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Rainforest Sanctuary Walk With A Naturalist

2.75 Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $79 Per Adult / $49 Per Child

Rainforest Sanctuary Walk With A Naturalist

2.75 Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $79 Per Adult / $49 Per Child

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      Rainforest Sanctuary Walk With A Naturalist

      Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
      From (USD) $79 Per Adult / $49 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Pure nature: Walk the trails at rustic Herring Cove and look for eagles, bears, seals, birds, and other species that call this pristine natural environment home.
      • Historic sawmill: Tour Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill and see the amazing saws and machinery that powered this uniquely Southeast Alaskan mill.
      • Raptor Center: View birds of prey and visit the Alaska Raptor Center's aviary exhibits. Take the opportunity to photograph these amazing birds up close.
      • Totem Carver: Observe a master native totem carver at work and watch as a red cedar log is transformed into a work of art. Be sure to stop by the General Store for complimentary refreshments, including a sample of smoked salmon.
      About This Ketchikan Tour

      There's only one way to see – and sense – the power of the Alaskan wilderness. Follow trails deep into the heart of the dense forest, and you'll feel part of this vast, primeval landscape. Take in all of the rainforest ­­– the incredible scenery, the cathedral-like serenity, and the symphony of the birds.

      Gain insights into this amazing sanctuary as your naturalist guide leads you through towering stands of hemlock, spruce, and cedar, telling you about this ever-evolving ecosystem. Identify the mosses, wild flowers, and colorful berries that thrive on the forest floor. Explore a protected open estuary as you follow a wooden boardwalk along Eagle Creek as see amazing views of pristine wetlands.

      Major runs of salmon return to spawn in this creek, attracting the bears and seals that feed here. You'll have a good chance to see these creatures, as well as bald eagles, deer, mink, and marten. Beyond the forest, close encounters with birds of prey are guaranteed at the Raptor Center, a natural setting where you'll see how injured eagles, owls, and other birds of prey are being are rehabilitated.

      Wilderness heritage springs from the past as you tour the Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill, where spruce, hemlock, and cedar lumber were produced. Many of the cedar planks were crafted into totemic artifacts by leading native carvers. You'll meet one of these carvers and learn how he crafts magnificent totem poles from cedar logs. This artist honors the sanctuary's towering trees. After walking among them, you will understand.

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      Dramatically carved totem poles are both stunning art and great communication. Story-telling poles use symbols to pass on legends, memorial poles honor a person's life, and commemorative poles celebrate events. Shame poles express indignation about bad behavior. A 2007 shame pole in Cordova, Alaska, signifies Exxon's unpaid debt of punitive damages owed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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