Rainforest Sanctuary Nature Walk, Totems & Eagles

2.75 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 4 2 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.

This delightful three-hour tour will give you the rare opportunity to commune with nature in the breathtaking setting of the Ketchikan rainforest.

Your rustic adventure starts with a scenic coastal drive to Herring Cove, where a naturalist will guide you along improved trails to experience first-hand the splendor of the forest and a multitude of plants in the lush rainforest. Wandering through tall stands of hemlock, spruce and Alaskan cedar, you will be encouraged to stop at viewing platforms to photograph this natural wonderland.

Your guide will then lead you along the trail to an elevated boardwalk overlooking Eagle Creek where, during spawning season (mid-July through September,) the salmon runs attract eagles, bears, seals and shorebirds. Mink and marten also frequent the area. Due to seasonal changes, animal sightings cannot be guaranteed but you will have plenty of time to peacefully drink in the landscape while enjoying nature's symphony in this spectacular setting.

Afterwards, photograph bald eagles up close at the Alaska Raptor Center's exhibit, visit the Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill and check out the impressive collection of totems in the courtyard that have been caved on site.There will then be plenty of time for you to browse the General Store before the ride back to town.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing. Participants should be able to cover 1 mile of terrain. Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed. Tour operates in all weather conditions. Rain ponchos are available for purchase.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to Rainforest Sanctuary

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:20
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:
00:05
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:
01:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1500
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit historic sawmill, raptor center & totem park

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

Visit General Store

Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
15
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:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes