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Address: Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: 19077663576
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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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Photo buffs dream onshore excursion.

I booked through Holland America, a last minute decision, and the best decision of our entire trip. Our guides, Eric Kocher and Marty Fowler, talked to our small group (8) about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Lakeland, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I booked through Holland America, a last minute decision, and the best decision of our entire trip. Our guides, Eric Kocher and Marty Fowler, talked to our small group (8) about what types of images we especially wanted to capture and took us to just the right sites. They provided not only help with composition, but gave us lots of... More 

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Erie, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had a really great time on the Photography Tour in Haines, Alaska with Tom Ganner and Rainbow Glacier Tours. I booked through Holland America. We took our time with several subjects at several different sites. Tom was very instructive and encouraged creativity as well as answered several questions. He had some example pictures on hand that he took, in... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words regarding our photography tour in Haines. Haines is a very spectacular setting for photography, but the fact that there are so many great subjects to shoot can get a bit overwhelming. That's why a photography tour is great, we take you to the best places and help you get the most out of each location.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I booked this tour as we are both photoraphers and enjoy going to off the beaten path for photos. We really lucked out and got a private tour with Peter Hines. He is fairly new to Alaska but gave us a great deal of interesting history while taking us to some great photography spots. Peter was very... More 

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

Thanks so much for your positive review of our Skagway photography tour and our guide, Peter Hines. You are correct, Peter is fairly new to Alaska but his love of photography and his ability to inspire are impressive. We are very happy to have him on our team. Joe More 

honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I signed up for, and was excited about this tour, even though I have a simple point and shoot camera, and basic knowledge of photography. Peter Hines met the group just outside our cruise ship. We drove thru Skagway, and headed out into the mountains, even into Canada. We stopped at a couple waterfalls, and very scenic spots , while... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments regarding our Skagway photography tour. Peter Hines is a great guide and very passionate about photography. He loves to share his passion with others and the White Pass summit above Skagway is a great place to get some excellent photos. I'm glad you mentioned that, even with a point and shoot camera, you enjoyed the... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

While planning for a recent cruise through Alaska, my wife and I wanted to go on a photography tour that would allow us to see a side of the state that was a bit more off-the-beaten path than many of the excursions offered by the cruise ship. We found Rainbow Glacier Adventures and Tom Ganner by doing some online research... More 

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

Thanks for your kind review. Its heartwarming to know that we are reaching our goal of providing outstanding service and an educational experience on our tours. Tom Ganner is a top-notch guide not only because of his background as a school teacher combined with his photography expertise, but because he cares about the guests on his tour. We hope you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Tom Ganner in Haines for a photo tour that was booked through Holland America. Tom was very knowledgeable about photography, the town, and its cultural traditions. He shared his talents and answered questions freely in a down-to-earth manner that was not intimidating. It was the best tour on our land and... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments regarding your photography tour in Haines with Tom Ganner. We are very proud to have him on our team. Joe More 

Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Joe, the owner of Rainbow Glacier Adventures, met me at the dock in Haines, after I took the Fast Ferry (a great ride with mountains, waterfalls and great scenery) from Skagway. We got my boots and set off in a van with two other families (a total of 7 people). The ride from Haines to the place we put the... More 

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

Thanks so much for your positive review. It is great to be in the Alaska wilderness with a small group of people. That is what Rainbow Glacier Adventures is all about......connecting our guests with Alaska in small groups through our high quality guides. I really love the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, and am happy to announce that my book about... More 

Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The expedition in with Tom Ganner in Haines, Alaska was the highlight of my trip to Alaska. Tom not only took us to some beautiful places, he provided historical context and helped us with our settings and composition. He is an amazing photographer and human being. He was patient with all of and even carried around my lenses for me!... More 

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

Thanks for your positive review of our photography tour in Haines with Tom Ganner. He is a great guide and photographer. I'm not surprised that he went out of his way to provide superior service. We hope that you return to Haines some day to join us on another adventure. Joe More 

Trabuco Canyon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Joe and Cheryl provided a private guided tour for our group of 4 and it was excellent. They accompanied us on the White Pass & Yukon Route with Joe providing expert commentary. They also arranged for lunch at the suspension bridge and a private van back to Skagway where we stopped along the way to learn about the area and... More 

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

Thanks so much for your positive review. I really enjoyed the tour and was glad to have Cheryl along, as well. Private tours are great fun because they provide so much flexibility and allow for customization. We hope to see you on your next visit to Alaska! Joe More 

Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Never having taken a photography tour before, I wasnt quite sure to whatI was in for. Thought there might be all these pro type photographers and I might not enjoy it. Srprise, the folks on the tour were just like me, wanting to learn fro our guide and gentleman, Tom Ganner. He was so helpful to all of use that... More 

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

Thanks for your positive review. I'm glad you decided to come along and found that there were others like you. We get a wide range of skill levels on our photography tours. Most folks want to learn a bit more about photography and specifically, about their cameras, and we are happy to provide that service. Sometimes we get a "pro"... More 

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Address: Address: Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: 19077663576
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines

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