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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

Address: Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
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$105*
and up
Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk
67%
Ranked #14 of 24 Attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Carlsbad, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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428 reviews 428 reviews
254 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
1 review
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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301 reviews 301 reviews
79 attraction reviews
340 helpful votes 340 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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Camborne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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