Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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This eco-exploration includes a guided nature hike, bald eagles, an on-site totem park and a historic sawmill at an exclusive reserve in the forested mountains at rustic Herring Cove. A pristine natural environment, it is home to bald eagles, black bears, seals and a variety of birds and other species attracted by the major salmon runs in the abundant marine estuary.
A naturalist will guide you along an improved trail through the heart of the dense forest, among tall stands of hemlock, spruce and cedar, stopping at strategically located viewing areas. At a protected, open estuary, you'll follow Eagle Creek along an elevated wooden boardwalk overlooking grassy wetlands. Major runs of salmon return to spawn here. Listen to the symphony of bird activity in this spectacular setting. Seasonal ecosystem changes result in varying levels of wildlife activity.
A .75-mile trail walk brings you to the historic Herring Bay Lumber Company sawmill.
Spend time in the carving center learning about Native culture and traditions before heading outside to view the amazing collection of Tsimshian totems. Shopping opportunities await you in the General Store before the scenic drive back to the ship.
Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Tour operates rain or shine but may be canceled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat. Rain ponchos are available for purchase. Wear comfortable walking shoes.