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Ketchikan Rainforest Sanctuary and Totem Park Tours
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Ketchikan Rainforest Sanctuary and Totem Park Tours

By Kawanti Adventures
The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary in Ketchikan is home to a huge variety of Alaskan wildlife, including bears, bald eagles, seals, and deer. On this tour, maximize your chances of spotting wildlife on a guided walk through the forests and along Eagle Creek. Afterwards, visit the Alaska Raptor Center and enjoy a totem pole carving demonstration at the Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill.
from
$89.58
per adult
from
$89.58
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 36 per group
Duration:2h 45m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Fantastic wildlife sightings such as bears and bald eagles
  • Learn more about the local ecosystems from a naturalist guide
  • Watch a totem pole carving at the Herring Bay Lumber Company
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Ketchikan hotel

  • Naturalist guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Alaska Raptor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Kawanti Adventures
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink


Departure details
  • 131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA All guests will meet on Berth 2 next to the Ketchikan Visitors Center and large bronze statue "The Rock". Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time. A staff member will be there waiting with a dock sign.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6566WILDLIFE

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour and Wildlife Encounter?
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour and Wildlife Encounter price starts from $89.58. Discover and book Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour and Wildlife Encounter on Tripadvisor
What is the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour and Wildlife Encounter cancellation policy?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6566WILDLIFE

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    131 Front St
    131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
    All guests will meet on Berth 2 next to the Ketchikan Visitors Center and large bronze statue "The Rock". Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time. A staff member will be there waiting with a dock sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Alaska Raptor Center
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Kawanti Adventures
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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British_Traveller777
British_Traveller777
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Karts are heavily restricted - adrenaline junies will be left wanting
Karts have been heavily restricted, so don't expect thrills. (Staff advised for speed less than 25mph) Advertising
teresah912
teresah912
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WOW - Tristan & Pey amazing guides
Just WOW…. Our guides (Tristen & Peyton) were brilliant, putting us all at ease and making our day fun and adventur
christopherwI6596NI
christopherwI6596NI
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Great service and even better time
We had an awesome time. Ray ray and Hiram were awesome. Even saw 2 black bears getting salmon out of the stream.
MikeMoorman
MikeMoorman
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Amazing flight through the forest
First off, the weather cooperated with this fun tour. Secondly, Peyton and Hyrum made this an extremely great adv
kimwU4899IC
kimwU4899IC
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Daniel and Ray Ray - zip line experience.
Daniel and Ray Ray were the best guides! They made us feel totally safe and really enjoy the adventure. I would go
JimWilkinsonCA
JimWilkinsonCA
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Great time zipping through the trees!
This is our last stop in Alaska on our cruise ship. It was probably the highlight of the trip. Both Daniel and Ray
krystiwilkinson
krystiwilkinson
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Wonderful
Daniel & Ray Ray were awesome. Our family had a great time and even saw a bear below us. When it was over we wanted
ffr154
ffr154
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Great fun
We had an awesome time driving the carts on the old logging roads up in the forest. It was a super fun tour. They g
Denise55555
Denise55555
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE
It was exhilarating, to say the least!! The guides (Tristen & Raymond) were extremely professional while making our
voyager3002990
voyager3002990
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Great Alaskan Adventure
I had never done a zip line before so I was a little nervous. Our guides, Katie and Tristan did a great job of maki
jimrS764FJ
jimrS764FJ
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Great for first timers!
Great fun for a first time zip line experience, Tristin and Katie our guides were great, they walked us through any
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A4041YEerikl
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Awesome Bears and Rainforest
Incredible experience seeing bears catching salmon in the rainforest. The salmon run was occurring, and we saw a mo
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J659JLjeffb
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Walk off the wildside
Katie and her German trainee were awsome! Had fun, felt safe, beautiful environment! The last rapel was a walk of
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Voyager24050652805
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So much fun!
Tristan and Kail were excellent tour guides. Tristan kept it lively with his fun sense of humor and personality. No
VoltigeuseMontreal
VoltigeuseMontreal
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Amazing experience!
We had an amazing experience! Our guides, Tristan and Raymond, were awesome... Very entertaining but always with sa
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Tanja S
4 contributions
Our guides, Warren and Fletcher, did a great job of sharing their knowledge of animals and scenic facts if this area. My daughter and I were able to 5 black bears today and it was amazing. The weather was great— no rain at all— and there had been recent bear spotting sun the days prior to our visit. The salmon jumping around in the creek bed was amazing and made for a very interactive experience. The totem part of the excursion was very cool, maybe next time the carver or guide can share just bit more about the culture and history as I didn’t know much and would have loved to soak up some more facts. The raptor recovery center was informative and interesting.
Written August 16, 2022
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Will B
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Our guide Sue kept it moving, light and interesting. We had a good group and Sue responded with fantastic facts and jokes she admittedly stated would go downhill, just like the majority of the hike. We capped the visit off with a black bear sighting, as he crossed our path on the way to the creek for a snack.
Written September 15, 2022
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Greg C
Broken Bow, OK34 contributions
May 2022
We scheduled this tour as an excursion off our cruise ship and we are glad we did. Our guide, name of AJ, we very knowledgeable, funny and easy to understand. We walked through an amazing old growth rain forest. Our group was so large we split into two guides, and the other group that was bout 3 minutes behind ours saw a moma bear and two cubs, while we did not. Just luck of the draw. The Raptor sanctuary is a great opportunity to see Bald Eagles, Owls and Falcons up close and we loved the totems and watching a craftsman working on a new one.
Written June 6, 2022
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Joe W
1 contribution
May 2022
This was a very good tour. I will say the price is excessive when booked through the cruise line. Just call the Excursion places and reserve direct to save $40.00 or more a person.
Disappointed no reduced fares for seniors.
Also this is the place to be in late June and early July to see the bears feast on salmon. We were too early.
Also it is better in wet weather but who can predict weather. We missed the large slugs 6-10 inches………
Written June 12, 2022
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Stevex19
Lecanto, FL25 contributions
Jun 2022
Beautiful are bordering parks. Didn't really see much wildlife just a few juvenile Bald Eagles and a couple of tree slugs. Tour was conducted by a seasonal student worker. (As are almost all workers in the tourist areas) She was knowledgeable and friendly but mostly just read from a script. Stopped by the totem carving area and was introduced to a native wood carver who was either having a bad day or just didn't want to talk to us. All in all, a reasonably nice experience, but I'm sure there are better attractions at this cruise stop.
Written July 21, 2022
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LewieE
Salem, NH63 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a great tour while we were in port on a cruise. The company picked us up at the Ward Cove terminal and we had a private tour for the 4 of us. Megan was our driver and gave us some great facts as we drove down the the Sanctuary. Amy was our tour guide and she did a great job. She was fun, informative and engaging. While on the tour we were lucky enough to see several wild eagles We stopped by the Raptor Center and got an up close look at a Bald Eagle, Red Tail Hawk and a Peregrine Falcon, while learning more about the work of the sanctuary. We ended the tour speaking with a local craftsman continuing the heritage and culture of hand carving totem poles. After the tour we had the option to return to the dock or get dropped off in town. Luanne was our return drive and was equally friendly and informative. This is a great operation run by a friendly team. Thanks to all, especially Amy!
Written May 29, 2022
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Stacey M
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Our guide Amy was amazing and friendly. She was patient knowledgeable and funny. This is an easy excursion prefect for the family. We saw parts, as well as banana slugs, eagles, and owls and learn about the art and traditions of making totem poles.
Written May 24, 2022
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Stacey H
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Alex was a great guide. He was very knowledgable and very funny (Dad jokes and pirate jokes and nature jokes). We learned about the plants and trees including the life cycle of the rainforest.
The Raptor centre was excellent - very informative and it was great to see the birds up close.
We were able to see lots of salmon in the stream. The group in front of us saw a bear catch a salmon but it was gone before we reached that point.
Written August 26, 2022
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Mudeford 123
48 contributions
Aug 2022
We had not signed up from this tour but the one we wanted was cancelled. The walk through the forest was interesting but you don't get the feeling of being in a wilderness. We arrived at the salmon lake which was full of dead salmon and seagulls. We were told that usually we would see bald eagles and bears. Not sure that was ever going to happen in these surroundings. We then went to the raptor centre and saw a bald eagle, peregrine falcon and owl. Whilst if was interesting to see them up close would rather have seen in the wild. We then went to the saw mill where a man told us a little about carving totem poles. The rest of our time we were left to sit or shop. The whole experience was a little underwhelming.
Written August 28, 2022
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Zoey K
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Patrick was a fabulous tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and made everyone feel comfortable! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get the true “Alaskan” experience.

Ohhhh and we got to see a black bear! #winning
Written October 3, 2021
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