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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #13 of 21 Attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

and it was a fabulous start! We really weren't sure what to expect but even starting with Marge, the bus driver, we got a lot of information, saw bald eagles nesting, saw totem poles and a lot of information about Ketchikan, not just the city itself but its geography. Then at the Sanctuary we were fortunate to have Sarah as... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

When i booked this "Herring Cove Bear Adventure" Excursion aboard the Holland America Oosterdam, i was excited,but no idea how awesome it would really be. They picked us up right outside the ship, which was awesome. It was a good sized group- probably about 20 people from our ship. I did the excursion with one of my friends i was... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

That was a great shore excursion. One can spot lots of dead salmon everywhere. What a waste!! It would have been a delicious sashimi meal.

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Hamilton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The tour is mostly a positive experience. Just the rain-forest by itself, walking up and down the suspended walkway-bridges, is worth your time. And then - contrary to the statements of the certain reviewers here - we actually did spot a Mama bear with two cubs feasting on salmon. Speaking about salmon - as a part of their life-cycle -... More

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My family and I went on this excursion as a Disney port adventure. I have no idea how any cruise company supports this trip. We paid $80 each and feel it is quite honestly daylight robbery. The only positive was the tour guide, Sarah. The "hike" would have lasted about 5 minutes if we didn't stop to look at slugs,... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I loved this place and I wish I could have spent more time here, I loved the people here - everyone is so passionate about what they do and so knowledgeable. Loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Sarah was our guide for the rainforest trek and extremely personable, friendly and knowledgeable about our walk through the trails. Although we weren't lucky enough to see bears in person, we saw a lot of evidence, were witness to the life cycles that occur in the area as a result of low tide, and other animals in the area (such... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The hiking is in the middle of the Rainforest between the bear paths and bridges where you can actually see the bears catching salmons close enough to appreciate the wild without any risk. In the sanctuary there are bald eagles and hawks, some wild and some rehabilitated. We got the chance to pet some Reindeers and feed them as well.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this was a beautiful hike through the rainforest in Ketchikan. We were lucky enough to have some sun which was nice. We did see some wildlife - a bear and a bald eagle. Our guide, Tyler was very good, informative and funny. He really tried hard to spot wildlife for us to see and that isn't always easy and the... More

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Mohawk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Who would have thought a rainforest in Alaska? Nice walk through the forest. We saw lots of wild life

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