EXCURSION #11: Walk the Plank Zip Line Tour For Samana Peninsula Hotel Guests
6 in 1 Tour: Zip Line, Safari, Waterfalls, Culture. Lunch & Beach
The safest Zip Line in Samana and the entire Caribbean!
Watch our braking system in action!
We have special access to the highly acclaimed Walk the Plank Zip Line of Samana.
Fly 350 feet above the Lulu Waterfalls (wear your swimsuit under your clothes to swim in the falls afterwards) as youWALK THE PLANK off of the Pirate Ship at the top of the mountain. The first run is over 1000 feet long. The first of 12 total lines. (The competition only has 10)
We use only the highest quality equipment on the 3 cable Zip Line system. Rated for up to 26,000 pounds you can enjoy the Zip Line even as a double ride with our instructors if you are nervous. We have not just one but 3 cable to ensure your safety. You are fastened in with a double harness that has two cams that run along 2 of the cables overhead. Our integrated braking system allows you to concentrate on having fun. You don't have to reach up with your hand and grab the cable to slow yourself down on each of the lines. On zip lines where you have to wear a glove and control the braking, you can have premature braking accidents that leave you suspended in the middle of the zip line or worse, you can brake late and hit the pole at the end. NOT WITH OUR INTEGRATED BRAKE SYSTEM! You just kick back and relax while you enjoy the panorama zipping by below your feet. Or your head, if you want to go upside-down!
We can also offer the zip line as an add-on to tours #3 & #6.
We will also have a culture presentation where you can sample local fruits, local moonshine and local produce including some locally grown and processed HOT CHOCOLATE! The best you have ever tried in your entire life! It's like tapping a Chocolate tree! You will have an opportunity to purchase small locally made items as there is a community co-op/gift shop here. (No pressure whatsoever though. I'm just letting people know about it because we often get folks lamenting that they didn't know to bring a little spending cash and they missed out on buying pure chocolate/Cocoa from the local farmers.)
Buffet lunch on the beach and all your drinks (even Beer and rum) are included in the Zip Line Excursion.
There are no horses involved in this Zip Line Tour. You only have to walk uphill once, at the beginning, for about 100 yards.
Restrictions: -No age limits -Participants must weight at least 45 lbs.
-No weight maximum but the harnesses must fit your body
-You can Zip double, with kids or with your someone special
Wear normal clothes. Most wear shorts and shoes. Some come in their swimsuits. Definitely wear your swimsuit under your clothes though! The waterfalls is at the end of the last Zip Line run and you won't be near the truck to get it.
Tipping Opportunities to keep in mind: There are from 1-8 Zip Line guides, depending on size of the group. You can give the tip to one of them at the end of the tour and they'll split it up.
The local kids will walk along with us on the trail to help anyone who needs a hand. At one point we will walk over 5-8 sand bags to cross the river. I recommend to people that they bring dollar bills for tipping, IF, you need help in a few spots. The kids are very helpful and kind. Please don’t be upset with them, they are just trying to make a few dollars working with people who come to their backyard to see beautiful sights and they are actually providing a service that some really need. They are not begging for money which you find often in tourist areas.
Price for Zip Line Tour: (The hotels in the area charge $95-$125 for their versions of this tour with nothing included but the zip line itself or they take you to the other zip line in Samana which is very much inferior.)
Cayacoa & Cayo Levantado - Samana Town Area
$90 per person
El Portillo & Las Terrenas Area $95 per person
Grand Paradise - Las Galeras Area $95 per person
Tour #5 for those who don't want to Zip in your group:
$55 per person