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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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116 Wood Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9765
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Thank two62886
Reviewed October 19, 2018

the tour of the forest was pretty cool and the guide was very informative and personable. the view of salmon in the stream was also cool.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gregg K
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This was a real turn up for the books for us! We visited the forest as part of a guided tour from our cruise, and in addition to a very interesting nature walk led by our guide, Megan, when we reached the estuary full of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PVilly
Reviewed October 7, 2018

My husband and I visited this Sanctuary whilst in Ketchican. Our experiences there were absolutely amazing. Our guides Rylee and Savannah were fantastic. As our group was very quiet whilst walking on he board walks we were privileged to see a bear wander under one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

My husband and I took our very first cruise in September 2018,an inland passage to Alaska. What a wonderful experience. Zip lining was our third excursion off the ship and what a wonderful adventure with Colin & Paul. Colin & Paul were very professional,knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara D
Reviewed October 4, 2018

My wife and I had some time to spare while on a cruise up the inner passage so decided to go to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and what an interesting day we had with a very enthusiastic guide which made it more interesting and although...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jishad
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We were on a cruise and booked the 'Herring Cove Bear Adventure' before the trip. It was a short bus ride to the Sanctuary where we were introduced to 2 guides, before setting off for a short walk onto the raised walkways. It wasn't long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.
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
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Carmel C | Reviewed this property |
We booked this through the ship we sailed on. We had two choices. One left 8am and the other around midday.