November 25th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Anyone have personal experience with the Zipline Canopy excusions on the North Coast? Chukka apparently offers them near Ochi and near Rosehall. Anyone know which one it better? Safer? More fun?
Anyone know the approx price of this your as a half day tour if booked at the tour desk at Couples? (not interested in a full day or combining it with other activities)
Last thing, I see that the weight limit is 250 lbs. I weigh around 235 so I make the limit, but will the gear be safe and comfortable for a large guy?
December 2nd, 2011, 01:03 PM
We just did the Chukka Jungle Canopy Tour last Sunday. It is actually in Montpelier, which is about 20 mins south into the countryside from Hopewell, which is one of the first towns west of MoBay. The van picked us up at 8:45a, and we made stops at 3 other resorts to pick people up on the way, and the driver was a very informative tour guide that occcasionally slowed down to tell a story and let people take pics. The total trip there took about 1hr 30mins with the stops. When we got there, we had a quick bathroom break and they quickly suited us up, gave us instructions and then we went on a couple hundred yard hike to get to the first traverse. In all, there are 9 traverses, with the longest being a quarter-mile (you get up to 35 mph on that one). The tour is through the jungle with a couple crosses over the river. The tour itself took about 2 hours, with the hike up and a short nature hike on the way back. Then you have about an hour or so to unwind at the lodge, and grab a few Red Stripes and some food if you like. They also have a nice gift shop and some professional pictures, if you choose to purchase. The drive back was much quicker, maybe an hour or so, because the driver didn't slow down as much for people to take pics of historical landmarks along the way. It was $100pp and that included the transportation and tour itself. We got back to CN by 3:15p or so. It is possible to make the trip a little longer, if you add on the optional river kayak or tubing, but it was plenty long without. As for weight, I'm 6'2", 215lbs and there was a guy that was about 6' 5", 245lbs, and neither of us had any problems. As for safety, the gear is all up-to-date, and the tour guys have a minimum of 200 hours training each, and there are 2 guides per group of about 8 people. Very safe and user friendly. For each traverse, you are actually riding on 2 lines.
Last edited by dank120; December 3rd, 2011 at 06:06 PM.
December 6th, 2011, 10:47 AM
You'll be just fine.... I'm 220 and we enjoyed the ziplines last year. I'm a firefighter and retired US Army....everything was top notch.. Enjoy!