Cruising Through St. Kitts’ Rainforest With Sky Safari Zip Line Tours

By Justin Burch

While the lush rainforest of St. Kitts’ interior has long been a destination for eco-tourists and adventurous travelers, this pristine natural area is now home to a attraction that will entice all types of visitors. Constructed in an environmentally-conscious fashion amongst the remarkable tropical scenery of the rainforest, Sky Safari allows visitors to cruise above the rainforest floor, while enjoying a bird’s-eye view of all types of wildlife and sights across the island. Already recognized as one of the finest zip-line systems in the Caribbean region, Sky Safari tours promise all visitors a safe, exciting ride on the industry’s most-advanced equipment. While the beaches and resorts remain the big draws in St. Kitts, visitors of all ages hoping to explore one of the island’s most beautiful and overlooked areas should take advantage of Sky Safari’s new zip-line tours.

Though Sky Safari tours visit some of the St. Kitts’ most remote locations, all tours begin at the centrally-located Wingfield Estate beside the one of the island’s most popular historic destinations, Romney Manor. At the Wingfield Estate base, visitors will have a chance to get the hang of the zip-line system on the tour’s first line, the 140-foot-long Monkey Trainer. Before embarking on a trip down the Monkey Trainer Line, visitors will be given an orientation on the system’s features and prepared for the longer, higher lines that await them in the rainforest.

After completing the trip down the Monkey Trainer Line, visitors will be taken on a short off-road trip to one of the best viewpoints in the rainforest. From a peak overlooking the Valley of the Giants – a section of the rainforest known for its towering trees – visitors will get their first look of the incredible 1400-foot-long Boss Line. At a height of 250 feet above the rainforest floor, tourists will be able to zoom downhill towards the Wingfield River at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. While enjoying the exhilarating ride, tourists will also be able to enjoy views of everything from the lush rainforest canopy and nearby volcanic peaks to groomed plantations and distant coastal sights.

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The third line of the Sky Safari system – the 1,000-foot-long Mango Tango Line – extends even deeper into the rainforest and is known for its dense canopy and opportunities for wildlife viewing. The full zip-line tour continues with a trip along the 900-foot-long Brimstone Blast Line that offers views of the island’s most famous colonial attraction, the Brimstone Hill Fortress. Most tours end with a trip down the 500-foot-long River Rocker Line that follows the riverbank and ends near a natural pool where visitors are encouraged to cool off.

Sky Safari’s full tour option allows visitors to experience all five lines of the system over two and a half hours. The half tour option, scheduled for one hour and 50 minutes, includes trips down the Monkey Trainer Line, the Brimstone Blast line and the River Rocker Line. At the end of both the full and half tours, visitors will have a chance to swim in the natural pool located beneath the River Rocker Line. Those that want to spend more time walking through the rainforest can sign up for the three-line plus river walk tour. Over two hours and ten minutes, visitors will have a chance to experience the Monkey Trainer Line, the Mango Tango Line and the Brimstone Blast Line. After completing the third line, visitors will then be able to enjoy a pleasant downhill hike along the riverbank to the natural pool.

The Sky Safari zip-line tours in St. Kitts have already gained a reputation throughout the Caribbean for their environmentally-conscious operations and commitment to state-of-the-art equipment. All of the zip-lines in the Sky Safari tour are anchored by rocks, meaning the rainforest’s old-growth trees are left unharmed, while the company’s off-road vehicles will soon be outfitted to run on bio-fuels. Visitors have also taken notice of the comfortable paragliding-inspired harnesses and advanced braking systems that allow riders to come to smooth stop automatically.

Since zip-line tours were created twenty years ago in Costa Rica, this unique outdoor activity has gained incredible popularity in destinations as diverse as Hawaii and British Columbia. Now, with the creation of Sky Safari in St. Kitts, the Caribbean region can boast a zip-line tour that is truly on par with the world’s best. While there is certainly much to see on the island, families in search of adventure in St. Kitts will not want to this remarkable new attraction.

About the Author: Justin Burch writes articles about

travel in St. Kitts

for the Marriott Resorts.


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