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Guided Rainforest Sanctuary Walk With A Naturalist
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
Make the most out of your Alaskan experience by immersing yourself in the wilderness. Embark on a guided walk at the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. Accompanied by a naturalist, see the best of Alaska’s wildlife on this eye-opening tour.
- Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary guided walking tour
- Best views of live eagles
- Sample Alaska smoked salmon
- Watch a native totem pole carver in action
- Alaska Raptor Center’s aviary exhibits
- Guided tour through Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill
What’s included in the tour
- Expert naturalist
- Complimentary refreshments
About This Ketchikan Tour
There's only one way to see – and sense – the power of the Alaskan wilderness. You will first embark on an eight mile coastal drive to begin your experience at this pristine landscape. You will travel through the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary with a knowledgeable naturalist.
Experience a protected open estuary as you follow a wooden boardwalk along Eagle Creek for top views of the 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, throughout your tour. Beyond the forest, experience close encounters with birds of prey at the Raptor Center, a natural setting where you'll see how injured eagles, owls, and other birds of prey are being are rehabilitated.
After your half mile trail walk, you’ll 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 magnificent totem poles are crafted from cedar logs. The artist honors the sanctuary's towering trees.
Towards the end of your tour, you will enjoy complimentary refreshments and sample Alaskan smoked salmon. You’ll also have the chance to wander around the General Store and purchase some of the best items and souvenirs!
Please make your way to Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau-Rain Gauge, Berth II (131 Front St. Ketchikan, 99901).
You must stay on trail at all times. Bring local currency for meals and additional purchases or souvenirs during your tour.
You will be expected to walk approximately 1 mile to fully experience this tour. The trail is mix of gravel and boardwalk with slight inclines. You must stay on trail at all times. The entire site is ADA accessible.
Wilderness/Wildlife, Walking Tour, Cultural, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
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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