Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:25
Written by Traveling Grandmom
hether a novice or veteran zipliner, your St. Kitts, Caribbean family vacation goes airborne during this experience of a lifetime during your 2-3 hour Sky Safari Tours
Zoom via a zipline through the lush Kittitian rainforest canopy, above the Wingfrield River and enjoy a birds-eye-view of the island’s diverse terrain and wildlife.
I’m a confessed adrenalin junkie
! Adding another zipling destination to my adventures is always a bonus, and the Sky Safari Tour is the perfect-add on for your St. Kitts family vacation.
Compared to other ziplines with dizzying heights, don’t worry, you’ll be happy here as each take-off and landing is at ground level or slightly above– maximum height is 20 feet!
Sky Safari Tours is a five zipline tour starting with one trainer line, 180 feet long. Once you pass that test, you’re zipping through the trees like an expert. The highest point is 250 feet and the lowest is 10 feet, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph (80 km/hr)!
The four larger ziplines vary in length from 500 to 1,350 feet. The scenic Sky Safari zipline tour has you looking down on the St. Kitts Rainforest, flying through the famous “Valley of the Giants,” feet dangling above some of the largest trees on the island. Zip over Wingfrield River with an unobstructed views of Brimstone Hill. Sky Safari Tours is on Wingfield Estate, home of the oldest rum distillery and last surviving aqueduct in the Eastern Caribbean. While waiting for your tour, explore the original Sugar estate ruins, original structures, equipment, chimney, aqua duct and other interesting historical elements. Sky Safari Tours REQUIREMENTS: Minimum age 6 years. Minimum weight 60 lbs. Maximum weight capacity is 275 lbs. Where to Stay: Relax on the beachfront property on the beautiful Caribbean island, St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
Thanks to St. Kitts Marriott Resort for hosting my visit for the purposes of a review.