Guest Testimonials

At Alaska Private Touring, meeting the specific needs of our clientele is a top priority before anything else. We always want to go above and beyond to ensure that your Alaska experience is 5-star from start to finish.

We’re proud to have received some inspiring accolades from guests who have traveled to and around Alaska with our assistance:

Brooke Bickelhaupt

Google Review

We ran out of time and patience to plan our own Alaska vacation, so reached out to APT. Mac was quick to respond with a plan that suited our pre-determined travel schedule and our desires to “keep busy” during our visit. He arranged us stops in several towns/cities, a great driver (shout out to Mike!), and amazing tours and activities. They were extremely flexible and accommodating when our plans (or weather) changed, and for all this, we are forever grateful. Alaska and APT did not disappoint.

Connie and Richard Spears


Y’all are the best! Elise designed the best vacation we’ve ever had!  She was so patient with this southern couple & helped us even know what to pack.  It was hands down the easiest, best travel adventure of our lives.  I cannot say enough about how wonderful Elise was.  I wish she could book all of our travels around the world.

Lauren Laugharn

They had a fabulous time! All went smoothly and they had great experiences everywhere they went. They were very excited to get to see the lights! I so appreciate your help and your availability throughout the process. Thank you so much for your hard work on this. The whole process has been flawless and you’ve been awesome and so incredibly patient

Glenn Lutz

The experience was 5 star. Brenda and I are very appreciative of all that you did to make this “bucket list” trip happen as smoothly as it did.  Les, our driver was great. Although, great seems lacking to describe his attention to detail and small things he did above and beyond to make our stay amazing. His knowledge of all things Alaska was impressive and interesting to learn.

Each excursion surpassed our expectations and resulted in a long list of discussions among us on how great this was or how fun that was. The Northern lights cooperated and we got to check that off of our list as well.  The temperatures even took it easy on us with a warming trend during our stay. It was cold but nothing like what I was thinking it was going to be with only a night or 2 below zero. Long term forecast I was looking into prior to the trip had me thinking we might see much lower temps.

I would and HAVE recommended you and your group to others in sharing our post trip stories and memories.  Thanks again. Put me down as a very satisfied customer.

Katelyn Ashley


Elise at Alaska Private Touring was absolutely wonderful! She arranged a 5 day trip for our group which had many logistics and personal schedules. We received the best of the best everywhere we went! Our agenda was right down the the minute packed with fun adventures. I would absolutely recommend Alaska Private Touring and wouldn’t think twice about using anyone else for an Alaskan adventure. Being from Alaska, I know a lot about my home state and have seen so much–or so I thought! Even for a (partially) native this was a spectacular tour.

Elise also made planning the trip super easy. She was always very responsive and got us refunds even at the last minute for things we decided not to do as a group. She was able to connect us with our driver, Penick, who was wonderful! He met us every early morning to see us off on our adventures, always early to any time he had to pick us up, full of fun facts and very knowledgable about Alaska’s history. We are still raving about our weekend!! 10/10! Use this company

Phil Hawk

WPO Houston Chapter

Thanks for your wonderful planning and support of our recent WPO Houston trip to Alaska.  As you may have observed, we are very “spoiled” and used to extraordinary events and experiences unavailable any other way.  Against that very high standard, the Alaska trip in all respects was absolutely off the charts – an unforgettable experience with wonderful lifetime memories.

Your great support, flexibility, and cheerful demeanor were key aspects of this great experience. Thank you.

Christine Hondo

We cannot thank you enough for the planning such a wonderful trip.  We enjoyed everything! …. From the time we began planning with some 19 people in our group, to the time we finally ended up with 6 in our group, Beniece took such good care of us. She was always available to answer our questions, offered many choices, gave us good advice, and it was such a pleasure working with her.

John Solovei

About Alaska Private Touring: we could not be happier with the service provided by Alaska Private Touring (APT). Rhiannon Brown is a gem.

When our family first conceived of a trip to Alaska, we read several guide books and decided that we were clearly beyond our area of expertise. We needed the services of a professional tour company. Initially, I emailed several tour companies. Within hours, I received a response from APT. Some other tour companies took days to respond. One company responded two weeks later. One never responded. This was my first indication that APT was a professional organization which was sincerely interested in helping our family plan its Alaska adventure.

Rhiannon Brown consistently responded quickly to my many questions. In some cases, she displayed incredible patience with us because we sometimes took several weeks to discuss the options which she presented. She was always courteous and professional. She listened attentively and answered my many questions and offered alternatives without hesitation.

I don’t think that Rhiannon missed any detail in planning our trip—even the ‘small’ things like having two young people greet us at the Ted Stevens airport and having our transport waiting for us. She even sent us an email advising us of the clothing we should bring. We were very grateful for this. When we left Connecticut, the average temperature here was over 90ᵒ and the humidity was in excess of 70%. We would never have thought of bringing gloves, coats or boots with us to Alaska–all of which Rhiannon suggested.

All things considered, why would we choose any other touring company?

Peter Parsons-Young

My wife and I have recently arrived home from our Alaska/Canada trip which has been one of the best trips to Alaska that we have made.  We would like to thank you for putting together our itinerary which ran as smooth as clockwork, every detail from hotel shuttles to booked tours ran perfectly.

We had unbelievable weather in Denali and our flight back from Kantishna took us to mount McKinley in perfect conditions, something that rarely happens apparently.  Our trip to Brooks River Lodge was another highlight, we saw the bears feeding on salmon that were trying to jump up the waterfall, to see this in real life instead of on the television was something special.

Thank you and your team for making our trip a wonderful holiday.

Patricia Feltes

Since we had little knowledge of our options while traveling in Alaska, your suggestions were vital to the success of our days in that stunning place! You hit every possible mark… and your thoughtful gifts provided the framework for our comfort and needs. The drivers you recruited were kind, energetic, with darling personalities, and made us feel safe and welcome, along with educated on the area. We felt your presence every step of the way… many, many thanks

Tony Maggi

We had such a fabulous time. Your suggestions were perfect for us in our time in Alaska. We experienced so much in the short time we were there.

Andranel made our time so special. She kept us on schedule, always one step ahead, having already re-confirmed our events and accommodations every step of the way. She was a great guide, very knowledgeable of the area and provided great recommendations for our extra time. She was energetic the entire trip despite the many long days, and at our request, accompanied us for many meals and stops making each one all the better. I think the only thing that could have made the experience better was a longer time in Alaska!

My wife and I hope to return with our kids or friends – maybe starting in Fairbanks and spending a longer amount of time in Alaska. Until we connect again, best wishes and God bless.

Katherine Trexler

We had an amazing time in Alaska! Thank you for your planning and willingness to work with us to create an itinerary that met our wants and needs. We were thrilled to have Savannah with us for the entirety of our trip. What a professional and caring young woman she is. She taught us so much about each of the areas that we visited, and went above and beyond in making sure we had what we needed and were happy and comfortable. Please pass on to her how happy we were with her and appreciated all that she did. We will definitely recommend APT to friends and family looking for a wonderful Alaskan adventure

Barbara Simon

We had a wonderful time and we appreciate all of the arrangements you made.  Everything was top notch.  Great itinerary, great places, great people, great plans, great guides, great adventures, great food, great driver, the whole package.  Loved it all

David Cutler

You did an amazing job arranging this trip for a bunch of spoiled, whining Californians. Each of our guides, activities and accommodations gets 5-star ratings. Tutka was especially appreciated; our only regret being we couldn’t stay longer. Everyone wants to go back.

Steve our driver was a very cool dude. And everyone from Pilot Paul to Capt Pete and his skilled deck hands provided great service. Fellow travelers and native Alaskans were amazed at how much and how well we were able to experience Alaska for our first visit. Which we certainly couldn’t have done without your expert assistance…

While we enjoy our halibut and salmon we want to express to you our sincerest gratitude for arranging a most special and unforgettable experience.

Anouk Rosenboom


I just wanted to thank you for making my trip to Alaska possible! What an amazing state to visit, mindblowing to say the least. I have completely fallen in love with Alaska, its people ,nature and kindness.

The drivers and guides were so nice and friendly! I had an amazing time with them ! They helped me see things and visit places that i wanted to see. They told me stories, historical facts and so much more.

I couldn’t have had a better holiday. I always said I’d do this once in a lifetime. But after 2 days i already knew i had to come back!

Thank you Elise ! See you next time in Alaska.

Adelina Mitchell


If you are need of a tour operator for Alaska excursions, give Alaska Private Touring your only phone call or email. They are amazing! They will answer any questions you may have , offer advice and suggestions. We worked with Pamela and she was fantastic ! She was able to book excursions for our group of sixteen and please all of us! She is 100 percent committed to making sure you have the best experience of authentic Alaska..Make your trip memorable and stress free by choosing Alaska Private Touring

Danice Brister


What a wonderful company to work with. Extremely professional, pleasant and prompt. I had zero issues to deal with. My trip went 100% perfect. I highly recommend this organization! Happy travels

Steve Hayes

Booked a transfer from Seward to Anchorage for 25 guests at the end of their cruise. They were very pleased with the service and especially Rose their driver. I worked with Rhiannon to plan this and her service was exceptional. I will recommend them and use them again.

Deborah Custers


Great and very professional organization to work with. Communication went very smoothly; every email we sent and every question we asked was answered right away. Alaska Private Touring provided us with a custom itinerary that included all our requests and preferences (wildlife spotting, glacier viewing, …). Thanks to Alaska Private Touring we had a truly wonderful and unforgettable stay at Alaska that we would not have been able to plan ourselves. We highly recommend this organization to everyone planning a trip to Alaska and we will use them again when planning our second trip.



The scenery and wildlife photo opportunities were beyond awesome. Alaska Private Touring surpassed the concept of customer satisfaction, with each location notified of our arrival, and the hotels were well chosen and of high caliber. We recommend APT to our friends before even discussing our trip.