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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were really looking forward to this tour, the only one that we booked through the ship rather than independently. What a disappointment and a waste of $400 for the two of us. When I read about this tour, on various sites, it was made to sound like a limited number of people could visit this site. Yes, there were... More

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It was lightly raining when we arrived at the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, complimentary rain ponchos were furnished, which was nice. The walk was enjoyable, our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot about the bears that live there and also the flora. It would have been exciting to see a bear, but they don't guarantee any wildlife... More

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Henlow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Rainforest is beautiful, our guide Elliott was very entertaining, and very knowledgeable. It was raining a little when we arrived at the rain forest which is only a short drive from town. However Ponchos' were provided. The walk was easy, paved and well marked. We saw black bears rustling in the bushes, tour was very informative, we were able... More

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Bay City
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This was a really nice tour. You have to leave any food you are carrying at the entrance as there are bears in the area. We actually did see one fishing in the creek. Our guide, Noah, was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the trees & plants in the forest. I thought it might just be a walk through... More

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Hemel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were told by the guide that we might see some bears on the trail through the treetops. When we got to the first platform he pointed out a blck shape in a bush and we thought this was all we would see but we were so wrong. After a few minutes several black bears were all below us, in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is an amazing experience. This and our dog sledding tour were the highlights of our Alaskan trip. It was raining pretty steadily on the day we were there. They supplied us with ponchos. Our guide told us what to do and not to do (common sense really) and off we went on the trail through the rainforest. There are... More

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Owego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I used to work at Alaska rainforest Sanctuary so I got to see a lot but on some days you can really see some neat wildlife. You have to remember that the animals are wild and are not guaranteed but the history and the views of the rainforest is great too

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vigneau21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were a little skeptical on this excursion because we knew we would not be siing grizzly bears just black bear if any. So so so happy we did this!!!! This excursion is in the wild. There are no guarantees. These bear are not pets. If you want a guarantee go to a zoo. If you are patient and want... More

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Spring, Texas
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33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The visit to the Ketchikan "Alaska Rainforest" was booked as part of a package with the second leg being an all you can eat crab feast. Booking was through Princess Cruise Lines @ $144.50 each. We booted up for the walk but found that the hour long walk was along a paved pathway through the rainforest. Saw now bears or... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The rainforest was very beautiful since it was my very first rainforest I did not know what to expect I was glad we went. We did not get to see any bears bummer, we did get to see salmon and reindeer. I guess if we would have saw bears the trip would have been great.

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