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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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Address: Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
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+1 907-225-5503
09:00 - 17:00
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A chance to unwind outside of the main town

Ketchikan was our first port whilst travelling on the Coral Princess. Our guides that day were Cassie & Ellie. They were incredibly knowledgeable & enthusiastic. We walked along... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Leanne P
Appin, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Don't go on this excursion. We paid $240 each and saw 1 bear. We walked 50 feet on a man made boardwalk and stayed there the whole time watching 1 bear and her cub. We didn't see salmon, reindeer, bald eagles, nothing else they advertise in their brochure.

Thank Judy M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We booked this excursion through our cruise ship when we docked in Ketchikan. What a waste of money. We were there the first week in October. The Ranger was finishing for the season at the end of our week and it felt as though she couldn't be bothered any more. By this time the salmon run has practically dried up... More 

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Appin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Ketchikan was our first port whilst travelling on the Coral Princess. Our guides that day were Cassie & Ellie. They were incredibly knowledgeable & enthusiastic. We walked along a boardwalk elevated above the forest floor, which to be honest was not what I was expecting. It was a beautiful rainforest. We observed a few playful red squirrels & gulls, but... More 

Thank Leanne P
Summerfield, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A non-strenuous walk w/naturalist through a temporal rainforest, beside a salmon hatchery (wild release), and into a studio where expert carvers are at work on a towering totem pole. With luck, otters will be in the river munching on migrating salmon or just floating on their backs.

Thank James C
Matamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If walking through a rain forest is your thing then this is a good excursion to take. The guides are very knowledgeable and make sure you are informed about the flora and forna being observed. The highlight of this trip was finding a stream that was chocka block with spawning salmon and 2 black bears feeding off the salmon. The... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Got off the ship thinking we would have an interesting walk and ended up having an amazing guided tour by Kevin. It was spawning season so it turned out that the black bears were have a major feast in Eagle Creek and there were dead salmon all over the place and 4 black bears a number of bald eagles, seals... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Here's a hike you can't beat: bald eagles flying all around you because they know there are plenty of salmon in the creek at your feet for all to share, 3-4" banana slugs and delicate thimble berries ornament the lower canopy...LOTS of black bears to watch in late July and August, and the trees!! Look up and see if you... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This was an awesome place to see the salmon running and black bear fishing. They have a native totem pole carver and a raptor rescue with bald eagles and hawks. The boardwalk that goes over the streams is a great way to watch the black bear in action. A zip line runs through the canopy. Great place to visit!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

On a cruise excursion. This was one of the best. Our guide Michelle was really good loved the wild life sanctuary

Thank alexanderra1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

What is a nice leisurely walk through the rainforest had a very knowledgeable tour guide that was telling us about all of the foliage. Although we did not see any bears we did see tracks and signs of where the Bears have been saw all sorts of salmon and and a harbor seal. It was interesting watching the totem pole... More 

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