I’ll never be one of bungee jumping or sky diving. I class myself as a little adventurous but the thought of falling from a plane or even a high platform freaks me out. I know I’m not alone in this and I wish I had the courage to do those things, but I just don’t. (insert mega sad face).
Despite all that, I do love a little adrenaline. So whilst I got to hang out on one of Royal Caribbean’s private beaches, Labadee (Haiti), it was a no brainer that I had to try the world’s second longest zipline over a beach.
This is something you can prebook prior to your cruise with Royal Caribbean or you can during the cruise or on the day. I was fortunate to book the morning we arrived into Labadee and was still able to get a spot in the morning.
Upon check in, you have to sign a waiver, excusing Royal Caribbean for any injuries that may occur. Once that is done and dusted, you come back at your allotted time where you’re fitted with a harness, given a safety demonstration and taken to a smaller zip line to get a feel for the dragon’s breath.
Once everyone has completed the smaller zipline, you’re whisked away into an all-terrain vehicle where you’re driven 500 feet above sea level to the platform. The drive itself is a bit of a ride as the road is very winding and steep.
Once you reach the top, you’re moved onto a platform that has five ziplines and promptly moved into groups. Once your turn is up, Royal Caribbean staff ensure you’re strapped in safely before releasing the harnesses to send you down the 2,600-foot-long flight.
The zip line ends at Dragon’s Rock, where you will be helped down and out of your safety harness by more staff. You can also stay on to watch a continuous flow of zip-liners or head out to enjoy the rest of your day on Labadee. In my case, I spent the rest of the day, frolicking in the ocean and enjoying the barbecue that Royal Caribbean put on for all guests.
A little more information:
- 500 feet above the beaches of Labadee.
- Length of the zip line is over 2,600 feet.
- Visible from most beaches in Labadee.
- Dragon’s Breath Flight Line is open to guests at least 48 inches tall and cannot weigh more than 275 pounds.
All in all, this is by far one of my favourite excursions I have ever been on with a cruise line. What has been your favourite?