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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
116 Wood Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9765
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Reviewed yesterday

Walking through the rainforest was a peaceful experience filled with so much information. Ally, our guide, was genuinely excited about the rainforest and her knowledge was extensive. This is a great way to become acquainted with Alaska!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gina C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked the Rainforest walk w/Crab Feast through our Cruise and were glad that the tour actually happened as our cruise was arriving early in Ketchikan and departing early as well causing our tour to be shorter then expected. The Rainforest walking tour was very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Eric-Bodie
Reviewed 3 days ago

We set this tour up through our cruise line and it was one of the best experiences we had in Alaska. Our tour guide was Chris and he was outstanding! The rain forest experience was great but also included time with a totem carver, in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed 5 days ago

Last year we did the Naturalist guided rain forest walk and we did this again this year while waiting for the Alaska Marine Highway ferry to arrive from Prince Rupert. This time we did the last walk of the day, nice group of 12 like-minded...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank CarolK09
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked this three hour Ketchikan tour through the cruise line. Our guides were Stacey and Clara - both guides were very knowledgeable and informative during our sanctuary walk. They discussed the various trees and inhabitants of the rainforest - we were astounded at the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PaVoyager082019
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit if you love seeing the beauty of nature. The experience was made even better by our guide Tori. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and had a great sense of humor. In addition to seeing the varied plant life...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ernest S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I went there in July. We purchased this tour outside of our cruise. We found it to pretty good. Red was our tour guide and he was the one that made it worth it ! The walking isn't too bad and we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jrcabral2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Tami was very pleasant and knowledgeable on our rainforest walk. We made friends with a banana slug and managed to catch a bear wading in the stream feasting on salmon. We saw a totem pole in the process of being carved and chatted...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Dominique7339
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dollar for dollar, the best Alaskan experience packed into three fast hours: - Nature walk with a black bear grazing and catching salmon in a nearby creek. - Wild bald eagles posing for pictures. - Description of rain forest -Aviary rescue facility with a red-tailed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank WarthogNWA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very informative tour through the rainforests of Ketchikan which, at least for our group, resulted in us seeing some of the must sees of Alaska: a juvenile bald eagle; mature bald eagles in flight and perched; a river otter; salmon swimming up...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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March 21, 2019|
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Response from Ktnlady | Reviewed this property |
Its called Herring Bay.. I know this was raised on this creek... Plus the sawmll was called Herring Bay Sawmill..DNR also listed as Herring Bay...
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Xraylfh | 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.
August 6, 2018|
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Response from ashleyt6 | 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