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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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116 Wood Rd, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-225-5503
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“raptor center” (34 reviews)
“banana slugs” (24 reviews)
“bald eagle” (52 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
116 Wood Rd, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901
+1 907-225-5503
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although we saw bears, this tour was overpriced for the experience. The bus driver/guides provided no information. The guides at the venue did not provide any details unless they were asked specific questions. There also were totem carvers at the site, but we were told...More

Thank Annette S
Reviewed yesterday

Came here on a cruise ship excursion. Thanks to Rylee and Sarah, our guides. They took us to see seven black bears feeding on salmon in the creek. Brilliant.

Thank 186Steve
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nick was an extrememly knowledgeable guide. He taught us about trees, plants and animals. We say 4 bears, a juvenile bald eagle in the wild then a a bald eagle, an owl and a hawk in the bird sanctuary. We also watch the totem carver...More

Thank Bao Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved listening to Wayne tell us about the current totem that he was working on. Enjoyed the guided tour in the rainforest. Saw black bear, salmon and eagles. Would absolutely do this again.

Thank Grammie1313
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an awesome sanctuary. The staff, Amanda and Riley, in particular were very knowledgeable. The staff strived to ensure safety for all animals and for visitors. We also visited the raptor center which provides an invaluable service in educating people about all raptors, including...More

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ill start by saying that this was my first time zip-lining and it was an amazing experience. The staff did a great job at making sure we were comfortable and felt safe at all times. The one thing that i wish was different was how...More

Thank everybodylovesWALLY
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 2nd time I have done this exact tour in Ketchikan. My guide was Nick, who is a moose expert from the University of Vermont. He was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the area that we were visiting. The walk...More

Thank MBJBride0520
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this tour via Princess cruise. Walking around predefined guided tour was bit boring, I would preferred to pick my own speed but this was a guided tour. Did saw Salmon running toward fish hatchery and Bears hunting Salmons. Bears looked wilder animal than looking...More

Thank Newandold
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a hidden gem! The tour starts out on an easily walkable path into the rainforest. Our guide Will pointed out many interesting things we would not have noticed: the gigantic banana slug, bear claw marks on trees while introducing us the "nursery" trees: stumps...More

Thank twinkle2227
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our trip to Alaska Rain forest Sanctuary in we did see a lot of bears as well as a couple of otters. Naming the place a sanctuary is a stretch with the sound of a zip line above. It is more like a...More

Thank TimothySpring
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
You have to take a tour, but I don't think you would want to go without one. It is a walk through a dense forest. Our guide (Grace) pointed out every animal and plant, described them, and talked about the ecosystem and the... More
21 July 2017|
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Response from BAZANG | Reviewed this property |
sorry a bit late in answer You could combine the two with Alaskan Shore Tours or Viator websites
5 November 2016|
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Response from LaurenPBJ | Reviewed this property |
We went with Princess too. That excursion's price included a mini bus there and back.