Ketchikan Rainforest Sanctuary Walk & Crab Feast

13 reviews

Excursion Overview


On this tour, guests first get to experience an incredible narrated scenic tour on a motorcoach up to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary. Guests will have experienced guides that will take you on an eco-tour up through the rainforest in Herring Cove. From there, guests will be able to cross on elevated platforms that give you a greater chance the see the wildlife, being sure to keep their eyes open for black bears, bald eagles, seals, deer, and a huge variety of birds.

If it's bald eagles guests want to see, then they will continue their excursion at a stop at the Eagle Sanctuary to see the eagles up close and personal. Then, guests will get to stop by the carving shed to meet and interact with a native carver to learn how totem poles are carved, and the traditions behind them. To finish off an incredible experience, guests will enjoy some freshly cooked Dungeness crab in an incredibly beautiful lodge setting next to the George Inlet, a meal that also includes a fresh salad and dessert.

Please note: This tour may operate in reverse order.

Things You Need to Know


  • All-you-can-eat fresh Dungeness Crab feast, including a starting salad and blueberry cheesecake dessert


  • Guests must be comfortable walking short distances on uneven surfaces and steps

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 20 minutes - drive to rainforest location
  • 90 minutes - walk through the rainforest
  • 10 minutes - drive from rainforest to lodge
  • 90 minutes - meal time
  • 30 minutes - drive back to the pier

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is available for guests in scooters, wheelchairs, and walkers. The gravel trail does not have any steep inclines or declines. There are 79 stairs from the parking lot down to the dining room/dock. If a guest is unable to walk up or down the stairs, a shuttle is available. Please leave a comment during checkout if ADA accommodations will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

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Guest Reviews


13 total


Yen T

On Oct 2019

The rainforest walk led by a ranger was very interesting as we learnt about the eco system, the vegetation, the plants and the salmon run and hatchery. It was great to watch a family of otters having fun near the salmon hatchery. The crab feast was marketed as 90 minutes of meal time which should not be confused with the actual time for eating. There was only one wait staff for our group of under 20 people. By the time, the group is seated, drinks ordered and served by the waitress and short demonstration on how best to tackle the crab, the actual eating time is probably 60 minutes or less. We are not used to dipping the crab in melted butter. Good thing we came prepared with a jar of tartare sauce, our preferred condiment for seafood. The crabs were delicious. Highly recommend this tour and Alaska Shore Excursions.

Marie D T

On Aug 2019

This was also a very informative tour and the crab was delicious!

Gregory W J

On Aug 2019

If you are looking for a tour that is kind of low-key, but totally unique and interesting, then I would highly recommend the Ketchikan Rainforest tour. The place is beautiful. There is a majesty to this place and a history. It is a sacred place and you sense that. Our guide, Danielle was first-rate and first class. Her knowledge of the flora, fauna and animals there was extensive, as was her commentary on the land and geography. I really loved the rainforest tour. Of course, after this tour comes the crab feast. You can trust the other reviewers when they say that the crab is delicious. The crab was delicious. My friend won the honors of eating the most in the room. I could not keep up with him. The service and food were superb. Thank you!

Jill H

On Jul 2019

A little boring until we saw mama bear and her cubs which have not been seen all season. The bears helped to gain one more star.

Joshua G

On Jun 2019

The sanctuary was really cool but the crab was to die for. Go hungry and save some space for the cheesecake!!!!!


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Duration: 4 hours

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Duration: 4 hours

Adult: $169.00

12 years and under

Child (Under 13): $119.00