Our Story

Here at Alaska Zipline Adventures our guests are at the heart of our adventure business. With every person we strap into a harness and send flying across the cable into the trees, we strive to exceed their expectations in every way. Our guests experience the Alaska wilderness from a truly unique perspective - high in the treetops, surrounded by towering old growth forest and feeling the crisp mountain breeze! The friendly guides and staff add a personal touch to every tour by sharing their love and passion for the outdoors and Juneau, all while helping our guests have fun and create lasting memories with their family and friends. It is our hope that every guest has a one-of-a-kind experience they will never forget!

Alaska Zipline Adventures is locally owned and operated by Davy and Gin Anderson. While Davy is a transplant from Tennessee, Gin grew up in Fairbanks, AK, where the winters are colder and the trees are a little smaller! The couple met while studying music at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; Gin is an opera singer and Davy plays the drums. They ventured to Southeast Alaska in the summer of 2010 to work for Matt and Rachel DeSpain, the founders of Alaska Zipline Adventures. After several tour seasons and learning every role within the company, Davy and Gin took a big leap and became the new owners. They are both very involved in the daily operations of their business and are dedicated to giving their guests a remarkable tour experience, so you might see them greeting passengers down on the docks or even clipping you onto the zipline. Davy and Gin care about creating a positive and fun work environment for their staff and also look for ways to be part of the community and give back to their hometown. When they're not zipping through the trees, they love exploring Juneau's hiking trails, running with their spunky pup Arnie, cooking tasty food for their friends and taking on new adventures! Owning AZA has been an exciting adventure so far and Gin and Davy can't wait to have you come see what they're all about!

One of the attractions that sets Alaska Zipline Adventures apart from other canopy tours is our beautiful location nestled in the Tongass National Forest at Eaglecrest - a city-owned ski area secluded in the mountains on Douglas Island. It was the perfect fit for the ski area to have a seasonal tour business supplement their income during the summer months. There is a real local feel all summer long with residents hiking the trails with their dogs or enjoying a picnic on a sunny day. We have a wonderful partnership with Eaglecrest and are dedicated to being part of the community and giving back when we can.

The actual construction of the course took place over two months in 2005. The cables were secured and structures built over snowpack during the winter to protect the surrounding wetlands. The layout of the zipline navigates through the forest to follow the natural stream line so few trees were cut down. Some recycled materials were used on the platforms and were designed as enclosed treehouses which serve as lookouts to enjoy the scenery. Most of the equipment was pulled in on sleds by hand. Some tours use helicopters to drop supplies in remote areas but this tour was built with good old fashion blood, sweat and tears! We have been committed from the beginning to being an eco-conscious company and operating in a sustainable manner. We have been Eco-Certified through Sustainable Travel International since 2010.

Alaska Zipline Adventures has been zipping happy people through the trees for 10 years and look forward to many more!

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