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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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Haines Photography Tour

This was an excellent small group tour booked through Holland America. This is a tour for photographers who have an understanding of how a digital camera works, but need guidance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Blackbutt, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent small group tour booked through Holland America. This is a tour for photographers who have an understanding of how a digital camera works, but need guidance to take "better" pictures. Tom Ganner led the tour and provided an interesting mix of local history and geography together with photography tips. We visited areas around Haines that we... More 

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Peter Hines was the tour guide for the small tour group. He was a mine of excellent information and provided excellent photographic advice on how best to photograph the mountains, streams, and flowers we saw. Highly recommend this tour as even for advanced photographers his advice was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Peter very adroitly introduced us to a wide variety of Alaskan Scenery to photograph. Additionally he provided very practical tips to maximize our opportunity to get the best possible shot. His knowledge of the terrain was excellent and introduced sufficient local anecdotal banter to give is insights behind the areas we visited. Would highly recommend him as a photography guide.

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Cheryl, a local resident, showed us the entire town. We saw so many eagles and other wildlife. She even fed us lunch and provided a spot scope for viewing the nests! She answered all our questions and had us back at the dock for our ride back down the beautiful fjord to Skagway. We didn't see any bears on this... More 

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Ithaca NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Not knowing exactly what to expect, I must say that I was "blown away" by this excursion. I am not even close to being a photographer and Peter Hines was able to teach this old dog lots of new tricks. He was not only patient but very clear and direct. Among our group were true photographers and I watched in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our photography tour with Peter Hines was great! It was my favorite excursion we did on our Alaskan cruise. Peter was knowledgeable, entertaining, and patient with us as he taught us about our camera and how to get the best out of it when taking pictures. We got AMAZING pictures in all the places he took us too and these... More 

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tom Ganner is the photographer-tour guide. He's a delight - funny, informative, and very aware of where some great picture taking opportunities are. There were good lessons to be had. I'm a pretty experienced photographer, but Tom helped me improve how I do HDR (high dynamic range) photography (I was varying the f-stop rather than the shutter speed). For my... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This excursion was amazing! From Bri our rafting guide, Cheryl who has lived and knows Haines. We even had the pleasure of the owner Joe on the trip. We saw plenty of eagles, beavers and beautiful landscape. Thank You!!!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This entire excursion was well organized from being picked up at our motel in Skagway, being ushered onto the ferry to meeting Tom in Haines. He had remarkable patience, knowledge of the area and best of all, I was able to improve my photography. I was lucky in that nobody else had signed up for the tour so it was... More 

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

While my wife and I enjoyed our recent Cruisetour on Princess Cruise Lines, one of our early elected shore excursions was the "Skagway in Focus Photography Tour". Our tour leaders Peter Hines and Dena (sp?) were awesome. While on the way through Skagway and onto various scenic stops, Peter was incredibly informative and entertaining to share the local scenery and... More 

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

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