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“Zip line for 2!”
Review of Zip San Juan

Zip San Juan
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Owner description: Come and experience for yourself the only Zip Line Tour in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Our family friendly zip tour features 8 zip lines that will take you through a beautiful forest, across an otter inhabited lake and over protected wetlands. This tour is an amazing way to experience the natural landscape of San Juan Island while zipping from platform to platform through the forest canopy.Upon reaching the site, you will be given an orientation and then have the opportunity to practice zipping on our smaller practice zip lines. After this, our guides will lead you on a brief hike to the first of the zip lines. Throughout your tour you will soar past tall Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedars, and experience the forest and wetlands from a viewpoint usually exclusive to birds.Tours last approximately 3 hours, which includes travel time to and from the course. The Zip San Juan course is approximately 10 minutes from Friday Harbor. Zip San Juan can provide your transportation to and from Friday Harbor to the zip site.
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We had a little mix up with the pick up location at first. (They now meet at the court house.) We received an old email, but after learning where to go from a parking attendant, I can say this was an extremely enjoyable experience.

Me and my friend were lucky enough to be the only two who booked a morning tour and the guides, Josh and Ethan, were everything you could hope for. They were friendly, adventurous, and full of information--not just on zip lines either!

I have to admit zip lining has never scared me, but they do cover all the harnesses, gear, and gestures on 2 practice lines before you ever hit the forest. After that the fun just gets better with one ladder, a suspension bridge, and about 6 lines that you explore the middle of San Juan Island on in a completely different way than just on foot.

You have the opportunity to go backwards on some, twist on others, and bounce on the suspension bridge depending on your level of adventure, but you are never not hooked to a cable. Even if you're scared of heights, this tour is set up with safety and fun in mind.

I can't speak highly enough of our tour guides for the tour, tips, and pictures! Definitely would recommend.

Thank Ashley H
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Our first trip to San Juan islands had to include something fun for our teen kids. Kayaking and good eating was a given on the island, but wanting even more family "adventure" we set out on Zip San Juan. Website was so easy to navigate and reserve exactly the date/time that worked for us. Complete instructions by email really helped us find our van. Crew (Matt and Brian) were fabulous... professional, genuinely nice, provided great instructions, gentle humor for us novices. It was clear they were concerned about safety above all else. The course was fun and relaxing.. great views of lakes and wildlife. Lines were not too "thrilling" for the kids and husband, but ok for mom. They surprise you with a rope bridge that was somewhat challenging, but worth the confidence boost, even though we fumbled across. Good trip!

2  Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

What a fantastic way to spend 3 hours in Friday Harbor! Our group of 4 women (one 30 year old, the others in their late 50s and early 60s) had the best time with Matt and Sherry at Zip San Juan. We also had 3 young people join our group - all of us first time zippers. Matt and Sherry were so patient explaining all the ins and outs of zipping and never rushed anyone from one zip line to the next. We always felt completely safe ... Maybe a little out of our comfort zone, but never in any danger. It was an exhilarating experience!

Thank TexasPQ
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We had so much fun. The small group size makes the experience very enjoyable. Our guides were great and very focused on both safety and fun. Within the fist few minutes they knew everyone's name. The included shuttle from Friday Harbor makes this a very convenient trip even without a car.

Thank Dolphin0831
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This group is very well run. The guides are well trained, personable, social, and very professional. A great experience for families, couples, older, younger, almost everyone (within the limits they specify). They made it very fun for the little kids, the parents, and the grandparents in attendance. We definitely recommend this attraction!

Thank ScottCos44
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