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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

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116 Wood Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9765
+1 907-225-5503
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Reviewed yesterday

Guide Rylee was very knowledgeable. Saw a very diverse variety of wildlife. salmon, river otters, harbor seals, black bear, bald eagle, heron, gulls.

Thank Erv C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great time Ziplining with Brad and Allie this morning. They were great guides. Very experienced and knowledgeable. Scenery was fantastic. Weather was gorgeous!

Thank chriscernik
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy rainforest and observing plants and wildlife in a slow paced environment, then this is for you. The best part was seeing the black bear come out of the bushes and make his way onto the trail. We also saw a mother bear...More

Thank Aservies
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on the 15th sept had a great time our guide Rylee was pleasant and informative answered all our questions . We saw bears otters and were fortunate enough to see a bald eagle fly in and take a salmon from the estuary. The totem...More

Thank Trail788055
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whilst this is a sanctuary with boardwalks anove a creek (so initially felt it was a little staged) that view was quickly removed when we saw do many black bears and cubs. It was near endvof spawning so a big feed of salmon. Also saw...More

Thank BGS2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were treated to a walk on a wooden sidewalk suspended above a creek on which black bears....many of them....feasted on salmon which had come to spawn. Afterwards we walked thru a raptor center, then finished. Our tour at a shop at...More

Thank eferrer1102
Reviewed 3 days ago

most informative walk. our guide Ana was delightful. saw salmon, raptors. some neat totem poles too.

Thank mem12102018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thank you Mckenzie and Brad for this great experience! We ✅ that off our bucket list!! We all felt safe high up zipping tree to tree. I never thought I’d see my parents do this..... but they did it with your guidance and were able...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here as a cruise ship excursion for the nature walk. We had a small group and Connor as our guide. We had a group who asked a million questions and Connor did a great job answering all the questions or directing people to...More

Thank carolinadude
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here on a shore excursion during an Alaska cruise. It was our first cruise, our first shore excursion, and our first visit to Ketchikan. Loved it all! Our guide, Cyrus, led us through the green, mossy, fragrant rainforest in a light drizzle to...More

Thank Sara M
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Bea M
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Joe I | 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.
Bea M
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.