Ketchikan Rainforest Sanctuary Raptor Center and Totems Excursion (S1875)

Duration 2 h 45 min
Activity Level Moderate
Minimum Age All Ages
Languages EN |
Departure Time/s
More Info
Rainforest Sanctuary reviews
1 Reviews
Today's special:
8% off deposit!
Coupon Code
Restrictions may apply. Not valid with MULTIPLE EXCURSION DISCOUNT.
We guarantee the lowest price offer for this specific excursion.If you find a better price, we will match it!
Timely return to your cruise terminal is guaranteed for participating excursions. See policies for more information.
  • Round trip transportation from your Ketchikan cruise ship terminal!
  • Trained and professional Ketchikan Rainforest Sanctuary Raptor Center and Totems shore excursion guides!
  • Fun for the whole family exploring the rainforest, seeing eagles up close and learning about totems in Ketchikan!
  • Complimentary snack and hot beverages such as coffee, tea or chocolate!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Ketchikan and Alaska!

A delightful eight-mile coastal drive takes you from your downtown Ketchikan cruise ship pier to the exclusive Alaska Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary, a private reserve located in the forested mountains at rustic Herring Cove.

You will be greeted by your Ketchikan excursion naturalist and guided along an improved trail through the heart of the dense Alaska rainforest, among tall stands of hemlock, spruce and Alaska cedar. The forest floor is covered with mosses, wild flowers and a variety of berries. Excursion stops will be made at strategically located viewing areas. Your Ketchikan shore excursion guide will lead you to a protected open estuary, where you follow Eagle Creek along an elevated wooden boardwalk overlooking grassy wetlands. Major runs of salmon return to spawn here. Watch and listen to the symphony of bird activity in this spectacular setting.

During the spawning season, bears and seals feed on salmon in Eagle Creek and the likelihood of viewing these fascinating animals is good. Bald eagles and other birds wait for scraps in the estuary. Sitka blacktail deer, mink, and marten also frequent the area. Seasonal ecosystem changes result in varying levels of wildlife activity. If you like nature, you will love this Ketchikan Rainforest Sanctuary Raptor Center and Totems Excursion.

At the conclusion of the half-mile trail walk shore excursion, you will step back in time and be guided through the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill. See up close the amazing saws and machinery that powered this uniquely Southeast Alaskan mill. Next, take the opportunity to visit the Alaska Raptor Center's aviary exhibits. Their interpretive guides will educate you on the raptors on site and give you the opportunity to photograph these amazing birds up close.

Your next stop is to observe a master native totem carver at work and watch as he transforms a red cedar log into an amazing work of art. Finally, enjoy complimentary refreshments while browsing in the General Store. From here, you will be transferred back to your Ketchikan Alaska cruise ship pier.

Ketchikan Excursion Experiences

Eco TourFamilyHikingSight-SeeingHistorical

Ketchikan Excursion Operating Days

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Ketchikan Excursion Price

Price: Total payment including all fees and taxes.
Deposit: Booking deposit or full payment (if applicable) to guarantee your reservation.
Balance: To be paid upon check-in on site with your local Shore Excursion operator (does not apply to full payments).
MED: Multiple Excursion Discount Automatically applied to your shopping cart when booking TWO or MORE participating Ketchikan Excursions in the same shopping cart.
Category Price Deposit Balance MED
Adults (13 years and up): $88.99$22.24$66.75$3.00
Children (12 years and under): $58.99$14.74$44.25$2.00
Sub Total: $0.00
Down Payment: $0.00
Balance Due: $0.00

Similar Ketchikan Excursions (3)

Ketchikan Excursion available to the following cruise lines:

Ketchikan Rainforest Sanctuary Raptor Center and Totems Excursion Reviews


Join a naturalist Ketchikan shore excursion guide on a walk through the Alaska forest with possibility of seeing bald eagles, black bear, seals, and a variety of wild birds! Also experience a master native totem pole carver at work on this Cruise Excursion from Ketchikan, Alaska.

Sort by:

Sebastian Guillory Lafayette, LA
Calling all nature lovers!
     5/5 Visited in July 2017

Just loved how we are able to interact with nature and see wildlife in their natural habitat. It was a life changing experience and no doubt will be visiting Alaska more often. One of the few places that allows you to be up close with so much nature. The raptor center is spectacular. This is where rescued eagles are treated for wildlife injuries. We also met with Wayne who is an Alaskan Native and creates impressive art with cedar log, not just totems!
Show Management Response
Write a review
  • No Port No Pay
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Deposit Payment Only
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Back to Ship Guarantee
  • Packages and Coupons
  • Lowest Price Guarantees
  • Free Last Minute Changes
  • Small Personalized Groups
  • Secure Payment Guarantee
  • Extended Customer Service Hours
  • Most Flexible Cancellation Policies
Need Assistance? Our team is at your service to assist you with your excursion booking or answer any related questions.
Live Help Ready!
Toll Free 1-866-317-2999
Request Call Back
Send Message

easy and fast way of booking Andres H

Just Now
love using shore excursioner Martin N

Very easy to use Timothy C