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Rainbow Glacier Adventures

P.O. Box 1103, Haines, AK 99827
(907) 766-3576
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Ranked #1 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I, two aspiring but amateur amateur photographers booked two photography trips with Rainbow Glacier Tours, one to Skagway with Thomas Pickerel and the other for wildlife and "Tack sharp Eagle" photos in Haines with Tom Ganner. The weather was bad in Haines on the day we were due to go on the Skagway photography trip with Thomas... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were greeted promptly by Tom Ganner, a professional photographer that lives and works in Haines. As it turned out, only my husband and I were signed up for the tour so, we had a "private" tour ;-) We talked about composition, lighting, and the style while my husband grilled him on the history of Haines and Skagway (he is... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We booked the half-day kayak trip on Chilkoot Lake. We were greeted by Davey, our relaxed guide. Davey expressed an almost reverence for the lake, the glacial waterfalls flowing into it and the eagles and other birds flying above it . Davey and Jen, our other guide, showed us spots where salmon were spawning. The kayaks were incredibly easy to... More

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the most scenic postcard spots, why not go along with the one who has photographed them? Our trip with Tom Ganner, professional photographer and now great friend was an amazing host who tailored the trip to our likes and interests. Many of the tours we researched took large groups to similar areas, but having a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great tour in Skagway,, a morning SUV excursion to photograph places only a local person would know. Tom Pickerel was knowledgable about cameras, setting up a scene, and bringing us to scenic locations. More than promised!

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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our guide Tom Pickering was great. We were visiting Skagway AK and he took us out to view some great sights of the area and photograph. Tom knows his stuff. I learned a bunch from him. i wish i could spend more time seeing the sights and learning how to take better pictures.

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Boulder, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a Silversea cruise in Alaska. We had the good fortune of taking the 'Alaska through a Lens' tour guided by professional photographer Tom Ganner. It was July 4 so we were able to attend the Haines main street parade - truly Americana at its best. Tom is not only an excellent photographer providing... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were very fortunate to have Cheryl Mullins show us around Haines AK. The adventure was more than site seeing but a view into a way of life that captured my heart. A way of life that focused on family, friends, and community...the way life is suppose to be. Yes the sites and sounds of this beautiful community captures you... More

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

Cheryl is a true gem and we feel lucky to have her on our team this year! Thanks for your comments. Joe More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was one of the best excursions that Lynn and I took while cruising with Princess. Tom took us to places off the beaten path, helped us with some great photo tips and entertained us with his knowledge of the area and its history. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants photograph parts of Alaska not normally seen... More

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Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

One of the best tours we took on our recent Alaska cruise was a photo tour with Thomas Pickerel in Skagway. There was just my wife and I and one other couple on the tour. Thomas took us to some great location and provided both local insight and photography instructions. It was great way to get away from the crowds... More

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