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3-Hour Alaska Rainforest Hiking Tour in Tongass National Forest from Ketchikan provided by Tongass Rainforest Expedition

3-Hour Alaska Rainforest Hiking Tour in Tongass National Forest from Ketchikan

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Rather than hiking alone, take this small-group walk through the Tongass National Forest from Ketchikan. With a guide for safety, navigation, and to point out easy-to-miss sights; you’ll get more from the experience. See and learn about forest flora such as Sitka spruces; visit a waterfall, look for bears, eagles, and salmon; and absorb the tranquility. The experience includes a Ketchikan city tour, refreshments, and handy choice of departures.
  • Hiking tour in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest from Ketchikan
  • Discover more of the forest and its wildlife than if alone, with a guide
  • See a waterfall, learn about the tree species, and look for bears and eagles
  • Choice of departures, each with Ketchikan tour, snacks, and return transport
Important Information
Departure Point
131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ann H wrote a review Aug 2019
Syracuse NY147 contributions40 helpful votes
Joe was our guide and he was not only knowledgeable, but funny as well. It is clear that he loves his job and the rainforest as well. We saw lots of eagles, a black bear, and salmon. We also learned quite a bit about rainforest plants as well as the history and culture of the
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Date of experience: July 2019
Debby M wrote a review Jul 2019
Charleston, West Virginia41 contributions12 helpful votes
Loved this hike through the rainforest. Rina was our guide and was wonderful. She has a passion for this are and it really showed. She kept it exciting and fun. I learned so much! Would definitely do it again!
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bighack wrote a review Jun 2019
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico76 contributions11 helpful votes
Our guide provided a lot of interesting information on the flora and fauna as we took this pleasant walk through the rain forest.
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Response from Tongass Rainfor... E, Manager at 3-Hour Alaska Rainforest Hiking Tour in Tongass National Forest from Ketchikan
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Thank you for the positive review and I am so glad you enjoyed our beautiful rainforest.
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jwbrown72 wrote a review Sep 2018
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts111 contributions28 helpful votes
We did this as a shore excursion. Oddly enough it was raining on us in the rainforest. It's an easy out-and-back walk on a paved trail. Our destination was a waterfall, which turns out to be more of a whitewater section of a brook. Our guide stopped often on the way out to
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Date of experience: September 2018
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mistergeeky wrote a review Sep 2018
New Market, Maryland76 contributions21 helpful votes
Oddly enough, it was a rainy day in the rainforest. We didn't see any wildlife except for a big ol' snail. But we learned about the forest and saw some waterfalls and it was a nice excursion.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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By: Tongass Rainforest Expedition
See the salmon run
Our driver was very informative and tried her best to find us some bears to see. Alas, no bears but the tour she ga
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This one is a must if you are in Ketchikan!
What a fantastic tour! We got so lucky to be paired with Carol as our tour guide! She was extremely knowledgeable
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Gary F
Excellent tour
I never knew there was so much history carved on the totem poles. The guides did an excellent ob explaining the sto
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Enjoyable walk
We got lucky as we had a brown bear and her cub walk out under the observation platform, notwithstanding the tour w
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We prepaid and reserved this excursion prior to our arrived in Ketchikan via cruise ship. It is just a leisurely wa
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Brian S
Beautiful Location, Great Guide, Over Crowded and Not Full Value
I'm going to get the bad part out first. There were 36 people in our group, the divided the groups up into groups
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Finders K
Rainforest Expedition
Savannah was a fun guide to tour with and she found a 🐻 for us to see! We would love to come back to Ketchikan and
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Christina C
A nice walk in the forest plus raptor center
Out forest tour guide, Will, is a very patient and interesting young man who can make our walking funny and easy. A
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Saw more than expected
A very easy walk on elevated platforms gets you right into birds eye viewing of wildlife. 10 minutes into the walk
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Jennifer W
We saw our bears!
Jessie was a fantastic guide. She took us the 3 places and we saw bears! She knew her flora and fauna and we super
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Great day in the forest
The tour ended up being a semi-private tour as only our own group was booked that day. Our guide was very knowledge
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Good to see if you've never been in a rainforest, tour guide not well informed.
If you've never been in a rainforest, and probably even if you have, this is a very nice one to visit. However, i
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Ketchikan City Tour and Totem Bight
Booked this tour through Shoretrips for 6/9/17. Met at rain gauge outside the Welcome Ctr. Dress for rain as its th
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Enjoyable short walk
We enjoyed our walk through the rainforest on a well maintained trail, Sarah - our guide, was excellent. She was p
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Kristi S
Beautiful, easy hike through the rainforest!
Catherine, our guide, drove us out to Tongass National Forest and led us on a wonderful hike. Catherine patiently
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Key Details
  • Tongass National Forest, Tongass Rainforest Expedition
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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