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Address: Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
Phone Number: 9072255503
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Our tour started from the pier and we were driven by bus to the sanctuary. The journey gave the driver the opportunity to tell us about the history of the area and it's wildlife... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Thousand Oaks, California
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I had had a float plane excursion planned, but, due to the number of fishing boats, that excursion got cancelled. So, with reluctance, I booked this tour as a back up. It was AMAZING! Within a couple of minutes we were watching numerous Black Bears feed in the streams below the suspension bridges and viewing platforms. Towards the end of... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a walking tour and very interesting. At one point you are walking from one tree landing to another on a suspended walkway. From that walkway you get to see the bears in their natural habitat. We not only saw a bear , but we saw three frolicking in the stream catching salmon. The highlight of the tour.

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Halifax, Canada
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went on this excursion not really expecting to see bears. We were so happy to be proven wrong! Within moments of our arrival on the bear viewing platforms and suspension bridges there were about half a dozen black bear visible feeding on salmon which were spawning in the creek below us. We watched them fish, eat their catch, climb... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our tour started from the pier and we were driven by bus to the sanctuary. The journey gave the driver the opportunity to tell us about the history of the area and it's wildlife. Our first stop at the sanctuary was to visit the raptors, and the keeper/guide was very knowledgable and she answered many questions about the sea eagle,... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We were sisters traveling together late July and early August. We were not on a cruise, but we had the good fortune to experience the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. Our first experience at the Sanctuary was the nature walk and wildlife viewing. Our guides were Summer and Maddie. What a delight! They were very knowledgeable, excitedly sharing their enthusiasm about the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We started the bear watching tour on suspension bridges and within 10mins of being there we saw a black bear. Continuing over more bridges and platforms we saw 4 more bears. We walked a trail and nearly walk right into a bear! All in all we observed 7 bears for a total of 2hrs viewing. The guides were knowledgeable and... More 

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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had an amazing excursion off of the Disney Wonder, to the rainforest sanctuary for a walk to see bears. Our guide Zachary was knowledgeable and very friendly, cautious and informative, and we felt safe every step of the way. The trails that you walk are very mild - our 9 and 11 year old easily made the walk, as... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was a nice walking experience through the rainforest. The guide did a great job explaining about the trees and animals as we went through. Didn't get to see any bears but saw a few eagles, including a big one on top of a tree. We also saw a totem pole carver in action.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our tour guide was great at explaining the natural area and allowing us to see bears in their natural setting. She also pointed out bald eagles and everything else we were seeing. They are serious about rules for when you go bear watching, but is for your safety as well as theirs and the safety of the bears.

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Westborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Friends and I did the Alaska cruise and had the amazing chance to see black bears in the wild. Tyler was our guide and he was incredible! He was so knowledgeable, gave us plenty of time to view and take pictures. I was feeling a little guilty that we had the best guide. This excursion is my #1 pick of... More 

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