Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest Experience

2.75 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 3 7 0
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT

Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Located just eight miles from Ketchikan in scenic Herring Cove, the 40-acre Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary is a private reserve home to abundant bird and animal life. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a naturalist guide who will lead you on a half-mile trail walk through towering spruce, hemlock and cedar trees. Your walk ends at the 1,500-square-foot flight auditorium for a fully-narrated presentation and a chance to see birds in flight. Then, you'll come face-to-face with a bald eagle and the opportunity to photograph amazing birds of prey up close.

Herring Bay Lumber Company Saw Mill
Set within the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary just steps away from the trailhead, the historic saw mill is home to the first Tsimshian totem pole park in the country with Tsimshian-carved totem poles, an impressive 40-foot totem and 13 poles carved by the same artist. Here you can see the logging machinery that fueled Ketchikan's economy between the 50s and 90s and watch a blacksmith at work.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Your guide will keep a watchful eye to help you spot as many different animals during the hike. During the spawning season (mid-July through September), 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, and marten also frequent the area.

SHOPPING
Browse for that perfect memento of your visit with a stop at the Herring Bay Lumber Company Saw Mill General Store.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
A delightful eight-mile drive takes you through the lush temperate rainforest along the coastline bordering the Tongass Narrows and George Inlet.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing. This tour operates in all weather conditions. Rain ponchos available for purchase. Participants should be able to cover 1/2 mile of terrain. A portion of proceeds go to the Alaska Raptor Center, a non-profit organization, for the rehabilitation of wild birds, education, and research.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to Rainforest Sanctuary

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Orientation & safety briefing

Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Nature walk

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
750
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Narrated presentation with bird flight demonstration

Time at site:
00:30

Courtyard viewing of birds

Time at site:
00:15

Free time to explore historic saw mill, totem park and General Store

Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes