During this three hour tour in Seward you will be traversing from one platform to the next via eight separate and exciting zip rides, three suspension bridges, and two rappels. The first zip line traverse is a short 65 feet across the fall line, running fairly close to ground level and allowing riders a chance to become comfortable with the process. Still high along the valley wall, the third zip line travels 190 feet and lands 50 feet up the trunk of a huge Sitka spruce. The fifth traverse soars above the trees 1,100 feet back across the valley wall, sails over a reflecting pond, and comes to a stop at a platform 75 feet up another Sitka spruce.
From this point onward the tour path descends into the ever deeper and darker rain forest with its dense vegetation and sparkling creeks. A 600-foot zip line into an enormous mountain hemlock is followed by a shorter line at mid-level in the forest and a spot where bald eagles have often been sighted. From the landing platform each group member rappels 60 feet down to the platform entrance of an aerial walkway that begins just above the ground but ends 120 feet later at a point 60 feet up another Sitka spruce.
The route now takes a 90-degree turn and crosses a long bridge to a hemlock where zip line riding resumes. A 280-foot line travels toward the valley floor, ending in a spruce close to the entry road. The final traverse then crosses over the tour parking lot and past the Welcome Center yurt to land in a group of Sitka Spruce where a 40-foot rappel brings the group back to earth at last.
Participants must weigh at least 80 pounds and not more than 270 pounds. Participants must be 10 years of age or older. Our tour is an “active participation” activity. We recommend that you be able to easily climb stairs and you can stand from a seated position without difficulty. This tour is not appropriate for those with recent/chronic back or knee issues and participants must be able to raise their arms above their head. If you have a medical condition of any kind which limits your physical activity you must notify us prior to the tour. You may NOT participate in the canopy tour IF: You are or think you may be pregnant; you are under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or legal drugs that impair you in any way.
Rate: $153.47/ per adult
$122.57/ per child 10-14 years old
Departs: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm
Check-in 45 mins. prior to tour
Note: This tour is in Seward and does not include transportation. Please contact the Concierge for more information.
For questions or booking, please email or call Alyeska's Concierge Desk: 907-754-2108. The Concierge Desk is located next to the Front Desk at The Hotel Alyeska.