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Private Guide SF

San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Private Guide SF
Private Guide SF is the leader in private tours here in San Francisco. I offer private tours geared toward your travel needs at a reasonable cost. I always strive to, “Exceed the expectations of my guests.” Your customized tour includes a free consultation by phone or e-mail so that I can design your itinerary with you. This is free of charge and something you will not get from other local guides. I am a professional photographer and marine mammal care specialist. In addition to my tours, I work at the Marine Mammal Center taking care of rescued seals and sea lions. In addition, I have extensive hands on knowledge of whales, dolphins, sharks, sea otters etc. I will be happy to take you to spots where you can see and even interact with some of the marine life in the area. Compare the level of service I offer versus other companies. Pending on your individual requests, each tour comes with: - Customized tour via a consultation over the phone or by e-mail. (Whichever is best for you) - Full booking assistance and advice for planning your trip to the San Francisco area. - Fresh brewed illy Coffee kept piping hot in Yeti spill proof tumblers. - Delicious Ghiradelli Hot Chocolate kept piping hot in Yeti spill proof tumblers. - Cold/Room temperature high end drinking water or Sparkling water - Coke and Diet Coke - High end snacks and treats. - High powered binoculars for viewing sights and wildlife - Assistance with photographing the area if needed. - iphone charger, tissues, sun screen, bug spray, hand sanitizer, stain sticks, umbrellas etc. - Free enhancements for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations etc. I purposely charge less then other guides because I believe connecting with people from all backgrounds is more important then the money. You will truly get 5 Star service at an affordable price. I'm extremely proud of my reviews and if you think what I offer is too good to be true, please contact ANY of my past clients to see what they have to say. :) I love being an ambassador to our great city and the surrounding coastal communities. I like to say that we will meet as clients but leave as friends. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for considering me to be your guide. Be well, Brian
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NPT wrote a review Aug 2021
11 contributions1 helpful vote
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Our family was passing through San Francisco and wanted to see all the best sights, but we had limited time and wanted to be covid-safe (no group tours). I knew immediately, based on all of the wonderful reviews, that Private Guide SF was the way to go. Brian was super responsive and incredibly helpful even before we officially booked our tour, even going as far as providing travel tips and recommendations for other legs of our CA coast trip. Then, the tour itself was so far above and beyond anything we could've hoped for. He picked us up at our hotel in his beautiful, comfortable, and impeccably clean van. He presented us with welcome gifts (!!) on top of a delicious array of snacks and beverages (very much to our 14-year old's delight). We then spent the next 4+ hours thoroughly enjoying the most thoughtfully and professionally organized personal tour, thanks to Brian's warmth, humor, and vast knowledge of SF and its surrounding areas. He took us to all of the places on our list and more (including an impromptu stop at Boudin for fresh bread). We could not be more pleased. Our time with Brian was truly the highlight of our trip.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Vera G wrote a review Oct 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
Brian was a fantastic tour guide for the four of us. He was very informative and a very pleasant man to talk too. He provided drinks, snacks and a gift bag for each of us. The vehicle was very clean and well kept. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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LHUeaglefromJax wrote a review Sep 2019
Memphis, Tenn44 contributions18 helpful votes
For anyone seeking to see all the great sites in San Francisco, and do so in a well organized, time efficient manner...you would be making a mistake to choose any service other than Private Guide SF. Brian delivers a personalized experience with excellent communication and thoughtful, on-time service. Brian is very personable and has a deep knowledge of the city, its nuances and the best places to get great pictures and views. The tour takes place in a modern van with excellent site lines and is stocked with snacks and beverages. Just a wonderful experience and highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Saronbell wrote a review Jun 2019
Gosford 65 contributions66 helpful votes
I honestly didn’t know what to expect with this tour.... Oh my goodness, from the moment I met Brian I felt a genuine warmth. We were privileged to have 2 full days with Brian & we enjoyed every moment. He is warm, engaging, so knowledgeable & just a nice guy. We saw so much in absolute comfort & the attention to detail was so welcome & unexpected. We have travelled the world with private tours & guides & Brian is up there with some of the best. He is a really great person who is passionate about what he does and it is contagious. Will tell all of our friends visiting to only use Brian.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from briansM8719XB, Owner at Private Guide SF
Responded Jun 14, 2019
Thank you so much for leaving this review. I know how much you guys travel so your kind words mean so much to me. I had so much fun getting to know you guys and showing you around our area. I hope our paths cross again in your future visits. We will get you at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur and the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. Big hug, Brian :)
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glocaskom wrote a review Jun 2019
Canton, Ohio6 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked a wine country and coastal drive tour with Brian. Both tours were excellent. Brian is a great guy and very knowledgeable. He goes above and beyond. We would recommend Brian if you are looking for a private tour guide in the San Francisco area.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from briansM8719XB, Owner at Private Guide SF
Responded Jun 10, 2019
Hi Gloria, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I had so much fun showing you and the family around our beautiful area. I am so thankful to meet guests like you that turn into friends. I will definitely hit you guys up for a re-union visit if I make to Amish country this next year. Thanks again, Brian :)
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