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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Does Sky Safari Tours operate year round?

A: Yes, Sky Safari operates year round and in all weather conditions. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

Q: Is it safe?

A: The Sky Safari system is fully engineered and certified. Sky Safari is the safest cable ride system in the world because it utilizes a permanent rock anchor system rather than anchoring cables into trees. The cables used are also 3 times the thickness of conventional zip line systems.

CONTACT US
Phone: (869) 466-4259 or 465-4347
Fax: (869) 466-1142
Email: info@skysafaristkitts.com






About Us
THE SYSTEM | ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY | THE BRAKE | THE CATCH-BLOCK | THE CABLE
THE TROLLEY | THE HARNESS | TOUR OPTIONS

ON SITE MAP

Sky Safari Tours is a highly advanced, scenic zipline tour through the St. Kitts Rainforest, flying over Wingfrield River. This zipline course consists of one trainer line, 180ft long, followed by four larger zipline, lengths from 500ft to 1,350 ft. This tour strives to unite eco-adventure with St. Kitts interpretive knowledge.

As you fly our lines you will experiene unobstructed views of Brimstone Hill. While flying through the famous "Valley of the Giants", home of some of the largest trees on the island.

We are located in Old Road Village, the first english settlement in the west indies. Our base site is nestled on wingfield estate, home of the oldest rum distillery and last surviving aqueduct in the Eastern Caribbean.


Our Office is a house on the Sugar estate ruins, with original structures, equipment, chimney, aqua duct and other interesting historical elements that are available for viewing, our knowledgeable guides can offer you an informative tour.

Our entire site is adjacent to the renowned Romney Manor / Caribelle Batik tourist attractions. A three minute walk will bring you from our exciting tour to the beautifully landscaped botanical gardens.


Our Values

  • Safety is paramount
  • Guests come first
  • To be unique makes us stand out
  • High integrity and quality in product and service
  • Respect for the environment
  • Staff are the most valuable asset
  • Fun. Its that simple
Line Specifications

- Monkey Trainer (Line 1) - 140 ft
- The Boss (Line 2) - 1350 ft
   This is 250 feet above the    rainforest.
- MangoTango (Line 3) - 1000 ft
- Brimstone Blast (Line 4) - 900 ft
- River Rocker (Line 5) - 500 ft

Tour Options:

Full tour
This is a 2 hour tour that gives a full exploration of all five ziplines. You will begin your journey on the Monkey Trainer where you will be given a detailed orientation of our complete system. After your succesful completion of our 'training program' you will embark on a short off road drive where you will then fly our next three lines, The Boss,Mango Tango & Brimstone Blast over 250feet above the rainforest floor.  A short walk down hill will take you to River Rocker where you can end the tour with a race on our dual line system (2 lines parallel to one another).

Half tour:  
For 1 hour and 30 minutes, this tour includes flying on the Monkey Trainer followed by a short off road drive to Brimstone Blast, where each guest will fly Brimstone Blast and River Rocker. The tour ends when guest completes their race, on River Rocker.

Fly and walk

For a duration of 2 hours, this tour includes flying on Monkey Trainer, followed by a short off road drive up to Mango Tango, where each guest will fly Mango Tango and Brimstone Blast. After landing Brimstone Blast, the tour will enjoy an easy walk through St. Kitts Rainforest. TOP

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The System

The Skyline zipline system is a result of the engineering prowess of two Mechanical Engineering firms who developed the key components of the system. Currently it is the most technologically advanced zipline system in the world. TOP


Eco-friendly Technology:

All cables are rock-anchored and the takeoffs and landings are all land-based or on towers.  Trees are not used as anchors for the cables on the system. TOP

 

The Brake:

Mechanical Brake: The Spring-bank braking system is a series of springs with differing compressions held together with ‘Spacer’ blocks and headed with a ‘Catch’ Block which allows for the flyers impact speed to be absorbed and intimately slowed smoothly to a stop. TOP

The Catch-block:

The Catch block is made of UHMWP – Ultra High Molecular Wear Plate – CNC machined. The “teeth” are similar to a ‘Fastek” buckle, but rather than closing in and then popping out – the Catch Block pops open and closes around the flat “lip” of the trolley. This prevents the rider from being propelled back out on the line. TOP

 
The Cable:

Sky Safari uses 7/8” cable in all its’ applications. This allows for significantly larger loads and tensions. This allows for a faster, safer and quieter ride. Each guest will also be attached to a 3/8” safety cable that will follow the same route as the cable flown. TOP


The Trolley:

This unique, light, high speed Skyline trolley is state-of-the-art and first introduced at Skyline’s Cougar Mountain, Whistler, B.C., Canada operation. Weight of 7lbs

It features large, high speed roller-bearing wheels made from durable urethane on a keyed aluminum alloy hub.  These have a very long life expectancy and are friendly to the steel cable.


The trolley carriage, (everything suspended below), is designed to be comfortable and stable for the rider.

The carriage features a spreader with equalizers at the bottom of four stainless steel plastic covered cables.  Below there are nylon grommet straps which attach to the special seat styled after the modern Para-glider harness.

The carriage is suspended to prevent the rider from rotating in the air – this allows good forward visibility.  The equalizers at the side of the split spreader maintain equal tension in the straps, thus uniform pressure on the wheels, ensuring good cable contact at high speed.  Also, this feature accommodates high angle launching and reduces the swing-up effect on braking.

The ride is stable, quiet, provides good visibility and above all, either reclined or upright, and comfortable. TOP


The Harness:  
The harness system used is one specially designed this system. The design is based off of traditional paragliding harnesses, which are made to be sat in comfortably for hours at a time.  The stark contrast between our Skyline Harnesses and the climbing harnesses used in other Zipline systems is highlighted by the comfortable leg and back supports as well as a chest strap to ensure rider security.  This new system allows guests to stay in a comfortable seated position throughout their flight. TOP



 
 
 
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