The zip line was really fun. They take you to a small one and have you do that first to give you an idea of what it is like. The brake that stops you in the first one is a little hard. I had my camera on my wrist and it flew up and hit me in the hand (it wasn't horrible, but I chose to not hold it for the large zip line since I thought it might be worse, I don't think it would have been the stop was a little smoother for that one).
We were with a friend that was very scared of heights. She did fine with the small zip line, but when we got to the large one, she was the first one that the guides had hooked up to stand on the platform and wait. After getting all five people in place he proceeded to talk for about 10 more minutes about safety procedures and what to expect. By the time he had finished she was totally freaked out looking down the zip line and decided not to go. They helped her back to the landing area and I stayed with her until the very end. While we were waiting for our turn two gentlemen came walking up and we asked if they were going down. They informed us that they were the engineers that had built the zip line and they were just in the area for a few days checking everything out. They talked to us about how fun it was to look down at the coral reef in the water as you zipped by. This had a pretty calming effect on my friend and then when it was about time for me to go, the guide that was helping everyone assured her that she would be able to go down and he had something that he was going to do that would help her. I left on my turn still not sure if she would go, but about 5 minutes later she came zipping down the line smiling. The ship photographer got a GREAT picture of her giving the thumbs up sign when she was coming in. (We made sure she bought that picture
She told us that the guide had stood in front of her while she was getting hooked in and settled so she couldnít see the drop off. Once she felt like she was comfortable she let him know and he step aside and sent her down, I had told her to keep her eyes closed until after the initial drop and she said that helped her. She was really happy that she did it, but doesnít think she would do it again. The people that they had running the excursion were great. They are very professional, but also as you can see from what happened above willing to adjust and go the extra mile when the need arises.
The other three of us thought it was really fun and definitely worth it. I wouldnít pay the money to do it again, because it was pretty pricey ($65), but I am glad that I had the opportunity. I guess they have a canopy zip line in Jamaica that some people on our excursion told us about. They said it was also really fun and recommended it as another option for us. This one goes through the jungle, so it isnít just a long scary drop if you are scared of heights, it might be easier to do.