Carnival Corporation and Rainforest Adventures has just celebrated the official grand opening of the world’s steepest zip line.
The heart-racing attraction is situated at Rockland Estate eco-park attraction and launched on April 11th 2018 in St. Maarten.
To mark the occasion, a ceremony was attended by esteemed government officials, as well as Rainforest Adventures president Josef Prescel.
Rockland Estate is set to quickly become one of the most popular attractions in the Caribbean with the world’s steepest zip line, a mountain chair life with gorgeous views, and adrenaline-filled tube ride.
There is also a museum that showcases the history and culture of St. Maarten and its people for anybody not as keen on heart-pumping activities.
Guests from eight of Carnival Corporation’s brands with cruises visiting the island will have the opportunity to experience the new shore excursion.
Details revealed on the rides and attractions at Rockland Estate eco-park include:
-Soualiga Sky Explorer: This encompasses 68 four-passenger chairs that take guests to a transfer station for zip line and tubing rides, and then on to the top of one of St. Maarten’s highest points at 1,125 feet for panoramic views.
-Sentry Hill Zip Line: From the transfer station at the midpoint of the Soualiga Sky Explorer, guests can take a ride on the zip line, where riders traverse a 1,600-foot, four-span line that provides unforgettable mountain views.
–Schooner Ride: This is at the midway point of the Soualiga Sky Explorer and gives guests the chance to surf down the mountain in large 40-inch inner tubes across a specially-designed 657-foot track of heart-pounding curves and fast straightaways.
-Top of Sentry Hill: This is one of St. Maarten’s highest elevations, offering walkways and platforms that encircle the mountaintop and showcasing 360-degree vistas of the island with views of neighboring Saba, St. Barts, St. Eustatius, and Anguilla.
-Flying Dutchman: This is Rockland Estate’s main attraction and the world’s steepest zip line, guaranting the ride of a lifetime while securely harnessed in a chair, dropping visitors 1,050 feet from the top of Sentry Hill down the mountain over a 2,800-foot span.
-Emilio Wilson Museum: Originally built as a plantation home in the 1700s, the museum tells the powerful story of Trace Wilson, who was born into slavery on the property, and her direct descendant, St. Maarten pioneer and preservationist Emilio Wilson.
It also highlights the customs, traditions, lifestyle, and stories that have earned St. Maarten the moniker “The Friendly Island.”
Carnival Corporation also partnered with Rainforest Adventures to develop Rainforest Adventures Jamaica at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios– a mainstay of Jamaica rainforest activities where guests can travel from the seashore to 700 feet above sea level at the top of a mountain.
The company also worked with Rainforest Adventures to design and built the Magical Flying Beach Chair at the Carnival’s Mahogany Bay Cruise Center in Roatán.
The chair lift system takes guests from the welcome centre to Mahogany Beach via a six-minute ride across nearly 1,200 feet of suspended cables.
What do you think of the news of the steepest zip line in the world? Would you be eager to cruise to see this? Is this type of shore excursion right up your street or do you prefer something a little less active? Leave us your comments…
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