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!!
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. :)
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