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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Tours

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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Welcome to what is most likely heaven on Earth for Nordic fauna fanatics! The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary is a 40-acre rainforest consisting of immense spruce, hemlock and cedar trees with a forest floor covered with several different kinds of moss, wild flowers and berries. A living postcard of the Alaskan wildlife, the sanctuary is located just a few miles outside the picturesque and tranquil fishing community of Herring Cove.

The sanctuary is not just about breathtaking sights but also memorable and varied experiences led by naturalists, that truly reflect what life is like in this harsh but fascinating and pristine climate. Here, visitors can interact with a herd of Alaskan Reindeer, marvel at Eagle Creek (Alaska’s richest salmon spawning stream), step back in time while visiting a historic Alaska sawmill, learn more about the local fauna at the Alaska Wildlife Foundation Center and even watch a Native master totem-pole carver at work. The Sanctuary is also home to a variety of species that are not quite as friendly as reindeers – such as Sitka black tail deer, mink and marten, bald eagles, black bears, seals and many types of birds – making the excitement all that more palpable. Not to mention the photo opportunities!

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The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary is located in Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island in the Alexander Archipelago of southern Southeast Alaska. There are ferry services from Juneau, Hollis and Wrangell to Ketchikan, as well as an international airport on neighboring Gravina Island. Touring the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary costs $89 per adult and $50 for those under 12 years of age.
Address: Wood Road, Ketchican, Alaska, USA
Admission: Adults $89, Children (under 12) $50
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Rainforest Zip, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure in Ketchikan, AK

Rainforest Zip, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure in Ketchikan, AK

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If you’re thinking, “Zipline tour? Been there, done that,” maybe you just need to up the ante. This thrilling zipline tour in Tongass National Forest will have you flying through an Alaskan rainforest canopy at heights up to 135 feet (41 meters) above ground. Across 6,000 feet (1,830 meters) of dual-line cables and three hanging bridges, you’ll have unique vantage points to look for bears feeding on salmon and watch bald eagles soar through the sky. This exciting experience from Ketchikan is limited to nine people per group so you can enjoy personalized attention from your guides.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 189.00
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Rainforest Sanctuary Walk & Crab Feast

Rainforest Sanctuary Walk & Crab Feast

Enjoy an incredible eco-tour up through the rainforest in Herring Cove. You’ll be able to cross on elevated platforms that give you a greater chance the see the wildlife, so be sure to keep your eyes open for black bears, bald eagles, seals, deer and a huge variety of birds. If it’s bald eagles you want to see, then you’ll continue your excursion at a stop at the Eagle Sanctuary to see the eagles up close and personal. Then, you’ll get to stop by the carving shed to meet and interact with a native carver to learn how to carve totem poles, and the traditions behind them. To finish off an incredible experience, you’ll get to have some fresh cooked Dungeness crab in an incredibly beautiful lodge setting next to the George Inlet, a meal that also includes a fresh salad and dessert. Alternative menu options include chicken or pasta.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 169.00
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Black Bear & Wildlife Exploration - Ketchikan, AK

Black Bear & Wildlife Exploration - Ketchikan, AK

Ketchikan's finest bear viewing accessible by road! Visit Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary for this unique opportunity to see black bears in their native habitat. Your naturalist/guide will bring the rich forest to life as you meander along an improved trail, leading to an elevated boardwalk and platform system amongst magnificent stands of spruce, hemlock and cedar. Watch for bears from the safety of the raised boardwalks which maximize your viewing and provide protection. Leaving the private elevated wildlife viewing system, the rainforest trail transforms to an additional boardwalk perched over grassy wetlands alongside Eagle Creek, home to a rich run of spawning salmon. Here bears, bald eagles, seals and other birds come to fish for Alaska's abundant salmon. Be sure to visit the Alaska Raptor Center, a non-profit organization. Take the opportunity to see raptors up close, along with the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company Sawmill, master Native carver and General Store.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 215.00
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Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest Experience - Ketchikan, AK

Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest Experience - Ketchikan, AK

Explore the ecosystem, wildlife and culture of Southeast Alaska on a three-hour adventure through the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, bald eagle presentation by Alaska Raptor Center, plus free time in Herring Cove.Walk under tall spruce, hemlock and cedar trees that line a creek where a variety of wildlife feed on swimming salmon. You'll then enter a flight auditorium to watch a fully narrated presentation by a handler from the Alaska Raptor Center. Learn the physical attributes and natural behaviors of their rehabilitated birds of prey as they fly around the custom-built raptor courtyard and a majestic bald eagle is showcased on the handler's arm.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 112.00
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