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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

Walt is a very nice guide and has a very good knowledge about Saipan and Tinian. We did the 1,5 day tour and visited all the highlights and much more around the islands. The tour was very exciting and Walt did an excellent job!!! Thanks again and greetings from Germany
Mitja Sack

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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


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.

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