zip-lining was great but our time in port was cut short due to a medical emergency the day before and the family missed their opportunity to take the bear adventure they wanted. They booked a private shorter one and were VERY ... Read More
Zip-lining was great but our time in port was cut short due to a medical emergency the day before and the family missed their opportunity to take the bear adventure they wanted. They booked a private shorter one and were VERY disappointed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Buyer beware- you also need to complete many high-ropes challenges in order to get to each zipline.
Sail Date: June 2019
Buyer beware- you also need to complete many high-ropes challenges in order to get to each zipline. Great for the strong kneed and younger folks, maybe not so great for older folks expecting to bus up to a tower and simply zip once.
Buyer beware- you also need to complete many high-ropes challenges in order to get to each zipline. Great for the strong kneed and younger folks, maybe not so great for older folks expecting to bus up to a tower and simply zip once. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful and fun!
Sail Date: June 2019
Beautiful and fun! If you have any hesitation about heights, do not book. The guides are patient and encouraging, but you are high up.
Beautiful and fun! If you have any hesitation about heights, do not book. The guides are patient and encouraging, but you are high up. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
While the zip-lining was fun and the surrounding scenery was amazing, the time in this port was way ...
Sail Date: June 2019
While the zip-lining was fun and the surrounding scenery was amazing, the time in this port was way too short. There was literally zero time remaining to see any of Ketchikan after returning from the excursion. Had the brief stop in ... Read More
While the zip-lining was fun and the surrounding scenery was amazing, the time in this port was way too short. There was literally zero time remaining to see any of Ketchikan after returning from the excursion. Had the brief stop in Victoria (7PM to midnight) been dropped in favor of a longer stay in Ketchikan, then this trip would have been among the best ports of call. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Scary, but fun.
Sail Date: September 2018
Scary, but fun. The guidels were super nice. Glad I did this.
Scary, but fun. The guidels were super nice. Glad I did this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our day in the rainiest place in Alaska started out in drizzle and overcast skies.
Sail Date: August 2018
Our day in the rainiest place in Alaska started out in drizzle and overcast skies. It was a short 5-minute walk into Ketchikan from the ship and we had two hours to shop before meeting our excursion bus on the pier. We had some trouble ... Read More
Our day in the rainiest place in Alaska started out in drizzle and overcast skies. It was a short 5-minute walk into Ketchikan from the ship and we had two hours to shop before meeting our excursion bus on the pier. We had some trouble finding our bus as the excursion ticket said “meet at 9:15 on the pier”. The pier was a mile long with three ships and a long line of buses. After walking up and down the pier, we finally found the person to direct us to the correct bus at the kiosk area nearest our ship. We rode the excursion bus through drizzly Ketchikan on the 30-minute trip to the Rainforest Zipline / Wildlife Sanctuary / Totem Park. The driver narrated on the way, making special mention about how Ketchikan was the rainiest city in Alaska with rainfall measured in feet vs inches. After we arrived at the zipline facility and totem park, we were loaded into a track vehicle that took us up the steep muddy road to the start point. At the start building there were real restrooms. We were outfitted with the zipline harnesses, hard hats and gloves and divided into two groups. My wife and I were in Paul and Emma’s group of eight riders. We got some zipline training and proceeded to the first short (35-ft) test ride. Paul went first on each ride and basically caught us. Emma snapped each of us onto the cable and sent us off then came across last acting like a wild woman. Riding the zipline requires you to step off the platform while steadying yourself holding onto a two-handed handle and letting the harness support you. You use one gloved hand to press down on the overhead cable to brake when Paul started yelling “brake” as you approach the end of the ride. There were seven zip lines of various lengths and three suspension bridges to cross. The light misty rain stopped while were zipping and Paul said we were lucky because the wet cables are faster. You can get up to 50 mph on the longest line if you ball up and keep your weight directly under the attach point. I’m 59, don’t like heights and get a little vertigo looking straight down but really enjoyed the rides. I zipped a camera into my jacket and took a few pictures and video from the platforms as we went. We saw a black bear foraging in a stream 100-ft below us. Standing on the 150-ft platforms and having the tree sway slightly was unnerving as was walking across the three narrow (15-in total width) suspension bridges. I’m not sure why Celebrity listed the excursion as “strenuous”. There weren’t any flights of stairs or ladders to climb up or down. Walking the upward portion of the sagging suspension bridges was the only taxing thing, roughly the equivalent of climbing two flights of stairs. Maybe the excitement and adrenalin makes it strenuous. After the last zipline, we repelled down to the ground, turned in our gear and were awarded souvenir medals. We had about 30 minutes until the return bus arrived in which we shopped in the gift shop, purchased our zipline photos (3 at $15 each) and explored the totem displays and animal pens. Rain started falling as we loaded the bus and we drove back in heavy rain. It was our good fortune that the rain stopped by the time we got back to Ketchikan and the rest of the day was sunny and in the 60’s. I’d give the excursion a 5-star rating, the views from the tree tops were spectacular and the rides were exhilarating. Paul and Emma obviously knew / loved their jobs, were great fun and took very good care of us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did the Alaska Canopy Adventures Zip Line and had a fantastic time.
Sail Date: August 2018
We did the Alaska Canopy Adventures Zip Line and had a fantastic time. This was mine and my son's first time and we couldn't have asked for better guides than Stef and Khail, who were very knowledgeable and experienced. They ... Read More
We did the Alaska Canopy Adventures Zip Line and had a fantastic time. This was mine and my son's first time and we couldn't have asked for better guides than Stef and Khail, who were very knowledgeable and experienced. They were very clear with their instructions and very much focused on our safety which put everyone in our group at ease from the very start of the excursion. This is a wonderful excursion and would definitely do it again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Well-organized, very safety- conscious.
Sail Date: August 2018
Well-organized, very safety- conscious. It was a unique and fun experience. A walk around Ketchikan was nice. A little touristy, as you can imagine.
Well-organized, very safety- conscious. It was a unique and fun experience. A walk around Ketchikan was nice. A little touristy, as you can imagine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
In Ketchikan, we Zip lined with Alaskan Canopy Tours.
Sail Date: July 2018
In Ketchikan, we Zip lined with Alaskan Canopy Tours. They don't discount children's admission, so there were no children on the tour. We enjoyed that. Our group was able to stay together and it was an awesome experience. Half of ... Read More
In Ketchikan, we Zip lined with Alaskan Canopy Tours. They don't discount children's admission, so there were no children on the tour. We enjoyed that. Our group was able to stay together and it was an awesome experience. Half of us hadn't zip lined before. The 2 men that were our guides were wonderful, patient, and encouraging teachers. Would highly recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
not all could participate due to minimum size/weight of 70lbs - this was disappointing so some of ...
Sail Date: July 2018
not all could participate due to minimum size/weight of 70lbs - this was disappointing so some of us had to stay at little store area.
not all could participate due to minimum size/weight of 70lbs - this was disappointing so some of us had to stay at little store area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Zip lining is always fun.
Sail Date: July 2018
Zip lining is always fun. I did this same excursion 7 years ago and it was longer and more scenic. This is no one's fault - apparently the old course was taken out by a storm a few years ago.
Zip lining is always fun. I did this same excursion 7 years ago and it was longer and more scenic. This is no one's fault - apparently the old course was taken out by a storm a few years ago. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our two guides were very funny and clearly loved zipping through the trees.
Sail Date: June 2018
Our two guides were very funny and clearly loved zipping through the trees. We laughed a lot and enjoyed talking to them. Some of the zip lines were shorter and not as fast as we thought, but weather was nice and we still had a great ... Read More
Our two guides were very funny and clearly loved zipping through the trees. We laughed a lot and enjoyed talking to them. Some of the zip lines were shorter and not as fast as we thought, but weather was nice and we still had a great afternoon. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
it's ziplining - overpriced but one of the young'uns wanted to do it.
Sail Date: June 2018
it's ziplining - overpriced but one of the young'uns wanted to do it. Lack of any wildlife but it may have been wrong time of year. Crew was professional and friendly
it's ziplining - overpriced but one of the young'uns wanted to do it. Lack of any wildlife but it may have been wrong time of year. Crew was professional and friendly Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I participated in the Rainforest Zipline Canopy Adventure Tour offered through the ship.
Sail Date: June 2018
I participated in the Rainforest Zipline Canopy Adventure Tour offered through the ship. We were transported by motor coach from the pier to the zipline location. The trip took approximately 20 minutes which included some information ... Read More
I participated in the Rainforest Zipline Canopy Adventure Tour offered through the ship. We were transported by motor coach from the pier to the zipline location. The trip took approximately 20 minutes which included some information about the area from our driver. The zipline tour itself was excellent! It was one of the best zipline canopy tours I have participated in. We were in smaller groups and never felt rushed through the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Zip-lining was great, and enjoyed walking around town.
Sail Date: September 2017
Zip-lining was great, and enjoyed walking around town.
Zip-lining was great, and enjoyed walking around town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I have participated in zip-lines across the world and this was on-par with the best of them.
Sail Date: September 2017
I have participated in zip-lines across the world and this was on-par with the best of them. The 10 zip-lines and several obstacle challenge course was amazing.
I have participated in zip-lines across the world and this was on-par with the best of them. The 10 zip-lines and several obstacle challenge course was amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our first time zip lining, Fun !!
Sail Date: September 2017
Our first time zip lining, Fun !! Wish it would have been a bit longer for the price.
Our first time zip lining, Fun !! Wish it would have been a bit longer for the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Ziplining through Alaskacanopy.com.
Sail Date: August 2017
Ziplining through Alaskacanopy.com. 5/5 Stars. The staff was wonderful, sarcastic, and funny. The zip lines were all long, fast, and fun. The bridges were wonderful and bouncy, and terrified my dear MIL. I would definitely recommend ... Read More
Ziplining through Alaskacanopy.com. 5/5 Stars. The staff was wonderful, sarcastic, and funny. The zip lines were all long, fast, and fun. The bridges were wonderful and bouncy, and terrified my dear MIL. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, and that's pretty big, considering I don't consider myself a zip line fan. This tour might have changed my mind. We also ate at Annabelle's, and they had some good beers, and some great chowder. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We zip lined and crossed 3 suspension bridges.
Sail Date: August 2017
We zip lined and crossed 3 suspension bridges. It was wonderful! The views from up there was amazing! The eagles, rivers, birds and wildlife were beautiful! Although it was raining, we were well dressed for the occasion and ready! Highly ... Read More
We zip lined and crossed 3 suspension bridges. It was wonderful! The views from up there was amazing! The eagles, rivers, birds and wildlife were beautiful! Although it was raining, we were well dressed for the occasion and ready! Highly recommend this excursion. Not too scary even for those fearful of heights. Try it! You are so securely fastened you'll feel very safe. We had a couple of people fearful and they were ready to go back up! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The lines were short, compared to the one I did in Costa Rica (which had a mile long line).
Sail Date: August 2017
The lines were short, compared to the one I did in Costa Rica (which had a mile long line). Longest one on this tour was 1000 feet, so that was a disappointment, but still pretty fun.
The lines were short, compared to the one I did in Costa Rica (which had a mile long line). Longest one on this tour was 1000 feet, so that was a disappointment, but still pretty fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The guides were knowledgeable and professional, but also friendly and fun.
Sail Date: July 2017
The guides were knowledgeable and professional, but also friendly and fun. Safety was important, but the overall experience was excellent and exhilarating for my 50-something wife!
The guides were knowledgeable and professional, but also friendly and fun. Safety was important, but the overall experience was excellent and exhilarating for my 50-something wife! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Overpriced and pretty lame.
Sail Date: July 2017
Overpriced and pretty lame.
Overpriced and pretty lame. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful and scary.
Sail Date: July 2017
Beautiful and scary. Bucket list Check!
Beautiful and scary. Bucket list Check! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Eric and Branch were great guides.
Sail Date: July 2017
Eric and Branch were great guides. Fun, entertaining, and very competent. I always felt safe. Had a great time.
Eric and Branch were great guides. Fun, entertaining, and very competent. I always felt safe. Had a great time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line