Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska, United States by Tour Guide Cruin M.

Tour: The Spirit in the Wood -- a Private Tour of Ketchikan Totem Poles and Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian art

Cruin M.
  Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
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Timothy Delorm

Fishkill, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #336423, The Spirit in the Wood -- a Private Tour of Ketchikan Totem Poles and Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian art, Ketchikan, Alaska, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

Cruin provided my wife and I with a wonderful introduction to Ketchikan and the surrounding area! He was very personable and knowledgeable about Tinglit culture & the totem poles they carved. We deviated from the written description to see eagles along the shore south of town and watch salmon swimming upstream. All in all a very good tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Timothy. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife. I hope we get a chance to meet again. Cruin.

Gary Vajda

United States
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Tour: #336423, The Spirit in the Wood -- a Private Tour of Ketchikan Totem Poles and Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian art, Ketchikan, Alaska, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 22/19

Cruin is very personable and knowledgeable. He was quite accommodating with respect to our schedule. Our only criticism was he seemed to be stretching to find attractions (e.g. the public library) while we were more interested in the iconic totem poles and wildlife. He knew the wildlife spots and we saw a lot. He was extremely familiar with totem poles (including the artists) but did not go out of way to view them. Very helpful with the local eateries and good art shopping (non-tourist).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this useful review, Gary. I was very pleased to meet both you and your wife. I am sorry the library was not your thing. Some love seeing the library, and the local art displayed within, but I guess for you, I should have spent more time on totem poles, which I actually avoided a wee bit, because I did not want you or your wife to have to walk too far. I guess I could have judged that better, so I am sorry. I really enjoyed us going to the Dairy Queen & Asylum, and then taking you shopping.

Sarah F.

United States
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Tour: #336423, The Spirit in the Wood -- a Private Tour of Ketchikan Totem Poles and Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian art, Ketchikan, Alaska, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Being taken around Ketchikan by a Scot is an unique experience, but Cruin is an amazing guide, totally knowledgeable concerning the symbolism and carving of totem poles. He dropped us off at a great place for lunch. BTW he does wear a kilt ;)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sarah. I really enjoyed our tour.

Ed Murl

Markham, ON, Canada
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Tour: #336423, The Spirit in the Wood -- a Private Tour of Ketchikan Totem Poles and Tlinget, Haida, and Tsimsian art, Ketchikan, Alaska, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Had a great and informative visit to Ketchikan with Cruin in spite of the weather. It rains a lot there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ed, and thank you both for being such good sports in spite of the weather. Cruin.