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Cruin M.

Ketchikan, Alaska, United States

About me: I grew up in Scotland. Then, at 17, I went to Canada for while.

I lived in the Laurentian Mountains, in a cabin in the woods, and I worked as a freelance journalist and columnist.

I moved to Ketchikan, Alaska 18 years ago, and finally found a home.

I worked on the Alaska State Ferry System for about 8 years. But I married a local girl, a beautiful Tlingit Raven-Clan woman named Elizabeth. She did not like me spending weeks away from home, so I left the Ferry System.

I started work as a tour guide, driving large tour groups, 40-60 people, around Ketchikan. I love being a tour guide - every human being has a story to tell, and as a tour guide, I get to hear those stories. But coordinating large groups of tourist often left me too busy to hear some of their stories.

I am pleased that ToursByLocals gives me that opportunity to conduct smaller, more intimate, tours. That gives me the time to get to know people a bit better, and to hear their stories. I hope you will come and let me show around Ketchikan, and tell you about South East Alaska, the native culture and carvers, and the plants and animals of the Tongass National Forest. I look forward to hearing your own stories.

A Recent Review of this guide

Cruin was very entertaining and very knowledgeable about the area and history. We all enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend Cruin's walking tour.
Barbara Jones

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Credentials

I have had many jobs in my life. I have been a Journalist and writer, SE Alaska Ferry Worker, a professional tour guide. I have taught writing, and biology. I have loved life (and I still do).

Restrictions

I speak some French (Quebecois),
and Scottish Gaelic.
Driving tours max of 5 or 6 travelers (although I can charter larger vehicles for custom tours).
Walking tours max of 25 people, or even more - contact me for walking tours with more than 10.

Guide Requirements for United States

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Tours by Cruin M.

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Private tour guide Cruin

Ketchikan - A wee place between the sea,...

Totem Poles, Mountains, Forests, and Wildlife -- a custom tour with,...

245 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Cruin

A Walk into Southeast Alaska History,...

Salmon, totem poles, shady forest trails, Creek Street, Ketchikan's,...

245 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Cruin

The Spirit in the Wood -- a Private Tour,...

Understanding totem poles, native art, carving, symbols, myths and,...

245 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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The Spirit of Saxman -- Ketchikan and,...

Tlinget, Haida, and Tsimsian art, carving, symbols, myths and stories,,...

325 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

3 hours

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The Spirit of Totem Bight -- Ketchikan,...

Tlinget, Haida, and Tsimsian art, carving, symbols, myths and stories,,...

400 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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