Make Your Next Trip Extraordinary

Watch: The Best Zip-line Ever (and the Kids Agree)

Wendy Perrin | January 26, 2016

I’ve got two boys and a husband who are obsessed with zip-lines. So I try to include a little zipping in vacations where possible. Usually I just deliver the three of them to a zip-line and sit and watch, but this time I couldn’t resist participating. Watch the video my husband, Tim, shot, and you’ll see why everyone in the family agrees this was our favorite zipping experience ever.

It’s the world’s longest zip-line over water, and it’s located at Royal Caribbean cruise line’s private playground called Labadee, on a peninsula in Haiti. It was a port on my family’s recent cruise aboard Allure of the Seas.

Tim, Charlie, and Doug have tested a lot of zip-lines—including North America’s longest, The Sasquatch, in Whistler, Canada—but three things make this one their favorite:

  1. You have a panoramic view throughout. Starting 500 feet above the water, you zip for half a mile, with an ocean vista the entire time.
  1. You can feel the sea spray on your legs. As you come in for a landing, you skim right over the crashing waves.
  1. You can zip together simultaneously as a family. A family of five can ride together. Of course, this means you need to photograph the kids (or film them) while you’re zipping. Thus Tim’s use of a GoPro. Enjoy the thrill vicariously!

 

 

Be a smarter traveler: Use Wendy’s WOW List to plan your next trip. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter @wendyperrin, and sign up for her weekly newsletter to stay in the know.

Travel Tips

Most Popular Destinations of 2015…and 2016

Billie Cohen | January 12, 2016

Airline Travel

Beijing Airport Layovers: The Best Way to Spend Them

Wendy Perrin | July 18, 2014

Destination

Family Cruise Advice, from Wendy and Cruise Critic

Billie Cohen | April 28, 2015

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>