Areas of interest/specialty:
**Barbados heritage & history
**Local flora & fauna
** WATCH MY MOVIE, "The Bearded Fig Tree Story" **
My keen interest in Barbados' natural, cultural and built heritage, led to a desire to share these Barbadian treasures.
Experience Barbados' sights, sounds, people and more by foot and or vehicle as I interpret our culture, like our car horn language and varied forms of greeting.
It's amazing how this island was formed, and how Barbadians lived long ago, and why there are many scores of Barbadian centenarians. In fact, Barbados ranks second to Japan for the highest percentage of 90+ year old persons.
I have led walking tours and hikes throughout Barbados' 11 parishes, for the young and the young at heart and you will discover that I am knowledgeable across a wide range of areas relating to our local flora, fauna, Barbados' geology, history, heritage, culture and the interrelationships among the above, leading to the uniqueness of our Barbadian people.
I am a certified Hike Leader, having earned certification from Hike Ontario, Canada, in 2006, a World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations certified Tourist Guide and a trained and experienced Barbados Heritage Tour Guide.
I have been leading tours since the turn of this century.
Customized tours are available at your request, just contact me with your preferences and I will create your Barbados dream tour.
My affiliations are:
Barbados National Trust
Barbados Museum & Historical Society
Hike Ontario, Canada
World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA)
"Explore and experience Barbados with, the Barbados Tourism Award for Service Excellence recipient, Victor; he is personable and passionate about sharing his country, very knowledgeable with a sense of fun. "
NOTE TO CRUISE GUESTS: I meet you inside the port at GATE #2, for pre-booked tours; I will be holding a TBL logo hand sign.
(If you are otherwise directed to outside the port, please respectfully decline as I will be expecting you at GATE #1)
A Recent Review of this guide
Victor skillfully presented facts & personal remembrances in an interesting, balanced way - especially the struggles endured & sacrifices made by those who originally settled/guided Barbados' path. He literally "gave a voice" to buildings, burial sites & statues that had stood in silence for centuries. He thoughtfully paced the morning & guided us to protected areas when showers threatened. It was our first venture with Tours By Locals but it won't be our last - thanks for the 5 star experience, Victor!
Certified Tourist Guide Trainer, World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations.
Certified Standard Hike Leader, Hike Ontario (2006)
Valid Barbados Driver's License (car, light goods vehicles, manual & automatic)
***For group sizes not stated, use the 'MESSAGE GUIDE' button, to submit your request and I will respond within 24 hours. ***