We’re locals who are passionate about sharing all that we love about Alaska.
That’s why we create great adventures that show off our Alaskan beauty and thrills with enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. We hire and train our staff for exceptional customer service and keep our state-of-the-art equipment up to the highest standards for safety. So you get authentic Alaska, guided by those who love her.
From the sky, you can see the grandeur of the fjords. From the zip line, you can feel the adrenaline as you soar through the treetops. From behind the wheel of your kart, you experience the landscape as a living thing. From the ground, you’ll see bears, eagles and other wildlife. No matter if you’re at elevation 0’ or 3,000’, you’ll experience the adventure that is Alaska. There’s a tour for every age, interest and fitness level. From an informative walk in the rainforest to a stunning flight over a fjord, there’s an awesome, must-have experience waiting for you.
We are local and have a deep Alaskan legacy. We have been serving the local community for more than 40 years, first through Taquan Air and then later, through ground tours. Owner Brien Salazar is deeply committed to the region, supplying scheduled and charter service to remote towns, providing year-round and seasonal job opportunities and sharing his love for the world’s largest temperate forest with locals and tourists alike. We support our community with volunteer time, donations and more.
What we'll do
Plan to fly through the Ketchikan rainforest on this tree top zipline adventure. This course is designed for people who are looking for an adrenaline rush, love ziplining, or want to step up to new challenges like skybridge suspension bridges and rappelling.
Imagine yourself gliding through the top of a rich rainforest canopy along a series of eight cable zip lines. You’ll be zipping along the border of the magnificent Tongass National Forest, navigating three aerial bridges suspended among spruce, hemlock and cedar trees. This Ketchikan rainforest reserve is home to one of Alaska’s richest salmon spawning streams and a pristine inter-tidal estuary. The area is a rainforest sanctuary, home to a high concentration of bald eagles, black bear, and a variety of other species.
Here’s how you’ll ride, glide, and rappel along the way.
The tour starts at the downtown dock with an eight-mile narrated coastal drive to Herring Cove. An all-terrain custom 4×4 Unimog will pick you up at Herring Cove, transporting you up a steep rainforest hillside to the canopy chalet.
You’ll meet professionally trained guides who will outfit you with sophisticated safety equipment and give you a detailed orientation prior to zipping from the first platform.
Your tree top zipline adventure features a flight over eight ziplines and three suspension bridges, looking out on beautiful nature trails. Your guides will progressively ease you into the forest canopy along cables ranging from a short 100 foot to the 750 foot pulse pounding "Ben’s Revenge”.
Throughout this award-winning adventure you’ll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest wildlife reserve. There is so much to see from the tree platforms, including spectacular panoramic views and possible wildlife sightings. You’ll fly over a cascading creek and lush forest, and cross three hanging sky bridges – all giving you breathtaking views of the forest 135 feet below.
The final zipline emerges from the rainforest and transports you over lush grassy wetlands to a viewing tower, 55 feet above ground. Here you’ll rappel to the ground and gear-down at the base camp.
Stop by the General Store, where you can see the pictures taken during your zipline experience, picking out the ones you’d like to buy and shopping for mementos of your Alaska adventure.
Before you head back to the dock have your camera ready as you explore the totem park, historic sawmill, watch blacksmith at work and see an eagle up close at the Alaska Raptor Center exhibit. And off you go, full of awesome memories.
*Experience 8 dual rainforest ziplines
*Traverse 3 treetop skybridges
*Hillside ascent aboard all-terrain vehicle
*Wildlife search from the treetops
*Experienced guides and state-of-the-art equipment!
*Receive a unique achievement medal!
What to expect / what's provided
Some of the highlights of this tour include:
*Duration: 3.5 hours
*Closed-toed shoes are required.
*Long pants and layered clothes are recommended.
*Minimum height is 60 inches
*Must weigh between 90-250 pounds
*You’ll be required to sign a liability waiver
*Minors must be accompanied by an adult
*Participants who do not have full use of limbs, suffer from neck or back issues, have mobility limitations, women who may be pregnant, or those with seizures and similar disorders should obtain medical advice and release from their physician prior to participating.
*A rain jacket is provided if needed.
Changes and cancellations can be made up until fourteen (14) days prior to the date of service with no penalty. Cancellations within fourteen (14) days and no-show guests result in a full forfeiture of fare.