We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rainbow Tours

PO Box 1526, Homer, AK 99603
907-235-7272
Improve this listing
Ranked #19 of 43 activities in Homer
Type: Tours
Owner description: Full Day Whale Watching Adventure exploring Kachemak Bay, Homer Alaska. Come spend the day learning and seeing Humpback whales, Orcas and many pelagic... more » Owner description: Full Day Whale Watching Adventure exploring Kachemak Bay, Homer Alaska. Come spend the day learning and seeing Humpback whales, Orcas and many pelagic seabirds. $125 Ad and lunch is included. We also offer a 1/2 Day Halibut fishing adventure $95 Ad. Please call us for any questions or reservations. « less
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    31
    7
    9
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hayward, WI
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Booked with Central Charter, expecting their 75-foot Discovery. But the Discovery sat idle at the dock while we boarded the Rainbow Connection. Staff was very welcoming. It was a packed cruise. The usual bad tourist behavior ... Taking up seating space with your backpack when there was a disabled passenger that had no other place to sit, or "reserving" some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a great way to spend an afternoon. I am pretty fond of birding so I really enjoyed the looks at Gull island of the nesting birds. We saw a lot of sea otters on the trip as well. The boat is a nice size with a snack bar and clean "facilities". The ladies were very knowledgable and friendly,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great morning on the water - half day is more than enough for halibut fishing. They jump onto the hook, and you can only catch 2. Rainbow tours were efficient, hard working and knowledgeable. We booked this through Bob's trophy charters. Next time we would book direct.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pampa, Texas, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We weren't really fishing just catching. Throw your line over and haul up your halibut. We shipped home 27 & 1/2 pounds. It was great. The boat had 21 people on board. The crew was great. I would rather be in a six passenger boat but the cost on this boat fit our budget better. We were out just the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This tour was well organized and easy to book and find the boat. I enjoyed it from start to finish with enough time in Seldovia to look around, have lunch and a coffee and see the sights. The staff have to deal with a large number of people from a lot of different nationalities and they are super helpful, provide... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montclair, Virginia, United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We live in the area and love to support local businesses so we chose Rainbow Tours to show some visiting family members around Seldovia in early July. The boat was full but everyone still had plenty of room to move about. Staff was friendly and helpful. You can expect to see plenty of sea otters, various birds, seals, etc. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our family of 4 (10 & 13 year old boys) went with Rainbow Tours on their 1/2 day fishing trip. The good news is that we caught our limit, and have about 50 lbs of halibut in our freezer at home. We ate some halibut yesterday and it was delicious. The bad news is that there wasn't enough staff for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisa, Virginia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There were 21 people and 3 crew on the boat and it was VERY crowded. At one time we had 6 lines tangled. Everyone did catch their limit of 2 Halibut. For the most part the crew was friendly and helpful. The boat was clean and had inside cabin with tables and booths. This was over the 4th. of July... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudson, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Husband and I took our 12-year-old daughter on this 1/2 day halibut fishing trip. There were 20 people on the boat we took out (Jackpot) and between us trying to manage and help out our daughter, it was almost too much to take on. The crew was super nice and helpful, but I just think managing 20 people fishing is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Homer, Alaska, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Rainbow Tours is what the locals use and they are wonderful. I've ridden on it several times when non-profits have events across the bay. There's no place on this boat that you can't see the beautiful scenery. The crews are alway helpful and friendly. You're supporting a great local business that supports his community.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Rainbow Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rainbow Tours, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing