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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Sanctuary and Rainforest Wildlife Center provided by My Holidays Online - Alaska

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Sanctuary and Rainforest Wildlife Center

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Sanctuary and Rainforest Wildlife Center
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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  • Duration: 2h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea and a smoked salmon snack.
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Herring Cove
Duration
2h 45m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This tour meets in front of the Ketchikan Visitor's Center . Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers. Return Point: Ketchikan cruise port
  • Ports:
  • Ketchikan Visitors Center
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea and a smoked salmon snack.
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Herring Cove
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This tour meets in front of the Ketchikan Visitor's Center . Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers. Return Point: Ketchikan cruise port
  • Ports:
  • Ketchikan Visitors Center
Duration
2h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Herring Cove
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    An amazing 8 mile journey along the coast takes you to the exclusive Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, a private reserve located in the forested mountains at rustic Herring Cove. This refined natural environment is home to bald eagles, black bear, seals, a variety of birds and other species attracted by the major salmon runs in the abundant marine estuary. In addition to wildlife viewing opportunities, this tour enables you to see and photograph live eagles up close, observe reindeer, and to observe a master native totem pole carver at work. You will be greeted by your naturalist and guided along an improved trail through the heart of the dense forest, amongst tall stands of hemlock, spruce and Alaska cedar. The forest floor is covered with mosses, wild flowers and a variety of berries. Stops will be made at strategically located viewing areas. Your guide will lead you to a protected open estuary, where you follow Eagle Creek along an elevated wooden boardwalk overlooking grassy wetlands. Major runs of salmon return to spawn here. Watch and listen to the symphony of bird activity in this spectacular setting. During the spawning season bears and seals feed on salmon in Eagle Creek and the likelihood of viewing these fascinating animals is good. Bald eagles and other birds wait for scraps in the estuary. Sitka black tail deer, mink and marten also frequent the area. Seasonal ecosystem changes result in varying levels of wildlife activity. If you like nature, you will love this tour. At the conclusion of the half-mile trail hike you will have an opportunity to visit the Alaska Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit organization. Take the opportunity to feed their Alaskan reindeer as well as see raptors up close as a raptor specialist explains the heritage and habitat of the different species. Following these great photographic opportunities, you will be guided through the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill, established by legendary pioneer Ben Fleenor. Observe a master native totem pole carver at work and enjoy his many works in front of our General Store. Explore the interpretive displays and enjoy complimentary refreshments while browsing in the General Store. Included: Rain ponchos if necessary. Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea and a smoked salmon snack in general store. Admission to the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. Please Note: Wildlife sightings not guaranteed. Requires approximately 1/2 mile walk on possibly uneven terrain through forest. Not recommended for guests with mobility issues.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Peter R
Buderim, Australia2,247 contributions
We never went with My Holidays Online but with Alaskan onshore tours. We had a wonderful tour and initially saw a black bear run across the road on our way there. We also saw a deer run across the road. The rainforest wildlife center was great and we also saw a black bear in the meadows along with lots of bald eagles. We saw some beautiful caged birds (due to injury for their protection). We also saw totem poles being carved. Just an amazing visit.
Written July 11, 2022
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Kelly K
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Took the black bear and wildlife exploration while in port from my cruise. Told we needed to be quiet to not scare the wildlife. Seems pretty pointless, when you have zipliners screaming and yelling overhead, loud vehicles continually going up and down the road carry the people to their destinations. The serenity of the forest was completely ruined. Not to mention that no wildlife was seen except for an eagle. I am sure the noise spooked anything within hearing range. We were supposed to see a master totem carver in action but he was on break so our guides read us the signs that were posted around the mill. Snack was a ritz cracker with salmon spread and coffee. This was not worth the $
Written August 29, 2019
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Deb S
Deb S
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