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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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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We weren't exactly sure how the nature wilderness trip to Haines would go, but we had a terrific time! There were 11 of us--adults 46-76 years old and kids 12-19. It was a great way to see the area, and Cheryl was really great. She is very personable, and it was fun to hear about her life in Haines. We... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Would like to thank Thomas Pickerel for a wonderful tour of Haines, we had a great and memorable experience and he even made our lunch stop just great. We wanted to see bears but alas there were none out in public this day, but we knew they were close from all the bear "droppings" .Tom took his time on the... More

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San Anselmo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Since we could not see the Tripadvistor rating for the tours offered on the Alaskan Cruise Ship...we booked this tour directly with the tour company. We are glad we did, our tour had 6 people on it and the average tour through the ship was at least 20. Our guide for the day was Davy...great tour guide. We NEVER Kayaked... More

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RGAowner, Public Relations Manager at Rainbow Glacier Adventures, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your kayak tour! At Rainbow Glacier Adventures we strive to make each trip a special one for our clients. And thanks for the kudos for Davey, he is an excellent guide, and specializes in making people feel comfortable in the kayaks, even for first-timers ! Chilkook Lake, where you kayaked, is a major... More

Lewes, Delaware
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were very disappointed in our tour to say the least. In our packet we were told the Photographer would take individual time with each guest and would take us to the best wildlife areas in Haines for pictures of all kinds. Our first stop was 2 minutes from our Cruise Ship so we could take a picture of the... More

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

Thanks so much for sending your comment and review. I am very sorry to hear that you were not happy with your tour experience. Our mission with Rainbow Glacier Adventures is to connect our guests with Alaska through our high quality guides. We take these comments seriously and I always review all comments with the guide for the tour. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Wendy, thanks for your kind words about your photo tours! It was a bit of juggling to accomplish with the weather not being cooperative, but I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves ! Thomas is good at encouraging people to try new approaches to photography, and Tom Ganner is a master at " Tack sharp hand-held eagle shots. " HDR is... More

Westminster, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
1 review
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
1 review
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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