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What Is A Go Ape Treetop Adventure?

What is a Go Ape Treetop Adventure?

A Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a totally unique outdoor experience. Our courses take you on a 2-3-hour journey of adventure through the forest canopy. You will navigate cool suspended obstacles and zip lines leaving you feeling both accomplished and exhilarated.

We start by equipping all guests with their safety gear and equipment, including harnesses, pulleys and carabineers. You will receive a comprehensive 30-minute safety briefing where you are trained on how to use the equipment and course etiquette. Once you have completed the safety brief you are free to enjoy an independent and self-paced adventure in the trees. Instructors are always on hand regularly patrolling the forest if you have any questions or just need some tips on how to conquer an obstacle.

All Go Ape Treetop Adventure courses are environmentally designed to integrate carefully with the local topography. This ensures that each Go Ape course offers guests a fresh experience with zip lines and crossings customized to the local environment.

What are the age and height requirements?

Minimum age: 10 years old
Minimum height: 4ft 7in (55 inches)
Maximum weight: 285 lbs (subject to harness fit)

Supervision: One participating adult (18+) is required to supervise up to two 10-15 year olds. 16-17 year olds do not require a supervising adult, but do require a waiver signed by their legal guardian or an adult (18+) who has obtained permission from the 16-17 year olds legal guardian. For 16-17 year olds, we recommend printing the waiver at home and bringing a signed copy with you to Go Ape.

Harnesses: At Go Ape we use harnesses to make sure you’re nice and safe throughout your time on the course. The maximum waist measurement of the harness is 43 inches and the leg loops (which go around the top of your thighs) is 28 inches. If you’re unsure about the fit of the harness, feel free to come by the cabin before your booking time and we’ll help you try one on.

Can I zip line without going through the obstacles?

Part of what makes Go Ape unique is that we offer a fully immersive forest experience, which means more than just zip lining. Our outdoor adventure experience includes having guests climb a rope ladder to access the course up in the trees and cross multiple obstacles before reaching the zip line. You must complete the obstacles to reach each thrilling zip line!

What Is A Go Ape Treetop Junior Adventure?

What Is A Go Ape Treetop Junior Adventure

Treetop Junior is a great adventure experience for explorers of all ages and is for all abilities! Treetop Junior is a fun filled experience of tree-to-tree crossings, obstacles, and 2 zip lines at heights of 20 feet above the ground.

The Treetop junior course is designed for adventurers age 6-12 years old (but any chimp who is 3’3” or taller may participate). The safety systems are designed so that participants stay attached the whole time they are in the trees and there is no need for them to move any safety lines. Participants only become unattached when back on the ground. We do require adult supervision, as noted below.

How many adults are required?

Our Treetop Junior courses are in an open forest environment. Our instructors are more than equipped to look after all our guests’ needs up in the trees. However, we do not have spare staff on the ground to look after any children who are not participating or who complete the course early. We recommend you bring enough adults in your party to accommodate these situations, as well as covering our course supervision requirements as stated below.

Supervision: An adult (18+) must participate (paying) to supervise every two children under 6 years old on the course. Children age 6+ require one adult (age 18+) to supervise up to eight 6 – 15 year olds either as a participant (paying) or from the ground (no charge). Youth age 16-17 may participate without an adult supervisor, but do require a waiver signed by their legal guardian.

What are the age and height requirements?

We’ve designed our Treetop Junior adventure for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years of age. But, explorers of all ages (who are at least 39″ tall) can enjoy Treetop Junior. Adult supervision is required on our Treetop Junior course.

All ages
Minimum height: 39″ (3 feet 3 inches)
Maximum weight: 285 lbs (subject to harness fit)

Supervision: An adult (18+) must participate (paying) to supervise every two children under 6 years old on the course. Children age 6+ require one adult (age 18+) to supervise up to eight 6 – 15 year olds either as a participant (paying) or from the ground (no charge). Youth age 16-17 may participate without an adult supervisor, but do require a waiver signed by their legal guardian.

Harnesses: At Go Ape we use harnesses to make sure you’re nice and safe throughout your time on the course. The maximum waist measurement of the harness is 43 inches and the leg loops (which go around the top of your thighs) is 28 inches. If you’re unsure about the fit of the harness, feel free to come by the cabin before your booking time and we’ll help you try one on.

Can I zip line without going through the obstacles?

Our Treetop Junior adventure includes having guests attach to a safety system and climb steps to access the course up in the trees and cross multiple obstacles before reaching the zip lines. As participants are attached the whole time, crossing the obstacles before reaching the zip lines is required.

How Do I Book My Adventure?

How do I book my Go Ape adventure?

We recommend that you book your Go Ape adventure online using our online booking system. If you experience any trouble booking online, we can also book you over the phone at 1-800-971-8271. When you are ready to book online or over the phone, please be prepared to make a payment for the full amount at the time of booking. We also highly recommend that you book in advance as we tend to be very busy on weekends and holidays. Booking in advance will assure that you have a spot available for your adventure.

Can I reschedule or change my booking?

You can reschedule or change an existing booking up to 48 hours before your scheduled time. If you cancel up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled time you will be fully refunded. After 48 hours you can reschedule your booking or receive a gift certificate to reschedule at your convenience. No-shows who do not give any advance notice of cancellation are not entitled to a refund or gift certificate. To cancel or reschedule, just call the booking line at 1-800-971-8271.

Who Can Go Ape?

Are there age, height, or weight restrictions?

We do have some participant restrictions. In addition, we have supervision requirements for all guests under the age of 18. All participant and supervision ratio requirements must be met to do the course and we cannot make exceptions.

Treetop Adventure Participation and Supervision Requirements:

- Minimum age: 10 years old
- Minimum height: 4ft 7in (55 inches)
- Maximum weight: 285 lbs (subject to harness fit)
- Supervision: One participating adult (18+) is required to supervise up to two 10-15 year olds. 16-17 year olds do not require a supervising adult, but do require a waiver signed by their legal guardian or an adult (18+) who has obtained permission from the 16-17 year olds legal guardian. For 16-17 year olds, we recommend printing the waiver at home and bringing a signed copy with you to Go Ape.

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Treetop Junior Participation and Supervision Requirements:

- All ages
- Minimum height: 39″ (3 feet 3 inches)
- Maximum weight: 285 lbs (subject to harness fit)
- Supervision: An adult (18+) must participate (paying) to supervise every two children under 6 years old on the course. Children age 6+ require one adult (age 18+) to supervise up to eight 6 – 15 year olds either as a participant (paying) or from the ground (no charge). Youth age 16-17 may participate without an adult supervisor, but do require a waiver signed by their legal guardian.


Will the harness fit me?

At Go Ape we use harnesses to make sure you’re nice and safe throughout your time on the course. The maximum waist measurement of the harness is 43 inches and the leg loops (which go around the top of your thighs) is 28 inches. If you’re unsure about the fit of the harness, feel free to come by the cabin before your booking time and we’ll help you try one on.

Are There Other Physical Restrictions?

The Go Ape Treetop Adventure course does require a degree of physical fitness but if you can climb up a rope ladder you should be fine. You will be equipped with a harness to do the course. At Go Ape we use harnesses to make sure you’re secure and safe. The maximum waist measurement of the harness is 43 inches and the leg loops (which go around the top of your thighs) is 28 inches. If you’re unsure about the fit of the harness, feel free to come by the cabin before your booking time and we’ll help you try one on.

Can I do the course if I have a pre-existing medical condition?

We strongly advise prospective guests with pre-existing medical conditions to confer with their doctor prior to booking a Go Ape Treetop Adventure. Our staff are not trained medical professionals and cannot assess the implications of Go Ape activity on your pre-existing condition.

Can I do the course if I'm pregnant?

Go Ape recommends that pregnant women do not take part on the course. However, we are not medical professionals, so we suggest that any pregnant guests seek their doctor’s advice before booking.

Can I Go Ape if I'm handicapped or disabled?

At Go Ape, while we do have certain height and weight restrictions for safety purposes, we welcome all persons age 10 and over onto our courses. Given the degree of challenge on our courses, for some participants with special needs, we require certain measures be put in place for a participant’s safety. This may mean that additional equipment and/or levels of supervision will be required for safe participation. A fundamental requirement for all guests to participate is the ability to climb a rope ladder unaided.

All participants are given a training session in the use of safety equipment and systems prior to going onto a course. It is vital that all participants are able to understand this training and be able to apply it throughout the course. A participant with a disability must assess whether or not they will be able to complete the course safely. As always, safety is a top priority.

While each participant is required to determine their own risk assessment, in certain circumstances, it is necessary for Go Ape to impose legitimate safety requirements that are necessary for safe operation. As a result, we do have specific requirements for various disabilities that include having 1-2 escorts for each participant with a disability. Go Ape will not charge for these escorts that are above the standard supervision requirement. Moreover, in the event that at least 2 weeks’ notice is provided, Go Ape will attempt to provide sign-language interpreters and additional escorts if possible.

In any event, if you have a disability, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss your specific needs. In the event that you determine that you are physically unable or do not feel comfortable participating due to a disability, Go Ape is happy to provide a full refund. It is recommended that you visit the course prior to your adventure, if possible, to take a tour and speak with our staff about any concerns.

What Are The Supervision Requirements for Children?

What are the supervision requirements for a Treetop Adventure course?

We have some supervision requirements to ensure you have a fun safe experience on the course.

Supervision: One participating adult (18+) is required to supervise up to two 10-15 year olds. 16-17 year olds do not require a supervising adult, but do require a waiver signed by their legal guardian or an adult (18+) who has obtained permission from the 16-17 year olds legal guardian. For 16-17 year olds, we recommend printing the waiver at home and bringing a signed copy to Go Ape.


What are the supervision requirements for a Treetop Junior course?

We’ve designed our Treetop Junior adventure for Tarzans that are 3 – 12 years old. Still, explorers of all ages (who are at least 39″ tall) can enjoy Treetop Junior. Adult supervision is required.

Supervision: An adult (18+) must participate (paying) to supervise every two children under 6 years old on the course. Children age 6+ require one adult (age 18+) to supervise up to eight 6 – 15 year olds either as a participant (paying) or from the ground (no charge). Youth age 16-17 may participate without an adult supervisor, but do require a waiver signed by their legal guardian.


What Happens In Bad Weather?

What happens in bad weather?

Go Ape is an excellent all weather activity. The course remains open in all weather conditions, except when it is icy, or there is thunder and risk of lightning.

Go Ape is great in hot weather because our courses are shaded by the forest canopy, so it’s usually several degrees cooler and drier than you’d expect. Plus, there are water stations throughout the course to keep you hydrated, so drink up!

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel your booking up to 48 hours before your booked start time by calling the booking line at 1-800-971-8271 and you will be fully refunded. With less than 48 hours notice, you may reschedule your booking or receive a gift certificate to reschedule at your convenience. No-shows who do not give any advance notice of cancellation are not entitled to a refund or gift voucher.

Go Ape might need to cancel your booking for weather or other reason outside of our control. If this happens, prior to your course booking, you will receive a full refund. If weather requires Go Ape to cancel during your course experience, you will receive the option to reschedule your booking, receive a partial refund, or a full gift certificate to return. See our Terms and Conditions for more information (link to Terms in the footer of our website).

Do You Offer Discounts

Do you offer discounts?

At Go Ape we are on a mission to help others live life adventurously. We offer discounts to qualifying individuals or groups to achieve that mission. We ask that Go Ape guests bring their specified ID with them to the course for validation.

We offer a 10% discount to active and retired/veteran military, fire fighters and police. {MFP2016}

We offer a 10% teacher/student discount for all active and retired educators as well as current students. {STUDY} *Excludes Treetop Junior

We offer a 10% senior discount for all individuals 60 years of age and older. {SENIOR16} *Excludes Treetop Junior

*Weekend discount excludes Saturdays during our peak season, June - August

We also offer discounts for groups and organizations. Request a quote to speak with our groups team and learn more.





When Are You Open?

When is Go Ape open?

Opening times vary by course and can be influenced by daylight hours and the season. We recommend that guests check availability in advance using the calendar on our online booking system.

Generally, our days of operation throughout the year are:
March to May: Weekends, and select weekdays
June to August: Open 7 days a week
September to December: Weekends and select weekdays

We encourage everyone to book in advance to ensure your spot on the course, we book up quickly!

Is There An Instructor With You On The Course?

Is there an instructor with you on the course?

You will receive a 30-minute safety briefing and training from a qualified instructor before you begin the course. After you've completed that safety briefing you’re fully empowered to swing through the trees. Although you will navigate the course without direct instructor supervision, our instructors are constantly patrolling the course to offer assistance and encouragement as needed.

Can Friends & Family Watch From The Ground?

Can my friends & family watch from the ground?

Yes, we encourage Go Ape guests and other park users to view the course activity from the ground. There are trails below the course that are free of charge and open to the public. All are welcome to use these trails to watch their friends and family climb, swing and zip line through the trees.

Can my friends & family watch from the ground if they are in a wheelchair?

Yes, we encourage Go Ape guests and other park users to view the course activity from the ground. There are forest trails open to the public and free of charge that follow our treetop course. These are natural, unpaved trails, which may or may not be suitable for wheelchair access depending on the durability of the wheelchair. ADA viewing areas are available as well.

DO YOU OFFER TEAM BUILDING?

Do You Offer Team Building?

Our Zip Line & Treetop Adventure course provides the perfect setting for team building. Groups work together to navigate the obstacles, encouraging each other along the way. We offer team building programs at select locations. Companies and organizations have found Go Ape to be a great activity to build camaraderie and have fun.

What Should I Wear And Bring With Me?

What should I wear on my Go Ape adventure?

The Go Ape Treetop Adventure course is an outdoor activity so come in clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. We recommend participants check the weather before arriving and dress appropriately for the conditions. Closed toe and closed heel shoes are required. We recommend ankle-supporting boots, but sneakers are fine too. We do not allow participants to wear sandals, open-toed or slip-on shoes. Some participants like to wear gloves, especially if it’s cold or your hands are sensitive. Gloves are available for purchase at Go Ape. Long hair has to be tied back, waists covered and body piercings and jewelry removed or taped over. You may want to bring a change of clothing for the journey home.

What should I bring with me?

You may take cameras, phones, or any other device on the course as long as they are secured to you and tucked away to prevent them from getting caught or falling to the ground.

Water is available on the course, but you may also bring a water bottle if it can be attached with a carabiner to your harness (please bring your own carabineer). We don’t recommend you bring a bag with you into the trees because they are bulky, but if you must bring a bag, it should fit closely to your body and may not interfere with the harness or related Go Ape gear.

When Do I Need To Arrive?

When do I need to arrive?

We recommend that you plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled session time. This will ensure you have plenty of time to find your way through the park, park your car, complete any paperwork and use the restrooms before you start your adventure. You may want to increase that time on weekends and holidays when both the park and Go Ape experience increased traffic. If you arrive late and miss your adventure, or cancel day of, you are still charged for your session, so be sure to leave yourself some extra time.

Do I need to bring any paperwork?

You will be required to complete a waiver before you Go Ape.



Treetop Adventure Waivers

- Age 18+ (Gorillas): will sign a waiver when they arrive to Go Ape

- Age 16-17 (Orangutans): need a waiver signed by themselves and their legal guardian or by an 18+ year old who has obtained permission from the Orangutans legal guardian. Print the Orangutan waiver in advance from your confirmation email.

- Age 10-15 (Baboons): do not sign a waiver themselves, but must be supervised and signed for by an 18+ year old when they arrive to their adventure. REQUIRED SUPERVISION: one participating Gorilla (18+) is required to supervise up to two Baboons (age 10-15).



Treetop Junior Waivers

- Age 18+: will sign a waiver when they arrive to their adventure and also sign to supervise anyone under the age of 18.

- Under Age 18: do not sign a waiver themselves, but must be supervised and signed for by an 18+ year old when they arrive to their adventure. REQUIRED SUPERVISION: one participating adult (18+) is required to supervise up to two children under age 6, though we strongly recommend one adult per child on the first visit. Up to eight children age 6+ must be supervised by an adult (18+) who may choose to participate on the course or simply supervise from the ground.

Is It Safe?

Is it safe?

We take the safety of our guests very seriously and we ensure that everyone who comes to Go Ape has the training and skills to complete a course without putting themselves or anyone else in danger. For the safety of everyone on the course, we require all participants to read and sign our waiver before going Ape.

Is Go Ape Insured?

We are frequently asked about insurance. Our courses are insured for incidents that happen related to Go Ape’s equipment and course, and we exceed the standards for insurance as set by ACCT and the states where we operate. Waivers are signed by participants to accept responsibility for following the safety rules and advice on the course and assume all risks associated with his/her participation. These safety rules are communicated thoroughly in a safety brief that is required of every participant before they Go Ape.

Is There A Time Limit To Complete The Course?

How long does it take to complete a Go Ape course?

On average it takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete a Go Ape Treetop Adventure course. Go Ape Treetop Junior takes 1 to 1.5 hours. This can vary based on the size of your group and how busy a day it is at the course.

Is there a time limit to complete the course?

There is no time limit to complete a Go Ape course, as long as everyone is off the course by sunset. We encourage you to go at your own pace. Our course etiquette recommends that you allow people to "pass" if you are moving at a slower pace. Whether you know you move fast, or like to take the slower route, a great tip is to book your adventure on a weekday or earlier in the day so there are fewer people ahead or behind you.

What If I'm Afraid Of Heights?

Can I participate if I am afraid of heights?

If you are worried about your knees knocking and your arms trembling, you are not alone. Turns out Go Ape is a fantastic way to overcome your fears! We are extremely proud to have helped many of our guests conquer their fear of heights. Why not give it a try? Don't let a fear of heights get in the way of an awesome new experience.


Are There Changing Facilities Or Storage On Site?

Can I change my clothes at the site?

There are restrooms on site where you can change before and/or after you finish swinging through the trees.

Is there a storage facility where I can store personal items?

We can store small items such as keys and phones in our cabin, but we recommend that you leave larger items at home or safely locked in your car.

CAN I RENT A PICNIC SHELTER

Can I Rent a Picnic Shelter?

Food isn’t our specialty, but we do encourage feeding your tribe. Picnic shelters are available throughout the parks we call home on a first come first serve basis, or you may reserve ahead of time for a small fee. To inquire about shelters and other park amenities, please swing by our courses page and contact the park partner directly.

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