Below are real email reviews from GaperGuide users:
Our recent trip to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone was our first experience with GaperGuide. We were very impressed with the idea and found it incredibly useful. We learned so much we would not have known otherwise. The info on side roads and trails was very helpful and in many cases, lead us to take routes we would otherwise have bypassed. We felt we could relax more and enjoy the scenery, without fear of missing a roadside sign, because we knew the guide would tell us what was coming up. We have used CD-based auto guides in the past but they were cumbersome, having to hit play and pause over and over, and sit by the side the road to listen after you get to something. The GaperGuide is miles above anything else. I only wish it was available for more places!
Thanks again for enhancing our visit to the parks!
Martha K. 10/10/2016
I just want to say that we really enjoyed having the Gaper guide with us in Yellowstone.
It was easy to operate for technically challenged people like us.
We enjoyed all the information it shared as we drove along and prepared us to stop.
I hope you have stores in all the National parks as we plan to visit Yosemite next year.
Gary and Gail W. 10/9/2016
I want to personally let you know how much we enjoyed the Gaper Guide on a recent trip through Grand Teton and Yellowstone. It was very informative and easy to use. Mattie, your rep at the Jackson Hole location, was a pleasure to meet and was very helpful in giving suggestions for our trip. Gaper Guide is a must!
A happy gaper,
Melissa H. 10/5/2016
Gaperguide – What a great program – It’s like having your own personal guide in your car that you can turn off & on when you want – We were able to stop whenever we wanted & then restart the guided tour – We could go at our own pace – No other tour participants to contend with – The rental was much cheaper than going with a “person guided tour”
We were discussing the possibility of going on a guided tour of the park but came onto a brochure at the visitors centre on the GaperGuide- what a fantastic tool- did a tour of the park on our own pace – suggestive places to stop and the information provided by the GG were excellent – we were extremely happy with our decision to rent this device- very affordable and reliable – would suggest to anyone to consider this optiion
Richard A. 9/29/2016
We found the Gaperguide incredibly informative and well worth the rental fee. We particularly the narrators sense of humor! Thank you!
I read about The Gaperguide as I was researching things to do and see in the Yellowstone & Grand Teton area. There were lots of tours for specific and general areas/activities and with the two of us wanting to experience the same and different things, it was difficult to choose which tour was the best for our money. Voila! Gaperguide to the rescue and the voice of Will, our new and very pleasant and informative BFF, made sure that we were informed as to our locations, things to see and do and hikes to take. The GPS technology was accurate and on point and it was wonderful to drive around and have someone inform us as to what was ahead or around the corner. He also provided an enormous amount of entertaining science and education. Do you know how many calories a Grizzly bear needs to eat on a daily basis in order to prepare for hibernation? We do. And he was a respectful car mate. He didn’t feel the need to yap incessantly and was quiet from time to time.
All in all, it was a great vacation asset and a great value! Our only regret is that Gaperguide was unable to accompany us to Glacier National Park, but we do hope Will is working on this.
Gloria & Phillip V. 9/27/2016
What a great idea! I saw your ad on the West Yellowstone Summer Map 2016,
so decided to give it a try.
We were so impressed with “our private guide” in our car. We could go at our own pace, replay info if needed, and discovered things we would not have seen
without our Gaperguide! I hope your business is successful as it made our
trip around Yellowstone and the Tetons so enjoyable and informative.
As a side note, we saw a mama grizzly and her cub, big horn sheep, prong horn and antelope, coyotes eating at a wolf kill, many bison, very large full rack elk, a large grizzly going up a hill and three black bears as we traveled through the park. It was very exciting.We got the full story of the wolf kill
from someone who had seen the wolves eating the elk that morning, then the coyotes showed up later.
The mama grizzly and cub was of course the highlight of our tour. She was crossing the road and stopped to look at us and slowly continued on her way with her cub by her side. An experience not many people will ever encounter!
Thank you for making so many memories with us!
Jeanne O. 9/25/2016
What a wonderful product. I can not imagine driving through the Park without it. It is informative, educational and entertaining. Also it’s extremely accurate. I would recommend it to anyone driving through on their own. So glad we found out about it.
Dean R. 9/25/2016
Thanks again for educating, entertaining and informing us on our vacation. Like we said, the day without you was too quite.
Laura K. 9/22/2016
Wanted to let you know we loved the guide. It had so much really good information – made our trip complete.
Deidre L. 9/22/2016
The best!! Would highly recommend. It’s like having your own personnel guide throughout your trip. Went thru Yellowstone for 5 days & then down thru the Tetons for 2 days. We would not have seen half what we say without Gaper Guide
This is my reveiw, I don’t do yelp or facebook
Mike D. 9/22/2016
Raz and I very much appreciated having the Gaperguide with us on our first tour of Yellowstone. Raz even asked me whether you might offer a season pass. So much would go unnoticed without the commentary, and even that which is seen can be meaningless without the context you offer. Thank you for all of that.
We’ll likely pick up a box again for another trip.
Bill R. 9/21/2016
Your gaper guide added so much to our experience!!!! We would not have had the high level of enjoyment without it! We will absolutely mention it as we talk about our trip to friends and family! Your guide eliminated us taking wrong turns and of course saving time looking for food and bathrooms!! Thanks for the experience!!!!
Senator and Mrs. Pat W.
New Mexico 9/7/2016
Just wanted you to know we loved the Gaperguide! Everything about it was fantastic-the information about the parks, trails to take, places to stop and different voices added to our enjoyment. I’ve been recommending it to the guests staying at the Snake River KOA as well as my fellow Work campers. Thanks so much! We will definitely use the Gaber guide again and continue to recommend it to everyone we talk to.
Sandi and Bill B. 9/6/2016
We loved having the Gaper Guide for our trip through Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. It was like having our own personal Tour Guide.
Thanks! We have already recommended this device to others.
Karen V. 9/4/2016
We usually do not submit reviews, but needed to take time to tell you how much the Gaperguide enhanced our trip. We absolutely LOVED our Yellowstone experience and it was because of your tour. We will be telling everyone we know about your company. We honestly cannot think of anything you could do to make it better. Maybe make one for every big Nationall Park? Good luck!
Steve A. 9/3/2016
We loved the gaperguide. We returned it and after that we kept waiting for it to tell us what we were seeing. We missed it. Wish you would have had one for glacier national park. We have recommended it to everyone that we know are going.
Mary H. from Oklahoma. 9/1/2016
I would love to see it in all of the National Parks. It was very informative and helpful. Great idea, and I hope you will be able to get the kinks worked out. We will recommend it to all of our friends.
Suzanne G. 8/31/2016
Great gadget…. Very informative
Bill K. 8/27/2016
My husband and I really enjoyed using this audio guide…Will and company did a great job of keeping us posted on all the things to see and helpful hints. If ever this way again will most surely use and will pass the word on to family and friends. Also, thanks for not charging us an extra day because of the fires.
Have a good day..
George and Judie S. 8/26/2016
We loved the guide; made a big difference in our learning and the quality of our trip to Yellowstone. Would not choose to do the trip without it in the future. Nice work!
Julie M. 8/26/2016
We loved it. The best money we ever spent. Missed hearing what was around us after we got out of the park.
Do you have one for glacier national park?
Mary H. 8/19/2016
I have to say we immensely enjoyed using your guide in our car. It was extremely informative, humorous and not to invasive. It struck a good balance overall. It was invaluable to our journey and supplemented it superbly. The whole system worked well and smoothly. It was incredibly easy to hire, use and drop off at the end of our journey in Yellowstone. It was worth every penny (dollar) and we would advise all future travellers to purchase it. I wish you every success with your business venture.
Sarwan S. 8/16/2016
Also, we LOVED it!! Man that is the ONLY WAY to do Yellowstone park!! WOW!
We ran into several others visiting the park and told them about it, as well as several rangers and mentioned they should recommend the Gaper Guide to anyone who wants to understand and learn about the park!!
Thank you for an awesome service that you provide!
Dennis W. 8/3/2016
Thank you for all your help with the guide & Yellowstone. We had a great day, learned a lot plus would have missed so many things without the guide. Of course we couldn’t do all of them because of time or snow. We would definitely rent again if we ever get back to Jackson Hole.
Cheryl & Vanessa D.
I would just like to say that my wife and thought gaperguide was fantastic. It was full of very interesting information about the areas we were visiting in both Grand Tetons & Yellowstone.
We found it very informative in regards to what areas to go for great scenery, as well as the types of trails, ie, difficult, moderate or easy.
I would not hesitate to recommend gaperguide to friends who are visiting the area and are unfamiliar with the parks.
Joe Van Z.
Great tool, we met another group on a raft trip and told them of your equipment. The only problem I see is getting it in front of the people. Maybe at the entrance gates?
Worked great for what we wanted.
Clifford E. M.
Thoroughly enjoyed using the Gaper Guide in Yellowstone. Saved us alot of time knowing exactly what to look for and where. Wish we would have had one to rent in Glacier National Park. It is such an exceptional product that you are offering.
What a great product! Combined with the suggestions you gave us in your office in Jackson on the map of the Parks, we used Gaperguide for the last three days and it made our trip much more enriching. From the side-road suggestions to the fun facts, it gave our family of four (46, 45, 15, 12) interesting history and science that we all enjoyed at every point we visited. We would have missed some of what turned out to be favorite stops. Had we researched the Parks for 6 months, we would still not have been as prepared. The only issue we had is that the suggestions sometimes came very close to the turn-off. Maybe I was driving to quickly.
We will definitely recommend it to anyone headed your way. Good luck!
Enjoyed the GaperGuide experience greatly. It was more than we expected. I recommend anyone traveling Yellowstone/Grand Teton area to get one in Jackson or any other entry point. It was invaluable for the info it contained. Example: We would have passed a little log cabin by the side of the road with just a glance if GaperGuide had not told us that cabin was the one used in the movie Shane. Now we have a picture of us next to this historical (Hollywood) place.
Bob S., Brentwood, California
This is a very useful and handy device. It was completely accurate in pointing out the different sites we were approaching. I would recommend this to other travelers particularly those traveling in RV’s or multi-passeneger vehicles.
Additionally, the person in Jackson from whom I rented the device was also extremely helpful with tour suggestions as well as technical advice.
The guide was great!! We enjoyed it and got so much more out of our trip around Yellowstone because of it, o will be sure and tell friends about it.
LOVED IT! See the attached picture with my kid 🙂
So helpful. Driving through Yellowstone and Grand Teton in one day. Gave us a lot of info ahead of time so we didn’t have to stop and every sign post. We heeded the “strong recommendations” and weren’t dissapointed. The story about the man with the wife who played the violin in the tree while naked was a nice touch. The info about getting into the Old Faithful Geyser parking area was great, you were right It can be confusing”. I liked the info on the petrified trees, I didn’t see a sign marker for that, so I probably wouldn’t have known otherwise.
I appreciated when it told us we were about done and led us generally into the area where we were supposed to drop it off. But there could have been a little more information (the jackson hole drop off site) because was kind of looking for a gas station right in the middle of the parking lot. But it turned out to be way on the side. But maybe I was tired by then.
I saw in W. Yellowstone a machine for another GPS guide. Did not check it out.
I wanted to let you know how much we loved the Gaperguide. We used it on Monday through the Grand Tetons. It was so informational and we loved the fun facts. We already had a guided tour scheduled for Yellowstone on Tuesday. I wish I had know how good the Gaperguide was going to be and we would not have scheduled the guided tour. The Gaperguide is great in the fact that you can stop and take as much time as you want and then it picks right back up when you start driving again. I would highly recommend using the Gaperguide to anyone touring the parks – skip the guided tours and save your money!
One question – one of the fun facts mentioned a hurricane in Jenny Lake back in the 70s. Coming from Houston, we couldn’t understand how a hurrican could hit a lake. I’ve googled a hurricane for Jenny Lake but haven’t been able to come up with anything. Can you provide more information – we found that very interesting.
Good Morning Will.
It’s Lisa here- the one with the million questions and loud excitable father from yesterday.
We dropped the GaperGuide and cable in the box last night. I think that’s all we needed to do right?
My father and I had an awesome day in Yellowstone and we were so glad we had the GaperGuide. We both thought you have done a fantastic job with it.
To my relief, my father was glad I talked him out of a guided tour and went with you and a rental car instead. We covered a lot of ground and although he was hurting by the end, he was so happy he had the time to get out and hobble out to all the lookout points (something he probably would not have done on a tour since he walks so slow).
As a photographer I really appreciated the heads up on places to stop- not to mention my father wouldn’t object to us stopping if you recommended it. And just when he started freaking out and second guessing my navigation…you would come on and confirm that we were indeed going the right way!
It was a great way to spend his birthday and our last day.
We caught the beginnings of sunrise on the Tetons on the way out this morning which made it that much harder to leave….en route now with a 4 hour layover at LAX.
I looked for a fan page on Facebook and a “like” button on your website. I was going to “like” your page and write a glowing review! Well I’m going to give you guys the big thumbs up to the hotel desk and will definitely recommend the GaperGuide to people visiting the area in the future.
Best of luck and I hope to see you in other National Parks soon! (I think the Kings Canyon/ Sequoia parks and general area is in desperate need.)
Thanks for taking the time to get us squared away yesterday.