Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Yosemite National Park California by Tour Guide Pat A. (Guide #10119)


Kim Biggs

United States
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Tour: #100608, Photo Safari Yosemite Guided Photography Excursion., Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Patrick was amazing! He was a non-stop source of information about Yosemite National Park, and knew the best times to view each of the points of interest. He gave us plenty of time to explore, and took beautiful photos for our family to treasure. This was an 80th birthday gift to my mother and it was so wonderful that Patrick was able to make it special for each of us.

Christopher Page

United States
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 17/17

Patrick is extremely knowledgeable and well spoken. He's an excellent driver. He took us on a well organized tour and showed us several sites not typically visited. He took many very good photos for us and provided some neat photography tips.

Cynthia Rosiello

United States
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 5/17

We were traveling as a family of 5 with 3 older kids (aged 20, 18, and 16), possibly our last vacation since our kids are getting older. We thoroughly enjoyed the day with our tour guide Pat A who gave us insider information about Yosemite. He took us places that I know we would have missed on our own. We are anxious to see our photos... I hope to use one on a Christmas card. Would definitely do it again at a different location.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Spending time with my pretend "adopted family" for the day in Yosemite when guiding in the park always makes it fun for me. Later, when I send the family photos made while exploring and enjoying their Yosemite visit, I get to relive the day all over again.

Bethany Strange

United States
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Tour: #100608, Photo Safari Yosemite Guided Photography Excursion., Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

I cannot begin to describe how extremely pleased we are to have booked Pat as our guide for Yosemite. He was worth e-v-e-r-y penny. He was knowledgeable, patient, funny, and so fun to be around. Because he is commercially licensed, we were able to bypass the hoards of crowds. We were able to avoid the headache of parking, and we saw all of the major sites. He is a professional photographer and sent us an amazing folder full of our family pics with gorgeous backdrops. Would recommend him to everyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments! I never had a son so tell Coleman I feel the same towards him! And all the children were perfect as well! Love to you all-Pat

William McCabe

United States
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Tour: #100608, Photo Safari Yosemite Guided Photography Excursion., Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: May 8/17

Pat provided an amazing tour of Yosemite. The park is enormous with so many stunning views. Without a guide it would be easy to miss many of the "must see" sites but more importantly the "hidden gems." Pat knew all of the best places to stop to get a great view. He was a wealth of good photo tips. Any photographer from beginner to advanced would benefit from his easy-going instruction. Tour was well worth it. I would highly recommend Pat to anyone visiting Yosemite -- even repeat visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bill and Kate...the day was a full one indeed with the waterfalls in full flow and even getting a bear encounter!! Hope we can do it again sometime! Pat

James Dougherty

United States
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 9/17

Pat was a great guide. We got to see much more of Yosemite than we ever would have seen on our own. He knew the best vantage points. Pat had many great tips on photography and getting the best shots. Would highly recommend booking Pat for a day in Yosemite.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sharing the best of Yosemite is always fun for me. Even though I have been to many of the greatest views in the world within the park many times, it always pleases me to be able to share it to others for their first time!!

Richard Kronenberg

United States
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Tour: Yosemite Day Hikes, Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Date: Oct 8/16

Julian Segal

Australia
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Tour: #100608, Photo Safari Yosemite Guided Photography Excursion., Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

The Photo Safari was an amazing experience. Pat is extremely knowledgeable in term of knowing the best spots, the best times, the best perspective and photography in general. He went above and beyond expectations to make our day a magic one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I always enjoy my time spent with our TBL friends visiting all the great locations in Yosemite.

Karen Crigler

United States
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Tour: Yosemite Day Hikes, Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Date: Sep 20/16

We credit Patrick for showing us so much of Yosemite - places we never would have known to go. He was always professional, personable, friendly, and very accomodating to any of our suggestions. He knows the area like the back of his hand and could answer any questions we had. His photography skills are excellent and he is quick to share photo tips as well as all the photos he took of the day. We were more than pleased with our day with Patrick!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Totally enjoyed our time together exploring the trails and capturing the views around the park!

Dan Klein

United States
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 1/16

Pat was very knowledgeable about the area. Also It was my wife's birthday and Pat was an integral part of making her birthday special. THANK YOU PAT!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Having three daughters myself, it was a very familiar feeling spending the day with your family. Party Safari was the name of the tour in this case and thanks again for sharing your visit and day in Yosemite with me as your guide!!!

Betzalel Kenigsztein

United States
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Tour: Yosemite Day Hikes, Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Date: Jul 29/16

Excellent day with Pat- he knows the best spots in the park

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very much enjoyed the time with you and your family as your Photo Safari Yosemite guide!

Edward Ashby, iii

United States
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Tour: #100608, Photo Safari Yosemite Guided Excursion., Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 24/16

Very welcoming, experienced, and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very enjoyable day with Ted and Clay in Yosemite!

Jacqueline Akerblom

United States
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 6/16

Pat was a fantastic guide! Knowledgable, friendly and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Pat and hit all the best places at the right time during a busy holiday week! Thanks for the great Yosemite experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loved spending the day in Yosemite with Jacqueline, Robert and Will! Especially loved the last hike to Happy Isles with all the quietness at the end of the day!

Melanie Park

United States
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Tour: Yosemite Day Hikes, Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Date: Jun 11/16

Pat was incredibly knowledgeable about the park. He knew how to move around despite the crowds and traffic. He had my moody 13 year old wrapped around his little finger - no small feat. I appreciated his tips when taking pictures on my iphone. But the professional photos he took of my family in the park will be treasured forever. GREAT tour, highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Park Family for a fun day together in Yosemite! Hanging out with Abe was the best part!!

Russell Shedd

Prescott, AZ, United States
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: May 22/16

Pat did a wonderful job for us. He knew great places to go to get the best pictures and the best times to be there. He helped us make sure we saw everything we could and.also took pictures for us and of us to send to us later. We highly recommend Pat. Thanks!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Totally enjoyed sharing Yosemite to Russell and Kathy. Great day with the Yosemite waterfalls and beautiful clouds.

Jerald Back

United States
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Tour: #100608, Photo Safari Yosemite Guided Excursion., Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 4/16

We had a great time Patrick was great

Jerald Back

United States
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Tour: #212843, Winter time in Yosemite!, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 3/16

We had a great time Patrick was great

Alex Willens

United States
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Tour: #100608, Photo Safari Yosemite Guided Excursion., Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 20/15

Pat is an exceptional guide and photography teacher. We had 1 day for a park tour and he showed us everything we wanted to see and more. He has a great SUV, so there are very few places he can't take you. Pat also does a great job showing you some easy to learn (because he is teaching) photography tips that will make the pictures you take at the park and in the future much better. I couldn't have been more satisfied!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I too enjoyed spending the day together having fun in Yosemite. I always enjoy when my guests come away with great photos!

Melissa M.

United States
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 11/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Showing the best sites and helping to create lifetime memories of Yosemite is always my goal! Spending quality time with Melissa and her family was a joyful way to spend our time together!

Charles Taerk

Canada
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 20/15

A Great way to see many sites inside Yosemite with some history. If you dont have a week at Yosemite, Pat can take you on a day of excursions to see the best sites, with the best views, while still doing some great hikes. Pat is a great tour guide for any tour at Yosemite.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A fun family to spend the day with in Yosemite!

Charles Taerk

Canada
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Tour: Mist Trail Hike to Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Date: Aug 19/15

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the Mist Trail Hike with Pat. He was informative, fun and was able to combine his love of photography to get some great shots along the trail. It is a challenging trail, so be ready, but Pat helped us a great deal, and we had a great picnic at the top. Pat is a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and very nice. We had a great day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A most enjoyable group to hike with in Yosemite!

David Klug

United Kingdom
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 4/15

We gave Patrick 5 stars as he was such a considerate and informative guide. We had a lovely day with Patrick, showing us great sights of Yosemite and helping our twin daughters with their photography. We would certainly recommend Patrick thinking of a guided tour of Yosemite

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Another great day with great travelers in Yosemite!

Neil Hustedde

United States
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 15/15

We had a great tour with Patrick, I would highly recommend him whether you are interested in photography or not. We are photography novices and by the end of the day knew how to use various advanced settings on the camera. In addition Patrick was very knowledgeable with the park and had the right "connections" to get us into places not all the public was able to enter on this given day. Thank you Patrick for a great day!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a fun day for me too!

Eddie Blanco

United States
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Tour: #100741, Yosemite Family Photo Day, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 18/14

Our tour in Yosemite was amazing!! Pat is a fantastic guide!!

Henry Brooks

United States
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Tour: #100608, Photo Safari Yosemite Guided Excursion., Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 30/14

My wife and I were very pleased with the tour and technical information of Patrick. He was knowledgeable, friendly and went above and beyond to educate us how to use our cameras more successfully in Yosemite National Park, CA. Both of us heartily recommend his services to anyone travelling to that park. We are convinced that anyone going there and not using Patrick is losing out and will not get to see everything that is there. Due to fires, he even accommodated a date change for our tour. Great service!

Jeff Schlegel

United States
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Tour: #100608, 2 Day Custom Yosemite Guided Excursion, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 1/14

Patrick was very flexible and accommodating to our interests and his knowledge of the park was very extensive. His background in photography is a key asset for photo enthusiasts and you will get both lessons on photography and knowledge on the park. Patrick could not have been nicer and engaging with my family.

William Northrup

United States
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Tour: #100741, Customized 4 Days in Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 13/14

Our experience with Pat for 31/2 days in Yosemite was outstanding! His knowledge and expertise were all that we had hoped for. He took us to locations throughout the park where tourists rarely frequent. He also is an outstanding photographer. He was able to coach me on how to maximize the utilization of my camera and how to ensure that each shot was a winner. My wife and I deeply appreciated his professionalism and the personal touch that he brings to each tour. It was definitely a 5 star experience!