WHAT ARE THE AGE, HEIGHT, SIZE LIMITATIONS? Every situation is different. The course and zip lines are specially designed to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities. Being primarily a team and confidence building experience, we do not put a specific limit on things, such as weight for example, that would single out an individual in a group, causing added stress or embarrassment. Our philosophy is that if a person can be SAFELY fitted with a harness, and has the ability to correctly follow the safety instructions given by our staff, then that person should be allowed to participate along with his or her group mates. Therefore, we have had success with children as young as 3, and adults well into their 70’s. Granted, not every person will successfully complete every challenge on the course, but they will generally complete more than they originally expected, and leave with more self-confidence and the satisfaction of knowing they did something they did not think they could do.
WHAT DO I WEAR? • Comfortable flat soled, closed toe shoes (sneakers etc. ) No sandals, clogs, flip-flops, heels etc. • No loose or excessive jewelry • No skirts • Shorts should be about mid-thigh or longer. • No excessively baggy clothing. (Remember this is a “challenge” course. Many obstacles require a good deal of physical agility. Loose clothing can snag on some of the elements). • No personal climbing gear. (The gear that we provide is made specifically for the size and types of safety cables that are used on the course) • Wear something casual that you’re not worried about getting a little dirty. (You’re in the elements; things in nature can get wet, and can get dry and dusty.)
WHAT IS THERE TO DO? Our course consists of about 60 obstacles of varying heights and difficulty. Obstacles include things such as swinging rope bridges, hanging vines (think Tarzan), suspended logs, hanging balance beams, climbing nets (think Pirate ships) , tight ropes, tire swings, and many other unique and challenging things to cross, climb, and swing from. There are also 6 zip lines from 40 ft (for kids) to 600 ft on our top levels. And a 35 ft Giant Swing. (10 foot free fall then the pendulum begins. Think giant rope swing at the edge of a lake or river). Once a participant is cleared for safety by our staff, all activities are available for the specified time.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? You would generally want to commit about three hours for your adventure. ( a little longer for larger groups ) However, the experience is self-directed. So you do not have to stay for the full time period. There is also a picnic area, and you are welcome to break for lunch, or snacks, or just for the sake of taking a break. The 3 hour period helps us control the flow of our safety equipment on busy days. We can work with you for a more suitable time frame on days that we are not fully booked.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS? We operate “rain or shine” during our season. We only close the course in the case of severe weather (ie: hurricanes or thunder storms.) We find that many people actually enjoy the added challenge of doing the course in less than perfect weather. And, kids LOVE zipping and swinging in the rain. (Remember being told as a kid.. NOT to jump in puddles? ) Since coastal weather doesn’t always follow the predictions for the rest of the state, we suggest that you confirm your reservation the day before. We will be more than happy to reschedule if that is what you’d prefer.
CAN I DO THIS ALONE? Unfortunately not. Our Ropes Course is designed and built as an exciting team activity, so we require groups of 2, 3 or 4. You will use a "buddy system" on the course for safety (zip line tickets can be sold individually though). Ropes courses are a WONDERFUL activity for families, spouses, friends, siblings and co-workers!!
However, we realize that some of you may be travelling alone or may not have a qualified partner available in your group. In those cases, when can sometimes provide a trained staff person to accompany you on the course. An advanced reservation is required and some restrictions apply. Please call or email for more information. ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED? Yes! We have a waiting list for most days between Mid-June and early September. Blocking out time slots for groups is the only way we can maintain the proper staffing for the safety and enjoyment of all our guests.
HOW DO I MAKE A Reservation? Simply e-mail groups@monkeyCmonkeyDo.com or call us at 207-882-6861. We will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and to book and confirm your reservation.
698 Bath Rd., US Route 1, Wiscasset ME 207-882-6861 email: info@MonkeyCmonkeyDo.com