According to the operators at Icy Strait Point, my daughter, at age seven, became the youngest child to ride the long zipline in the world today since they have been in operation.
Icy Strait Point is located near the Tlingit village of Hoonah in southeastern Alaska. A few ships and lines call on this port. In fact, as I starting writing this entry, Celebrity Mercury pulled up just behind us. The last tender should have just come back and we will depart at about 3pm.
When you visit Icy Strait Point, some of the excursions offered are Sport and Halibut Fishing, Whale Watching, ATV riding, Kayaking and of course the ZipRider. Billed as the longest zipline in the world, this excursion costs $120 per person. A big expensive, but as most hobbies are, you can tell by the smiles that it was worth it.
My daughter is fearless and gladly took the forty minute bus ride along with Laura and my cousin to the top of the launching pad. At a bar/café near the landing spot, they have set up a webcam where you can watch for your friends waiting in line and then as they set off on their adventure. My sister-in-law and I ran out, ok I walked sort of swiftly, to the landing area to catch pictures and video.
What a treat for the three of them and for now my daughter holds the unofficial record of being the youngest child to ride the longest zipline in the world. We are headed to the port of Ketchikan tomorrow. From what I hear, someone is going to end up with crabs!
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