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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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116 Wood Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9765
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To all of you tourist out there.. These people had took upon themselves to rename the Creek out in Herring Cove.. It is not called Eagle Creek that they said.. The true name is Herring Cove Creek.. The reason is that I grew up in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ktnlady
Reviewed January 30, 2019

Guide knowledge outstanding. Wildlife exciting and plentiful. Easy walk, enjoyable in spite of the sprinkling misty weather. Ponchos provided to all who need.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cc4relief
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

A few months late but wanted to say that we went on this nature walk with our adult kids and toddler grandsons. It was easy and fun for all. Clara was wonderful and informative.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cruiser516966
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Saw so many bears including some baby cubs! Was a rainy day, but guides Rylee and Connor told us that is ideal. They were great and got so many good pics and videos.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank navar365
Reviewed January 11, 2019

We took the opportunity prior to leaving on our 6 week holiday. At first I was apprehensive not ever doing anything like this. It was fantastic and professionally safe. There would be a size limit although I am not sure . Stef and Kelly were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 382wayneo382
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Did the ziplining excursion with my husband. We loved the crew that took us out and the lines were fun. The lines weren't super long or high but being able to zip through Tongass and see all there was to see was such an adventure....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Visited while on a cruise this past summer (2018). Never got around to posting this review until November because I miss placed the business card. Our guide Shannon was absolutely outstanding. Such a friendly and overly animated young girl. She really made the tour. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gizcrink
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We really enjoyed our guide and had a great time watching the eagles and salmon. We, unfortunately, didn't see any bears but it was probably the wrong time of year as the salmon were just starting to run.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Heather D
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband & I were on our honeymoon when we did this adventure. I'm terrified by heights so this was crazy. But our guides, Stef & Megan, were great. Coaching me the entire way. They were a lot of fun with great sense of humor....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wendy W
Reviewed October 28, 2018

As part of an excursion from our Alaskan Cruise in September 2018, a group of us Aussies went ziplining across the sanctuary. A truly memorable experience. Some of us were quite nervous about the activity, Tall Paul and Clay made us feel at ease and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 21, 2019|
Response from Gizcrink | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Don’t know the answer to your question.
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 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