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Address: Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: (907) 766-3576
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Description: Rainbow Glacier Adventures offers rafting, kayaking, photography and...
Rainbow Glacier Adventures offers rafting, kayaking, photography and wildlife viewing tours in Haines and Skagway. RGA features knowledgeable local guides and small groups. Private, custom and exclusive tours available. We've been guiding in Haines since 1990!
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Great Alaskan Photo Experience!

My family and I went on an Alaskan cruise in July of 2014 with a stop in Skagway. Having used this trip as a "good reason" to get new DSLR gear, I wanted a chance to use it. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My family and I went on an Alaskan cruise in July of 2014 with a stop in Skagway. Having used this trip as a "good reason" to get new DSLR gear, I wanted a chance to use it. I booked a photo excursion with Rainbow Glacier Adventures, and I was very pleased with the experience. My guide, Thomas Pickeral, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My wife and I took this tour hoping to view / photograph Alaskan wildlife and we were not disappointed. We are amateur photographer's and between us we took several hundred images of a variety of animals and landscapes. We had a semi-rainy day but our guide said poor weather gives a better chance for encountering wildlife and she was right.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I signed up for this as an excursion via Holland America. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning more about photography and/or simply being brought to some magnificent scenery around Skagway. Thomas was excellent and personal and when my camera failed to work he was so helpful to make sure the day was a success.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This photo tour was very much worth the time and effort! Very small group, plentiful wildlife (including Eagles, Bears, Seals, etc.); scenery and some unusual views in and around Haines that most people would never notice.

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Ventura County, Calif.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were the last kayakers of the 2014 cruise season, according to Robert Chadwell, who met us at the dock in Haines, drove us and 2 of his pleasant friends to the Chilkoot Lake. The trip was flawless… we were granted free access to the fast ferry in Skagway, he met us on arrival in Haines, instructed us and guided... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

So I'm the lady who shows up with a NON SLR 4 year old camera that belongs to my husband, taking the tour with about ten people gently carrying their $10K zoom lens on poles. Needless to say, Tom spent more time with me on explaining the different things the various settings would do on the camera. He was endlessly... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

In late August, we went on an excursion with the above name. It was guided by Tom G, who is a free lance photographer too. He helped us understand composition and other facets of taking better photos. The excursion also included a chance to look for wild life. We saw an eagles nest with one adult and a fledgling standing... More 

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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
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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
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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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