Live the thrill of gliding through the top of a rich rain forest canopy along a series of eight zip-lines with three aerial bridges suspended between tall spruce, hemlock and cedar trees, bordering the magnificent Tongass National Forest. This major rain forest reserve embraces one of Alaska's richest salmon spawning streams and a pristine intertidal estuary. Abundant wildlife habitat here includes a high concentration of bald eagles, black bear and a variety of other species.
At Herring Cove, an all-terrain custom 4x4 Unimog will transport you up a steep rain forest hillside to the canopy chalet. Professionally trained guides will outfit you with state-of-the-art safety equipment and provide a detailed orientation before you mount 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 to the 750-foot, pulse-pounding Ben's Revenge. Eagles and bears are often seen from the platforms. Cross three hanging bridges offering breathtaking views of the virgin forest below.
Time permitting, explore the totem park and a historic sawmill, see an eagle up close at the Alaska Raptor Center and watch a blacksmith 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.