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

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    What to Expect
    After meeting your small-group on the dock, you'll be driven by private van to the wilderness trailhead. Located in a remote location, you will hike on an unpaved, mostly level wilderness trail with no steps. You don’t need special footwear. The peace of the rainforest surroundings is yours while you admire the ancient forest and giant trees of the Tongass National Forest.
    You will walk approximately 3 miles with stops for photos while your guide interprets the natural environment. Escape the crowds, lines, noise, and civilization. Your first stop is at a meadow, where you'll identify unusual plants and flowers. You'll then walk to a waterfall, where a viewing platform allows you to participate in the abundant water and wildlife. Afterwards, walk about 20 minutes more beside the rushing waters to the second viewing platform, directly above the clear waters. Learn about early Native American traditions. As giant ancient trees (some over 600 years old) surround and tower above you, touch them and imagine their history across the years. Your guide will show you secrets from the forest and lead you to the best viewing spots.
    Please remember to take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port. Wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions, as this tour operates in rain and sunshine. Dress in layers. Comfortable, sensible footwear is recommended - boots are not necessary.
    Please note: Participants must be between 8 and 80 years old, and be able to walk and stand continuously for 2 hours with occasional breaks. Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition should take particular caution when selecting a tour. Guests who have concerns should consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    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!

    Thank DebbyM282
    Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

    Our guide provided a lot of interesting information on the flora and fauna as we took this pleasant walk through the rain forest.

    Thank bighack
    Tongass Rainfor... E, Manager at Tongass Rainforest Expedition, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

    Thank you for the positive review and I am so glad you enjoyed our beautiful rainforest.

    Reviewed 13 September 2018

    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...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    3  Thank jwbrown72
    Reviewed 9 September 2018

    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.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank mistergeeky
    Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

    We visited Alaska on a cruise Aug, 2018 and took this trip as our excursion for the port of Ketchikan, Alaska. We booked this on the ship so it cost us $129 per person...Do not waste your hard earned money on this excursion...So not worth...More

    8  Thank Dina M
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    Shireen W
    22 August 2018|
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    Response from JamieCleveland | Reviewed this property |
    No. It’s not included in this tour
    21 July 2018|
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    Response from JamieCleveland | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. You should be fine. If you enter the name of your cruise ship and dates onto the shore trips website, it will offer you only the excursions that you will be able to safely do and not risk missing the boat.
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