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Address: Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
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Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk

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Bear Sightings

Good value for an inexpensive ship's tour. I lasted for a 3:15 hours. Seeing a bear is hit or miss. I got a great video from the elevated boardwalk system, of a mama bear and her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

What an amazing place. I Zip-lined over a great canopy, saw more bears, salmon and eagles in one day then I have seen in my life... and it's all nestled in this amazing forest right on a picturesque cove... it's more painting than reality.

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Carlsbad, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Good value for an inexpensive ship's tour. I lasted for a 3:15 hours. Seeing a bear is hit or miss. I got a great video from the elevated boardwalk system, of a mama bear and her two cubs catching salmon in the small stream. The don't list the park location on the ship info. My daughter took a different tour... More 

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Brisbane
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254 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It was GREAT. We were transferred by bus (with amusing and informative driver) to the sanctuary. Our guide met us and after an introduction and amusing do's and don'ts talk, took us in small groups of 12 into the sanctuary. A walkway has been constructed and you quietly walk along and stop when bears are sighted. There are MANY bears... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was the second of two day trips we booked from our ship Holland America's Zuiderdam & both were equally fantastic but entirely different. From the moment we awoke on this day we knew we were going to get wet - it was cold, rainy & I don't have a rain jacket - & I didn't care one little bit!... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After watching whales in Juneau and hiking into the mountains in Skagway, we were looking for a quiet but interesting bus tour, and this fit the bill. The bus driver was full of information on the way out to the Tongass forest area. He explained how the area became a major salmon supplier, that the old trestle area of town... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This tour of the Rainforest was not only beautiful, it was very informative. I really didn't expect to learn so much! A great tour for the entire family! In my opinion, the tour guide makes or breaks the tour. Sam Ortiz made this one of the best tours I have taken. His knowledge along with his great sense of humor... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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Long Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
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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