Harland GreeneCape Coral, FL, United States
From being in touch, to providing us a hands on experience, Tom led us thru an amazing day in Skagway. We covered a lot of ground but lingered in areas that were spellbinding. Photo tricks, feeling the nature and his love for it, made a day etched in our memories forever. Who gets to drink pure glacial water at a waterfall or eat wild blueberries? We did!! Who had reflective lake photos? We did!! It is an honor for our group of 4 to rate Tom as an outstanding, warm personal guide. Thanks so much Tom.
Karen SadaUnited States
William H.United States
Booked a six person private tour with Thomas of the Skagway area and the Yukon. We loved the area history shared by Thomas as well as his positive attitude. Thomas stressed with us that the tour was ours and he would accommodate our needs, which immediately led to small hikes through the beautiful country. Bonus points to Thomas for also recommending beer selections at the Skagway Brewery! Our group has traveled many places and Thomas' tour was at the top of our travel experiences.
Carol PowellUnited States
Tom was very knowledgeable about local lore and landmarks. We had a beautiful day (once we drove above the fog) and have some great photos of the spectacular Alaska/Canada landscape. We would definitely book this tour again!
Ivy Edmonds-HessUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Tom. Having been to Skagway many times on big bus tours, it was a lot of fun to be out with a local. It was like spending a day with a friend. He sure knows of some very scenic spots for photos. He was professional and punctual through out the whole process from booking to conducting the tour and he listened when we told him what we want to see. He gave us some great information on how we could further explore the area by doing a road trip and are excited to look into it.
Irma LehmannCosta Rica
Excelente!! 100% recomendado!
Regina CristoUnited States
Fantastic day with Tom. Very knowledgeable guide, and fun to be with. Saw beautiful sights, and even a bear. Highly recommend this private tour, so much better than commercial tours. Thanks Tom for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Regina, Thanks for your wonderful review! We were really lucky to see that bear, and I saw him again a couple days later! It's nice when the wildlife cooperates. Take care, and tell everyone hello from me. all the best, Tom P
Carole LynchFort Myers, FLORIDA, Canada
We had an amazing day with Tom who customized a tour to suit our family's interests. The scenery was stunning with many stops along the way for photo taking or to listen to many of Tom's interesting stories. Tom was very engaging with a great sense of humour. His knowledge of the area made for a great day all around. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carole, Thanks very much for your kind words, it really helps a lot. Reviews run the world these days, and I am grateful. all the best, Tom P
The communication with Thomas was great, he was very punctual and the van is new and confortable. We would recommend this tour to anybody
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Rodolfo, for your very nice review! Not everyone follows up, but you were right there, and I truly appreciate it. We have one month to go, and the weather has continued to be really nice. Great colors up in the Yukon. Give my best to your family, and I hope to see you again. Saludos, Tom P
Marguerite MandelUnited States
Tom was very knowledgeable about the Skagway area and took us to some beautiful places - Emerald Lake being the most beautiful. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with Tom and highly recommend him to future visitors.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maggie and Howard, Thanks so very much for your nice review. We did have a fun day, didn't we? As I said, it's even nicer to make friends on a tour, which I did. Please come back, I believe you know where my house is. Please remember those passports :) all the best, Tom P
Tim ErskineUnited States
Thomas was very informative and we all (6) enjoyed his tour. There was a mix up on the length of the tour that I added through email conversations and that extra hour would have slowed things down and made this a fabulous excursion. For example Thomas talked up a local artist but when we arrived there was less than 2 minutes to look. With that said I would still recommend him just be sure to add a little extra time so you can better enjoy the scenery.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, I’m sorry that you felt that there was a mix-up. You booked a five hour tour, and later asked me if it would be possible to add an extra hour, on the day of the tour, if you wanted to. I said that was possible, if I did not have another tour booked in the afternoon. I did get a booking for the afternoon, so I was not able to offer you an extra hour aside from your 5 hour tour. If it felt rushed, it was because I did the route of a 7 hour tour, in 5 hours, to show you the most I could :) Tom P
Jenalee RaphaelUnited States
We had a great day with Tom. We were able to see a lot of the area, and our seven-year-old really enjoyed everything as well. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Jenalee, for your kind review. The days are getting shorter, and I am thinking of my vacation too. Please give my best to your family take care, Tom P
Shellie SweetUnited States
This tour was exceptional. Thomas was very knowledgeable and had great enthusiasm for his job. The vehicle was clean and very comfortable for our party of 5 adults. He took us to some local places off the beaten path and was well received by all the business owners. He was even able to call and get us on a dog sled ride with very short notice. I would highly recommend Thomas for a custom tour in Skagway!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sheliie, I'm sorry for today's message, I've been so busy, I hadn't realized you had already written a nice review. Clearly, I am tired, but still enthusiastic, and also looking forward to my own vacation. Things are still happening here, full speed, for another 6 weeks or so. I hope the rest of your summer goes well, and I truly hope that you can make it back here sometime. all the best, Tom P
Hillman LoUnited States
We had private tour with Tom in Skagway few weeks ago. He designed the tour for us and made everybody happy. My wife and I are photographers and we got some nice shots, and the girls were very happy to ride with huskies. Not only Tom is very knowledgeable, but he also very funny. We had wonderful time in Skagway! I strongly recommend this to everyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hillman! Thank you for your kind words! I also had a nice time with you, and thanks for laughing at my jokes. The puppies are getting bigger every day up in the Yukon. Please give my best regards to the two Grandmas, they were hilarious, and also it was so nice to see them cruising around like mountain goats, picking mushrooms and flowers, and paying absolutely no attention to the younger folks telling them to "be careful!" Fun times at work, make for a fun day for the tour guide also. Come back up! :)
Heather MarstonUnited States
This tour was a highlight of our Alaska Cruise. We were able to see and learn so much from our knowledgeable tour guide. Being on a private tour gave us the flexibility to time our stops in between the cruise ship tours and crowds which was a huge bonus considering there were four ships in port. Tom was great and we learned so much about the history and area throughout the day. Highly recommend this tour!
Tracy BasingerUnited States
We had a great time with Thomas. He has a great sense of humor that made for an enjoyable day. He also was completely flexible adjusting the tour based on our interests. Highly recommend Thomas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tracy, Thanks for taking the time to leave a nice review! I hope the rest of your cruise went well, and that you enjoy the rest of your summer. I'm thinking of making my winter travel plans this week. All the best, Thomas P
Stacey MeansUnited States
Tom was a fantastic tour guide for our day trip tour in Skagway! He did his best to make sure we saw some wildlife, which we did see a bear on the side of the road and some mountain goats. He was fully equipped with binoculars and a telescope. I would highly recommend him for your tour in Skagway!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stacey, Thanks for the kind words! The "bear streak" is still pretty much intact, aside from one day last week, when it was just too hot for bears to want to come out of the woods. Goats are still leaping around, especially on Goat Mountain #2. I hope to see you back up this way again! Take care, and have a great summer! Thomas P
Nancy CameronUnited States
Bransi BarthelsUnited States
Nicky RichmanUnited Kingdom
Wow! What an amazing day we had with Thomas in Skagway. It's a day we will never forget! Thomas was punctual, friendly and well organised! Out trip to the Yukon was outstanding and Thomas had a great knowledge on the local area and was able to answer all your questions.. We really did have a fun day! Oh and a bonus he takes great photos too! Planning on going back next year and Thomas will hopefully be free to take us on another tour Thanks Thomas you where amazing
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nicky, I'm so glad you enjoyed our day together! The bears have continued to cooperate, and I've still only had one tour this year without bears. That's definitely a personal record for me. I hope that your path finds your way here again, and it would be a pleasure to spend another day with you and your friends. All the best, and have a great summer! Thomas P
Lynne G.Houston, TX, United States
Thomas is an excellent guide and photographer. He knew all the best spots to stop at and take photos. He has a wealth of knowledge and is very interesting to listen to as he has fascinating details about the background of all the places we were visiting. He took us to the train station and made sure that we were sitting in the best place in order to get good photos. He has a lovely sense of humor and I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lynne, It was a pleasure to spend time with you and Lewis. It's great when the tour guide learns things from the guests, and I thoroughly enjoyed our day. Our three-bear day is still the high count for the year, but they continue to be pretty cooperative and posing nicely for the guests. I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer, and that you can make your way back here sometime. take care, Tom P
Five out of Five!This trip was absolutely fabulous. Highly recommend it to all going to Skagway. A guide can make or break a tour and Thomas certainly made our day truly memorable and certainly one of the highlights of the cruise-land excursions. I would recommend him to those looking for an exclusive and special tour of this beautiful country. Thank you very much, Thomas, it was a pleasure to have met you. Wishing you the best in your travels, your photography and your 'guiding'.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rupa, Thanks so much for your very kind words. It really makes me happy when guests truly have a good time. You and Andy were a lot of fun, and I learned things from both of you. I hope to see you in 2020, in your neighborhood. Take care, and remember to come back someday. All the best, Tom P
Michael HughesUnited States
We'd been to Skagway a few times so we wanted to see the countryside. Tom took us on the road all the way into the Yukon. He helped us spot mountain sheep way up the hillsides. We saw a bear! But the best part of the tour was just Tom's knowledge of the area. We learned a lot without feeling we were being lectured. We also discovered that Tom is a skilled photographer. When we got back into town we saw his work in one of the shops & bought a copy for a reasonable price. He is highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, Thanks for your very nice review! It was a fun day, for sure. Janet from the gallery mentioned that you had come in and purchased one of my photos, and it made me smile. I hope you can make it back sometime. The 100% successful bear-viewing streak of 2019 continues, which is a record for me, I think. We saw two yesterday, and three the day before. New characters are popping up, lots of 3 year olds around, probably due to the mild winter. Have a great summer, and come back someday!- --Tom P
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!!!!
Justin JonesUnited States
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
Thomas is excellent guide!