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Address: Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour and Wildlife Encounter

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Beautiful walk through rainforest

Informative guides lead you through the rainforest. Amazing trees. Beautiful and peaceful. Saw our first bear near the salmon stream.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Tina S
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Informative guides lead you through the rainforest. Amazing trees. Beautiful and peaceful. Saw our first bear near the salmon stream.

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1 Thank Tina S
New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I decided to do a solo cruise before i met up with my uncle for the land portion of our tour of Alaska. One of the things i was most looking forward to about alaska was the chance to see wildlife in their natural habitat. When i saw the herring cove excursion available as part of the cruise i decided... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Took a bus ride to see the actual carving of a totem pole. The carver is going for the world record of having carved the most tothem poles - orca in progress. This is also a raptor sanctuary & was able to see several raptors, which included a bald eagle, owl, hawk & osprey. We saw a tree full of... More 

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1 Thank DanaRN2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our walk through the rainforest with our guide, DJ. She was very knowledgeable and took the time to point out interesting plants. Being a carpenter, my husband enjoyed the lumber mill. Seeing the carver working was amazing. How they work with the animals, trying to return them to the wild is awesome.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

If there isn't any rain here over a 2 week period it is considered a drought!! The guided walk was informative and educational! We liked the banana slugs!! There was a bear nearby but we never saw it. Guides are professional and ready for anything. Very important to listen to them give instructions before the walk begins. It was really... More 

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1 Thank nanaspansygirl
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I loved the rain forest! I have always wanted to go! it was misting that day which made it perfect! we even got to feed raindeer at the end of the guide tour! we saw lots of wildlife, including bald eagles!

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1 Thank Maureen M
Bakersfield, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Enjoyed the informative rainforest walk and narrative. Cannot remember our guides name but he was very personal and knew what he was talking about. I was however thankful that it was NOT raining, since the area averages 12 FEET of rain per year. This may sound silly, but one of my highlights was getting to feed the reindeer. I went... More 

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1 Thank justME1963
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

What could be better than seeing bears in their natural habitat in Alaska? Loved seeing them. We took a 20-minute bus ride from our cruise ship in the pouring rain. Thankfully, they did give us ponchos. We walked over a series of suspension bridges in the pouring rain. At this point, we only saw salmon. It was wet and beautiful... More 

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2 Thank 1Karen1
cambridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The tour began in the rain we trudged through the forest as the weather became progressively worse and turned to hail and thunder. Wet feet and clothes no wildlife much apart from some seals and ducks extremely disappointing. The totem pole carver barely said 2 words so we only stayed here a minute. The Raptor Center consisted of a couple... More 

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1 Thank FloandStan
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The sanctuary is located in an area where about 40 black bears are known to regularly pass through as part of their natural habitat. Prior to entering the sanctuary everyone is given plenty of up-front warnings about possible encounters with bears and how to respond. All food items and anything that could attract the interest or curiosity of bears is... More 

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