3 Hours Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Intimate Raptor Presentation
With many more wildlife opportunities!
Guided Rainforest Walk
With expert naturalist guide
Pick-up and drop-off at cruise docks
Out of all the wildlife excursions in Ketchikan, the Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest Experience offers the most in-depth and up-close participation! The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary is home to a variety of native birds in a private 40-acre reserve. Your naturalist guide leads you on a half-mile walk through the lush rainforest and boardwalk overlooking Herring Creek. During the salmon spawning season, bears and seals are commonly spotted feeding here, so have your cameras ready! At the flight auditorium, enjoy a 30-minute presentation about the unique physical adaptations and behaviors of the birds while they fly right before your eyes! You’ll also visit the raptor courtyard for more close up photographs of these incredible birds, as well as a Q&A with the handler. Lastly, enjoy some free time at the center before returning to town. You can explore the historic Lumber Company Saw Mill and the totem pole park, see a blacksmith at work, as well as shop for locally-made goods in the General Store. If you’re looking for intimate and exciting wildlife excursions in Ketchikan, then the Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest Experience is for you!
Your wildlife excursion begins with pickup at the cruise ship dock and a narrated 8-mile coastal drive to Herring Cove. From here, your friendly naturalist guide leads you on an informative walk through the rainforest, pointing out the native flora and fauna. Once at the flight auditorium and followed by the raptor courtyard, enjoy an incredibly up-close presentation with the various owls, hawks, and eagles. The Alaska Raptor Center’s amazing recovery efforts have actually moved the Bald Eagle off the endangered species list. A portion of all proceeds benefits their rehabilitation of wild birds, education, and research. Furthermore, this 3-hour tour includes time for you to explore the other fascinating exhibits at the center before your return transport back to town. The Eagles, Raptors & Rainforest Experience will leave you with lasting fond memories of your time in Ketchikan!
For other wildlife excursions in Ketchikan, consider the Black Bear & Wildlife Exploration or the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour! Additionally, compliment this excursion with the Whale Watching Tour in Juneau and the Sled Dog & Musher’s Camp experience in Skagway!