Pelican Peak Zip line in St Maarten: Would you Dare?


The pelican peak zip line in St Maarten gives incredible views of Philipsburg’s Great Bay. Philipsburg is the capital town of St Maarten. It’s home to the renowned Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino, and Spa. After your trip down the zip line, you can spend your time in the capital town exploring all the fantastic shops or dining at any one of the decadent restaurants. Pelican Peak itself is located right near the St Maarten cruise port. It’s extremely easy to reach and very convenient for the cruise ship tourists to visit as soon as they step off their ship! In fact, the open air troop waits right at the ship’s dock to pick excited passengers up and deliver them to the peak.

The zip line is an environmentally friendly and safe adventure thrill that doesn’t require any past experience, official training, or special equipment that you have to buy beforehand. It’s an all-inclusive experience. Visitors will first get a safety orientation before heading up the peak. Then, with a short ride on the open-air troop carrier and cruise, zipliners will pass through the lush hillside and soon arrive at the summit. There, one can find beautiful walking trails of different intensity and duration. They can also visit various lookout points to take in stunning views of the Caribbean Ocean and nearby islands.

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The zip line itself, also called a flight line, is 1800 feet long and is located 500 feet above sea level. Riders reach speeds up to 50 miles per hour as they glide through the air. This is faster and longer than most other zip lines, which is a huge value!

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Other zipliners have said that zip lining makes them feel like they’re flying, and provides a big, big rush that is unparalleled to other experiences. Short of jumping out of a plane, zip lining is the best way to experience the thrill in the purest form. That boost of adrenaline is sure to put you on cloud nine for the duration of your stay on the island. This will certainly be a trip to never forget. Get ready to soar!

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At the end of the line, you’ll smoothly sail into the landing site dock with some easy braking. More joy awaits, as you’ll find Pelican’s Nest Concession waiting for you there with snacks and delicious refreshments. All the amenities that Philipsburg has to offer are waiting for you at the end to indulge in. What more could one possibly need?

What should you wear and bring with you?

It is recommended that visitors wear pants, as the harness might make shorts ride up due to its slight tightness. However, don’t worry! Riders often say that zip line harnesses are actually quite comfortable! You should also wear shoes that can be fastened tightly so you don’t lose them during the ride! Another few good things to consider bringing are a small bag, sunscreen, and bug spray. Typically, ziplines require riders to be able to keep their hands free. So, anything you have with you has to be attached to you, not held. It’s only for the sake of maximum enjoyment! Okay, and maybe it helps a little bit with ensuring that the experience is safe, too. Don’t forget a camera!

St Maarten is known for its relaxing tides, refreshing breezes, gorgeous weather, unparalleled sights, enticing amenities, and rich history. Now, it can also be known for its thrilling adventures. St Maarten has a little of something for everybody. Come visit and book your stay in December of 2017 and take an exciting ride with Pelican Peak Zipline!

We will definitely try the zip line in December and we will have more photos and videos to show you! Leave a comment below if you have any question. You can also visit the activity website at for more details.

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