Crocodile Crossing is a zip line attraction at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. The zip line allows you to zip over seven acres of the park on two different courses: The Nile River Course and the Sepik River Course.
The Sepik River Course is a 45 minute course that is a shorter, less challenging course better suited for beginners who have never zip lined before. It features 9 zip lines and is about 35 feet high.
This course takes you right over the Land of the Crocodiles exhibit and near the Birds of Africa exhibit before heading back to the beginning.
The Nile River Course is a 90 minute course that is more challenging than the Sepik River Course. It features 17 zip lines and is about 35 feet high.
This course takes you right over the Land of the Crocodiles exhibit, around the Birds of Africa and the Lemurs of Madagascar exhibit, over the Galapagos Tortoise, waterfowl and turtles exhibit, over the alligator lagoon and then over the albino alligator enclosure before heading back over the alligator lagoon and Land of the Crocodiles exhibit back to the beginning.
The zip line lets you see almost the entire park from above. The only area of the park the zip line doesn’t take you through is the native swamp and rookery, over Maximo’s enclosure and over the Komodo dragon exhibit on the eastern side of the park.
Visitors taking part in the zip line must wear lace up shoes or boots for their safety and for the safety of the animals below. In February of 2021, a Nile crocodile in the crocodile exhibit had to undergo emergency surgery at the UF Veterinary Hospital after she ate a shoe that fell off a visitor zip lining over the crocodile exhibit.
In addition, zip line participants must be physically fit, fully ambulatory, at least 8 years of age, over 52 inches tall and weigh less than 250 pounds.
The zip line is C.E. rated and was professionally installed by Continuous Belay System.
The zip line is a very popular attraction at the park and gets great reviews from visitors. A lot of the reviews say it is more challenging than they realized and it is more of an obstacle course than a traditional zip line, so keep that in mind.
The zip line has a 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor and a 4.9 rating on Facebook.
Reservations are required for the Crocodile Crossing zip line and all online ticket sales are final and non refundable.
If you want to visit the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and would like to save money on tickets, check out this article on St. Augustine Alligator Farm discount tickets.
The discount tickets to the park do not include tickets to the Crocodile Crossing zip line attraction, which is a separate fee.
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