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Santuario de la selva tropical de Alaska
Santuario de la selva tropical de Alaska

Santuario de la selva tropical de Alaska

Wood Road, Ketchican, Alaska

Informacion practica

El Santuario de la selva tropical de Alaska se encuentra en Ketchikan en la isla Revillagigedo en el archipiélago Alexander del sureste de Alaska. Hay servicios de ferry desde Juneau, Hollis y Wrangell a Ketchikan, así como un aeropuerto internacional en la vecina isla Gravina. Recorrer el Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary cuesta $ 89 por adulto y $ 50 para los menores de 12 años.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Travelers who want to see bears in the wild should not miss this wildlife viewing opportunity.
  • The sanctuary’s trails—a combination of gravel and wooden boardwalks—are relatively flat and accessible with wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Food is not allowed on the trail for bear safety reasons.
  • The weather is erratic and most exhibits are outdoors, so rain gear and water-resistant shoes are recommended.
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How to Get There

The sanctuary is located along the South Tongass Highway in the small fishing village of Herring Cove. About a 15-minute drive from Ketchikan, the sanctuary is most easily reached on guided tours that includes hotel or port pickup and drop-off.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit the wildlife sanctuary is from mid-June through early September. Spawning season—starting in late July—is the best time to spot action from the decks and walkways overlooking Herring Creek.

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Wildcard

Top Places to View Bears in Ketchikan For travelers headed to Ketchikan in the summertime, there are several locations where you can hope to spot bears in the wild. If you don’t get enough at the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, head to the Anan Wildlife Observatory—one of the few places in the world where you can see brown bears and black bears feeding from the same stream. Also consider a visit to the observation areas at Margaret Bay and Neets Bay.

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