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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Walking Tour
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Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy and Zipline Adventure
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Ranked #6 of 60 things to do in Ketchikan
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful guide , Jan who was passionate about the forest and conservation and so got a lot more out of the visit then if we just walked around ourselves . There are reindeers , up close with a bald eagle, and a visit with a totem pole master . The gift shop gives out the most delicious hot chocolate . It was also refreshing after spending a week in New York where the tour guides really put the hard word on you for tips that no one is like that in Alaska .

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We were on a cruise and booked this as one of our excursions; it was AWESOME! The first thing the guides did was have everyone meet at the main gate and put any kind of food, drink, gum, or anything smelly into a bin that was sealed and then carried over to the exit building; they did this in case of bears. When we went, the bears were just starting to wake up, so they are extra "ornery". We did not see any bears, and thus my rating of 4 stars. The guide was knowledgable, friendly, and not a local (she migrated from Texas). We had a great time and would like to go back in the future, perhaps further into the season, bears are very common in that area. I would recommend this to anyone who can handle a bit of walking through mild forest areas, almost no hills, very level area to walk on and it's not a long distance.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy to interact with. Wonderfully relaxing and informative. The saw mill is awesome.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Had the opportunity visit the Rainforest Sanctuary in Ketchikan on a recent visit to Ketchikan. The site was very interesting, with a zipline, walking tour, bear viewing platforms, old sawmill and then the Eagles and Owls at the Alaska Raptor Center display. In talking with the guides at the Raptor Center the one in Ketchikan is affiliated with the main center in Sitka, Alaska. This appears to be an educational outreach from the Sitka Center. The two ladies were very informative and friendly. I recommend this place to anyone who would like to see some eagles up close and personal.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

This was part of a shore excursion last September (2013) at the end of the Alaskan cruise season. The guide was very knowledgable and spoke clearly. Wildlife was hit or miss. The only bear we saw was alone and not very close. However, the area walking over the end of the salmon spawn was fascinating. Sure there were a lot of dead and dying fish in the water, but it was just as if we were next to the cameraman in a NatGeo program. We did get up close and personal with some reindeer in a petting zoo type encounter. The rehabilitating eagle and the owl were interesting as well. I would agree that the carver was not real engaging and did very little work or demonstration while we were in the building. It would have been more interesting if he had a short presentation. The tour does immerse you into a temperate rainforest, exposes you to the wildlife, and you get to see a totem while in a carving status.

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