Excursion Details

Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary Walk & Crab Feast

KTN-415 | Ketchikan, Alaska | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
  • Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
  • George Inlet Lodge George Inlet Lodge
  • Nature Walk
  • Crab Feast
You will see:

    Easy Includes meal Shopping

    Excursion Length:
    Approx. 4 hours

    Tour Overview

    Get a taste of what makes Alaska such an awesome place to visit all on one fascinating tour! Take a walk through the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary with a knowledgeable guide for a chance to see salmon, black bears, reindeer, and bald eagles within a protected rainforest setting. Then sightsee to the rustic George Inlet Lodge for an all-you-can-eat crab feast.

    This moderate half-day tour starts with a delightful coastal drive from charming Ketchikan to a private reserve located at scenic Herring Cove. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by your naturalist guide who will lead you on an informative walking tour that immerses you in the color green!

    You'll be surrounded by towering spruce, hemlock and cedar trees, enchanted by dense fern, rhododendron, and huckleberry shrubs, and intrigued by the lush carpet of moss and trilliums that transform the forest floor into an enchanting miniature garden. With viewing areas strategically placed along the trail, you'll have ample opportunity to soak it all in. As the trail opens onto a protected estuary, you'll follow an elevated wooden boardwalk overlooking grassy wetlands and streams that are home to major salmon runs. During the spawning season bears and seals feed on salmon in Eagle Creek and bald eagles and other birds wait for scraps in the estuary. Sitka black tail deer, mink, marten and wolf also frequent the area, with seasonal ecosystem changes resulting in varying levels of wildlife activity. Your guide will keep a watchful eye to help you spot as many different animals as possible.

    At the conclusion of your half-mile-long trail hike, however, you're guaranteed to see and feed reindeer and to get up close and personal with bald eagles at the Alaska Wildlife Foundation center. A raptor specialist is on hand to explain the heritage and habitat of America's national symbol.

    Following these great photo opportunities, you will be guided through the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company saw mill, established by legendary pioneer Ben Fleenor. Observe a master Native totem pole carver at work. Explore the interpretive displays and enjoy complimentary refreshments while browsing in the General Store.

    Later, enjoy the scenic drive to the rustic yet elegant George Inlet Lodge for a feast of fresh Dungeness crab! Rounding out the menu are baby red potatoes, fresh oriental salad and a scrumptious blueberry cheesecake dessert and it's all topped off with tall tales and a rowdy Crab Shell Stacking Competition.

    The scenic return drive to your ship provides additional opportunities to soak up the scenic landscape and to learn intriguing details about the history, native culture and pristine habitat of picturesque Ketchikan.

    Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

    Tour to Rainforest Sanctuary

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
    Total number of steps:3 Notes

    on/off bus

    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Orientation & Safety Briefing

    Details:
    Time at site:00:05 Inside Visit :Yes
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Nature walk

    Details:
    Transport type:Walking
    Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :No
    Walking distance (yards):1000
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Interact with Reindeer

    Details:
    Time at site:00:10 Inside Visit :No
    Walking distance (yards):50
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Visit historic sawmill, raptor center & carving center

    Details:
    Time at site:00:25 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):50
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Visit General Store

    Details:
    Time at site:00:15 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):50
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):15 Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No
    Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Tour to George Inlet Lodge

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:10 Transport type:Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
    Total number of steps:3 Notes

    on/off bus

    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Enjoy all-you-can-eat Crab Feast

    Details:
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
    Time at site:01:10 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):30
    Total number of steps:79 Notes

    Van is available for guests who are not able to walk up/down stairs.

    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):10 Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No
    Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Tour back to cruise ship pier

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):53
    Total number of steps:3 Notes

    on/off bus

    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

    Special Notes

     

    Participants should be able to cover 1/2 mile of terrain. Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed. Dress warmly in layers and wear comfortable shoes with good traction. Vegetarian and non-crab options may be substituted. There are numerous steps to negotiate at the lodge, but van rides are available to those who want to eliminate this portion. Tour order may vary.

    Provided: Rain poncho

    Meal: Dungeness crab, salad, baby red potatoes and cheesecake with blueberry topping. Complimentary soda, coffee, tea, beer and wine. One glass of beer or wine is complimentary; additional glasses are available at additional cost.

    Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Child Price:

    12 years & under only

    Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

    For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:

    For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Camera/Video Restrictions:

    For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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