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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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Address: Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
Phone Number: 9072255503
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$79*
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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour and Wildlife Encounter
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour

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Great tour! Our guide was amazing. It was fun to learn about the rainforest and how it maintains itself. Learning about the plants and how they support the wildlife. We saw bear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Carmel, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful place and so much to see. Saw black bear coming out of forest area; totally awesome. Neat stores all along the streets. Most with good prices and friendly people. Weather was glorious; sunny and high 60's.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Much-touted on our cruise and very expensive for a short walk to see a few bears and a few animals in captivity. We were very disappointed. Guides not knowledgeable and dragged out presentations to make the tour seem longer. Kids liked seeing the bears but there is no explanation for why the exorbitant cost.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour! Our guide was amazing. It was fun to learn about the rainforest and how it maintains itself. Learning about the plants and how they support the wildlife. We saw bear tracks and dens, I really enjoyed!

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Pierre, South Dakota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thinking we would have a true Alaska Rainforest experience, only to find it was over-hyped 'close to the original' dragged out presentation to justify the expensive entrance 'fee'. A hike on a private trail that paralleled the national forest (since you can't charge for that) isn't the same. A trail that was at most a mile, that they tried to... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had already taken one walk in a temperate rainforest but it was interesting to see this one too. Lots of boardwalks so it's safe and you don't disturb the animals. Saw the salmon running - all 5 kinds, red squirrels, ravens and a mother bear with her 2 cubs fishing in the water. Seeing the bears does make all... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite seeing a mother bear and 2 babies briefly, we were disappointed when the guide told us that there were only 17 bears here! No wonder we spent so long waiting to see them. She also said the Salmon had only arrived 2 days ago. The board walk was fairly short and the river area is difficult to see. We... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although our young guide was excellent, I was expecting a bit more from this excursion. On a gentle 1/2 mile walk through the Alaskan rainforest, we did learn a lot about the vegetation and some of the creatures that inhabit the forest. One thing I found very interesting was the bears' "training" tree. We did see bear scat, but no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid $170 per person from the ship to go on this excursion. We saw 3 bears in total which was really great. The guides were friendly too and explained a lot about the trees in the rainforest. However, for risking that you won't see any bears at all, I personally think that $170 is a bit too much. Still,... More 

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