Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Victoria-Canada by Tour Guide Darwin L.

Darwin L.
  Victoria-Canada
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Samuel Santiago

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria (Walk On Guide), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Samual, Thanks for taking the time to rate the tour. You had a wonderful group. Enjoy your travels! Darwin

Michelle Schlegel

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

This was a fabulous tour by an amazing tour guide. We had all ages from 8 to 67 in our group and Darwin was amazing. I can not recommend more! Thanks for an unforgettable experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle, Thank you for the kind review. It was a real pleasure to spend the afternoon with such a wonderful family. Thanks again for choosing me as you guide for your experience in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Ronald Johnson

United States
Rating

Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

This tour worked very well for our group. It gave us a chance to see the highlights of Victoria in a relaxed and comfortable setting at our own pace including the stops we wanted to make. Darwin was personable and knowledgeable. He provided some local flavor that we would have missed in a "standard" tour and the group thought he was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ronald, Thanks for taking the time to leave kind feedback. you had a great group and I had just as much fun. Take care and safe travels! Darwin

David Berry

United States
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Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 28/19

Darwin was a great tour guide of Victoria. He is very friendly and accommodating which made our day at Victoria a real memorable experience. Thanks again Darwin

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, Thank you for the kind feedback. I wish we could rate our guests because you guys were 5 stars. I had a wonderful time with you and after a long hard week you were both a real treat to spend a day with. I really do hope we get to meet again one day. All the best! Darwin

Martin Katz

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Transportation to the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

Darwin couldn't have been better. Our group of 5 had 3 elderly people (one with walking difficulties) and 2 younger folks who are active and not challenged in any way. He dealt with this combination expertly, making sure everyone remained comfortable, engaged, and cared for. This was not the easiest challenge in the world, and Darwin handled it without dropping a beat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin, Thanks for the kind feedback. You put together a wonderful group, and it was my pleasure to show everyone our wonderful sights. Thanks again for choosing me as your guide for your experience in Victoria.. All the best! Darwin

Nicky Richman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

What a fabulous guide and tour.. We all had a great day Darwin he knew where to take us and when so missing all the crowds. He also gave us options on what we wanted to do. we went to the gardens , butterfly park, wine tasting , city tour , lunch where the locals go and a castle! We crammed loads into our day but never felt rushed! We saw 4 x as much then if we had done a cruise ship excursion Darwin was able to answer all our questions and knew lots of interesting facts etc where we where going . Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nicky, Thanks for the kind feedback. With your flexibility to mix thing up for a fun day out with a fun group. I love your spirit of adventure. All the best to everyone, happy travels! Darwin

Yen Ling Low

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Darwin is an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and accommodating. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Yen, Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind review. You have a wonderful family, thanks for choosing me as your guide. Take care! Darwin

Robert Hickman

United States
Rating

Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 31/19

This is great tour to see all of the Victoria highlights. As a personal tour you move at your pace Could not imagine any better guide than darwin he is very knowledgeable and helpful. Do not hesitate to book this tour with darwin

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. I had a great time touring around with all of you. Enjoy the rest of your vacation! Darwin

Dawn Norman

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Darwin met us at the Sea Plane airport in Victoria. We toured around some of downtown Victoria then went to Butchart Gardens. We had plenty of time to stroll around and see the beautiful gardens. We then had a local lunch. Darwin is very knowledgeable and is eager to share. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dawn, Thank you for the kind recomendation. I'm really happy to hear you enjoyed your day. And thanks again for choosing me as tour guide for your experience if Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Valerie Rowe

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 27/19

Darwin is extremely knowledgeable and very informative with the area and culture. He has a wonderful personality and was very accommodating with our schedule and time. He truly enjoys what he does and was a pleasure to be with. Highly recommended!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Valerie, Thanks for the kind review. I really enjoyed my time with you all, it turned out to be a fantastic day, company wise and weather wise. All the best! Darwin

Gayle Wenn

United States
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Tour: #143203, 5 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Darwin was an awesome guide and extremely friendly and perceptive. He understood our time schedule and made our wishlist happen! We were in Victoria on a cruise ship and he picked us up dockside w/no problem. We went to two castles (Craigdarroch Castle and Hatley Park National Historic Site), Andersen Hill for awesome views and pictures, Beacon Hill Park (peacocks and black squirrels), We also went to the harbor, viewed stately homes (w/real deer in the yard!) and the Fairmont Hotel -2 Thumbs Up Tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gayle, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. I am very happy to hear that we tapped into the sights of your interests. Thanks again for choosing me as your guide here in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Regina Smith

United States
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Tour: #143332, Luxury Saanich Wine Tour from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Darwin exceeded all my expectations. He was very knowledgeable and has a great relationship developed with the local wineries that contributed to the tour experience. All the wineries Darwin selected were amazing. It was a beautiful day I will remember for a long time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Regina, Thank you so much for the kind feedback and review. You ladies were a real pleasure to spend a nice warm sunny day with. Thanks again for choosing me as your guide for your experience here in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Brad Ewalt

United States
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Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 18/19

Great Tour. Darwin was informative and knew the city well. Allowed us to change the tour to see what we wanted to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brad, Thanks for taking the time to review your tour. I had a great time spending the day with such a nice group. Thanks to your felibility it made out to be a fun day. I wish you all the best, and I hope we all get to meet again one day. Darwin

Tristin Hibler

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 17/19

A wonderful tour! Very professional and interesting tour through a beautiful city! Definitely a must book tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Tristen, Thank for taking the time to review the tour, and thanks for choising me as your guide to host your short stay in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Barbara Severson

Mesa, AZ, United States
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Tour: #143494, Waterfalls,Cathedral Grove Rain Forest and Coombs Country Market, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Darwin made our day together fun and full of adventure. We explored off the beaten track sights as well as better known locations. Our safety and comfort were definitely priorities for him, which was appreciated. He is knowledgeable about the area and shares his knowledge easily. I would highly recommend spending time with Darwin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara, Thank you so much for the kind review. I really enjoyed your sprirt of adventure and your trust in me to alter our itinerary due to a park closure, it made for a very interesting and a more adventurous outing, as we both got to see something new. All the best on your adventures, and I do hope we get to meet again one day. Darwin

Karen Marlowe

United States
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Tour: #143287, 2 Hour Guided Rain Forest Hike in Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 12/19

We truly enjoyed Darwin. He was very easy to work with and very helpful on suggestions and had great advice to help us achieve our goals. He was very informative of the area and showed us a great time! We would recommend Darwin to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the kind review. I really had fun and enjoyed some good laughs with the both of you. Thanks again for choosing me as your guide for your visit here in Victoria. I do hope we get to meet again one day. All the best! Darwin

John Johnson

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

Darwin picked up 3 couples at the cruise port for this tour. He is a super guide and was a lot of fun to be with. Answered all of our questions and gave us a great tour of Victoria and an overview of the island. Also gave us a lot of information on our visit to Butchart Gardens. I would highly recommend his as the guide to use on a visit to Victoria Island!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John thank you so much for the kind review. My time with your group was equally as pleasant. Thanks again for choosing me as your guide and transportation for your visit here in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Andrew Mayville

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jan 18/19

The best in Victoria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. All the best throughout your travels! Darwin

Max Riederer von Paar

United States
Rating

Tour: Salmon Run Tour in Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Nov 23/18

Darwin was a very friendly and knowledgable tour guide who showed us the amazing nature near Victoria. We enjoyed the tour despite the rainy weather. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Max, Thanks for taking the time to leave some kind feedback on your tour today. You have a wonderful family and I really enjoyed your spirit of adventure. Thanks for choosing me to be your guide for your outdoor adventure here in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Diane Hickey

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diane, Thanks for the kind review. Darwin

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Brent Severyn

Canada
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Tour: #143203, 4 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

Cheryl, Terry, Val and I thought that Darwin and his personalized Victoria tour exceeded our expectations. Darwin was amazing from greeting to drop off, showing us all the highlights we asked and more in a short window of daylight. I learned of routes, areas and detail and I have visited many times and even lived in Victoria for over a year. A personable, charming and great person to meet! Vehicle was comfortable, again first rate with couple of caring touches, water and walking stick for our dear friend!

Maria Garcia

Hemet, CA, United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

What a Great tour!!! Darwin went out of his way to show us everything we had ask to see. He is very nice and easy to talk to. He had him for 6 hours and the time just flew by. Thank you Darwin for showing us your Beautiful Victoria. You are Great!

Diana Accomazzo

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

EXCEPTIONAL.....our group enjoyed more of Victoria in six hours than most would do in two days. Darwin personalized the tour to our interests from the prime points to the winery and Red Barn for lunch. Thank you for sharing your Islands beauty.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diana, I am really happy to hear that you all enjoyed your tour. Thanks for coming to visit our beautiful city, and for choosing my as your guide. All the best! Darwin

James R.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143507, Historical Adventure Tour from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

Darwin is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and provided us with a wonderful tour; we would definitely travel with him again. His vehicle was in outstanding condition, no worries there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, Thank you very much for the kind feedback. I learned a lot from you guys as well, it was a real pleasure spending the afternoon with you. Thanks again for choosing me as your guide for your short stay in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Ivy Edmonds-Hess

United States
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Tour: #145428, Historical Tour of our Islands National Defence in Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

We had a great day with Darwin. He is very professional and an experienced tour guide, but also very personable. We accomplished a lot during our short cruise stop. His suggestion to walk to Hatley Castle was a great one that we would have never been able to come up with on our own. The forts and the military museum were very interesting. And our lunch at the Red Barn Market was perfect for us. Thanks a bunch Darwin. Looking forward to the next tour with you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ivy, Thank you so much for the kind review. I really enjoyed my time with guys. It's always a pleasure to spend time with people that are full of energy like yourselves, and are willing to make the most of your time and see as much as you can. I do hope we get to meet again one day and enjoy another day full of adventure. Darwin

Claudia Ditullio

United States
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

Darwin was great. We were enjoying a east coast/ west coast family reunion. Darwin was very flexible with planning our tour. I appreciated has quick responses to my questions Everyone aboard his very comfortable 14 passenger van enjoyed the highlight tour. We learned alot about Victoria in a short period of time. Thanks, Darwin, for a fun and educational 2 hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Claudia, I am very happy to her that you all had a great time. It was my pleasure to be a part of your reunion. Thanks again for selecting me as your guide for your time here in Victoria. Take care! Darwin

Greg Thomas

Australia
Rating

Tour: #300202, Discover Sooke to Port Refrew, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Darwin is a very knowledgeable guide in regard to fauna, flora, history an culture of Vancouver Island,Victoria and Vancouver. He is a very good driver and host. We were very satisfied by the choice of locations and activities that he catered to our individual preferences. I would highly recommend this tour and particularly Darwin as the guide of choice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg, Thank you so much for the nice review. I had a great time with the both of you yesterday. Thanks for choosing one of my tours and your guide for your time here on Vancouver Island. Enjoy your time here in Canada! Darwin

Joan Cromwell

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens & the Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

The tour was great.  I give Darwin the highest rating in all categories.  He was on time.  He catered the tour to what we wanted.  He was informative. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joan, Thanks for the kind feedback and the recommendation. Guests like yourselves make my job all worth the while. Thanks again for choosing me as your guide here in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Carol Woodward

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, The Butchart Gardens and Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

Darwin was knowledgeable, personable, accommodating. Will hire him again when we are in Victoria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. I really enjoyed our day out together. Take care and I hope to see you again! Darwin

Donna Odum

United States
Rating

Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

Darwin was absolutely the best tour guide I've ever had. I don't say that lightly. He was VERY responsive in a timely manner to emails when I had questions. We had a group of 14 and everyone commented on how great he was and how much they enjoyed the tour!!! We came to Victoria by boats and just had a day and a half there. Darwin definitely maximized our time. I enthusiastically recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Donna, Thank you so much for the very kind review. Your group was a lot of fun and full of energy. I hope the rest of your journey was just as pleasant. Thanks again for choosing me as your guide here in Victoria. Darwin

Gerald S.

United States
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Excellent tour and great service! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Herakd, Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your tour. I enjoyed your spending our time together as well. Darwin

William Pardue

United States
Rating

Tour: Vancouver Island Wine & Culinary Discovery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Sep 1/18

We had a wonderful time. Darwin was great. Took us to 3 great wineries - Unworthy where we also had a wonderful lunch, Rock Creek an Award winning winery and finally Enricos where we set outside and listen to live music during our wine tasting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, I am happy to hear you had a great time today. Your group was a real treat for me to be with today as well. It was my pleasure to show you the Cowichan Valley today, I do hope that you guys will look me up again if you ever come back to the isalnd. All the best on your adventures! Darwin

Robert Millwee

United States
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

Darwin was awesome! When our cruise ship arrived, he was waiting there with his SUV. He took us around to see all the sights promised, as well as modifying the route to accommodate a change in needs. In addition to helping us with photos, Darwin also showed us a few souvenir shops and gave recommendations for a nice dinner at Il Terrazo. We highly recommend Darwin, and will use him again the next time we return to Victoria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. I had a great time with you guys, and I am happy to hear you enjoyed the dinner recommendation. Thanks for choosing me as your guide for your visit here in Victoria. Darwin

Susan E.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143332, Luxury Wine Tours from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

Darwin was absolutely fabulous! My last tour in Victoria was not as positive as this one. The next time I come back, I'm asking for Darwin again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. I do hope we all get to meet again one day and I would enjoy the opportunity to show you more of our beautiful island. All the best! Darwin

Christie Trumble

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Darwin was awesome! We had a great time. Darwin also accommodated all of our requests with many side stops. We went to get Tim Horton's coffee and donuts, went shopping at a yarn shop and a drugstore and even had time to go to Phillips Brewery. Thanks Darwin!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christie, Thanks for taking the time to review your tour with me. I had a great time with your family, and your requests made for a fun and unique tour. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Mitch Pomerance

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Darwin took us to the Buschard Gardens and around the city in the limited time we had at night. He took us to all the best spots and knew all the shortcuts. He was extremely knowledgeable about Victoria and even answered questions about other destinations in Canada. We had a great tour with Darwin!! Thanks!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mitch, Thank you for leaving a kind review. You have a wonderful family and I had fun spending the evening with you all. All the best during your travels! Darwin

Jeff C.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, Thanks for the feedback. Darwin

Gillian Lewis

Australia
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Tour: #143507, Historical Adventure Tour from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

Darwin was polite, well informed and helpful.His vehicle was clean, tidy and comfortable.He was happy to make changes to the itinerary as we went along.A great day out

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gillian, Thank you for the fast and kind feedback. I had a wonderful time with the both of you today. Thanks for making my tour a part of your amazing vacation. All the best throughout your travels! Darwin

Jim Spencer

United States
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Tour: #143495, Scenic Coastal Hike, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

Very nice experience, beautiful hike. Well done.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. I really enjoyed your company, and I was impressed about your knowledge of the island and Canada all together. I can't wait to explore more of your state of Oregon. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Sharon (Sharri) Marich

United States
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Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Absolutely perfect! Darwin was right on time picking us up at our hotel with a very clean car.He customized the tour just for us. Lovely tour of Victoria before the traffic got heavy. Early to Butchart Gardens to avoid the crowds. Lunch and wine tasting at a beautiful winery then off to a local distillery, just what we wanted, visiting with friendly people.Tour of lovely neighborhoods. There were just the two of us and we enjoyed the attentive service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for the kind feedback. We had a wonderful day with the both of you. We enjoyed your stories and our time together. All the best in your travels! Darwin and Cherrie

James H.

Concord, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Rating

Tour: #143332, Luxury Wine Tours from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

We loved our wine tour from Victoria up the Cowichan Valley. Darwin grew up here and knows all the wineries and back roads. Traffic can be heavy and Darwin knows how to get around it. We enjoyed a great lunch at our first winery stop. Our wine tastings, Darwin's knowledge of the area, and his pleasant personality were just what we were looking for in the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sid, Thank you so much for the kind review. It was a pleasure spending the day with Patty and yourself. All the best! Darwin

Betty Foster

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

Darwin was a fantastic guide. We saw so much in our short time in Victoria. I would highly recommend his tour for a great overview of Victoria and the gardens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Betty, Thanks you for taking the time to leave some kind feedback. Enjoy your summer! Darwin

Trevor Pearson

South Africa
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

We had a lovely tour in a beautiful city just wish the ship had spent the day there as we would liked to have seen moe

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Trevor, Thanks for taking the time to rate your tour with me, and thank you for choosing as your guide for your short visit here in Victoria. If you ever decide to come back to Victoria I would love to show you more of our beautiful island. Take care! Darwin

Peter Drake

United States
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Kevin Van Wyk

United States
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Tour: #143203, 4 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Very accommodating and knowledgeable, highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin, Thanks for the quick and kind feedback. I enjoyed my time with your group. Enjoy your travels! Darwin

Kathleen B.

United States
Rating

Tour: Shore Excursion - Beaches and Vistas, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Jul 10/18

We felt very fortunate to have Darwin provide us with a tour of Vancouver. There were six of us and all six of us were extremely happy with the tour. Darwin is so knowledgeable and accommodating. His vehicle is wonderful and he uses a headpiece so that those in the back could hear everything. He accommodated all requests for photos. He was creative modifying in the route when we started running out of time for our four hour tour. Bottom line: we really liked Darwin and spending time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kathleen, You are so kind to write such a nice review. I had a wonderful time with your group today. I am very lucky to meet such nice people like yourselves and spend a beautiful day with. Thanks for your trust and flexibility, it made for a fun day. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Randall Nishimi

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens & Wine Tasting, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Darwin was great in all aspects. Very accommodating, very professional, very knowledgeable. He was able to customize our time in Victoria "on the fly". His suggestion for a winery visit and lunch was especially on point. Beautifully clean and spacious small motor coach with a great audio system, seated our group of 8 with plenty of room to spare. Large enough to be comfortable, but small enough to go places the larger coaches cannot get into.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Randall, Thank you very much for the kind detailed review. I had a wonderful time with your group. You guys were open to some fun and you flexibility with the schedule made out for a great day. I hope we all get to meet again one day! Darwin

Jason Kirkland

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Darwin was professional and an excellent guide. He was waiting for us as we got off the cruise ship and everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jason, Thank you so much for the kind feedback, and thank you for choosing me as your guide for your visit here in Victoria All the best! Darwin

Harishma Desai

United States
Rating

Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Perfect guide around town! Darwin knew all about the city and the fastest way to get everywhere! Took us to all family oriented places we wanted to go and had other good recommendations too. We went to a fresh market for great sandwiches only a local would know! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Harishma, Thanks for the kind review. I am really happy to hear that everyone enjoyed their time here in Victoria. Thanks again for choosing me as your guide. All the best! Darwin

Marty Singe

United States
Rating

Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marty, Thanks for the kind feedback. I had a great time with the both of you. You had lots of energy, and your trust and flexibility made out to be a great tour and a great day out. All the best! Darwin

Bethany Boulter

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Very knowledgeable & friendly, would definitely recommend this tour & tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I Bethany, Thank you so much for the kind rating. and thank you for choosing me as your guide for your visit here in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Roger Clark

United States
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Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

He was very good and would use him again in Victoria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roger, Thanks very much for taking the time to rate the tour. We had a lots of fun with the both of you, we enjoyed your stories. All the best! Darwin and Cherrie

Jan Ramsay

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Really good guide . Extended our tour by extra 30 minutes, loved the out of town section . Comfort and clean van, in time and water provided. A good impression on arrival and easy to communicate with by email. Thanks Jan and Sandy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan, Thank you for the kind feedback. It was real pleasure spending some time with you all. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Eileen H.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

Our family group of 12 spent a great evening with Darwin in large comfortable vehicles and great commentary. We only had a few hours to see Victoria and having a private tour enabled us to maximize our time. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eileen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review. You had a great group and you were all very pleasant to be with. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Andrew Meadows

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL, United States
Rating

Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Great tour with Darwin, Super informative, entertaining, and flexible. Exactly the reason why I like private tours. G

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, Thanks you for the kind feedback. I had an enjoyable day with you. Thanks for choosing me as your guide for your day in Victoria. All the best! Darwin

Lisa Almeter

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Fabulous tour! Darwin was waiting on the dock with a sign with our name when we arrived in port. He took our family of 6 right to his ultra clean new suburban and off we went! His knowledge and history of the city was great! He took us to points of interest all around the city and allowed us to get out and take pictures along the way. The personalized nature of this tour was outstanding! Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lisa, Tha k you so much for booking your tour with me, and thank you for all the kind feedback in your review. You have a wonderful family and I hope we all get to meet again one day. All the best! Darwin

Donna H.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 22/18

Great tour. I would highly recommend this tour for first-time visitors to Victoria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Donna, Thanks for the recommendation and the kind review. It was a real pleasure spending the day with you all. All the best! Darwin

Barbara Butler

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 18/18

A great evening tour of Victoria. Darwin was such a pro and knew more than we ever needed to know! Such a gentlemen. We recommend highly. Nice car too Darwin.

Premalatha Murthy

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Our tour guide Darwin picked us on time, he took us on back roads to Buchart Gardens, Explained what to see and what to do, Took us to local Red Barn sandwich shop. Went an extra mile to show us the city, took great pictures. We had an amazing time. Though I had paid through credit card to the company, I forgot and paid again. He came back and told me already I had paid and returned my money. I really appreciate the honesty and the service. Thank you Darwin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Premalatha, Thank you so much for leaving a detailed review, and all the kind words. It was a real pleasure spending the day with your family. All the best in your travels, I hope we all meet again one day! Darwin

Jim W.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 8/18

Darwin gave a phenomenal tour of the Victoria area. He instantly adapted our itinerary to accommodate one member of our group's abilities. This was our fourth trip to Victoria and we wanted to see something besides the tourist traps. We hiked in beautiful old growth forests and walked along the coastline. We visited local breweries and cideries and old grand palaces. My only suggestion would be to walk with us through the "castle" and impart some of the local flavor to the history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, Thank you so much for the nice review. I am happy to hear you all enjoyed the various stops. Thank you for the important feedback on the castle. The operators of the Castle don't generally allow us to guide you through the castle as they have their own guides. But being said that I do know one of the staff there and I will let them know that this service would be greatly appreciated if we can. All the best in your travels, and thanks again for hiring me as your guide for your adventure. Darwin

Judy M.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury City Tour of Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 4/18

Awesome tour. Had been to Victoria on cruises a couple of other times and did walking tours and ship excursion.....there is no comparison. We saw more of Victoria that we had imagined and Darwin was an excellent guide. Had great suggestions and took us places we never could have seen on a ship excursion. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judy, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your tour. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. I hope to see you on the island again to see more of its beauty. All the best! Darwin

Glenn Rasberry

United States
Rating

Tour: #143333, The Ultimate Group Package Deal of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

Darwin was great and configured our tour to take advantage of the day's weather conditions. He is very knowledgeable with Victoria and it's history and some out of the way locations for photo ops. He was prompt and on time for meeting us at the airport and got us back to the airport in enough time for us to grab an earlier flight. We plan on returning in the fall for a wildlife tour with Darwin in hopes of catching a bear sighting. We plan on an extended stay in the fall to work in some golf.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Glenn, Thank you so much for the kind review. It was a real pleasure spending the day with the both of you. I really look forward to spending another great day showing you some of Vancouver Islands deep wilderness. All the best, and enjoy your summer! Darwin

Allison Lundy

Canada
Rating

Tour: #143332, Distillery Tour from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

I work at a hotel downtown and we've booked Darwin many times for tours, airport shuttle for large groups, and basically any guests that needed a van and driver outside of the downtown core. He always receive great reviews from guests. For my birthday tour, I had a couple ideas and Darwin was very informative and responded to emails quickly, before the tour was even booked! Him and his wife were professional and helped provide a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon experience! Will recommend again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Allison, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a kind review. Your group was great, you have a great friends and that was a great way to celebrate your birthday. I hope I get to see you all out again in the future! Darwin and Cherrie

Aylin Thomas

United States
Rating

Tour: #143332, Cowichan Valley Wine Tour from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

Darwin was punctual and knowledgable about the area. The wineries were fun and the lunch spot he arranged at Unsworth was delicious.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Aylin, Thank you so much for taking the time to review my tour. It's nice to get some detailed feedback on the wineries. It was a real pleasure spending the day with the both of you as you were great company and I appreciate your passion for fine wine. All the best in your travels, and I hope you come back to see more of our beautiful island. All the best! Darwin

Diane Morehouse

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury City Tour of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

This was the perfect tour for us, all the highlights of Victoria, great scenic views and getting a feel for the city. Darwin was very accomadating, knowlegable and kind. We appreciated the tour and will not hesitate to use Darwin's services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diane, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a kind review. Your group was in great spirits considering your travel experience. It was a real pleasure spending the afternoon with you all. All the best and I hope we get to meet again one day! Darwin

Gerry Koocher

Chicago, IL, United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 3 Hour luxury tour of the City and Country Highlughts, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Dawing is an excellent and accomodating tour guide. He tailored the visit to the time and other events we'd planned, and gave us an excellent sight-seeing tour for our day trip to Victoria. I strongly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gerry, Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide and for taking the time to leave a kind review. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Brian Allen

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

Excellent tour. We hit everything mentioned and more. Was very flexible with our requests. Very knowledgeable about the entire area. The best tour we've ever had. We'll happily use this tour company again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian, Thank you so much for the kind review. It was a really pleasure spending a couple of days with you both showing your our beautiful city. It was fun listening to you stories about your travels. We hope to meet you both again one day showing you more of our beautiful island. All the best! Darwin and Cherrie

Gene Weigel

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria and the Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

Thanks for a wonderful time. Darwin and Sherri are great guides. Everything went as planned. Would highly recommend, highest rating!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gene, Thank you so much for reviewing our services, and thank you for including Cherrie in your review. We both had a wonderful afternoon showing you both our beautiful city. All the best in your travels! Darwin and Cherrie

Charles Kremp

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, 3 Hour Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

This tour exceeded all our expectations. Darwin was extremely knowledgeable and personable. After only a few minutes, he seemed like an old friend. His van was very comfortable and spacious. There is no way we could have learned so much about Victoria without his tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. My time with your group and yourself was equally as pleasant. I do hope we all get to meet again one day. All the best! Darwin

Janis Stokes

United States
Rating

Tour: #143494, Waterfalls,Cathedral Grove Rain Forest and Coombs Country Market, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Very personable and knowledgeable about the area and the whole island itself. We were never rushed and was able to take as much time or as little time as we wanted at the different places. The vehicle was clean and spacious; no tiny car with shoulder to shoulder sitting. We recommend this company to others and just wish we would have had the time to explore the island more with Darwin. Thank you so much for a great and fun tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janis, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the tour. It was a real pleasure spending the day showing you all some of the islands most beautiful scenery. I would love to see you all back again one day to show you so much more. All the best! Darwin

Cyndi Benedict

United States
Rating

Tour: #143332, Luxury Saanich Wine Tour, Hatley Castle, and Sidney By the Sea, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

Awesome tour -- and just plain fun with Darwin and wife/guide in training. Thoroughly enjoyed 2 wineries where the local were as nice and welcoming as our guides. Loved the small De-Vino(?) winery hilltop location and the larger Church and State where had excellent lunch as well. Great drives all around Vancouver Island from scenic beauty, panoramic views, to seaside charm. Great day, with great guides!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cyndi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a kind review. We had a lot of fun with you two, and the experience was just as pleasant and memorable for us as well. All the best in your travels! Darwin and Cherrie

Barb Woodring

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 21/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barb, Thank you for taking the time to review the tour. All the best! Darwin

Lily Young

United States
Rating

Tour: #143287, 4 Hour Guided Rain Forest Hike in Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

We went to Victoria on a cruise and had a very short period of time. Darwin took us off the beaten path & we able to experience a little of everything. We hiked through a trail that lead to A spectacular view of the coastline. We also went to the Hatley Castle & At the end of the tour he even showed us around the downtown area so we could end the day there. Thanks to him we got to experience a little of everything in a short period of time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lily, Thank you so much for the feedback and the kind review. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed the Adventure. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Nancy Foreman

Dallas, TEXAS, United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

Darwin is a pleasant person and was knowledgeable about the area. We would have liked even more history and facts. He did a good job of customizing the trip for our group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy, Thanks for taking the time to review the tour. I am sorry if you weren't 100% satisfied. It is important for your feedback as well. I really encourage my guests to speak up if that cannot hear properly and let me know so I can fix the issue right away, so in this particular case I could if shut the fan off and suggested you all sit closer or ask me to turn up the sound system to an appropriate hearing level if you have any questions about our history I may have missed please ask. Thanks!

Nancy Farrell

United States
Rating

Tour: #300202, Discover Sooke to Port Refrew, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Darwin was a terrific guide. He had great suggestions, offered options along the way that were timely and in spite of the smoke filled sky he made our photo tour memorable. Thanks so much Darwin. Nancy Farrell

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy, Thank you so much for the kind review. I had a wonderful time with your husband and yourself. I wish you all the best in your Travels! Darwin

Anida W.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 30/17

Darwin gave a fantastic tour! He was available ahead of time, the vehicle was big and roomy and he was knowledgeable about everything. We could not have been happier!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anida, Thank you so much, I am really happy to hear everything went well. All the best! Darwin

Melanie Mattina

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

Darwin's awesome! We travelled with my 80+ yr old in-laws, one in wheelchair & it was not problem for Darwin. He stowed the wheelchair & off we went in his luxury van. He was willing to stop for photo-ops (if it was safe to pull over). Sometimes he slowed down enough so I could get shots out the window if traffic was behind us & nowhere to pull over. He even offered to take photos of us & made a pit stop when my mother-in-law needed a restroom break. We hired him an extra hr so we could shop after.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Melanie, Thanks you so much for the feedback. I am happy to hear you had a great experience. You have a wonderful family. I hope to see you all again one day. Darwin

Eileen Campbell

Canada
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart, Gardens and a Wine Tasting, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 27/17

Excellent tour with Darwin. Great day in Victoria

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eileen, Thank you for taking the time to review the tour. All the best to all of you. Darwin

William Leake

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

We got exactly what we wanted and had a great time with Darwin. He was extremely flexible on what we wanted to do.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, Thank you for a great review. I am happy to hear I was able to deliver all you requests. Darwin

Gene Wolf

United States
Rating

Tour: #143494, Waterfalls,Cathedral Grove Rain Forest and Coombs Country Market, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 18/17

This tour was everything we had hoped for. The scenery was fantastic. The town of Chemainus was almost magical in the early morning rain with its murals and Darwin's narrative of its history. Cathedral Grove was wonderful with its huge trees, ferns and beautiful hiking trails. We had lunch at the Coombs Market. We had worked up an large appetite hiking, the food was excellent. But the highlight was the sight of goats on the roof! What an experience! We would book another tour with Darwin in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gene, I am happy to hear you enjoyed all the locations of choice. All the best! Darwin

Barbara Bocian

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 4 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

We all had a wonderful interesting tour that made us feel we had all learned so much about Victoria in such a short few hours. It made us all feel like planning a vacation in Victoria at another time. Thanks to Darwin for providing this experience for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara, Thank you for the feedback and the kind review. I would love the opportunity to share more time with you guys showing you more of our beautiful island. All the best! Darwin

Howard Braverman

Ft LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

Darwin is a great guide and knowledgeable about Victoria. Due to our crruises short stop in Victoria, I booked the short highlights of Victoria ( 2 hrs), for our family of 11, with 5 kids. The van was spacious and New. Darwin was right on time and accommodated us very well., and handled the young kids well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Howard, Thank you for the kind review, and for visiting our beautiful city. You have a wonderful family and I hope to see you all again one day. Darwin

Gene Wolf

United States
Rating

Tour: #143507, Historical Adventure Tour from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

Darwin provided the most amazing historical tour of Victoria area. He was extremely knowledgeable of the history and interesting facts in all the locations he took us to. Darwin took us to many hidden gems (e.g., Fort Rodd, Fisgard Lighthouse, Kinsol Trestle, etc.) that no one else appeared to know about. There were no crowds and we were able to enjoy the peaceful quiet of the forest. He provided first class clean transportation. We would not hesitate to use Darwin for future tours when we are in Victor

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gene, Thank you so much, it was a real pleasure spending time with you two. I wish you all the best in your travels! Darwin

Bryan Hollingshead

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bryan!

David R.

Purchase, NY, United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour, the Butchart Gardens and Guided Kayaking, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

David R.

Purchase, NY, United States
Rating

Tour: #143494, Waterfalls,Cathedral Grove Rain Forest and Coombs Country Market, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 12/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Isobel Maughan

Australia
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Great tour - lots of info from Darwin. Comfortable vehicle water supplied - all round a lovely day made even better by the beautiful sunny day. Thank you Darwin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Isobel for leaving a kind review and choosing me as your guide. All the best! Darwin

Evie F.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 23/17

Thank you Darwin for a memorable tour around Victoria! We enjoyed the variety of local sites on the tour and the anecdotal local history of the different places. Having our own personal tour guide helped my mom and me have a greater appreciation of the city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Evie, Thanks you so much for the feedback and the generous rating. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your tour. I hope to see you both again one day. Darwin

Jennifer Martin

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 3 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 13/17

Darwin was an excellent tour guide - on time meeting us directly when we got off the ship, very knowledgeable about Victoria, accommodating our requests and overall very friendly and respectful. His associate, Cherrie, was the same. Wonderful experience in Victoria and would highly recommend Darwin or Cherrie for your driver!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer, Thank you very much for the kind review, Cherrie and myself really enjoyed your company. We felt honoured to be a part of your birthday celebration and nature was on your side adding special highlights on your tour. All the best! Darwin

Kim Neil

Australia
Rating

Tour: Victoria ferry transportation Via Vancouver, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date: May 12/17

Darwin made it so easy to get from downtown Victoria to the Ferry terminal and his vehicle is very comfortable. Thanks darwin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kim, all the best! Darwin

Kim Neil

Australia
Rating

Tour: #143507, Historical Adventure Tour from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 11/17

This tour was fantastic and Darwin showed us everything we wanted to see and more. He was very professional, polite and friendly. Thank you Darwin for a great tour and everyone in our party of 12 had a great time! One of the best tours I have done. Thanks Darwin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kim, all the best in your travels! Darwin

Kim Neil

Australia
Rating

Tour: #143269, 1 Hour Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 10/17

Darwin was great, he was early and showed us exactly what we wanted to see and more. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. Thank you Darwin for a great tour and everyone in our party of 12 had a great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kim, Thank you so much for the feedback. You guys were awesome and I will remember my time with you guys for a very long time. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Fred Rotenberg

United States
Rating

Tour: #143332, Saanich Peninsula Wine Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 4/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Fred, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience. I had a great time with your group. All the best in your travels. Darwin

Ramona Vasquez

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens and the Craidarroch Castle, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Apr 30/17

Darwin was punctual, very accommodating and knowledgeable about the sites and history of VIctoria. He first took us to Butchart Gardens. During the drive he shared points of interest and the history of Victoria. He was very personable and offered to take lots of pictures of us and was very conscience of our truncated timeline, scurrying us around Victoria safely and managing to show us nearly everything including Craigdarroch Castle and Beacon Hill Park/Totem. We highly recommend Darwin!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ramona, Thank you so much for the kind review. My day was just as enjoyable with you 3 ladies. All the best! Darwin

Susan Brigden

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Apr 28/17

Darwin was terrific, offering to take our pictures at every site, being incredibly flexible in taking us places that he thought might be of interest. I would highly recommend him for a tour of Victoria. We were cruise ship passengers, and having him as our guide for the afternoon was so much nicer than being on and off a bus with 40 other people!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review. I am happy to hear that I was able to cover all your interests, and thank you for the recommendation. All the best! Darwin

Katia Iervasi

Australia
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria and Fort Rodd, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jan 28/17

I did a tour of Victoria with Darwin, and I couldn't have chosen a better guide - he knows everything about the city, and it's obvious how much he loves it! Thanks again. :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Katia, Thank you so much for leaving a very kind review. I had a great time as well, and it was a real pleasure getting to know you and learning about your travels. I do hope we get to meet again one day. All the best! Darwin

Hope Banic

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Dec 25/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Hope, Thank you for booking your tour with me, and for taking the time to rate the tour. All the best! Darwin

Randy Larson

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, 1 Hour Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

We had a lovely day in Victoria, thanks to Darwin. He was a wonderful tour guide and we enjoyed exploring the beautiful area and learning so much about Victoria. He went out of his way to accommodate our party and make sure our needs were met. Thanks, Darwin!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Randy, Thank you very much for visiting our beautiful city, and for the kind review, it's always a pleasure to drive a wonderful group of people like yourselves. All the best! Darwin

Reid Barry

Canada
Rating

Tour: #143203, 3 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 23/16

The guide is knowledgeable about the city and the first half of the tour went well but after that it dragged, The guide, Darwin, kept taking a lot of unnecessary pictures at Craigdarroch Castle, wasting time. We also made a stop to feed seals at a marina which I found a waste of time We might have been able to cover Butchart Gardens if we hadn't gone to feed seals and visit the castle. We also didn't see any of the university campuses. Not worth the $272 price.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Reid, Thanks for taking the time to review the tour. I am a shocked at the review as this is the tour you booked knowing the sites that you wanted to see, when asked if you wanted to stop and visit specific sites like the castle and the seals you said yes, and you to enjoy it. If you did not want to spend time there it is expected of the customer to speak up and say so.. When I asked about the Butchart Gardens you said you were going there a few days .if you had asked me to take you there I would of.

Anthony Ballantyne

United States
Rating

Tour: #143507, Historical Adventure Tour from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 13/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tony!