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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

889 Reviews

Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

889 Reviews
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Ketchikan All In One

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Appreciating Ketchikan’s history and natural heritage can be tricky if you’re exploring alone. Forget the hassle of finding your own way and get an insider’s perspective of this Alaskan port town on a small-group tour led by a local guide. Tick off top attractions such as the Salmon Ladder and a hand-dug hatchery, then immerse yourself in nature with included round-trip transfer ensuring stress-free access to wildlife-rich spots such as Rotary Beach and Herring Cove.
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Ken Martinez wrote a review Sep 2020
Springfield, Massachusetts41 contributions
Teaming with wildlife and historical background is a site to see while in Ketchikan Alaska. Alaska's Rainforest is truly a wonder to see for one self
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Date of experience: September 2020
N3065LKdebbies wrote a review Sep 2020
Abingdon, Virginia363 contributions70 helpful votes
Loved hiking the trail, not a strenuous hike at all. Just observing lots of birds, plant life, And the cover from all the trees of the rainforest were so relaxing! We also enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch after our hiking. Many picnic areas, some include fireplaces and grills, and also some shelters. It was such a beautiful spot!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Passenger168612 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Went theer Sept last year as a booked trip through Holland America. Went in the afternoon and had a nice walk through the rainforest, we were lucky enought to view a big black bear walk out of the forest and fish for salmon in the creek below the boardwalk and i got some great photos . then we walked onwards to the inlet by the salmon hatchery and there was a mother and cub and she actually swam the cub aacross the little inlet towards us so they were very close, it was amazing to see them so close up. According to the guides we were lucky as the morning tour only saw one bear but as they say there is no gaurantee. There was also 2 seals in the water and herons and lots of seagulls. there is only one steep section at the start of the walk and even if you are quite unfit (i am ) it was not difficult
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Date of experience: September 2019
Barbara D wrote a review Feb 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada5 contributions5 helpful votes
What an exciting place to visit! Not only did we see a Brown Bear but we saw Eagles, slugs amazing walking trails. Totem poles. Salmon Hatchery . Great place to visit!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Cindy E wrote a review Nov 2019
WILMINGTON50 contributions14 helpful votes
We didn't book an excursion in Ketchikan through our cruise line (fortunately - as this one would have been more expensive) so we decided to see what was available once we got to shore. Thought the rain forest/bird sanctuary might be interesting considering we hadn't seen many bald eagles on our trip. I can only say that my husband and I were both disappointed. The short walk through the rain forest area was interesting, and the guide knowledgable but no bears were to be seen - which happens. We understand they have no control over wildlife sightings. We saw the outside of the salmon hatchery from across the river and our guide merely pointed out the facility. No other info was given about it. Did see one harbor seal making its way towards the hatchery. At the end of the walk they take you into the saw mill area where there was a native Tlingit(?) at work carving a totem pole. From there, you go to the "bird sanctuary". This was basically an area that you walk by where a handler shows you two birds - one of which was an older bald eagle named Lucy. Yes, you can see her close up for photos, but still rather sad. Although this was not as expensive an excursion as others, we felt it was not worth the money spent.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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