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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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116 Wood Rd, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9765
+1 907-225-5503
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USD 89.00*
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour
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USD 189.00*
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy and Zipline Adventure
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116 Wood Rd, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9765
116 Wood Rd, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9765
+1 907-225-5503
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on the walking tour through the woods, streams, bears, etc. The kids also went on the zip line through this area and we all had tremendous fun. I would recommend this to anyone as the guide on the walking tour has tremendous...More

Thank E7991PXgeorget
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Decided to go on an excursion to the Rainforest sanctuary in anticipation of viewing bears in the wild. We weren’t disappointed! We were quite surprised the two hours went so quickly while watching bears catch and eat salmon, many seals also feasting on salmon, plus...More

2  Thank Carmel C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I liked this place. Beautiful scenery. Our guide was very knowledgable and friendly. We were able to see bald eagles. The guide was very clear that bear encounters are very common. I was there 'late' in the season so mostly seagulls munching on salmon remains....More

Thank josch1122
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We cruised to Ketchikan and were met straight off the boat and driven to the sanctuary. Here you are briefed there are toilets (but only porta-cabins) and you can store your stuff. A little walk to the walkways take you into the forest and within...More

1  Thank Becki W
Reviewed 13 October 2017

What a great experience to see Bears in the wild from a safe distance. The pathways are level and the upper walkways are of wood planking. Guides are provided to keep groups together. Bear sightings are up to nature. We did see quiet a few...More

Thank Captnslow
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I wanted to see bears and lucky for me the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary provided me with the opportunity to see plenty! Walking up and down the elevated wooden platforms was fun. Trying to be quiet and spot bears while trying to be fast enough to...More

Thank Aprilp2412
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had a great tour guide and enjoyed walking thru the rain forest. We even were lucky enough to see a bear! We enjoyed seeing a bald eagle up close and the other scenery in the park. We also got to the see last days...More

Thank TravelingQueen98
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I was on the Holland American cruise ship Niew Amsterdam and a week ago chose to do the Herring Cove excursion. This did not disappoint in fact we saw 3 bears and another curled up asleep in a hollowed tree trunk. The walk through the...More

Thank Carol1922
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took an Alaskan cruise for our honeymoon and during our stop in Ketchikan we decided to do the Animal Planet: Bear Country & Wildlife Expedition as our excursion. When the cruise ship arrived at the port, we took a 15 minute...More

3  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 24 September 2017 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
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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
22 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.