Reviewer: THOMAS HRUBY
AFTER TAKING THIS TOUR LAST YEAR WE WERE SO IMPRESSED WITH OUR TOUR GUIDE, CLYDE MILLS, WE REQUESTED HIM AGAIN. UNFORTUNATLY HIS VAN WAS DESTROYED IN THE HURRICANES AND HE WAS IN THE PROCEESS OF GETTING A NEW ONE FROM THE U.S. MAINLAND. WE WERE MET ON THE PIER BY THE TOUR COMPANY REP,LISA, WHO INFORMED US OF THE PROBLEM AND THEN GOT US INTO ANOTHER TOUR COMPANY VEHICLE AS THEY HAD NO VEHICLE FROM THEIR COMPANY AVAILABLE AT OUR TOUR TIME. THIS IS THE KIND OF SERVICE WE GET FROM BOOKONG WITH SHORE EXCURSION GROUP AND WHY WE USE THEM ON ALL OUR CRUISES. WE SAW THE DEVISTATION THAT HIT THE ISLAND AND THE CLEAN UP THAT WAS GOING ON. THIS TOUR IS ALWAYS A GREAT WAY TO SEE ST.THOMAS AS IT REALLY IS, NOT JUST THE TOURIST SITES IN TOWN. SPECIAL THANKS TO LISA FROM IMI TOURS OF ST. THOMAS.
Reviewer: Brenda M McKoy
The guide was very familiar with the island and gave us interesting infomation. However, his van could have been clearner and in better condition. The air conditioning unit was not cooling. I especially enjoyed the the vist to Mountain Top.
Reviewer: Jorge Rozon
This tour of St Thomas offered us the opportunity to see beautiful mountain peaks in St Thomas. The tour guide was great. Being a native of St Thomas he shared insights into the beautiful country!!!
Reviewer: Mary Jo Lanzen
Reviewer: K. Cicero
Our driver was so knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. His van was clean and cool - a welcome relief from the very hot weather. We highly recommend this excursion for a wonderful overview of the island.
Reviewer: Brenda Vollmer
We had a wonderful tour and a very informative driver. He knew all the history/dates of the Island and pointed out so many different sights it was great. Mountain Top was definitely the highlight of the trip. Great Banana Daquiris and shopping! Great tour and would highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Beverly Eckhardt
We've never been to the Caribbean before and wanted to do shore excursions that would introduce us to each island. We learned about the culture, industry, history and government while touring this beautiful island. Our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We booked prior to our cruise were surprised with a private tour, just the two of us. We enjoyed this very much!
Reviewer: Mark Zimmerman
It was an awesome tour, I havent been here since 1979 and it looks even better than I have remembered
Reviewer: Gail Gilroy
Very educational and very knowledgeable guide.
Reviewer: Rick Ridley
Island was beautiful, tour guide very knowledgeable, fun trip, would definitely do it again
Reviewer: lynnette guthrie
This was a very informative bus tour of the highlights of the island. The sights from the mountain were spectacular. I would definitely suggest this excursion.
Reviewer: Laird Miller
St. Thomas has changed a lot and is now a very busy island. It has very steep roads with spectacular views and beautiful beaches; however, there also are many visitors and the beaches are crowded. Magens Beach now has restrooms, changing facilities, and equipment rentals, but there is an entrance fee of $5 to maintain it. There were quite a few people so it has lost some of its charm.
This tour started local time, not ship time; therefore, some people didn't make the tour. (We were grateful that Dennis took us on the tour and waited.) We sat in an air conditioned van drove by our tour driver, Dennis, who informed us of the history of St. Thomas. We viewed the Virgin Islands from the mountain tour and had a strong but tasty famous banana daiquiri. We viewed the other side of the island from the mountain top. Dennis drove through the town and some of us chose to get off to cruise the market and shops which carry a lot of jewelry and souvenirs. Getting a ride back to town was easy- $4 per person by taxi/van. The tour was basic, $49/each which was fair since it was our first visit to St. Thomas. However, we would have preferred a tour that included a stop or upfront drive by of Blackbeard's Castle and at least of the 3 popular beaches. Next time, we'll go to St.John's!
I have been to St. Thomas on numerous occasions and this tour took me to places I had never seen before. I would recommend it to someone who wants to see other parts of the island and get out of the shopping district.
We were in a group with two other couples from our cruise ship. Our guide, Mills, shared a wealth of information about the island in an educational and entertaining way.
Reviewer: Larry P
The driver was easy to find and gave us a great tour of the Island allowing us to see the best, scenic views of St. Thomas. Well worth our time and money
Reviewer: Janice Morris
Great excursion. Coco was a great guide. Would recommed this to anyone!
Reviewer: Beverly Eby Ferretjans
Coco was a wonderful guide. We saw many wonderful sights and Coco was very well informed.
Reviewer: Pam Heide
Reviewer: Robert Geyer
Fun driver - also the guide. Tour was all we needed.
Reviewer: Lyla Perrodin
Coco was an excellent guide and gave us a great overview of the island. He took us to the beautiful vistas as well as showing us the shopping areas. He also took us to try the local fruit!
Reviewer: Lazaro M. ALFONSO
The guide was very informative and very nice with everybody, he took care of the elderly and helped them around. Very good driver, considering the width of the roads. We need to have more time so we can do it again.
Reviewer: Glenda O'Banion
It was an excellent excursion. Exactly what we had Hoped it would be! The driver was knowledgeable And very personable! The scenery was breathtaking. We were very comfortable in the air conditioned tour bus. I would suggest this trip to anyone!
Reviewer: Wilfred Fiege
The Tour guide was late The Tour was Great
Reviewer: Alice Wootson
It was hard to find the guide on shore, but once we did the tour was good.
We didn't want to leave!! Such beautiful waters! You much go visit any beach while visiting here!
Reviewer: Dick Corkum
Wow, the van had cool drinks, kand the director makd it very enjoyble and personable. He taylored the trip to fit the things we enjoyed seeing. very well done
This tour was a great way to see the Island from bottom to top and back down again. Gary was fantastic. Meeting the tour was very efficient, no worries of not getting back on time. I would book again though my agent and shore excursions. Saved some money and had a wonderful and informative few hours.
This was the best - the guy was a wealth of information, no question went unanswered, and we had some great stops - I highly recommend this one!
Reviewer: Sheryl Good
It Was fun riding in an open air vehicle. It was a good tour. Enjoyed the driver he was well informed and pleasant. We liked shopping up on top of the mountain.
This excursion was great because of the island knowledge and places that were toured.
Reviewer: David Swartz
This was a great excursion. The driver/guide provided a lot of background info about the island - interesting, informative, and sometimes amusing. This tour was well worth the money.
Out of the entire ship only my wife and I booked for this tour company. Surprised to see the van old with air hardly functioning. But the driver/guide was very knowledgeable. That somehow compensated for the shortcoming. We visited every place where other groups go as well.
You'll enjoy this trip, great overview of the island! Our tour guide was fun and knowledgable!
the service was wonderful the driver great I would recommend to to everyone
Reviewer: Sandi Marsh
We booked a bus tour for the island, our tour guide was Duncan and was very good at pointing out all the interesting things and places. We enjoyed the scenery the places we stopped along the way.
Tour guide was good. Tour stops were as expected. Fun way to see more of St. Thomas.
Reviewer: Jerry Slater
Tour was very nice. Driver was very polite and helpful No problems. Would recommend this tour
Reviewer: Thomas Coleman
This was a very interesting tour. We had a very informative tour guide. Our objective was to learn the history of the island, etc. The tour met our expectations.
A good time was had by all.
This tour was well worth the price of it. My wife and I were the only ones booked this day, so we ended up with a private tour of the island. Our guide, Coco, was excellent and took us to the places we wanted to see. We were interested in the history and culture of the island and Coco was glad to introduce us to his home island. He also took us to some great shops we wouldn't have found on our own. If you are looking for something that is easy going and a great orientation to St. Thomas and the other islands nearby then this excursion is for you.
highly recommend, small group, professional tour guide.
Mills was our tour guide. He grew up in St.Thomas and new the area and the history well. He is also an American veteran. Mills has a great sense of humor and shared stories with us throughout the tour. The stops and the information were great. Also the top of the mountain at the stop with the shopping and the banana daiquris was great. At the end, Mills pointed us to places to eat and his recommendation was excellent.
The old fort was the highlight.
Small group - very individualized
Reviewer: CZ MAN
IF YOU DON'T USUALLY TAKE TOURS TAKE THIS ONE. REQUEST CLIVE MILLS AS YOUR DRIVER/GUIDE, HE WAS AN OUTSTANDING GUIDE WITH A VAST AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ST THOMAS AND THE SURROUNDING ISLANDS. POLITICS, ECONOMICS,GEOGRAPHY,AND HISTORY. YOU COULD JUST SENSE THAT HE ENJOYS WHAT HE DOES. THE TOUR VAN WAS CLEAN, WELL MAINTAINED AND COMFORTABLE.ON THIS DAY WE WERE THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE ON THE TOUR WHICH MADE IT GREAT FOR US. EVEN SAW A MILLION DOLLAR CATCH FIRE IN HARBOR NEXT TO THREE CRUISE SHIPS. WE HAVE BEEN TO ST. THOMAS 15 TIMES AND THIS WAS THE MOST WORTHWHILE TIME SPENT OF THOSE 15 VISITS. THANKS CLIVE!!!!!
Reviewer: Greg D
Showed all the most picturesque parts of St. Thomas.
Mills was great. A true native of US Virgin Islands- and very knwledgeable. He made sure we saw the majority of the sites there and was very personable. I would recommend to anyone who wants to see the island- and all other islands- from the top of the mountain.
This excursion worked out very well. Our guide was knowledgeable and you could tell he enjoyed what he was doing.
Reviewer: Cruise lover
Loved the sights
We had a great time. Showed us areas of the island that were off the beaten path, as well as some of the popular areas. Highly recommend these guys.
This tour and the guide were well worth the price! Informative guide, and if I am ever on this Island again I will be asking to using the same company for a much longer tour, to see more of this beautiful Island.
This was a great 2-hour tour. We tasted some great frozen drinks and our guide, CoCo was fabulous!
Short excursion was packed with activity. Numerous stops to view historic defense areas, walk through alley-ways in shopping district with abundant shopping suggestions, a stop for amazing views of well-known Magens Bay, introduction to soursop fruit and drinks at a farm stand.
my guide was Gary. He was outstanding. He made the excursion extremely fun, very knowledgeable about the island, helpful. I want him for my guide next time I visit the island. The van he drove for the excursion was very comfortable.
Great value and informative guide. 2 hours was perfect with all scenic stops. I much prefer this than other tours where there are stops for shopping (tourist traps, cigar factories etc)
We saw quite a bit of St Thomas while while being entertained by a very knowledgeable guide. Our small group rode in a comfortable van style vehicle. Lots of history and St Thomas trivia.
Your representative was well informed, helpful, and an excellent communicator.
Reviewer: Karen & Ted
Great experience and overview of the island
Reviewer: Enjoying Life
The tour guide was great!!!
Reviewer: Sher Bear
Driver was a good guide and very safe.
when we compared our excursion to people who bought it on the ship this was a much better value
We were lucky to get Mils all to our selves (2). He was prompt and took us around St. Thomas and dropped us off at the shopping district. We were able to interact with him the whole time. Great day.
The open air van we were in was easily maneuverable, the driver witty and informative, would definitely consider going again.
Still wear my St Thomas cap
Reviewer: Barb loves cruising
This tour was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was very accommodating to my mobility issues. He helped me off and on the tour bus and always made sure I was with the group when he spoke to us of the history and culture. We had never used Shore Excursions Group, but will use them again for our next cruise excursions. Prices were great and the small group made it easy to ask questions and hear the questions and answers of the other travelers.
Reviewer: Adventures in St. Thomas
Had a wonderful time.
Great tour; this is my second trip to St Thomas. I learned more about the island and enjoyed myself.
Van-ride with stops. Don't have to get out if you don't want to. Very good outing for mobility-impaired individuals. Driver was very knowledgeable. CON: It was October in St. Thomas - the van A/C was not working very well, so it was hot.
Reviewer: John Cruiser
This was a good tour to take for an overview of the history of the island. It covers many historical points of the island, but still leaves plenty of time to do some shopping and exploring on your own time.
very nice tour with a great guide ( coco ). would do the same tour again. soursop drink was great. wish we could get it here.
Great tour around the island . Plenty of stops for photos. The guide. Was really knowledgable.
Provides a nice overview of the island and still allows for plenty of time for casual shopping.
Mills was a great guide. He was very informative, patient, and had a great sense of humor.
Enjoyed the tour of St. Thomas.
This was a very informative tour.We absolutely loved our tour guide (Mills)... There was a couple late for the tour. We waited 30 minutes for them. We finally left and then Mills received a call from his boss saying that the couple was as the meeting spot, and we had left them. Even though we knew they were not there, we went back to get them. They lied , they were not there! We looked for the couple and finally left again. Mills went above and beyond for these people..If anyone sees a bad review about being left behind in November 2014, it was their fault. They did not show up.Our tour was scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Due to these inconsiderate people, our tour didn't start until 10:15 a.m.
Reviewer: Gunner D
Ali & Sons did an exclent job of promoting St. Thomas, and showing us the best of the island
Lots of interesting sights and a good and fun guide.
Reviewer: retired traveler
The tour driver/guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Mills was the local tour guide and was fun, informed and took us to local attractions and got the local flavor of the island. Very satisfied with the excursion!
Our guide was so interesting. He made the island come alive for us. Really enjoyed this excursion.
Well informed tour guide, got to see beautiful views. I would recommend.
Reviewer: EJ the Travelers
This trip was very interesting. The rum drink was delicious with the sour fruit. The owner had lots of tips on herbs and what they do for you. The guide was very conscientious about every one being able to hear and answered all questions.
Reviewer: John L.
Our tour took us on ""VERY"" narrow and steep roads on St. Thomas U.S.V.I. Our tour guide/driver was very good - actually incredible! WOW! The bus ride experience alone was worth the price of the tour.
Reviewer: Brownies mom
The tour had to many in and out of the bus took to long getting back on the bus maybe they could try to set up by age group would be better and then i found out we could have went to st john on a fiery that would have been nice but had no more time left.
Great excursion but this needs to be longer. One and a half hours is not enough time. When you take in the mountain top, which is a shopping mecca, you can spend an hour in there alone. The views are stupendous and one could sit outside for an hour just enjoying this wonderful island. Co Co Brown our guide went above and beyond in taking care of us.
This was a great tour! Our guide was very informative and super sweet. The roads were very very winding and steep. I recommend that if you get motion sickness to take something or skip this tour. I got very sick to my stomach from all the steep turns and up and down hill driving. Not to mention that other drivers were cutting us off (it's just how they drive there we were told) and speeding by us. The views were spectacular! We loved going to the Mountain Top the best! Looking down from up there was just breath taking! I highly recommend this tour.
Guide was knowledgable and fun. We enjoyed seeing a good part of the island and meeting some of the local people at the farm.
Reviewer: Love to Tour
The guide loves his island which made the tour more personal and enjoyable.
Small group we were the only two from our ship the emerald the other were from a royal Caribbean ship
We didn't book with our ship and we were very happy. Everyone else was riding around in open'air trams and we had an air-conditioned Van which was brilliant as the Island was experiencing mid summer temps of over 90 degrees.
This tour hit the highest point of the Island with a visit to Mountain Top, home of the Banana Daiquiri - which offered a wonderful view of Magens Bay. Along the way we stopped at a local fruit stand where the mangos were so tasty and fresh.
Reviewer: Marree Goldsberry
This tour is essential for understanding the history and unique setting of the Islands! Mr. Mills is a wonderful,kind, interesting person. We knew that we were good hands.
This excursion provided a great tour of St. Thomas! I had never been to the top of the island, nor had I ever seen the other side of the island, even though I'd been to St. Thomas many times before! Our guide knew much about the island, so I learned a lot! The gift shop at the Mountain Top was very reasonably priced, so I took home some souvenirs without spending an arm and a leg!!!
Reviewer: Alice H.
We had a great trip good way to see the island. We have been to St. Thomas many times but never really saw the whole island. Our Guide was very informative and friendly. We stopped for photos many times at gorgeous spots. Magens Bay was beautiful. Also stopped at a big shopping store where we had some free time. The group is alot smaller. We are glad we did this excursion.
Reviewer: Alice H.
We have been to St Thomas many times and have done other excursions, but we never really saw the whole island. This excursion was a relaxed drive around the island. We were able to get out for photo stops. Not crowded we were in a van. Our guide was informative we saw the beauty of Magens Bay and he pointed out the islands in the distance. I would go recommend this excursion to others
Reviewer: K and J
Our guide, Ali, was very knowledgeable about the island and had a great sense of humor. Never boring! Took us to spots that overlooked the beach we had visited earlier in the day. Beautiful!
Reviewer: Phantom Drill
Got to the Top of the Mountain for a great treat!
Reviewer: Travel Girl
Little late getting started, waiting for people who were late. Would have liked more time at Mountain Top
Reviewer: C and R
St. Thomas is beautiful and the views from the top of the mountain were unbelieveable. The banana daiquri was good although a bit expensive. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and we truly enjoyed the tour.
this was a wonderful tour..our tour guy was very knowledgable and he made is very fun.
The guide was great, very personable. The island is beautiful. Felt like I had a great overview.
Reviewer: Bridget and Perry
Great tour guides, good overview of Island.
Reviewer: not sure i remember
this trip was worth the dollar value it was most educating the driver was plesant & a joy he was very knowledgeable
Reviewer: Bob and Jean
Separate from larger crowded groups booked on the ship. AND more comfortable transportation with knowledgable and understandable guide/driver
This is a small-group tour. We had five people plus our guide in a van, and I think the other group had just slightly more. Your guide will drive you around the town and tell you about the places you pass and answer any touristy questions you have. We made a few stops at scenic points to get pictures, including a longer stop at a large gift shop with a gorgeous look-out point over Magen's Bay. The shop claimed it was famous for banana daiquiris, but we didn't try one. There are lots of beautiful views on this tour because you are driven to the top of one of the large hills. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and did us a favor by dropping us off at the place we were stopping for lunch instead of back at the pickup location. There is also really great shopping right outside the pier, which is where you are picked up and dropped off. After the tour we had plenty of time to see all the shops.
Had a Wonderful Time.A Teriffic Guide,He knows all about the Island.Also they were Only 4 of Us on the Van which made it Special.The scenery was Beautiful.Happy All Around.The Guide Clyde was Great.
Reviewer: Jelena Sias
A very nice tour, tour guide was great, beautiful Island.
This tour was very enjoyable, with a humorous and knowledgable guide. Good tour of the island with stops for photo opportunities.
Tour was very satisfactory.
Good value for time allotment
Frequent stops at interesting locations
Reviewer: Buddy Bob
Detailed the tour well.
Reviewer: Phyllis the traveler
I purchased 2 tours but my husband was unable to participate due to his breathing condition. It would be nice tohave my 1 reservation refunded
Extremely organized and personalized!