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Sky Explorer Flying Dutchman Schooner Ride and Sentry Hill Zip Line

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    The most exciting new thrill rides in the eastern Caribbean in one tour! Glide to St. Maarten’s highest point on the Sky Explorer then go flying back down the mountain on the world’s steepest zip line, The Flying Dutchman. Re-ascend and take the Sentry Hill Zip Line over the mountain ridge enjoying the stunning views of beautiful St. Maarten. Then your top-to-bottom tour finishes with the Schooner Ride sending you surfing down the mountain in an inner tube.
     
    You will be guided to the plantation house, built in the 1700s, to learn the powerful story of Trace Wilson, born into slavery on the estate in 1818 and his descendant Emilio Wilson who purchased the property to educate current and future generations about the conditions of plantation life as well as the customs, traditions and history of St. Maarten, “The Friendly Island.”
     
    Embark the Sky Explorer for the approximately 25-minute ride to the top of Sentry Hill, St. Maarten’s highest elevation at 1,125 feet. A series of platforms encircle the mountaintop showcasing 360-degree views of the whole island including vistas of neighboring islands Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barts and Anguilla.
     
    A brief orientation will prepare you to fly down the mountain at speeds of up to 56 miles per hour on the world’s steepest zip line, The Flying Dutchman.  You’ll be attached to a flight line in a secure harnessed chair, launching you on the 1050-foot drop in elevation over 2800 feet to experience the ride of a lifetime.
     
    Embark the Sky Explorer for your journey up to the transfer station. After your orientation, you will put your safety equipment and harness system for your Sentry Hill Zip Line flight over the mountain ridge.
     
    To complete your top-to-bottom thrill ride, the Sky Explorer will take you to the Schooner Ride where you’ll surf down the mountain in an inner tube through the curves and straightaways of a specially designed track.
     
    After your fun-filled adventure, select your favorite photo and video then enjoy exploring the Estate and sampling St. Maarten delicacies, snacks and beverages at the restaurant.
     
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Our party of 6 had a great time at Rainforest Adventures experiencing the thrill of some great activities and also superb views of the island. I booked online directly the week before our vacation and with some discount codes, ended up saving about $50. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jerrym09
    RainforestAd, Guest Relations Manager at Rainforest Adventures St Maarten - Rockland Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you Jerry for leaving us such a positive review! Our team here at Rockland Estate is super thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time at the park with your party! Visiting the park with friends and family is even more exciting all while...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My family and I recently went on the Flying Dutchman and having been to many other zip lines, I felt this one was a let down. Yes, it might be one of the steepest zip lines around. However it stays so close to the side...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Victoria N
    RainforestAd, Guest Relations Manager at Rainforest Adventures St Maarten - Rockland Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review Victoria. We're sorry to hear your experience on The Flying Dutchman did not quite meet your expectation. We understand for experience zip liners this attraction may not be as thrilling. However, this attraction is a one of kind experience in...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Our family of 5 had a fun time at the Big 3. We took a quick air-conditioned bus ride from the terminal to the place. There were a lot of us, but after we got through the gates we got first in line for the...More

    Thank madonna3Connecticut
    RainforestAd, Guest Relations Manager at Rainforest Adventures St Maarten - Rockland Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Madonna, Thank you for your review. We understand your concern that the wait for some guests at the chairlift may not be as favorable. The chairlift operates at a regulated speed making it enjoyable for families of all ages. At times, we welcome large...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We got a taxi from the cruise terminal as cruise package was fully booked. Arrived early, 4 had full package and 2 only the trip to top. In hindsight think they would have liked to upgrade. Well worth the ride to top if you want...More

    Thank lw81
    RainforestAd, Guest Relations Manager at Rainforest Adventures St Maarten - Rockland Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for the amazing review lw81! The team here at Rockland Estate is happy to hear you had a wonderful time at our eco-park! Big 3 package is the perfect combination for adventure seekers! We agree, the view at the top is simply breathtaking...More

    Reviewed 5 July 2019

    We did this as part of a cruise we were on we were picked up from the port and taken by coach to the zip line park when we got there we were give wrist bands to indicate what activities we were doing then shown...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    RainforestAd, Guest Relations Manager at Rainforest Adventures St Maarten - Rockland Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

    Thank you rockhopper25 for leaving us such a positive review! Our team here at Rockland Estate is super thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time experiencing all the attractions we offer! We agree, the Schooner ride is definitely a good way to warm up...More

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    8 August 2019|
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    Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
    I would go to their website and check as I believe the days are fewer and the hours are shorter during off season months compared with peak season months.
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    Cindy F
    24 April 2019|
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    Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
    If you do all the activities, take time out for photographs up at the top, sit and have a drink and roam the gift shop and ride the chairlift up/down, you'll be done in less than 3 hours. The day we went, there was just one... More
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    Lori G
    31 March 2019|
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    Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
    Based on my experience riding it, no, it does not feel like that. It's almost like being attached to a hang glider. It's a very smooth ride that gathers speed as it goes down the mountain.
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