It seems that you can’t go to the Caribbean without taking part in a zip line tour and Jamaica is no exception. As part of our soft adventure tour of Jamaica, we spent a morning hanging from the treetops doing a Zipline Jamaica adventure with Chukka Caribbean.
Even though we have done a lot of ziplines we do still enjoy playing Tarzan as we swing over the jungle canopy, and we’ll take any opportunity we can to take part in a zip line. “If you’ve never done a zipline, you should!”
Jamaica Zipline Experience
We started off at an old plantation house while we waited for another tour to join us. We were a little concerned at the beginning of this adventure as there were 10 in our group and another 4 came along to join us. But our worries were put to rest as we were entertained by our skilled guides who require 200 hours of training before they are even allowed to lead a trip.
It’s the people that make the experience in every adventure and the guides at Chukka Tours certainly made it an enjoyable day.
If you have never done a zip line before, Jamaica is the place to do it. It’s a great introduction to adventure travel. A zip line gives you a thrill in a controlled and safe environment. Some zip lines are more extreme than others and this one at Chukka Tours in Jamaica is one of the mellower rides over the jungle that we’ve been on.
That doesn’t mean that Zipline Jamaica wasn’t just as much fun!
The tour started with a short walk to the first platform. We hiked up a set of wooden stairs to take us high into a giant tree where our first zip line awaited us. For safety sake, we were hooked into safety lines the entire tour, even while standing on the stairs. At times we were so high in the air that one slip could be dangerous. However, Chukka Caribbean takes great care in keeping everyone safe.
Once we finished our first zip line, we leaped from treetop to treetop. For a total of 5 flights over the rainforest.
The highlight was one of the longer routes where we zipped right through an opening of a tree. We had to make sure our legs were tucked up so that they wouldn’t hit the branches. It was a beautiful sight, seeing the moss hanging off the old-growth tree and witnessing the dense vegetation from above.
To see the beauty that we witnessed and feel the fun that we had, check out our Zipline Jamaica video.
I didn’t know that Jamaica had such rich jungle. The tour was a total of two hours and normally it’s offered as a package with river tubing after the zip line. The plantation is a picturesque setting on 2000 acres and worth spending the day. There’s a shop filled with Jamaican hand crafts and its famous rum, a place to eat lunch, and the river is divine.
Our last ride took us right over the river and it was beckoning us to jump in. Alas, we had to move on. There were more adventures to be had and the day was just beginning!
For more zipline Jamaica information Visit Chukka Caribbean Adventures
Zipline Jamaica tours start at $90
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6 thoughts on “Zipline Jamaica – A Fun Caribbean Adventure”
RAINFOREST ADVENTURES IS THE MOST WONDERFUL ADVENTURE THAT WE CAN ENJOY IN JAMAICA…
ZIPLINE I LOVE DOING THIS, WHEN I DID THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME I WAS SO TENSED BUT ONCE I MOVED I THINK THAT WAS THE WOW MOMENT IN MA LIFE…
I agree, zipline is very nice experience and adventure, fun for whole family (I saw recently family going together – 8 year kid, parents mid 30’th and grandma) .
People usually connect Jamaica with reggae music and smoking a pot, this post gave a “new light” to general perception for people who never visited this country.
great ideas – I am so behind on my lists.. thanks for sharing friends
it was fun thru the forest over the river , had a really great time
I love adventure travel but I never thought of Jamaica as an adventurous place.
Oh my god this looks like so much fun! I was going to go zip-lining when we were on the Gold Coast, Australia but never got round to it. Now, though, I think we’ll do it when we head to Cairns.
Thanks for the inspiration guys!