Rebeca Chover LlamasSpain
El tour con Thomas fue muy bonito. Nos enseñó paisajes, cascadas y nos habló en un español muy bueno, nos importaba mucho el idioma puesto que ni mis padres ni yo hablamos inglés. La verdad es que le doy una muy buena calificación. Mucho mejor y más económico que los tour que ofrece el barco. El adapta el tour a las necesidades y peticiones de los clientes. Lo dicho, EXCELENTE THOMAS!!!!
David KotchickUnited States
Tom was a fount of information and a very entertaining guide. He easily assessed our interests and customized the tour to hit as many points of interest as time would allow. We especially enjoyed his stories about local events, comments regarding Skagway tourists in the local newspaper, and his knowledge of local history, nature and the residents. All the members of our tour felt as if we had received much more than we had expected.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David and Friends! I also had a very fun day with you guys. You were interested and appreciative, and that is always nice for a tour guide! The section in the paper about visitor comments is written and read with great love and appreciation, let me assure you. It's so amazingly beautiful here that sometimes the comments come from folks that are truly overwhelmed, and I personally love to answer anything that comes at me. We could not live here without our visitors. (The Skagway News is online...)
Kristine DurcanUnited States
Our tour was on Tuesday, Aug. 28. We could not have possibly had a better driver/tour guide than Thomas. He picked us up exactly where we expected him and was so friendly. His van was very comfortable for my family of five. He took us up to the White Pass area and we saw many wonderful sights. Also, enjoyed the sights through the town of Skagway. I would recommend Thomas to anyone going to Skagway. He definitely gets 5 stars out of 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kristine! Thanks for your nice review! It's only been a few days since you were here, but the fall colors up in the Yukon are getting pretty bright these days. And special bonus last night, we had Northern Lights in Skagway! This is about the time of year we begin to see them and it's a sure sign that the season is changing fast. I hope you can make it back up here sometime, there is a lot to see. All the best, --Tom
Mitch PomeranceUnited States
We had an amazing day with Thomas today in Scagway!! We went on two hikes and saw the most beautiful views of mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and glaciers. We picked blueberries, saw old cabins and learned all about the Gold Rush. Thomas was extremely knowledgeable about the history and entire area including parts in Canada. We even had time for a visit to the famous suspension bridge in Canada. If you're looking for an active tour while in Scagway, Thomas is your guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mitch! Sorry to be slow to say thanks, but thank you very much for your very nice review! I've been slammed busy recently, which is a good thing, but I've been exhausted when i get home from work. I remember our day very well, and It's good we got blueberries when we did, because now the easy ones are all in other people's buckets! Come back up sometime, we'll put together another fun day. Take care, and Happy Trails always! :)
Amul PurohitDavis, CA, United States
Thomas was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. He knew Skagaway and beyond in an historical perspective. He has very pleasant personality and all of us liked it very much. We enjoyed spending the day with him. We wish him all the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dr. Amul! Thanks so much for your kind words. I really did enjoy myself with your and your friends, you were FUN, and that's always a giant plus for a tour guide. I hope your path finds you here again sometime. It's almost time for MY vacation, and it will be a good one. Take care.--Tom
Ram HaysUnited States
Kenneth W.United States
We had a great tour of Skagway and the White Pass and Yukon areas with Thomas. He has lived in Skagway for many years, and knew the best places to see and all of the hidden gems. We also appreciated his willingness to switch from a full-day to a half-day tour after our friends had to cancel their cruise. Touring with Thomas was far better than sitting on the White Pass train with hundreds of other cruise passengers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review, Kenneth! It's been super busy here, sorry for not responding sooner. I was happy to adjust your day for you, and it was very nice to meet you. I hope you can find your way back here someday! All the best, Tom
Sharon StufflebeamUnited States
We spent the day with Thomas diving up to the Yukon Territory. This was the highlight of our vacation. I cannot express enough how kind and accommodating Thomas was. We wanted to stop along the way to do some geocaching and Thomas went out of his way to make the day what we wanted rather than a fixed agenda. He was so knowledgeable and we enjoyed learning all about the gold rush and history of Skagway. We stopped for pictures and Thomas even found a bear for us to view. Woo Hoo! Best day ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharon, and the Stufflebeam Crew! I really enjoyed our Geocaching day! You guys were a lot of fun, and Guy had some pretty interesting stories as well. I like meeting other adventurers, and meeting someone who has climbed Denali and Kilimanjaro, plus doing a marathon in North Korea, was fun for me as well. If you ever make it back this way, I hope we can find the other Geocaches around here. Take care! (and thanks very much for the special message, I really appreciate it!)
Michael RoccaUnited States
The best day of our seven day Alaskan cruise! Our guide Thomas was fabulous. The communication with Thomas was great, from booking the reservation through the conclusion of the tour. He was very easy to find at the port dock and he made sure the entire day we were able to stay away from all the crowds. Along with all the amazing stops he was able to spot some mountain goats and bears along our tour. He also made it possible to book the dogsledding camp early as they had to close early due to heat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, That was a very nice review, and I’m honored that it was your best day! Did you and Sabrina get a chance to enter any of the July 4th festivities? Please let me know if you, or any friends are coming my way. Take care. :)
Becky C.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review, Becky!
Gregory FiskUnited States
He's very knowledgeable and friendly. We stopped to drink from a glacier cascade, took pictures at all the beautiful views, and got some special time with the dogs and the puppies. Tom's knowledge of the area, and more importantly the tourism, allowed us to get a local experience because we got to EVERYTHING BEFORE the dozens of tour buses rolled through. We got to spend quiet, personal time before things became a mad house. This was definitely the best way to get to see Skagway and the Yukon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg, Thanks for your very kind words! And yes, I think a big part of my job is to get away from the crowd, as much as possible. I enjoyed our day together, and I hope you make it back soon. Tell your friends, it’s pretty nice up here. :)
Myra FoxUnited States
We had a wonderful tour of Skagway by Thomas. We not only toured the sites of Skagway and learned some of it's colorful history, but Tom took us all the way into Canada. We had a wonderful encounter with a bear and saw beautiful scenery even through the rain and fog. Tom is not only extremely knowledgeable and personable but made our tour lots of fun as well. A most enjoyable experience. He is most definitely five stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Myra, Thanks so much for your very nice review! I had fun with you and your group, and I wouldn’t say that if I didn’t mean it. Come back soon, you know where my house is! Thanks again. :)
Charles SwansonUnited States
Knowledgeable guide about local sites and animals. Excellent tour. Recommend this tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Charles! I hope the rest of your trip went well. Take care, and I hop to see you again! Tom
Geoffrey AshtonUnited Kingdom
We had a fabulous day! Tom met us at our agreed time at the quayside. His vehicle is comfortable and he brings things like binoculars, insect repellent, wildlife guides, etc. We travelled along the Yukon Highway, over the border into B.C., Canada, and on up to the Caribou Crossing Trading Post. Had a great Husky ride then visited Emerald Lake. Back through Carcross. Lots of photo stops with Tom showing us the best places. Saw a grizzzly bear and just had a great day beating all the Cruise ship buses!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Geoff, Thanks for your very kind review! I had a very nice day with you and your friends. I come from a long line of teachers, and it was a pleasure to spend the day with four teachers from the UK! If your travels ever bring you back this way, I hope we can spend another nice day together. Happy trails, and don't forget where my house is, you're welcome for dinner next time!
Doris D.United States
Thomas was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, courteous, a safe driver and funny. Our drive up to Emerald Lake & back was gorgeous with multiple photo stops (including 4 bear sightings) and my family's highlight - a cart ride with the very eager huskies (the first of the day!) We especially loved the tranquility of viewing the beautiful Alaskan and Canadian countryside without the company of a busload of fellow cruisers. A beautiful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Doris, I had a nice day with you and your family too. So far, your 4-bear day is my record this year! We've been seeing quite a few different bears lately up there in my "office". It looks like it will be an excellent year! Please come back anytime, it's a big place, and there is a lot to see. Thanks again. :)
Michele HornUnited States
Thomas delivered everything he promised and got us places we never would have gone. He also knew when to go where. We never had lines. I highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michele, Thank you so much for your review. It's been a great, and successful year. Now, I can begin to see my vacation coming up, and that hammock is looking pretty sweet. Please come back sometime, there is so much to see here in my wonderful backyard. All the best to you and yours, --Tom
Barbara ButlerUnited States
Great tour by Thomas. He's very enlightened with all the latest information in addition to having an uncanny intuition as to where to see wild life I highly recommend that your book. Tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Barbara! It was a pleasure showing you around my spectacular backyard. Remember to come back, we need you up here! Kind Regards, Thomas P