Reviewer: Nick Carter (Dennis)
I liked the tour, The guide, "Fabulous", was very informative and fun. I thought the tour was pretty thorough. Asd you may already know, I left a hat in the overhead rack. I am told it was never turned in. My suggestion is that the guide ALWAYS remind the tourists to check to make sure they have all their belongings before leaving the tour.
Reviewer: james treacy
Your driver handle everything even with the time change. Great excursion.
Reviewer: Lane Vander Sluis
We got to view all the sites I had read about before hand. Driver was quircky but did a good job. I would do it again.
Reviewer: NORMA WHITE
Best guide ever!! Very easy to understand and very knowledgeable and informative. Nice bus. Good arrangements. Actually lasted longer and included more stops then we expected.
Clifford gave what living in Aruba is like with his jokes and funny stories. This was supposed to be a small group tour but was combined with another group from another cruise plus a couple from a hotel. Tour of aloe factory was so so. Because it was Sunday, there was no activity. The nature park, seashore, lighthouse and chapel were scenic and showed beauty of Aruba.
Reviewer: Mike Bale
Great tour! We saw so much in so little time, without feeling rushed. Tour group size was perfect.
Reviewer: Lenore Greaves
My family had a wonderful time learning about aloe and all of it's uses at the Aloe Farm and Factory. We enjoyed visiting the natural wonders Aruba has to offer. A great trip to learn about your beautiful island!
Reviewer: Daphne Price
We had an excellent tour-only 13 people on the bus. E cellent English speaking guide, most comprehensive tour, well paced and a visit to the aloe Vera factory. I was so impressed with this organization. Great overview of Aruba.
We enjoyed this tour as it gave a good overview of Aruba. Short time at each location but each was interesting. Like seeing Aruba at every level...from the very poor to the elite. Clifford our tour guide was very interesting most of the time...but a bit "off-color" at one point with personal TMI!
The Tour Guide was easily spotted when we departed the ship. He was very knowledgeable and cracked jokes along the way. Enjoyed this Aruba tour and would not hesitate to go with this tour company again.
Reviewer: S.L. Montague
Another excellent shore excursion! We saw a variety of interesting places. Really enjoyed the Aloe Vera plantation - wished we had an extra 15 minutes there for shopping! Our driver/guide knew & clearly loved his island & shared that with us. Enjoyed seeing the beach, lighthouse & natural bridge, too. Would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Emily Johnson
This was a fantastic tour- our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer a huge variety of random questions by all the guests. It was a beautiful day and the bus was extremely comfortable for everyone. We had a good amount of time at each location and overall it was a great tour!
Reviewer: B Kimberly
Guide was well informed, did not rush us. Saw all the places we were told we would see. The bus comfortable and the sound system worked.
Reviewer: Diane Wilson
A great tour with an excellent tour guide/bus driver. He was the best of all the tour guides we had!
Reviewer: Sharon Kelly
The tour guide drove us around popular sites in Aruba.
Reviewer: Ginny Gauerke
Very nice! Driver/guide was top notch. Very personable. Sights were well selected and timing was perfect!
Reviewer: Ronnald Hart
Great tour. Nice comfortable vehicle and very informative guide. Very good opportunity to see highlights of the island with a good description of the area. five stars
Reviewer: Eric Pitcher
We saw all of the items mentioned in the tour description, and even more sites not mentioned explicitly. There were plenty of stops for picture taking. The guide was excellent, and his commentary was most informative. We got an excellent overview of Aruba. Excellent value for the money!
Reviewer: Charlene Pierson-Lassiter
Great excursion! Tour guide was phenomenal!
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Reviewer: Alex and Tina
Our tour guide was awesome, gave all the info we needed and asked for. He was very polite and fun. Tour is great if you are first time visiting Aruba. you get to see almost entire island.
Reviewer: James Skinner
Met tour guide as advertised. Our guide and driver, Gary, was excellent and gave us a good idea of what life on Aruba was like. He answered all questions in an informative way. The first three stops, the Aloe factory, the park and the Natural bridge all had washrooms. After that you are out of luck. Would have liked to see the desalination plant but I believe it is on the other side of the island.
Reviewer: Rodney Rager
We had a great time on this thorough tour of the island. Our guide was excellent and very informative. Got to see many interesting and different attractions that we would have not known about. Well worth the money.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Speidel
Great overall tour, but was disappointed that the Aloe factory was closed due to it being a Sunday. Almost everything in Aruba is closed on Sundays except restaurants. Really liked the natural bridge stop. Wish we had included the beach stop or had him drop us off there. We ran out of time to go back.
Reviewer: Joan Barney
This tour was the highlight of my cruise. We had great horses, a fantastic guide and a wonderful time with the great scenery and visiting the church. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that enjoys horseback riding.
Reviewer: Sherry Johnson
Really enjoyed our highlights tour of Aruba. Got a good sense of the island, driving from one site to the other. Our tour guide was very informative. Would recommend for a good, overall view of Aruba.
Reviewer: Bobbi Sussman
Clifford is a great tour guide. He handled the bus driving as well as the tour. Clifford explained everything thoroughly about the island with a quick sense of humor. The tour was thorough and took us to many places throughout the island. We loved seeing the diversity on the island.Tour actually ran about 1/2 hour over the scheduled time so we felt that we certainly got our money's worth.
Reviewer: Robin Stearns
This was a wonderful way to see Aruba on a short port time frame. We cruised by the beaches and hotels, toured an Aloe Vera farm/factory, went to the collapsed Natural Bridge and many more sights. Tour guide was excellent and shared many interesting facts about Aruba and its people.
Reviewer: Barbara Hodge
Best guide ever. Saw and learned a lot about the island. Never a problem when booking thru Shore Excursions Group!
Reviewer: Anthony and Alice
Enjoyed everything on the tour and it seemed to cover all the important points on the island.
Reviewer: Nancy Davis
Very interesting. Enjoyed tour - driver very nice.
Reviewer: Terrence Hall
Missed walking on the beach. Time given to go to "natural bridge" was appreciated as was lighthouse and Stations of the Cross leading up to the church.
Reviewer: Anne Marie S Souter Loring
We had an amazing Tour thru and around Aruba. The driver was one fantastic tour guide. He was patient with everyone, my husband has some walking issues he the tour guide alway parked the bus in an easy spot and made it possible for not only my husband but a couple of others with issues. His knowledge of Aruba was fantastic and I believe we stopped at every location with history and areas of just plain old interest. Unanimously everyone on this Tour was beyond pleased. I'm planning on another cruise in April and will definitely be contacting Shore Excursions. We visited other islands and was as pleased with the driver. The second tour involved a bus and a boat ride. Like the first Tour guide he went above and beyond to accommodate everyone. So far as taking pictures for many. Thank you Shore Excursions for wonderful memories. AM and JR
Reviewer: Heather Mermer
We had the best tour guide. He showed us a side of Aruba we never knew existed. Just fabulous.
Reviewer: Linda Sholtey
Enjoyed our excursion. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. I liked the places this tour stopped, I found the AloeVera factory very interesting. The air conditioned tour bus was very comfortable.
Reviewer: Sandra D.
Our guide Clifford did an amazing job of telling us a bout the island of Aruba, "One Happy Island." He would be a great promoter for the Chamber of Commerce as he iterated the fine points of safety, beauty, geography, and home life on the sandy, scenic island.
Reviewer: Greg Holton
The tour guide/driver was great and the sights we saw were wonderful. I would have given this tour 5 stars , but because we almost did not get back in time to get on our ship, the anxiety we experienced made this tour unnecessarily traumatic.
Reviewer: RONALD HART
OUR TOUR WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND ENJOYABLE. SINCE WE ONLY HAD A SHORT VISIT IN ARUBA, WITH YOUR TOUR WE WERE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A GREAT DEAL OF THE ISLAND AND ITS' HIGHLIGHTS.
Reviewer: Ron Kowalski
Our second trip to Aruba and once again enjoyed our visit. This tour was well worth the time and money. Our highlight was the stop at the aloe plantation and factory. Very, very interesting! Our guide was knowledgeable and you could hear him!!! Recommend this one. I might add, we also took a similar tour on our first visit to the island through the cruise line. They did not stop at the aloe plantation.
We enjoyed booking the tour with Shore Excursions. The buses were smaller than the large motorcoach buses used for the Princess Cruise Line tours. Smaller buses = fewer people and not having to sit in the back of the bus. I liked this tour but it was an early morning tour due to ship's schedule and the first 2 stops did not have restroom facilities.
Reviewer: Theresia Skoberne
The tour was excellent, tour guide and driver were good. Tour was just long enough. Easy to get to the meeting place.
Reviewer: Nancy Seddon
WE had a very nice tour in Aruba, and my favorite stop was the church! We saw a lot of different tourist areas from the bus, and our guide told us a lot of information about everything we saw.
Reviewer: Jeanne Rives
We (8 people) enjoyed the tour esp the lighthouse.
Reviewer: Christy Wiggins
I loved the small number and prompt service of Tour One Shore Excursions. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. No waiting in lines!!
Reviewer: norma and miguel cardona
the tour was great. the tour guide knowledge of the island wax excellent. I like all the stops and I will use them again if I have to.
Reviewer: martha zlotnik
The tour guide was professional, and friendly.
Reviewer: Wilbert Kiessling
The tour on Aruba was will planned with highlights of the island. The bus driver/tour guide was well informed . He made the tour very enjoyable. I would recommend this tour to my friends.
Leaving the cruise port we boarded a modern and comfortably air conditioned bus. Our young owner/operator was knowledgeable, witty, and informative. Points of interest were covered thoroughly with the tour having a relaxing feel with the unique beauty of Aruba on display. Our guide literally went the extra mile to return us to the cruise ship as many streets around the port were closing for the carnival parade as evening was approaching. The is a positive recommend with good value for the experience.
Reviewer: Stan Geisz
Clifford gave a lot of local color, answered questions quite well and was a congenial host with a great sense of humor.
Tour guide was excellent and I learned a lot about the Happy Island. Makes me want to go back.
Reviewer: Harriet Basel
We enjoyed the tour especially the Natural Bridge. I could n't stop taking pictures of the beautiful water.
Reviewer: Gregory McInturf
We chose this excursion to see some of the sites in Aruba since we had never been there. We were a small tour and were picked up in a comfortable bus. We toured many areas and had great experiences. We found the final stop at the Aloe factory the most enjoyable. The only concern we had was the ability to hear the driver in the back of the bus. Sometimes we could and other times we couldn't. I'm not sure if the bus we were in was equipped with any kind of microphone and speakers throughout the bus but I feel that would be a benefit. Overall, we would recommend this to other travelers.
Reviewer: David Chen
It was a good tour.
Reviewer: Susan Rodgers
Our guide Gary was very attentive to our group's interests and questions. We were 5 couples in his comfortable van. My favorite part of the day was the tour of the Aloe plant and farm. Many other tours saw the same sights that we saw around the island but I don't know of others that saw the aloe process and products.
Reviewer: Eugene Anderson
Great tour and the tour guide was the best
Reviewer: Sari McMahan
I thought the tour was excellent. Our tour guide was great, very friendly, great personality & knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Dr M D Chan
Very enjoyable half day tour. Tour guide has very good knowledge.
Reviewer: Tim and Penny Cowling
Clifford was an excellent guide, very funny and entertaining but also extremely knowledgeable about Aruba. He provided us with some very interests snippets of information about all sorts of things. He also was very good at making sure the group kept to time and didn't stray too far away from the bus! A very enjoyable tour.
Reviewer: Sherry Ortman
Good, nice van, good knowledgeable guides.
Reviewer: Joyce Warriner
tour guide excellent
Reviewer: Mary Neuman
Nice tour. Knowledgeable guide. Very interesting places that we were taken. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
Reviewer: Marilyn Cummins
We really enjoyed seeing the river this way in the sights
Reviewer: Elizabeth Risi
The tour guide did the best with what he had, but the truth is that there is very little to see in Aruba. I think it would have been best to spend the day on Aruba's beautiful beaches. Still I wanted to see what Aruba looks like and I did get that from the tour.
Reviewer: Lorne J Ulven
tour was great and the tour guide lived up to the islands motto being a very friendly happy guy
Reviewer: Susan Williams
Your ""Aruba Highlights Tour"" was very good. We especially enjoyed the stop at the aloe factory. Seeing the ruined Natural Bridge and the beautiful beaches and coastline were awe inspiring.
Reviewer: Tom & Donna
Interesting tour and knowledgeable tour guide.
Reviewer: Angela Gracia Smith
Our excursion was very nice despite the fact that the weather was rainy. Our group was small and our stops gave us a nice overview of Aruba. Our driver and tour guide shared interesting information about the history of Aruba and he was entertaining. Thank you !
Reviewer: Debbie Bowling
No problems encountered, very knowledgeable, very comfortable air conditioned bus.
Reviewer: Dan Talmage
Very enjoyable and informative tour! Our tour guide was excellent. All our stops were enjoyable. Highly recommend this one!
Reviewer: Linda Carter
Had a great tour guide & got to see Aruba in a short amount of time & the history of Aruba.
Reviewer: Iva L. Poe
The driver was very knowledgeable. He was very nice and spoke very well English. We made several stops along the way. We stopped at the Aloe Vera Plant. The Rock Formation, The Natural Bridge, Saint Franciscus Church, The Resorts and the beach. We really enjoyed it, it was worth the money.
Our bus was late arriving to the port, but after getting on the bus the trip was great. Bus driver was very nice and informative. He stayed with some of our group that stopped at the beach and offered an invitation to all of us to stay if we had not included it with our package.
Reviewer: P. K. Van Duyse
Absolutely excellent...Our tour guide was personable and very well informed. Got more than our monies worth!
This is one of the greatest tour I've had in a very long time. I can't remember the tour guy name, but he was very entertaining and informative. He took his time explaining the sites and had plenty of good stories.
Reviewer: William Lewis
Our driver Clifford was the BEST!!!! The tour was filled with facts and he made it fun! The best tour of the entire trip!!!
The trip was very informative. The staff made if fun and the bus was very comfortable. Great way to see the island.
Clifford was very knowledgeable, witty, patient, and fun. You could tell he enjoyed his job. Because of his presentation, I will be taking a longer trip to Aruba to experience in depth some of the places he showed the group.
Reviewer: Randall the old man
Good tour for facts about overall country.
Saw many interesting places.
Was a very good tour.
Tour guide very knowlegeable
Reviewer: Carolina Lady
Large variety of sights, the light house was closed so we had to skip that. The Aloe Museum was interesting and surprising. Our guide was young, well informed and more than willing to answer any and all questions.
This was my first visit to Aruba. I don't think I would want to spend a prolonged vacation there. I visited as part of a cruise. We found the Island interesting and very diverse. However, it seemed after we took the tour, we saw 3/4 of the island. The other quarter was the resort area which consisted of beaches, high rise accommodation etc. Interesting, but if you aren't into sun, sand and beach, there didn't seem much else to do.
Good tour of the island. Stopped at all of the highlights.
Reviewer: World Traveler
This tour showed the natural & man-made highlights of the island. The pace was relaxing; we had enough time at each stop to explore or use the facilities. Our tour guide spoke excellent English.
Great ,happy island to visit
Reviewer: One of the 3 Musketeers
It gave an overview of Aruba
Tour was great and showcased most of Aruba. Especially liked the Catholic Church - the prettiest I have ever seen.
Great tour very informative.
Saw all the highlights of the island
Reviewer: Cruisin' Susan
I would use Shore Excursions Group to book all future excursions while on a cruise. The tour guide was very informative, he answered all our questions very well, and he encouraged more questions. The tour bus was large, comfortable, air conditioned, and not crowded. The tour guide offered us all a bottle of cold water and I was shocked to learn that it was free. The cruise line offered the exact same tour, but it was a higher cost. We also saw crowded buses from the cruise line and people were waiting in line at one of the stops to purchase a cold water.
Great tour of Aruba to include the Aloe factory
Reviewer: Cruisin' Ray
Very easy to reserve and print documents and excursion tickets, very reasonable price and excellent tour operator!
Bus was a little late and we were concerned that it would not come.
Reviewer: Beverly J
This guide was first class. His English was excellent. There was very little walking in the sun, which was positive and he gave us a very thorough look at this interesting Island in all its respects. One comment: please tell the guide not to generalize about women - comments such as: ""husbands tolerating wives shopping"". This kind of remark can be offensive to women. It smacks of negativity about a female's habits.
Tour size was small, that was a plus. Driver was friendly, the sites are the same all the tours go to. He did give us usually 20 minutes at each stop.
The best shore tour we had on our Caribbean Cruise. Clifford was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The aloe vera factory was interesting and climbing the rocks was fun. Not only did we see the tourist sites but we also saw the neighborhoods the local people live in.
We really enjoyed our guide and it was a much smaller group than if we had gone on a princess excursion. We enjoyed getting to see all of the island
All our trips booked through your organisation were value for money with good tour guides and interesting locations.
Reviewer: Don't remember
Magnificent views of the coast. Beautiful views.
Our guide was personable, very proud of his country and answered all questions patiently. He was a good driver, funny, as well as informative.
Experienced native driver/guide did his best to educate and enlighten during the tour of Aruba. He provided adequate time to explore, shop and photograph.
Reviewer: Unforgettable traveler
This excursion was both informative and exciting to my group. We received a great overview of this Wonderful island!
This was a great tour and the bus was air conditioned. Our guide was Campbell and he was very knowledgable. We saw lots of historic sites: church, lighthouse, bridges, and the aloe factory. It was a great way to see the island and to learn some of the history.
Our guide Clifford was totally experienced in his job and very proud to live on Aruba, he made a point of telling us everything he could about the Island and answered every question we had. HE spent extra time showing every place so that we all would enjoy the tour. He even made a special added stop for picture taking when the time permitted it.
We have been to Aruba before. There is not a whole lot to see there, but our guide made this excursion very interesting. We got to see all the natural wonders and the beautiful resort areas. I especially loved the chapel on top of the hill.
I would not have believed that an island in the Caribbean would look like it does without seeing it!
Reviewer: Waco Traveller
This Highlights tour was just what we wanted...a complete overview of the island and its history. Clifford was a marvelous guide who shared his love and pride for Aruba, and brought its story to life for us. The smaller coach with only 10 of us was so much easier and more manageable than the crowded ship excursions. We were delighted with the pacing and appreciated getting to visit so many locations. Clifford, and EL Tours, gave us an outstanding experience at a reasonable price. Thank you!
Reviewer: Arbua Highlights Tour
This tour gave you a good overview of the Island of Aruba. They allowed enough time to explore and take pictures at each stop so you didn't feel rushed. The length of the tour was perfect, as you still had energy and time to shop before going back to the ship.
Aruba seems a wonderful place. Campbell's pride was obvious. Dutch influence on culture, history interesting.
Reviewer: SUSY Q
Nice relaxing day! Guide very professional; good narration of sites along the island drive. Overall, nice island tour!
great time different from last years trip would do this again
It was a good overview of Aruba. The aloe factory was very interesting and I bought and loved the product.
Reviewer: Travel Grandma
This tour gave us a good overview of Aruba. We got to see the island as well as learning about the cultural and history of the island. We had Ronnie as a tour guide and he was excellent! We were in a small air condioned van with a small group of approximately 10. I highly recommend this tour!
Nothing here to say
Reviewer: P and B
We appreciated the small-group tour and the knowledge of the tour leader. The tour was on a Sunday, so the aloe vera production plant was not in operation but of course the salesroom was. We usually do not buy products during a tour, however. We did our part by bringing a rainstorm to this desert island, so we made the Arubians happy!
Great way to see the sights of Aruba
We had a wonderful experience and the cost was such a great value. Will book out tours with cruises only from now on.
This tour provided a good variety of sights and places that gave a quick but comprehensive overview of Aruba.
Very Informative Guides and Great Photo ops
Reviewer: Sailor Bill
Our guide was very informative. He answered all of our questions quite thoroughly, and readily volunteered information. He was very polite and helpful, and did a good job. We recommend taking this tour.
very pleased with our travel to Aruba, great island with great people
Reviewer: Dot on the spot.
We saw the Northern, natural side of Aruba, which you would never have seen on a ship tour. The guide was a very nice older native man who drove a comfortable little van that did not make you feel like you were being herded. We probably won't take ship tour offerings from now on!
Reviewer: Mrs. B
Very knowledgeable, friendly guide. Aloe Vera Factory and Museum spotless and interesting. Great products, with sampling. The Natural Bridge and area was awe inspiring. The historic California Light House provided a great view and lots of wind. The Alto Vista Chapel also had a beautiful view and is a tiny gem with an interesting history and present day use. Guide was obviously proud of his homeland and city, providing us with current events and past history.
Reviewer: Debra the Cruiser!
A good value for the price. I got a comprehensive tour of Aruba in three hours. The tour had a bit of problems getting organized. We had to change buses 3 times - finally got the right tour guide. The guide was great. I really feel I have seen Aruba.