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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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116 Wood Rd, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9765
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+1 907-225-5503
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Reviewed today

We explored this rainforest on an elegant boardwalk safely above the land animals. Bald eagles soared above us and landed in the trees around us. The variety of birds sounded like a choir, and the large black crows walked on the boardwalk with us. We...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

The guides here make all the difference! We had Cody and she was knowledgeable, funny and made the tour very enjoyable! We did get to see a black bear which is not guaranteed but was a highlight for sure! It was also really nice to...More

Thank fsunanda
Reviewed yesterday

A great leisurely excursion! Very educational and such pretty views. We saw a few wild eagles and then got to see one in captivity. Nice walk and beautiful sites! Our tour guide was great, as well! This is great for all ages. Though it would...More

Thank peterssr195
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the educational hike through the rain forest. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The raptor rescue just consisted of three birds, but we got to see them up close, which was amazing! To top it off, a bear walked across a gravel lot...More

Thank Bellinghamster64
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sarah & Morgan we’re WONDERFUL....they have great knowledge and we’re so friendly and patient !!! Highly recommend

Thank mimi0042018
Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Glad you came too!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a perfect morning! We were fortunate to have Rylee and Savannah as our guides. We were blessed to be able to watch a mother bear and her cub make their way through the sanctuary in several areas. We also saw eagles in the...More

Thank Lisa D
Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Lisa!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our experience through the rainforest was fantastic especially with the very knowledgeable, Shannon.

Thank PWaddell
Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Shannon is amazing!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They've got a great thing going here! Also honestly the best place to potentially see wildlife. We lived and worked in Ketchikan for two summers, and frequently came out to Herring Cove (ARS location) in the evening to look for bears etc. Unfortunately guests coming...More

Thank Sam F
Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you visited us!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Facility is a privately owned sanctuary adjoining the national park . Black bears on the island out number the locals two to one. Super rain forest with elevated platforms BUT you have to be patient to see bears. Lots of times you are just waiting...More

Thank Chris M
Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

This is the place to see wild bears and you are right patience is part of the game. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 5 days ago

My whole family (parents and young adults) were taking a once in a lifetime cruise to Alaska and the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary was one of our expeditions. My whole family LOVED it. Sarah, our guide, was the absolute BEST. We learned about the rain forest,...More

Thank Megan S
Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Of all the awesome things that can be done in Alaska being a highlight for your family truly means a lot to us. Thank you!

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Bea M
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Joe I | Reviewed this property |
I think you have to contact them for the tour. I don't know how often they run, and if they'll do a one on one. Your best bet is to go to the website and call to find out.
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Bea M
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Ashley T | Reviewed this property |
I drove by the place and booked a tour about 10 minutes before they were about to start one. They don't have private tours to my understanding, and they won't let you go in without a guide. I think it's probably because of... More
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DABertholf
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Carmel C | Reviewed this property |
We booked this through the ship we sailed on. We had two choices. One left 8am and the other around midday.
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