Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina, with a population of around 135,000. Founded way back in 16770 and named after King Charles II of England, the city boasts a rich history and attracts many visitors all year long. Renowned for its beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets, friendly atmosphere, Charleston is a lovely place to visit, boasting plenty of great activities and reasons to get outdoors and take in the South Carolina air.
One of the most increasingly popular activities in and around Charleston is ziplining, with Charleston Zip Line Adventures being the number one company in the area. Offering different tours to suit visitors of all ages and ability levels, Charleston Zip Line Adventures offers plenty of great ways to spend a day and make the sorts of memories you'll never forget. One of the top rated tourist activities in all of South Carolina, this unique zip line company is simply spectacular.
Charleston Zip Line Adventures - 1152 Guerins Bridge Road Awendaw, SC 29429 - (843 928-3947)
Charleston Zip Line Adventures runs a regular zip line canopy tour for adults and children aged 10 and above, as well as the Kids Zip Koala Course, featuring two separate zip line tours designed just for youngsters. Let's take a look at each of these options in greater detail.
1. Zip Line Canopy Tour
The Charleston Zip Line Canopy Tour is the main attraction at Charleston Zip Line Adventures. Set among 10 acres of beautiful forests, this zip line tour is just a short drive outside of downtown Charleston. Riders begin their journey on the ground with a simple safety and introductory lesson from one of the many trained, friendly guides working at Charleston Zip Line Adventures.
The guides will answer any questions visitors might have, as well as providing important info about how to use the various safety equipment and how to have the best time while riding the lines. From there, groups of 10 will set off for the zip line tour itself, taking to the trees 65 feet above the ground and gliding along on seven different zip line cables. Three towers and three sky bridges also make up the tour, as well as interesting talks from the guides about Charleston and the local wildlife.
This zip line tour provides an amazing way to get in touch with nature and enjoy the great outdoors like never before, finishing up with an incredible final zip line of 750 feet in length! Open to all guests aged 10 and above, this tour is only suitable for people who weigh between 70 pounds and 250 pounds.
All guests will need to sign a waiver before riding the zip lines and are encouraged to dress accordingly. Close-toed shoes are vital and long hair will need to be tied up for safety reasons. Comfortable clothes are also essential, and women are encouraged to wear pants or shorts rather than skirts due to the nature of the harnesses.
2. Kids Zip Koala Course
As the name suggests, the Kids Zip Koala Course is aimed at younger visitors. Participants in these zip line tours need to be at least five years old, with a maximum age recommendation of 12. Riders will also need to weigh at least 40 pounds and no heavier than 180 pounds, and the maximum height restriction is 5'6".
There are two different zip line courses that make up the Kids Zip Koala Course at Charleston Zip Line Adventures. One of the circuits is designed for beginners, while the other is better for kids who already have a little zip line experience. Many families start off with the beginner course and return for a try at the advanced course later on.
Each course features multiple zip lines that aren't too far from the ground (a maximum of 25 feet above ground level) and each participant is equipped with a continuous belay system, meaning that the kids are fully secure at all times and don't have to worry about clipping and unclipping over the course of the tour.
These courses provide a great way for kids to experience the thrills and spills of ziplining fun and prepare themselves for the more grown-up courses when they get older. Parents and guardians can stroll alongside their kids at ground level, snapping photos and encouraging them along without ever losing sight of their children. Each booking provides 90 minutes of zip line time, so kids can redo the course multiple times if they like during their allotted time period.