Ketchikan Rainforest Hike Excursion Reviews

A rainforest hike in Ketchikan is a great way to get active outdoors—and admire the flora and fauna that makes Alaska so memorable.
Went to the Raiinforest Sanctuary Preserve.
Sail Date: September 2018
Went to the Raiinforest Sanctuary Preserve. We had a great guide Connor, didn't see any bears but lots of eagles, also had an opportunity see and spend time with educational Raptors who were injured and cannot survive in the wild. The ... Read More
Went to the Raiinforest Sanctuary Preserve. We had a great guide Connor, didn't see any bears but lots of eagles, also had an opportunity see and spend time with educational Raptors who were injured and cannot survive in the wild. The Bird keeper was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Raptors. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Billed as Family Rainforest Adventure.
Sail Date: August 2018
Billed as Family Rainforest Adventure. Nothing of an adventure. WAY overpriced at $250.00 for about a 2 mile drive in an electric cart and a couple pancakes and marshmallows. AVOID at all costs.
Billed as Family Rainforest Adventure. Nothing of an adventure. WAY overpriced at $250.00 for about a 2 mile drive in an electric cart and a couple pancakes and marshmallows. AVOID at all costs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great experience in the rain forest.
Sail Date: August 2018
Great experience in the rain forest. Easy walk, forest amazing saw a black bear and otters. Raptors great place to see wildlife up close plus the totem pole carving shouldn't be missed
Great experience in the rain forest. Easy walk, forest amazing saw a black bear and otters. Raptors great place to see wildlife up close plus the totem pole carving shouldn't be missed Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was rated as an easy walk....not true.
Sail Date: August 2018
This was rated as an easy walk....not true. Was a lot of up and down. We were lucky and it wasn't raining.
This was rated as an easy walk....not true. Was a lot of up and down. We were lucky and it wasn't raining. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We hopped in a small boat (a RIB) and went to an island for a hike through the rain forest.
Sail Date: July 2018
We hopped in a small boat (a RIB) and went to an island for a hike through the rain forest. The national parks have the hiked planked to preserve the area, but there were plenty of stairs, so mobility is good.
We hopped in a small boat (a RIB) and went to an island for a hike through the rain forest. The national parks have the hiked planked to preserve the area, but there were plenty of stairs, so mobility is good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tom was our guide for the hike as well and again, he did a great job teaching us many things about ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Tom was our guide for the hike as well and again, he did a great job teaching us many things about the plants and trees as well as the area.
Tom was our guide for the hike as well and again, he did a great job teaching us many things about the plants and trees as well as the area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took a boat out to an island, and hiked in the rainforest.
Sail Date: July 2018
Took a boat out to an island, and hiked in the rainforest. Really great experience.
Took a boat out to an island, and hiked in the rainforest. Really great experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent easy hike through rain forest with a wonderful guide full of knowledge and humor.
Sail Date: July 2018
Excellent easy hike through rain forest with a wonderful guide full of knowledge and humor. Saw a bear up close and several eagles. Gorgeous and informative.
Excellent easy hike through rain forest with a wonderful guide full of knowledge and humor. Saw a bear up close and several eagles. Gorgeous and informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Rain Forest was fun and we saw a black bear and her cubs.
Sail Date: July 2018
The Rain Forest was fun and we saw a black bear and her cubs. The raptor center was outstanding with Sitka the eagle and Jake the hawk. Spectacular pictures of the eagle. And the totem carving was educational.
The Rain Forest was fun and we saw a black bear and her cubs. The raptor center was outstanding with Sitka the eagle and Jake the hawk. Spectacular pictures of the eagle. And the totem carving was educational. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a small boat over the the Tongass forest and went on a nature "hike" through the rain ...
Sail Date: July 2018
We took a small boat over the the Tongass forest and went on a nature "hike" through the rain forest. The highlight of the excursion though was the boat ride. While it wasn't a whale watching excursion, when the boat ... Read More
We took a small boat over the the Tongass forest and went on a nature "hike" through the rain forest. The highlight of the excursion though was the boat ride. While it wasn't a whale watching excursion, when the boat driver heard there was a humpback in the area, he searched for it and then, when he found it, waited for us to be able to see the whale dive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fortunately, the weather was fantastic!
Sail Date: June 2018
Fortunately, the weather was fantastic! Smell was amazing. Rylee, our guide, was great and personable, as well as quite knowledgeable. Good exercise, but not taxing. Most enjoyable; more than shopping at 100 jewelry stores downtown! At the ... Read More
Fortunately, the weather was fantastic! Smell was amazing. Rylee, our guide, was great and personable, as well as quite knowledgeable. Good exercise, but not taxing. Most enjoyable; more than shopping at 100 jewelry stores downtown! At the end of your nature walk, a tour of the lumber mill and wildlife was done (two eagles, an owl, and a hawk. Great stuff. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The guides were very good and made an effort to be personable and knowledgeable.
Sail Date: June 2018
The guides were very good and made an effort to be personable and knowledgeable. The sites were interesting and fun.
The guides were very good and made an effort to be personable and knowledgeable. The sites were interesting and fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another Ben Fogel tour.
Sail Date: June 2018
Another Ben Fogel tour. Was very interesting and the town was lovley
Another Ben Fogel tour. Was very interesting and the town was lovley Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Canoed on a lake to hut where they gave us clam chowder, bread with jam or salmon dip, and coffee ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Canoed on a lake to hut where they gave us clam chowder, bread with jam or salmon dip, and coffee or hot chocolate. We hiked around the rain forest where they informed us about the plants and animal life there. On the way back we raced the ... Read More
Canoed on a lake to hut where they gave us clam chowder, bread with jam or salmon dip, and coffee or hot chocolate. We hiked around the rain forest where they informed us about the plants and animal life there. On the way back we raced the other canoe and beat them to shore in a rainy finish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The hike is less than a mile, less than 200 feet incline on board walkway...not so much a hike as ...
Sail Date: June 2018
The hike is less than a mile, less than 200 feet incline on board walkway...not so much a hike as an amble. The Orca Cruise portion was just the boat ride there and back...misrepresentation.
The hike is less than a mile, less than 200 feet incline on board walkway...not so much a hike as an amble. The Orca Cruise portion was just the boat ride there and back...misrepresentation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour was well organized.
Sail Date: June 2018
The tour was well organized. The Flora was beautiful. The only disappointment was not being able to see the fauna we had hoped to see.
The tour was well organized. The Flora was beautiful. The only disappointment was not being able to see the fauna we had hoped to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
For our group it was a great experience because we saw a bear, eagles, and spawning salmon.
Sail Date: June 2018
For our group it was a great experience because we saw a bear, eagles, and spawning salmon. However the two groups before us only saw the eagles. Not really very exciting if you don't see any wildlife.
For our group it was a great experience because we saw a bear, eagles, and spawning salmon. However the two groups before us only saw the eagles. Not really very exciting if you don't see any wildlife. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
We only had 5 of us and this was so beautiful...
Sail Date: June 2018
We only had 5 of us and this was so beautiful... It was amazing. our guide was only 22 years old but had no problems with sharing the history of this amazing town. And the hike was so relaxing. There is nothing like being in the nature ... Read More
We only had 5 of us and this was so beautiful... It was amazing. our guide was only 22 years old but had no problems with sharing the history of this amazing town. And the hike was so relaxing. There is nothing like being in the nature surround by God's beauty. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
To get to the rainforest you had to ride in a small boat that was no more than a life raft that ...
Sail Date: June 2018
To get to the rainforest you had to ride in a small boat that was no more than a life raft that was no more than a life raft. It was a rainy day and the boat captain gunned the engines. The cold air wind and rain were in my face the ... Read More
To get to the rainforest you had to ride in a small boat that was no more than a life raft that was no more than a life raft. It was a rainy day and the boat captain gunned the engines. The cold air wind and rain were in my face the entire trip and I had to pull my jacket hood over my head to endure the ride. I sae nothing during the trip and could not wait for the ride to end in both directions. AT the very least a closed top boat should be used for that part of the journey. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Gorgeous.
Sail Date: May 2018
Gorgeous. Views not as spectacular due to weather, but beautiful hike
Gorgeous. Views not as spectacular due to weather, but beautiful hike Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Again, barely visited the town and took a small boat out to Betton Island for a nature walk.
Sail Date: May 2018
Again, barely visited the town and took a small boat out to Betton Island for a nature walk. The trail is basically paved with non-slip wooden boards and very easy to traverse. Learned some nature and saw a rainforest. Worth doing and we ... Read More
Again, barely visited the town and took a small boat out to Betton Island for a nature walk. The trail is basically paved with non-slip wooden boards and very easy to traverse. Learned some nature and saw a rainforest. Worth doing and we saw whales on the way back! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour group was split in half between two guides, so 11 people per guide, making it very ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Our tour group was split in half between two guides, so 11 people per guide, making it very personal. The hike was great. We ended up at a salmon hatchery and while we were there a black bear came out of the woods (at a safe distance from ... Read More
Our tour group was split in half between two guides, so 11 people per guide, making it very personal. The hike was great. We ended up at a salmon hatchery and while we were there a black bear came out of the woods (at a safe distance from us) and lumbered around. We also saw and were able to photograph a number of bald eagles. The tour ended at an abandoned saw mill and then an area of totem poles. All-in-all, it was a wonderful excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We lOVED the seahawk ride.
Sail Date: September 2017
We lOVED the seahawk ride. The Rainforest was awesome and the guide very knowledgeable. But you were rushed!!! The hike was not even 30 min and they speed walk through it....if I even stopped to take 1 picture I would have to run to catch ... Read More
We lOVED the seahawk ride. The Rainforest was awesome and the guide very knowledgeable. But you were rushed!!! The hike was not even 30 min and they speed walk through it....if I even stopped to take 1 picture I would have to run to catch up. So you could NOT just stroll through it and enjoy. They gave you zero time on the shore (lots of sea life). and the "snack" was pathetic. Again....non Alaskan guides...college kids from around the country. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was one of the highlights of the cruise experience.
Sail Date: September 2017
This was one of the highlights of the cruise experience. A short bus ride took us the Alaska Rain Forest Sanctuary. Our excellent guide Rylee answered questions and pointed out the local flora and fauna, explaining their ... Read More
This was one of the highlights of the cruise experience. A short bus ride took us the Alaska Rain Forest Sanctuary. Our excellent guide Rylee answered questions and pointed out the local flora and fauna, explaining their interconnectedness. At one point on the trail we had the great good fortune to see a black bear, and later, near the salmon hatchery, we saw a number of seal feasting on the salmon who had returned to spawn. Rylee's enthusiasm, love of the area and depth of knowledge added considerably to the experience. The tour also includes a visit to a Native American Totem carver, and we were able to watch him and his wife as they worked on their most recent creation. In addition, representatives of a raptor rescue also spend summers at the Sanctuary, and we were introduced to several raptor ambassadors, birds whose injuries prevent them from being released back to the wild. After the formal portion of the tour, we had time to wander a gift shop and an outdoor area where more of the artist's totems were exhibited. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
saw wales and bald eagles; salmon snack outstanding
Sail Date: September 2017
saw wales and bald eagles; salmon snack outstanding
saw wales and bald eagles; salmon snack outstanding Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises