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Private Guide SF

1288 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1302
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Family half day tour - Bucket list met!

I knew the moment I began corresponding with Brian regarding a family trip to San Francisco that we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
J Brian H
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Geneva, Illinois
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Perfect!

Brian was not only a great tour guide, but such a great host to San Francisco. He planned out our... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2018
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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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1288 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1302

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I knew the moment I began corresponding with Brian regarding a family trip to San Francisco that we were going to be in good hands.  He took our wish list and constructed a customized tour. Brian met us outside our hotel with a great smile...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Brian was not only a great tour guide, but such a great host to San Francisco. He planned out our itinerary based on our family preferences. He also was able to recommend restaurants and other things to do while in the area. On the tour,...More

Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Brian was great, straight up he said that he had nothing else planned after my tour so was not at all worried about running over time. I wasn't sure where I wanted to be to photograph the bridge at sunset so Brian picked me up...More

Thank Chris d
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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2017

Hey Chris. Thank you for leaving this kind review. It was so much fun getting to know you and showing you all the hot photography spots in and around San Francisco. You are an amazing artist and can't wait to see the final product. Hope...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

We were so thrilled to find Brian with Private Guide SF. With it being our first visit to San Francisco, we wanted to make sure we saw the highlights and some unique parts of the area. From the moment we reserved our date, Brian was...More

Thank Kelly P
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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

Hi Kelly, Thank you for leaving me such a great review on here. I hope you guys had as good a time as I did. Please say hello to the family for me and hope to see you all again soon. Brian

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary in SF and wanted to see to as much as we could with the time we had. Being such a large city and pretty hilly we were not sure what the best places were to see...More

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Hi Mark and Paula, Thank you for writing such a kind review. I was honored to be a small part of your BIG anniversary. We had so much fun on both tours so I really hope we stay in contact. Thank you again for hiring...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Brian from Private guide SF is the most amazing guy. He tailored our day trip exactly the way we had asked. He was the most friendly all round great guy. If you are going to San Francisco he is a must for your tour. 10...More

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Heyyyyy. Thank you for leaving this wonderful review. I had so much fun showing you guys around and making all the wildlife appear.....Haaaaaa I appreciate you and hope our paths cross again soon.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

We recently hired Brian, he owns Private Guide SF.com tour company for a 6 hours guided riding tour of SF and Sausalito. He arrived at our hotel on time and was extremely friendly. We were a party of 5 and there was amble comfortable seating...More

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Hi Tony, Thank you for taking the time to write me a review. I really enjoyed meeting your family and showing you guys around SF. I hope the rest of your trip was as fun. Hope to cross paths again. Brian

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

I don't have enough words to say what a fantastic time we had with Brian today. He took us to places we would never have seen on our own and we were rewarded with some amazing views. He filled us in on the history of...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

Our trip was a spur of the moment last minute decision, we travelled as a family with our two children age 12 and 9. Very little planning went into it other than the decision to book a guide to help us maximise our time and...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

A very good Tour guide. Very polite and wasn't a clock watcher. Gave us snacks and Took us to very good spots of San Franciso. If you go San Francisco I would recommend tour guide Bryan.More

Thank Karl P
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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2017

Heyyyy Karl, Thanks for taking the time to write me such a nice review. I apologize for the delay in responding but I wanted to make sure to thank you personally. Can't wait to visit you guys when I eventually get back to London. I'm...More

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Dear Brian thank you for the idea of Santa Cruz I will definitely make sure we stop there on our way up. Sorry i've taken so long I'm still trying to organise my trip. I'll come back to you. rosie
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