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ZIPStream’s Castaway Canopy Adventure in St. Augustine, FL

2045 SR 16St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Overview

Soar high above the St. Augustine Aquarium grounds at ZIPStream’s Castaway Canopy Adventure. Featuring 7 ziplines and 4 wooden bridges, this is an adventure unlike any other. While you zip through the wild Florida native tree species, your tour guide will educate you about the area and ecology. Plus, the ziplines employ ISC’s Smart Snap, a 100% tie-off belay system, for your total safety.

Good To Know

  • Guests must weigh between 60 and 275 lbs to participate.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Ziplines use the ISC Smart Snap, 100% tie-off belay system for participant’s safety.
  • Zipline guides are extensively trained by The Adventure Guild.

Description

from ZIPStream’s Castaway Canopy Zipline Adventure
Come and experience Johnny Castaway’s aerial playground. And maybe, just maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of Johnny himself!

ZIPStream’s Castaway Canopy Zipline Adventure (ZCCA) is a fully guided Zip Line Eco Canopy Tour lead by professionally trained and certified guides! Come enjoy a birds-eye-view of the beautiful St. Augustine Aquarium grounds and an aerial trip through a corner of Wild Florida. Seven zip lines and four bridges allow you and your group traverse the canopy above the Aquarium and through the woods. On your trek, you’ll get up close and personal with several tree species including Brutus, our beautiful Laurel Oak, in whose boughs resides Johnny Castaway’s treehouse! If you’re fortunate you may get the opportunity to be scolded by one of our resident grey squirrels for invading their living room or hear the distinctive cry of the red-shouldered hawks that call our woods home. You’ll zip through the air while learning about the ecology of Florida and the connection between our wetlands and the health of oceans while engaging with our fun, knowledgeable and entertaining guides!

If you have never experienced the exhilaration and fun of a zip lining adventure, ZCCA is the perfect first experience for you! Our guides are extensively trained and certified by our sister company The Adventure Guild (TAG), an industry leader and accredited Professional Vendor Member (PVM) of the Association for Challenge Course Technology. So before you ever step into a harness you can be sure that everything at ZCCA has been constructed to exacting standards and that our personnel knows their stuff!

In addition to the security provided by a professionally designed and constructed course and highly trained staff, ZCCA also employs ISC’s Smart Snap, 100% tie-off belay system, which means that at no time during the course of the adventure can a guest accidentally or intentionally be disconnected from the life safety system, which helps adventure seekers conquer their fears and fully embrace the experience of zipping through the air and being high in the tree canopy!

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tours go up every hour on the hour. The 4:00 time slot has to be pre-booked.

Tuesday through Thursday: We open at 11:00 am and our tour times are 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 only. All tours much are pre-booked. We close at 3:00 pm if no tours are booked.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ZIPStream’s Castaway Canopy Zipline Adventure

What time should I arrive for the zipline tour?
We recommend arriving a minimum of 15-30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Zipline tours begin promptly at their scheduled time.

What should I wear?
Guests should come dressed for the weather and be prepared to be outside in the elements for the duration of the tour. We recommend wearing several layers as conditions on the courses can change during the span of the tour.

Warm Weather (60˚F or above): Light pants or long shorts, long- or short-sleeved shirt, wind jacket, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or light hiking boots, rain gear, bug repellent, and sunscreen.

Cool Weather (30˚F to 60˚F): Long underwear, turtleneck or long-sleeved shirt; sweatshirt, sweater or fleece jacket; long pants, lightweight jacket, athletic shoes or light hiking boots, light fleece or wool gloves, and rain gear.

  • For best comfort in the harnesses, we recommend long pants or longer shorts. Shirts should be long enough to tuck into the pants to prevent the harness from rubbing on the skin.
  • Guests with long hair should bring a hair tie or clip to pull their hair back.
  • Sunglasses should be secured with a retainer strap.
  • Dress prepared for periods of activity and inactivity.

Guests must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots.  Sandals, flip-flops, slip-ons, barefoot running shoes, and Crocs are NOT acceptable and guests without proper footwear will be turned away without a refund.

Does ZCCA offer lockers? 
Yes. ZCCA cannot be responsible for lost or stolen goods on the tour. Please leave all valuables including jewelry at home or rent a locker.

What should I bring?
Guests can bring the following items:

  • Cameras and video cameras with retaining straps. (ZCCA cannot be responsible for any camera, phone, or personal item carried onto the tour.)
  • Necessary medications.
  • Sunscreen and bug spray applied before the tour.
  • Additional cash to purchase gear and tip guides.

Is there anything we cannot bring with us?
The following items are not permitted on the tour:

  • Pets
  • Cellphones
  • Handheld cameras
  • Food, drinks, and chewing gum
  • Backpacks, hip sacks, and purses
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco, alcohol, or drugs

What happens if it rains?
Canopy zipline tours happen rain or shine. If tours must be canceled for extreme weather, you will receive a refund or an option to reschedule.

What are the age, height, and weight requirements to participate?

  • Weight Limitations: 50 – 275 lbs. (< 5’4″, max weight is 230 lbs.; < 5’0″ max weight is 190 lbs.) 
  • Age Requirements: Children under age 16 must be accompanied on the tour by a parent or legal guardian; children under age 11 are not allowed on the tour without a 1:1 ratio of parent to child.
All participants will be weighed on a calibrated scale prior to entering the course. Failure to meet requirements will result in forfeiture of tour and no refund will be provided. All participants must agree to and sign a participant agreement (waiver) at check-in.

In addition, participants must complete a short training at our Ground School by demonstrating the ability to observe and respond to guide signals prior to embarking on the course.

If I have a medical condition, can I still participate?
Guests may not participate, if they:

  • Are under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or legal drugs that impair you in any way.
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant without the written consent from your doctor
  • Have recent or recurring neck, back, or musculoskeletal injuries
  • Have epilepsy or seizure disorders that do not permit you to drive
  • Suffer from a heart condition that may require immediate medical attention