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Photo Safari Yosemite Day Tours

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Address: 40512 Goldside Drive, Oakhurst, CA
Phone Number: +1 559-760-6124
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Description: Photo Safari Yosemite provides personal and private guide services for...
Photo Safari Yosemite provides personal and private guide services for Yosemite Visitors. Pat Althizer is an approved National Park Service Guide. As a professional photographer and guide, he will take you into Yosemite Park to "the right places at the right times", in order to assist you in coming away with Post Card quality images of Yosemite Park.Small Group Tours are available along with Individual Photo Workshop Tours. Small Groups of up to 7 persons are available to both photographers and non-photographers that are interested in a Private Guided Tour of Yosemite instead of a Public Bus Tour.
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Pat was amazing. We had not taken a private tour before, but after taking the free crowded shuttle busses around Grand Canyon on our last trip, we were wanting a better, less... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Pat was amazing. We had not taken a private tour before, but after taking the free crowded shuttle busses around Grand Canyon on our last trip, we were wanting a better, less "dealing with the masses" and more enriching experience at exploring Yosemite. My husband has a huge interest in photography, and he enjoyed Pat's tips and tricks. My husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our 15 year old daughter is an amateur photographer. We found Pat through an internet search. He was fantastic. He taught our daughter so many tips. He brought us to magnificant spots. He found so many great angles for shots. (He even taught this middle-aged Dad how to take a picture of folks at Yosemite Falls without making it look... More 

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San Juan Bautista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is our second trip through the park with Pat, this trip we wanted to get sunset at Horsetail falls, while only a trickle of water we got the shots we were there for and the added bonus of shooting a few of the other falls. It was a great trip and I got some amazing shots.

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Breese, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was the first trip to Yosemite for me, my husband and our 10-year old son. Pat was an awesome tour guide and was very knowledgeable with the park. To keep our son engaged, he had a Yosemite trivia book that we quizzed each other on throughout the day and he also let our son use his binoculars which was... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was the first time me and my wife has stepped foot into Yosemite and we are both very grateful to have found Pat. It is not only for his knowledge and understanding of Yosemite but for his easy to learn photography teaching. I went in with little to no knowledge of my camera and left satisfied that I know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I would recommend this tour to anyone who has the chance to experience the beautiful Yosemite area. If you enjoy photography or simply want to enjoy the sites of Yosemite, this is an excellent Tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My day with Pat was a real treat. He is so knowledgeable about where to go (and, most importantly, when) in Yosemite that not a moment of the day was wasted. He knows exactly how to tailor his advice to the photographer's skill levels, so does not not intrude when it is not necessary, but offering sage advice when he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Yosemite is an incredible and overwhelming destination but having Pat lead you to all the right places at all the right times, makes it an absolute joy! Pat knows Yosemite, the seasonality, the light and most importantly all the right spots to get just the right photograph. He also has a wealth of experience and knowledge in photography to help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Pat was amazing and an incredible guide! He took us to all the key places knowing our time in Yosemite was limited! He helped my husband finally learn to use our camera properly! We walked away with amazing pictures and memories for a lifetime! If you want to enjoy Yosemite and all it has to offer, Pat is the man... More 

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Sea Cliff, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our tour guide Pat, was so informative and so nice during our tour. We truly enjoyed our tour and we highly recommend him. He was funny and taught us so much about the environment and took wonderful photo's of us. It was a great way to see Yosemite. A +++

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