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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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Address: Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
Phone Number: 9072255503
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour and Wildlife Encounter

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Rainforest & raptor sanctuary

What is a nice leisurely walk through the rainforest had a very knowledgeable tour guide that was telling us about all of the foliage. Although we did not see any bears we did see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got off the ship thinking we would have an interesting walk and ended up having an amazing guided tour by Kevin. It was spawning season so it turned out that the black bears were have a major feast in Eagle Creek and there were dead salmon all over the place and 4 black bears a number of bald eagles, seals... More 

Thank PW03
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here's a hike you can't beat: bald eagles flying all around you because they know there are plenty of salmon in the creek at your feet for all to share, 3-4" banana slugs and delicate thimble berries ornament the lower canopy...LOTS of black bears to watch in late July and August, and the trees!! Look up and see if you... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome place to see the salmon running and black bear fishing. They have a native totem pole carver and a raptor rescue with bald eagles and hawks. The boardwalk that goes over the streams is a great way to watch the black bear in action. A zip line runs through the canopy. Great place to visit!!

Thank KMS1953
Southh San Francisco
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cruise excursion. This was one of the best. Our guide Michelle was really good loved the wild life sanctuary

Thank alexanderra1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What is a nice leisurely walk through the rainforest had a very knowledgeable tour guide that was telling us about all of the foliage. Although we did not see any bears we did see tracks and signs of where the Bears have been saw all sorts of salmon and and a harbor seal. It was interesting watching the totem pole... More 

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Abilene, TX
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk through a rainforest with gorgeous scenery and the chance to view a bear or other beautiful animal. It's described as a hike, but it's more like an easy walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

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Cross Plains, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this as part of an excursion on our cruise. It is not a hike, more like a stroll through the rainforest. The guide was very knowledgable and made the walk interesting. We did see a bear feeding on the salmon that were running along with several harbor seals. The exhibits at the sanctuary center were also very... More 

Thank Kayelem
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a light & tumble journey from the bus to the rainforest. Rebecca took us on our journey into the wild. Within 5 minutes up on the boardwalk we spotted a bear poking her head out from a tree. Then her 2 cubbies came into view. Then & there we got our monies worth. It would be nice if there... More 

Thank WoHop132
Carmel, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family experience with our excursion booked in advance with our "Expert Guides": Connor & Brandon is a must see.We were able to watch a Mother Bear teaching her two club's the art of Salmon Fishing. Our guides explained their habits with kept us safe. I met with Volta at the Alaska Raptor Center and was able to see my... More 

Thank TheNormandyInn
Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to visit a rain forest. We saw black bear & salmon. Friendly staff. Our excursion gave us more than enough time to see everything.

Thank Cindy S

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