|This is the view as you break out of the treeline, pass over a cliff, and head out over the lake.|
See those cliffs!
This is Florida?
Looks more like Arkansas.
|This is the view from the highest platform in the park. According to Jonesy and Rob, this is the longest (1100 ft) and fastest zip line in Florida.|
At this point, you are 130 feet above the lake.
|And there goes Emma!|
|Its not all zip lining, there is a bouncy fun rope bridge that crosses a chasm.|
|After the final zip, you wind up on a platform, high above the ground with no way down but rapelling.|
This too is effortless.
Once again, you are in control, but the rope and hardware are doing all the work.
All in all, I think we did 9 different zips, plus the neat rapel at the end.
Emma and I were the only ones on this late afternoon tour, so we had no waiting and no delays.
As a result, our tour time was a little quicker than most, but that beats waiting in line any day. Tour groups are up to 8 people and a full one takes longer.
Rob and Jonesy (our guides) were up front about this when we first met, since the brochure mentions 2-3 hours.
You can get all the particulars at the website.
Dress comfortable and the rest is up to the Canyon folks.
I'm posting about it here on Pure Florida because it truly was a quality experience.
And, it was a real experience, as opposed to the superficial NonPureFlorida MouseWorld experience.
The price isn't cheap, but neither is the experience. When you consider what people pay for a few hours of boat rental, fishing guide service, or other outdoor activities that require special equipment or knowledge, then the Canyon's price of about $89 is not unreasonable.
Plus, if you ride 3 times within 2 years, you can get a 4th Zip free. Sweet.
Just as a disclaimer, I'm not getting reimbursed for this review in any way. If it had been a Zip Rip Off, you would have heard about it here, but it wasn't. Neither GoPro (who I gush about constantly) nor the Canyons folks have any input here at Pure Florida.
I'm just telling it like I see it and my advice for anyone looking for a unique experience is go ZIP THE CANYONS!