Rafting Down the Klehini with Joe

Rafting Down the Klehini with Joe

Rainbow Glacier Adventures Founder Joe Ordonez was often found this year rafting down the Klehini River with a groups of rather pleased visitors to the Chilkat Valley.

All of the photos were taken by Lucia Griggi ©2015.

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Fishing With The Bears

Fishing With The Bears

Jan and Bob Zimmerman were on a private photo tour in mid-August with RGA owner Joe Ordonez. Bob had the expensive camera. Jan had a simpler model. She captured these bears fishing along the Chilkoot River with a little patience and a simple click of the camera.

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Chilkoot Bears 1 ©2015 Jan Zimmerman

Chilkoot Bears 2 ©2015 Jan Zimmerman

Bob had a better camera.




Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet Visits the Steller Sea Lions with RGA

Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet Visits the Steller Sea Lions with RGA

In early July National Geographic came down to the Lynn Canal with Yukon Vet Michelle Oakley and enlisted Rainbow Glacier Adventures’ guides Robert Chadwell and Bri Agenbroad to lead a kayak tour out to the Steller sea lion haul out across from Mud Bay. It was a perfect blue day to approach the strange cacophonous society of bellowing creatures.

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Haines Alaska kicked off the first tour of 2012

Written by RGA Guide, Holly Jo Parnell        HainesAlaskaTourguide.blogspot.com. Opinions may not be that of Rainbow Glacier Adventures.



Rainbow Glacier Adventures had our first tour on Friday, April 6th.  A few of us RGA Guides got to go along to help Joe Ordonez while he treated a group of 24 French Canadian high school students from Montreal to a highly entertaining two day tour.  He is a very knowledgeable guide.  I guess that is why he owns Rainbow Glacier Adventures Tour Company, which has the bragging rights of having solely Haines, Alaska locals as guides.  Joe O. is an animated man and tells Haines history with an adventurous spirit. Read more