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Focus on Haines Private Nature / Photography tour provided by Time & Space Adventures

Focus on Haines Private Nature / Photography tour

Focus on Haines Private Nature / Photography tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
The Focus on Haines Private Tour is tailored to my guests' interests and will offer you the opportunity to see the best Alaska has to offer.away from the ships & shops. Whether you are a photographer or just want to get out into the quiet corners of America’s last frontier, you will find Haines to be the Alaska you came to experience. At each stop I share the stories of cultural and natural history that makes each location special. If your interest is photography, I strive to cover the basics of your camera's technical functions. I offer instruction how and when to use the camera's various modes to optimize the photograph you would like to save as a real keeper. Additionally, I offer tips to optimize your opportunities for successful wildlife photography. I can discuss the best composition considerations when framing your shots so you come home with an award-winning photograph. For people who want an extended tour, additional time can be provided for at the time of the tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 215555P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour guide
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Haines Municipal Airport, 728 Main St, Haines, AK 99827
  • Ports:
  • Haines Alaska
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Tour guide
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Haines Municipal Airport, 728 Main St, Haines, AK 99827
  • Ports:
  • Haines Alaska
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Barbie G
Roseville, CA1 contribution
My husband and I recently went on a photo tour with Tom in the charming town
of Haines, Alaska, in May 2017. We've been on several photo tours and this was by far thebest excursion ever! Tom took us to his favorite "spots" which were
breathtakingly beautiful & peaceful. He pulled over whenever he saw an eagle
soaring or sitting in a tree so we could photograph them. He gave us great
tips on photo composition. The scenic landscapes and wildlife that we were
able to see & capture under Tom's guidance will be framed and put on our
walls to be enjoyed for years to come. Tom was very personable, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. It was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon with him. I highly recommend taking one of Tom's tours!!
Written August 31, 2021
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LanternH
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK20 contributions
We had a wonderfully informative, interesting and scenically beautiful trip with Tom covering the glacial areas, salmon spawning rivers and the history if the Fort at Haines. We had booked for a five hour tour and during this time we met Dr Jones at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links. A wonderful character of 90 years who invited us to drive round on buggies so we could see the course. We would love to come back with friends and play.
Tom gave us a the best time we have had so far on this Alaskan cruise, a man of many talents including photography and an easy manner of sharing knowledge. The fabulous views he showed us will always be remembered.
Written June 21, 2022
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ACEA
1 contribution
Tom provides the highest level of personal service on his photo tours of Haines. He offers a detailed history of the area and brings his clients to the finest areas to take photographs. Any level of photographer will benefit from his tips on photography.
Written July 24, 2022
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Gary M
Valdosta, Georgia25 contributions
Recently, I traveled to an incredible place called Haines Alaska. The beauty was stunning and the people kind & fun. But one of the highlights of my trip there, was taking a private photography workshop with resident Tom Ganner.

Tom is a retired teacher, but I say that he’s not retired at all – Tom’s natural teaching abilities, come to the forefront on a trip with him. I was very much an amateur photographer, with all the wrong equipment, but Tom calmly & coolly made me feel like I had been shooting great shots forever. He knows his stuff, and brilliantly imparts it into everyone who rides along on a photography tour with him. And, did his teaching mark success? Well, from the moment my workshop ended, I have seen a major improvement in my personal photography! From better knowledge of lighting, challenging new angles and proper equipment usage – my photography has improved ten-fold!

But hear me, Tom puts so much more into his workshops than photography and ways to greatly enhance your pictures - he also supplements each trip with his vast historical knowledge of the area, which adds meaning & value to every picture you take! Having the historical background knowledge about the Haines area, really changes how you view every shot thru the camera’s lens.

So, it’s a must - if you are visiting Haines Alaska, contact Tom and treat yourself to one of his awesome workshops; you will not be disappointed!
Written July 19, 2020
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pureinheart
Phoenix, AZ11 contributions
We travelled to Alaska in June and the Focus on Haines tour was one of our first experiences in Alaska! He was so informative on the town & other areas & felt like a friend instead of a stranger! We felt very welcome as tourists!

I love photography, so this was a special experience to go to the beautiful places he showed us in Haines. He taught me how to properly photograph an eagle and I was able to use that info later in the trip.

I would definitely recommend this tour & opportunity to meet Tom & gain from his wisdom about the area.
Written September 9, 2021
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elaine w
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
What a wonderful experience! My daughters and I took a photography tour with Tom and it was incredible. My 14 year old loves photography and Tom helped her learn how to use her camera and set up great shots. My 18 year old and I had our iPhones only and he also gave us many tips on using them! We all got some stunning photos, While it felt relaxed, there was never a boring moment! Tom has much information and experience. He's a gifted photographer and a really nice guy. He listens well and created a tour that was perfect for us. The day we took our tour was very rainy and yet, we still have beautiful photos and wonderful memories.

I can't say enough positives about Tom and the experience we had on the photography tour. I definitely recommend it!
Written June 29, 2021
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Cheryl M
1 contribution
Solo
I had an amazing trip to Haines, Alaska in July, 2021. Tom was supposed to be the tour guide for the first day of my trip. Unfortunately the other tours that I had booked cancelled because of unforeseen circumstances and fortunately, as it turned out, he was the tour guide for the rest of my trip. Tom was able to step in with no notice. We covered so much territory. Saw amazing wildlife, scenery and wildflowers. Loved hearing about the history and culture of the area. Haines is a special place and Tom made it even more special. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Tom anytime you are in Haines. Thanks again, Tom, for making my trip so special!
Written August 1, 2021
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acasanomade
Paraty, RJ452 contributions
Couples
Far from tourists groups, Tom gave us the best experiences in Haines. He took us to unique landscapes, share lens and show us eagles and bears. Perfect tour for photography lovers. And even if you don't have a camera, you'll enjoy the best views in Haines
Written September 11, 2019
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Always my pleasure to avoid the ships and shops. With the private tours I can also dodge around the crowds and time our stops to enjoy the peace and serenity that belongs to Alaska.
Written September 16, 2019
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J.L.Canaday
1 contribution
We were gifted a photography tour with Tom Ganner as an early Christmas gift and it was amazing! Our main goal was to photograph eagles at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Tom took us out the road and hooked us up with an amazing lens - he was able to attach it to the camera we brought and it was eye-opening to see first-hand the difference in sharpness a lens like that can make compared to our own. He gave us a lot of useful tips about composition, exposure, shutter speed, and even the best place to go for printing of our photos whenever we decided to do so. We even learned some interesting things about eagles from Tom that we didn't already know. It was a very chilly day but he kept us entertained with stories and some jokes. He took us to look for swans as well and found us about 20 of them swimming together on a pretty lake which made for some great photos. On the drive back, we came across a HUGE bull moose right on the side of the road and we were able to safely pull over and photograph him. Overall this was a great experience that I'd highly recommend, not just for those with a photography interest, but also for anyone who wants to see some beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Written December 7, 2019
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haycritter
Wagoner, OK54 contributions
Tom Ganner provides an excellent experience! With a mixture of photography, history, wildlife info, and local lore, Tom makes the tour a memorable and exciting adventure. Tom provides a relaxed pace and knows the area well enough to know where to visit based on the weather conditions, time of day, and wildlife activity. This tour was an enjoyable experience worth repeating when my travels again include Haines, Alaska. My suggestion is to contact Tom as early as possible if you are considering booking a tour.
Written November 26, 2019
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Bald Eagle tour
Tom was an excellent tour guide and so knowledgeable about the history of Haines. He gave us a wonderful tour of th
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As good as it gets
Tom is an excellent photographer, but also an excellent guide. As a result, people joining him on his tours can exp
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Eagle Photography
Just returned from Haines and Tom Ganner's Eagle Quest Photography experience. No question the best photo trip of m
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Amazing Trip With the Ambassador of Haines
I want to be Tom when I "grow up." So incredibly grateful to Tom for booking us completely last minute and showing
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Amazing adventure!
Just returned a week ago from our Alaskan adventure. We spent time in Denali and at multiple spots along the way,
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Great morning in Haines
I asked Tom Ganner if we might be able to see bears in late July while we were in Haines for a few days. He thought
Jim H
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Photography tour and much, much more.
Spending time with Tom Ganner is amazing. He knows local history, local wildlife and fauna. He is an expert in phot
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Time & Space Photography and Guide
Tom Ganner was a fabulous guide to all of the photographers in our group, from simple IPhone users to the experienc
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Girls Day Out!
Tom was outstanding! He goes completely out of his way to ensure we were able to get all the best shots. He knew ex
Divindiana
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Amazing day with Tom : )
Tom picked us up this morning and drove us all over Haines making stops at places for pictures. We saw bears and ea
Lori M
Lori M
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Focus on Haines Private Tour highlight of our Alaska vacation!
Our day in Haines May 2019. Prior to arriving we pre-arranged a 1/2 day customized private tour with local resident
elainehQ8579AC
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Terrific tour, leaned so much
We booked some time with Tom to tour beautiful Haines, AK and get some professional photography advice. We also ar
Pam F
Pam F
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Fascinating wildlife in Haines
My husband and I spent 3 days with Tom and enjoyed every minute. He helped us to overcome limitations of our camera
Grandma47
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Tom Ganner Delivers
I'm not an avid photographer with fancy equipment, but I do enjoy taking photographs, mostly with my smartphone. W
Paula B
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Ultimate photography in Haines
As a working professional photographer in Florida, I have coveted going to Alaska and photographing bears and eagle
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