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.
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!
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
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
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
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