Scott WohlanderUnited States
Fantastic tour. Dominick's background as a urban planner gave him rare insights about the demographics and geography of New Orleans that made the story of what happened with Katrina rich with detail. His was engaging both to adults and children alike, which is rare in a guide. We would definitely recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted that you had a good tour. Thanks for being both flexible and understanding. Sorry for the rain during your parade. I got it too on Sunday. Drop by the Trinity House in downtown Leesville and meet my sister-in-law. Hope to see you again. Dominick
Peter LavertyUnited States
Dominick provided my group with one of the best guided tours I have ever taken. I provide tours to our hospital travel group and have done so for the past 35 years. Dominick provide both a historical and personal viewpoint of the Katrina hurricane, how and why it happened. My tour group of 44 travelers rated this the number one highlight of our New Orleans tour. If I could have given it a few more stars I would have. Even our motorcoach driver was impressed with his skill.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am delighted those you were happy with the tour. I appreciate the fact that you chose the topic of Katrina For it was like all other historic events in the city's historic, Transformative. Thanks for choosing me to be your guide and New Orleans as your destination. Dominick
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for selecting me to be your guide and New Orleans as your destination. As first time visitors I hope the city was at its best for you. Hopefully too you learned something about the topography, history and culture of the city. Please visit us again and tell your friends we are here and ready to serve visitors with great food and friendly people. Thanks again for visiting my hometown Dominick
Janet B.United States
Dominick was an excellent guide and showed us exactly what we wanted to see. He was extremely knowledgable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for selecting me to be your guide and for choosing New Orleans as your destination. I do hope that our time together was both informative and interesting and that you will visit us again in the future. Dominick
Ron ClarkUnited States
Dominick took our group of Florida CEOs on his Katrina tour. Dominick was extremely knowledgeable not just on the Katrina issues and sites, but being a Nola native, he gave us great advice on, among many other things, where the best oysters are! I would not hesitate to use Dominick again for his other Nola tours. Very personable and easy to be with. Thanks Dominick.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for visiting New Orleans. I hope your group experiences friendly people, great hospitality and wonderful food while you are here. Thanks too for asking good questions for it made the tour that much better. It was a pleasure to explain the factors that caused the devastation during Katrina and the efforts to recover. I hope you agree that the city is in full recovery. Hope to see you again.
Mitzi DupreUnited States
Dominick did an Outstanding Job!!! Very knowledgeable and friendly, he knew a lot of the history and future projects in progress. Thank you for a very informative tour guide, we really enjoyed him and the tour he provided us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ladies! I hope you now have a good handle on the basic history of the city and better understanding of what happened during hurricane Katrina and the steps taken to mitigate our risk going forward. Thanks for visiting the city a breathing more life into New Orleans. Dominick
Elizabeth StarrsUnited States
We took the Katrina tour with Dominick this morning - he was fantastic!! We rate him the highest ever. He was knowledgeable, personable and utterly fascinating. Can't say enough good things. -Liz Starrs
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice words. I do thank you for taking the Katrina tour and for realizing that it too is a part of the city's history. Despite the utter destruction, it has made New Orleans a better place to Iive and visit. Come back and see us. Thanks, Dominick
The best tour and the best tour guide you could ask for. Dominick is a native and so welcoming we felt like we were part of his family. He looked after U.S. And catered the tour to what we wanted. The Katrina tour was very informative and we learned so many things we didn't know because we got an insider perspective. If you are going to NOLA book any tour with Dominick and you will not be disappointed. We were five adults 45-52 travelling together and had the best time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words! I am glad you had an interest in Katrina for it was like any other important historical event in the city's history. Hopefully the discussion, pictures and site visits brought home the scale and magnitude of the event. You made it easy for me by paying attention, asking good questions and having a sense of humor. Thanks for choosing New Orleans as a destination for every visitor helps with the continuing progress in recovery. I hope we get to see you again. Thanks, Dominick
Vicki HimesUnited States
Our group rated this tour as the high point of our visit to New Orleans. Dominick shares his obvious love for his city along with a wealth of knowledge about the truth of the events that ocurred during Katrina, the impact it had on his own life, and the things that are being done to prevent another Katrina from ever happening again. His communication style is fantastic. We were all impressed and with him and overwhelmed by the impact of the event although he left us all hopeful by the end of the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope that the Katrina tour helped you understand this aspect of New Orleans history. We have been battling water since 1718 and I think for the first time in my life have some very good measures in place to reduce our overall risk. I am glad that you could appreciate and understand the scope of the issue and at the same time the world importance of New Orleans on the economic stage. Please come back and see us. Thanks, Dominick
Katherine F.United States
Dominick was an outstanding guide. As a previous city planner and airforce weatherman, his background made him the perfect person to explain Katrina and its effects. He was knowledgeable, fun, managed all our different personalities and needs perfectly. combined facts and interesting trivia and made the time pass very quickly. We have traveled around the world and done many different tours and his was excellent. Can recommend him and the tour highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. The weather was clearly a threat in many ways but we seemed to manage through it all. It did have a Katrina-esk feel with the pitch black sky at 10am! I hope your travels bring you back to New Orleans some day.
Samuel DeHavenUnited States
Fantastic tour! Just what we were looking for. Dominick's knowledge of New Orleans and the affects of Katrina were terrific. We loved the tour! From having watched on tv and read newspaper accounts, we did not get the scope and enormity of the devastation. We were massively impressed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. I am so glad you got what you wanted. It is particularly gratifying that you were educators. Your questions were really the key to a good tour; in reality your questions made it better for they showed you had good insight (and were listening)! Thanks for visiting. The City needs people to come see for themselves not only about Katrina but also that we are open for business and while not at 100%, we can still create lasting memories. Thanks, Dominick
Jonathan WatkissUnited Kingdom
This Chap is incredible. He takes you on as if you are a long lost relative. He offered to join me for dinner before my tour after I Landed at New Orleans. . He is the real McCoy with a passion for New Orleans. He his humorous and knowledgable and quite unlike any Guide I have met before. He has taken my experience of NOLA to degree level! I would recommend him for a small group or one to one if you really want to know what lies beneath the surface
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words. It is personally rewarding to know that my work is both understood and appreciated. Hope to see you again.