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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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116 Wood Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9765
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit- walk way gives great views of bears with their young fishing and climbing trees. Penny & Riley were great at showing us around and spotting the wildlife.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed September 9, 2018

The Herring Cove Sanctuary is a trip not to miss. Trip starts just outside of the ship. We got on a bus for a short 30 minute ride to the sanctuary was enjoyable. The driver told us about the local totem pole carvers and other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

We agree!

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Connor, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the rainforest and very funny as well! The rainforest itself is stunning. We luckily got a mostly dry day but it was still overcast.. We saw salmon running, 2 bears and many bald eagles. It was an extremely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Awesome!

Reviewed September 9, 2018

Zane, our tour guide, was full of knowledge and eager to answer all our questions about the beautiful rainforest and the plants, fish, birds, and mammals that call it home. Getting a chance to meet a Native American woodcarver and talk about his work was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Great job Zane!

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We did the walking tour in the sanctuary. We saw 11 bears!!!!! The guides, Rylee and Red who were AWESOME, said it was a very atypical day but even 3 or 4 would have been awesome! But we saw 11....2 sets of mamas and cubs....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauren Z
Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

11 Bears!!!

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I don't normally leave reviews but when I do....Clay , McKensie & Rachel (photographer) were excellent guides. They kept us entertained- saved one of our group member and accelerated our fun!! I loved the experience and highly recommend it to... The best think I have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thanks for reviewing us!

Reviewed September 8, 2018

Tour visit to the Sanctuary was on a ship’s excursion. Upon arriving at the Sanctuary, our group was led to the network of raised walkways and viewing locations and began searching for bears. Keep in mind that this is not a zoo, and the animals...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed September 7, 2018

We enjoyed our short walk through the forest. From the elevated viewing platform, we got to see a black bear dive into the river and catch a salmon. Very cool. The new bird facility is nice. Got to see a hawk, bald eagle, and owl...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

I am glad you enjoyed your time!

Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour with our cruise ship. It is a short drive from the port in Ketchikan, Alaska. Connor was given us the task of guiding us through the Sanctuary and he was Awesome! Cool enough to even lick a Banana Slug! We saw...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Connor is too cool!

Reviewed September 6, 2018

multiple bald eagle sightings, bears feasting on salmon, upclose views of sanctuary birds and a great overall talk on the plant life of the rainforest. A nice fairly level hike through the rainforest followed by a totem pole carving demonstration. Thanks to John our guide...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rhet E, Manager at Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you!

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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.
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624beam
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
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