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    May 26, 2011
  • Last Review
    May 29, 2011
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Haines is known for its wildlife and stunning natural surroundings. This small-group tour is for photography enthusiasts -- from those with a smartphone who simply want to frame better shots to serious photographers who want to experiment with aperture settings.Your professional photography guide selects the best locations of the day to find the most dramatic light and wildlife activity. Composition tips, camera settings and how to take advantage of available light are discussed, along with some interesting advice on how to predict wildlife behavior. Tour departure times -- early in the morning or later in the afternoon -- are timed to maximize wildlife viewing and take advantage of low-angle light for the best photographs. Bald eagles are commonly seen and, depending on the time of year, brown bear often feed on salmon along the Chilkoot River. The small-group nature of this outing allows the guide to spend time with each guest, making the most of your photo experience. Notes:Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair.
 
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Top Day in Haines - highly recommended!
Date:May 29, 2011
Location:Tingha, NSW Australia
Cruise Date Month:May
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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This day in Haines with Tom and Holly was absolultely wonderful. My Guide Tom imparted lots of local knowledge throughout the day, but what was so wonderful was being a local person Tom brought us to areas that were both beautiful to photograph and lovely to sit and appreciate, photographer or just a person wanting a day to see Haines and all it has to offer as it is. Lunch at "The Lake" was a quiet, peaceful and happy time with friendly banter most enjoyed.
I highly recommend this trip, as an amature photographer who Tom helped wonderfully, or as a person wanting some great memories with a little "point & shoot". You will not be dissapointed! And the river is awesome :)
Cruise Date Year:2011
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
 
This genuinely Alaskan adventure offers the rare opportunity to mush your dog sled team across a snow-covered glacier.Helicopter to an exclusive dog sled camp located on the picturesque middle branch of the Norris Glacier. On your way there, you will be amazed by a beautiful heli-flightseeing trip over the vast Juneau Icefield. Watch for the largest glacier on the Icefield -- the advancing Taku Glacier. View spectacular icefalls, rock formations, and untamed wilderness. Accessible only by air, this region is filled with lush forests, glassy alpine lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and awe-inspiring glaciers.From here on, it all goes to the dogs. You'll land at the dog-sledding base on the glacier and learn the tricks of the trade from seasoned veterans of the legendary Iditarod Race. Master the all-important commands of Hike! Gee! and Haw! Then, armed with your new vocabulary, experience the thrill of zipping across a pristine glacier pulled by a team of friendly huskies. There may be no better way to enjoy the fresh mountain air and scenic vistas.Enjoy approximately 30 to 35 minutes of helicopter time and one hour at the dog base.Notes:A veteran dog sled musher will lead you on your sled adventure. Overboots are provided for glacier landings. Minimum age is 2 years. Guests weighing 250 lbs or more (fully clothed) must pay an additional surcharge over the published fare. Every guest will be weighed at check-in. The tour operator will endeavor to be discreet during this process, but please be aware that individual circumstances may not allow for complete privacy. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Tour operates subject to meeting a minimum number of participants. This tour can be cancelled without penalty on the day your voyage commences. Cancellations thereafter are non-refundable. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Flight time, route and time on the glacier may vary due to weather conditions. Carry-on bags are not allowed, and the heliport has limited secure storage. iPads, iPad minis, tablets, drones, Go-Pro Sticks, or other extendable items are not permitted on tour. Aircraft fly no higher than 5,000 feet. Oxygen for personal use is allowed but must be in the form of an FAA-approved portable oxygen concentrator that can be secured to the user's body.
 
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great experience!
Date:May 26, 2011
Location:Tingha, NSW Australia
Cruise Date Month:May
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
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Value
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We did this trip with a couple of friends and have to say the experience was absolutely wonderful. Probably more than expected and to experience the glacier with the dogs and see dog camp up close and personal really shows the best of the animals and their people.
A day well enjoyed and still talking about it!
Cruise Date Year:2011
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
 
This tour provides a rare opportunity to focus on photographing the stunning scenery of Skagway and the surrounding area with a local, professional photography guide.Your guide will select his favorite locations and provide you with ample time to set up the best shots. Depending on conditions, you may be shooting the dramatic scenery of the White Pass summit -- a wonderland of azure lakes and stunted forests. Alternatively, you may travel along the scenic coastline towards the former gold rush town of Dyea.The emphasis is on learning and taking time for excellent photography rather than the photography being incidental. Your guide will suggest shots and help you get the most out of your camera or smartphone. He will discuss issues such as composition, exposure, and depth of field. Even a simple point-and-shoot camera or a phone can take great photos. The goal is to identify your present level of photography and introduce and advance you to the next level. The theme is flexibility rather than adherence to a rigid schedule.Notes: This adventure crosses the US/Canadian border; US and Canadian citizens must carry a passport and ship ID. All other nationalities must have a valid passport, visa and ship ID. This is a guide's-choice tour, so the above outline is an example of how the tour will be run. Any type of camera or smartphone is welcome.
 
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Wonderful, relaxing & great fun
Date:May 26, 2011
Location:Tingha, NSW Australia
Cruise Date Month:May
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Value
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This is a great trip for both photographers (of all levels) and their non-photographer partner I believe. Our guide gave 100% of himself and his knowledge, both in the local area/surrounds and in his photographic areas. The trip & my guide was thumbs up all the way.
A great relaxing, friendly fun-filled & informative day with local people sharing a beautiful place in the world. This place deserves a re-visit in the future if at all possible.
Cruise Date Year:2011
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.