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Old 09-02-2006, 06:35 AM
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Hi Moeve: I read your comments on snorkeling in Alaska. The photo in the brochure looks like
the snorkeling could be really awesome. I have
snorkeled recently in the Carribean and in
mexico and the Floriday Keys in years past.
If the snorkeling is something truly not to be
missed, I guess I could put up with the really
cold temps. in a heavy wetsuit(?) are their
reefs or is it all the colorful tropical fish.
would luv to hear comments on your experience.
thanks. sunnysky
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:22 PM
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Creek Street is just a short walk up the street. It is worth a look in MHO.
Here is a link to the photos I took there.
http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....2414#137967426

We enjoyed walking around the area.
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I noticed in your pictures that there is a bus. Is it public transportation or a tour bus? We will probably do a walking tour on our own. Did you do anything special in that port?
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I noticed in your pictures that there is a bus. Is it public transportation or a tour bus? We will probably do a walking tour on our own. Did you do anything special in that port?
We did the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary tour. It was interesting, but we had just as much fun walking around.
The bus in the photos are all tour bus, but they do have some public transportation type ones around. My Aunt and Uncle took one over to the local WalMart to pick up a few things.
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Hi, well I was in Alaska 4 years ago and we took the tour with Celebrity-Mercury going to the fish hatchery and the totum poles etc. This year we are going on the zip line in the rain forest. Ok I am not going but I am making sure my nieces 18 and 13 will go. Because of my weight I can't go :-( Ketichikan is very small and easy to walk around..... the tours do get to be a little pricy.
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I did Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary tour two weeks ago, and honestly, I can't recommended it. For $80 you walk/hike around a small corner of a privately owned forest. Our guide was knowledgeable about the forest and locate life, but our biggest disappointment was no "wildlife".

We saw a bold eagle and some bear droppings... for $80 I expected more.
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I did Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary tour two weeks ago, and honestly, I can't recommended
Did you notice the zip line running through the edge of it? I would think that would have something to do with no wildlife.
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Ketchikan is a lovely town. We enjoyed walking through it and going to see the Creek Street district. There are also nice walking trails if you take the funicular up the hillside. We also saw the Lumberjack show which sounds sort of corny but was really fun. They did a good job explaining about the lumber business in Alaska and demonstrating various lumberjack skills. Of course you had teams you rooted for with much hooting and hollering. It was $36 per person whether you booked with the cruise line or directly with them. We also had fabulous chowder (5 varieties) at Annabelles restaurant with old fashioned upholstered booths on one side and a nice bar on the other side. We enjoyed the day in Ketchikan without breaking the bank.
 
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