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Walt G.

Saipan, MP, United States

I was born on the island of Jamaica, West Indies, moved to the states and graduated from Columbia University as a civil engineer, lived in New York City most of my life, but escaped from America to live on Saipan in February of 2006!

It's been one of the top 3 decisions I've ever made! Saipan is a tropical paradise!

Since moving here, I have created numerous Saipan-related websites, written several books about Saipan's life/culture/economy, offered entrepreneurial workshops, written a business column for 5 years for the Saipan Tribune, and currently offer unique private Saipan day tours like the ones featured on ToursbyLocals to help others discover and experience the Saipan I know and love!

As an island boy myself, with an engineer's attention to detail, an outsider's objectivity and an author's knack for narrative and nuance, I believe my saipan tours can offer you a glimpse of Saipan that few others can and that few visitors to the island will ever experience!

A Recent Review of this guide

It was a great tour and it was personalized to my wishes. The guide was very flexible and well prepared.
Per Krag Dich

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Credentials

1. I am the recipient of SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 15-54 by THE SENATE FIFTEENTH NORTHERN MARIANAS COMMONWEALTH LEGISLATURE recognizing me for "[my] numerous accomplishments with and without the Commonwealth; Expressing gratitude for [my] efforts for the betterment of the people of the Commonwealth"

2. I have researched and written the following books
(a) Saipan Living,
(b) Doing Business on Saipan,
(c) Chicken Feathers & Garlic Skin: Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan
(d) Jamaican on Saipan
which have afforded me a unique perspective life, culture, business and politics on the island of Saipan

3. I have written a business column (The Saipanpreneur Project) for five years for the Saipan Tribune newspaper

Restrictions

Visits to Mount Tapachao (also Tapatchao), the highest point on the island of Saipan will require rental of a special vehicle at additional charge. Inquire for details.

Guide Requirements for United States

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Tours by Walt G.

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World War II pilgrimage tour on Saipan,...

Relics, bunkers with 4-wheel drive vehicle for reaching Tapachao summit

345 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

7 hours

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"Saipan in a Day!" Discover Saipan Tour,...

 unrated

w/4-Wheel Drive Vehicle to Reach Mount Tapachao, Old Man by the Sea,...

345 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

7 hours

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"Saipan in a Day!" TREKKING and nature,...

Forbidden Island, Bird Island, Turtle Point Lookout!

325 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

7 hours

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Saipan and Tinian, too! TWO-DAY tour

 unrated

A unique experience over two consecutive days

990 USD per tour

(limit 1 person)

7 hours

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