Deborah HindmarchCarnation, WA, United States
Cruin did a great job in personalizing our tour based on our interests. We took a short hike through the forest to a beautiful beach with amazing views, and were able to see the salmon run up close. We also looked at several of the totem poles in town, learning about carving techniques and getting a chance to try out Cruin's hand forged tools. He gave us some great tips for shopping in Creek Street, and even provided a light snack. We also got a good sense of how everyday people live and work in Ketchikan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Deborah, It was my pleasure to meet you and your parents and take you out for a tour. I had a great time too, and remember and laugh every time I think of you almost helping that salmon by pushing it up the stream (your parents egging you on to push it) -- so funny. I hope I get to meet you all again one day. Cruin.
Barry WillstropUnited States
Our tour with Cruin was a wonderful experience. He was prompt and most courteous and assisted my wife, who is disabled, in every way possible. Altho' Cruin is not native to Ketchikan his knowledge and insight were fabulous. He went out of his way to look for wildlife, and our tour lasted longer than the scheduled time. I don't consider him as a tour guide but as a new found friend. Would I recommend him and use his services again? YES. Thanks for a wonderful day and it was a pleasure to meet you. Barry W
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barry thank you for your very kind words. It was my pleasure to meet you both. I am sorry about the weather in Tracy Arm, and the landslide in Skagway (Boy! you really got the Alaska experience) but at least we had a fine day here in Ketchikan, and I am glad you got home safe. I do hope we get to meet again. Cruin M.
Albert KoppSouth Africa
We loved our tour with Cruin. He was knowledgeable and clearly loved what he was doing. He added a really nice touch to our stay in Ketchikan. He gave us a good introduction to Ketchikan, which was our first stop on our Alaska cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Albert. It was fun to go on tour with you.
Larry LipmanUnited Kingdom
We throughly enjoyed our tour of Ketchikan with Cruin, who was just amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the area and entertained us with many of his fascinating bear stories. Cruin engaged our 7 year old twins brilliantly by teaching them how to make a totem poles, and look for wild-life at the beach. He even had a buckets and magnifying glasses for the kids.Thank you so much Cruin for making our day in Ketchikan a most memorable one. And thank you for all the fabulous photos you took of our family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I really enjoyed meeting you all. I really liked the time I spent with the kids (I think I am a big kid myself, I could have spent the whole day gathering crabs on the beach). I hope we all get a chance to meet again someday. Regards, Cruin.
Richard SilverUnited States
We loved our tour with Cruin. He is a great guide and a good person. We especially appreciated that he crafted the tour to meet our preferences and made the day a lot of fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard. It was my pleasure to meet you and your friends. I hope we meet again someday.
Steven MattixUnited States
Cruin was personable, friendly and knowledgeable. He accommodated our personal interests plus guided us to local points of interest that we were not familiar with. He was generous with his time and knowledge. We highly recommend his tour. If you are looking for something smaller and more personable, this is the tour for you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Steven I really enjoyed our tour, and meeting you and your friends. I thought you were very funny, and very human, and you made the tour great fun. I do hope we meet again someday. Cruin.
Kellie HolmstromUnited States
Cruin did a great job. He was at the assigned meeting spot wearing his kilt. He was informative about Ketchikan showing us his carving tools. Unfortunately few salmon were running but he shared some canned salmon and crackers at the end of the tour. He drove to see where the "bridge to no where" was suppose to go. WE enjoyed the hike thru the forrest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kellie, it was my pleasure to meet you and your husband, and I had great fun showing you around and walking with you. I hope we all meet again someday.
Peter BurlowUnited Kingdom
Had a great day out with Cruin, he was quite a character, although not a descendent of the area was well immersed in its culture and explained a lot about the carvings and local life. He showed us around the area and answered all our questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter, I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. It was a fun day. Regards, Cruin.
Heather MacIsaacUnited States
Wonderful tour.!.Cruin was really fun and informative. We got to see a bit of almost everything...eagles, bears...a really beautiful waterfall too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Heather It was my pleasure -- I was happy to meet you and Gene. I hope we can meet again. Cruin.
Leah Anderson-TaylorUnited States
Hi, my name is Leah Anderson-Taylor and my Mom is Barbara. We recently did a tour with Cruin in Ketchican Alaska. He was wonderful. The point was that my mom is 80, and could not do a long tour. He customized the tour for mom, and he understood our needs perfectly. He came right to us and helped with my mom's walker, took us to ADA accessible places and was really informative. Took great pictures of us together. You should really promote his abilities with persons who need extra help or ADA tours. Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Leah, you and your mum were a delight to take out on tour. Thank you for telling me about Ojibwa Jingle Dresses. Barbara is a strong woman who has lived a long and interesting life, and despite some physical setback is striving to be active, and share things with you – I take my hat off to both of you. I hope our paths will cross again someday. Regards, Cruin.