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Rainbow Glacier Adventures

P.O. Box 1103, Haines, AK 99827
(907) 766-3576
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Ranked #4 of 18 Activities in Haines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: Offering custom and exclusive tours throughout Haines and the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve since 1987. Tours Include: photography, gold-panning... more »
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon with Tom Pickerel in Skagway. In spite of terrible weather we got out in the wild and off the beaten track taking a wide range of photos from misty landscapes to local floral and fauna. Tom was patient (going over the basics and teaching technical background) and keen to take us forward with inspiring and... More

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Crown Point, IN
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This tour with Rainbow Glacier Adventures went off without a hitch. Our tour guide, Jen, was wonderful. Our goal was to see a bear in its natural habitat. That goal was achieved. We were also fortunate to see a baby eagle fledge from its nest for the first time.

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Santa Rosa, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The tour was great in that it got us out of the usual Skagway in-town stuff. This was our 4th (?) visit to Skagway with friends and we wanted to do something different. This fit the bill. We are also a group of photo-bugs, so it gave us the opportunity to shoot some different scenes. Thomas was great! He has... More

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Ivins, Utah
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were cruise passengers on the Celebrity Solstice and had searched for an interesting excursion in Skagway that was not sponsored by the cruise line. This is our fourth trip to Alaska. We decided on the Chilkoot River raft trip through the Bald Eagle Reserve with Rainbow Glacier Excursions, and had a fantastic experience. Our guide, Eric, was skilled, highly... More

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Tigard, Oregon, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I can't say enough good things about my experience with Tom Ganner and my Photography excursion from Haines through Holland America. Tom took us to beautiful, picturesque places, then helped us shoot the "perfect" shot. He was very knowledgable of the area and of photography and was willing to share his expertise to those who wanted to learn. To others,... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We booked the CHILKAT BALD EAGLE RAFT TRIP AND WILDLIFE VIEWING out of Skagway for 8/23/14. We waited (along with two other couples also sailing on the Island Princess) for 40 minutes at the meeting point but Rainbow Glacier Adventures never showed up! I called and left messages at three different phone numbers but never received a single call back.... More

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RGAowner, Owner at Rainbow Glacier Adventures, responded to this review

I am so sorry that this happened to you. It was an unusual combination of circumstances that led to us not meeting you at the dock in Skagway and you missing the Fast Ferry to Haines. I feel terrible about this. We have taken thousands of guests from Skagway to Haines over the years, and we have never had this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Cheryl Mullins was amazing on my culinary tour last week. She was more than informative and now that I'm home I cannot wait to try her salmon suggestions. I booked the tour not quite knowing what to expect through Holland America, and it was more than worth every penny.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had a great experience with Thomas Pickerel today around Skagway. Although the weather was rainy and foggy when he picked us up, Thomas took us up the mountains into Canada to get some better weather and he had several fantastic spots. During the course of traveling to the various locations, our guide was able to talk about various features... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a great tour - one of the highlights of our trip. Eric (our guide) clearly loves Alaska, and Haines in particular, and he was happy to share. Learned lots about the area. One of the nice things about it is that it was limited to ten people, so had a personal feel. He asked, more than once, what... More

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

In July, we had a picture perfect experience rafting down the Chilkoot Lake with Tom Lang. What a perfect guide. 200% capable and so knowledgeable about Alaska, flora, fauna, wildlife, the late, eagles, etc. It was such an enjoyable day. His navigation skills are awesome! We were certainly in capable hands. I know the other couple we were with felt... More

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