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Canopy Climbers. Climb Trees Today.

Explore the Wonders of the Treetops

We climb trees to create and nurture an essential connection with trees, forests, nature and each other. Tree climbing offers a unique pathway to empowerment and inspiration for the hearts and minds of those who adventure upwards and into the forest canopy.

We provide fun "GROUP" and "GUIDED" climbs and also offer our 2-day training courses for students who want to learn how to climb trees. Book a "Group Climb" for 5 or more people and experience the thrill of recreational tree climbing as you ascend into the forest canopy. Or book a "Guided Climb" for 2-4 people to experience a small, private group setting with a more intensive tree-climbing adventure as you are personally guided into the treetops by our tree-climbing Instructor. Here in Gainesville, Florida, we climb trees year-round.

Virtually anyone can climb trees. We use a tree-friendly, sustainable "rope and saddle" arborist climbing method to ascend and explore the forest canopy. Our user-friendly climbing system is proven safe for people and trees too, and makes it relatively easy to climb into the treetops. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to enjoy our fun tree-climbing adventures.

Our Tree-Climbing Adventures

PLEASE NOTE: To climb trees with us, you must create an appointment on this website by clicking any "BOOK NOW" button. Canopy Climbers is required to give our local municipalities, the owners of the beautiful local parks in which we climb, at least five (5) days notice to climb trees on premises. We cannot book a climb any sooner than that. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.


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Group Climbs provide a fun and exciting adventure for groups of 5 or more. Group Climbs are the perfect adventure for birthdays, family reunions, church groups, summer camps, office groups, general group team-building events, school groups and more. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to enjoy our fun Group Climbs.

PLEASE NOTE: We can climb up to 10 people simultaneously. If you wish to book a climb for 11 or more people, please contact us directly. We can accommodate your large group, however, we will need to create 2 or more sub-groupings, depending on the number of participants.

What's Included
- Climbing Orientation & Demonstration
- Master the Tree Climbing System
- Learn how to do a Bat Hang
- Participants enjoy climbing trees for about 1.5 hours with an option to purchase extra time to extend your event
- All climbing & safety gear is provided by Canopy Climbers
- Group Climbs are customize-able. Read about the "Canopy Extras" below and contact us for more information and other fun ideas.

Requirements
- Minimum of 5 climbers, maximum of ??? (please contact us if your group has more than 11 climbers)
- This is a 2-hour time commitment
- Climbers must be at least age 10
- All Participants Must Sign Our Liability & Photo Waiver
- Parents must sign Waivers for children climber-participants

Rate
$39-per climber*

*Giving back: When you climb trees with us, 10% of your fee is paid to either the city or county, depending on where you climb. These funds go towards keeping our parks beautiful.

Optional Canopy Extras For GROUP Climbs
- "Treeboat" Hammock experience: $39- per Treeboat
- Ground-level slackline installation: $25- (great for large groups)
- Extra Tree Time for your Group Climb event: $100- per hour for your entire group

 

 


Guided Climbs are our exclusive, two-hour tree-climbing adventure for 2 to 4 climber-participants. You will be personally guided by our Tree-Climbing Instructor, Danny Lyons, high into the treetops to explore and discover the wonders of the forest canopy. Climb to the top of our biggest and "wildest" trees for a thrilling adventure. Add a Treeboat Hammock to experience luxury in the treetops. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to enjoy our high adventure Guided Climbs.

Our Guided Climb format allows you to fully customize your tree-climbing adventure.
This is your treetop expedition and Canopy Climbers encourages you to get creative with it. If you have an idea about what you want to do in the forest canopy, let us know and we will work to make it happen.

Here are some ideas to spark your creativity*:
- Start early, enjoy treetop coffee with our "Coffee Climb"
- Play music in the treetops: hand drums, guitars, etc...
- Canopy Photo Safari, take your camera into the treetops
- Have a picnic (think, Treeboat Hammocks)
- Meditation climb, do some "On Rope Yoga," rest in a Treeboat Hammock
- Traverse from tree to tree (for the 2-person Guided Climb only)
- Camp out and sleep in the treetops! (Contact us for more about this)
*Please Note: Some of the above-mentioned optional extras can be added to your climbing event for an additonal cost. Email or call us today to discuss a wide range of ideas to customize your tree-climbing event.

What's Included
- Climbing Orientation & Demonstration
- Learn how to tie a safety knot
- Master the Tree-Climbing System
- Learn how to do a Bat Hang
- Learn how to do a Limb Walk
- Participants enjoy a two-hour, Guided tree-climbing experience, with an option to purchase extra time to extend your event
- Customize your Guided Climb with optional extras like a Treeboat Hammock (Picnic anyone?)
- All climbing & safety gear is provided by Canopy Climbers
- The Guided Climb format is completely customize-able

Requirements
- Minimum of 2 climbers and maximum of 4
- This is a 2-hour time commitment
- Climbers must be age 10 and up
- All Participants Must Sign Our Liability & Photo Waiver
- Parents must sign Waivers for children climber-participants

Rate
$49- per climber*

*Giving back: When you climb trees with us, 10% of your fee is paid to either the city or county, depending on where you climb. These funds go towards keeping our parks beautiful.

Optional Canopy Extras For GUIDED Climbs
- "Treeboat" Hammock experience: $39- per Treeboat
- Canopy Traverse: $35- per climber (this element adds an additional level of challenge to the climb and can only be added to the 2-person Guided Climb).
- Extra Tree Time for your Guided Climb: $75- per hour for your entire group


 


 




Want to safely climb big trees on your own?
Take the Basic Tree Climbing Course (BTCC) in Gainesville with TCI-trained Instructor, Danny Lyons and become proficient at the sustainable, Doubled Rope Technique (DRT) arborist climbing system.

The BTCC provides the necessary bedrock of tree-climbing knowledge and practices for anyone who climbs trees. It is designed to teach you the necessary skills to safely climb trees using the DRT arborist climbing methods. Students learn how to "mobilize" in the treetops, by developing the skill set to climb through the crown of a tree, upwards, downwards and horizontally.

This course is ideal for recreational adventurers, canopy researchers or anyone else who wishes to safely access the treetops and the forest canopy. No previous tree-climbing experience is required to take the BTCC.

> Click here to learn more about the BTCC <

 

 

Some FAQs to Ponder...

"What is a Treeboat Hammock?"

A Treeboat Hammock is a wonderful option that provides a fun place to hang out. Drink lemonade when it's warm, or hot chocolate when it's chilly, 35 feet high in a Treeboat Hammock! Enjoy a picnic lunch in the hammock or just kick up your feet and enjoy some R&R in the treetops (you supply the picnic goodies). Add a Treeboat Hammock to your climb and enjoy the relaxing fun for any GROUP or GUIDED climbing event.

"Treelax" in amazing treetop comfort. These cozy and sturdy Treeboat Hammocks are very popular with our tree-climbing clients. Add one or more Treeboats to your GROUP or GUIDED tree-climbing adventure and enjoy the wonders of the forest canopy like never before.


"How long is my tree-climbing event?"


Group and Guided climbs are scheduled for 2-hours, beginning to end, unless you purchase extra "Tree Time."
It is quick and easy to purchase an additional hour of Tree Time as you book your event. Each climber-participant will get approximately 1.5 hours of climbing time, depending on the number of participants and skill-level of the group. Below, you'll find an approximate time-line breakdown of what you can expect from your standard tree-climbing event.

"When should we show up?"

Thank you in advance for being punctual. However, please be reminded that it is not necessary for you to arrive more than 5 minutes early. Please be advised, we will begin and end the tree-climbing event on time.




Canopy Climbers Merch!

Get Some Canopy Merch. You Deserve It.

You will (or already have) worked hard to climb into the forest canopy. You deserve a souvenir to remind you of your well-earned achievement.

CLICK HERE FOR CANOPY MERCH!

 

 

We are thankful that the City of Gainesville and Alachua County has granted Canopy Climbers permission to provide tree-climbing events in selected local parks. Come climb trees with us, year-round, and enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor adventure found only in North Central Florida.

Danny Lyons
Tree-Climbing Instructor and
Founder, Canopy Climbers, LLC

"Did you climb trees when you were a kid? Climbing a tree can create a deep, life-long connection with our natural environment. Call it a "bonding experience," or a "deep appreciation" for nature, or maybe it can be simply called "love." Regardless, this vital connection we experience while climbing trees holds the power to inspire and empower our hearts and minds. And since we tend to protect what we love, we invite you to "Climb a tree and FALL IN LOVE." -DL



Canopy Climbers was awarded the "2015 Certificate of Excellence" award! The award "celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor."

Thank you to all our clients who support us by climbing into the treetops with us every day!

 

 

 


We are honored to be rated the "#1 Outdoor Activity to do in Gainesville, Florida," as rated on TripAdvisor, due to the reviews created by our awesome clients.

 

 

 



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