Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Victoria Canada by Tour Guide Darwin L. (Guide #12282)


Kevin Van Wyk

United States
Rating

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
Rating

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

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

Roger Clark

United States
Rating

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

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 Wishnietsky

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
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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!

Joyce Haun

LOUISIANA, United States
Rating

Tour: 2 Hour Guided Kayaking or Paddle Boarding, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Sep 13/16

Our first time in the pacific. Great location away from the busy downtown with awesome scenic waters. Guide made us most comfortable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joyce, I'm so happy you enjoyed the scenery, thanks for choosing me as your guide. Darwin

Cheryl Crocker

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

We had a great tour with Darwin. He made great use of the limited time we had and was knowledgeable of the area and sights. Very prompt and courteous and waiting for us at pick up. The SUV was very nice as well. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cheryl, Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind review. I felt very lucky to have had your group book at the last minute, I had a really good time with your group All the best! Darwin

Gloria H.

United States
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 31/16

Darwin was wonderful. Our tour was exactly what we wanted. He even let me stop and buy a hockey shirt for my grandson. He was knowledgeable and pleasant. Would definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gloria, Thanks you so much for the kind review. I had a really great time with you on our tour. I hope you come back to see more of our beautiful island. I hope the Grandson loves his jersey! All the best! Darwin

Allan L.

Sacramento, CA, United States
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Tour: #143332, Luxury Wine Tours from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 30/16

We enjoyed our day in the wine country with Darwin greatly. He was very personable and fun to have as our guide. He has excellent knowledge of the region and selected some very good quality wineries to visit. We would heartily recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Al, No worries, thank for taking the tour with me and for taking the time to leave a kind review. All the best! Darwin

Diane Provencio

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, 1 Hour Luxury Victoria City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 25/16

You simply can't go wrong booking a tour with Darwin. He is a total professional; knowledgeable, accommodating and personable. He provided the perfect custom tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diane, Thank you so much for the kind recommendation. I had a really nice time with your group. I hope we all get to meet again one day. All the best! Darwin

Joanne Sellner

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour Luxury City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 18/16

Darwin was exceptionally knowledgeable and thoughtful. Our family of five had a wonderful day touring Victoria. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joanne, Thanks for taking the time to review my tour and for the recommendation.You have wonderful family. Darwin

Wilma Buckman

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 13/16

Great tour. Darwin was so helpful with my handicapped husband and really went over and above to accommodate the 10 people on the tour. Thanks again for showing us the beautiful city of Victoria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wilma, you had a wonderful group of people, I really enjoyed my time with them. I hope you come back to see more of the island in the future. Take care! Darwin

Kin Yan Yung

Hong Kong
Rating

Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 29/16

Darwin is very nice tour guide! He let us know about Victoria very much! The van is clean and it is comfortable for a big traveling group! My family love this tour so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kin, Thanks you very much for the kind review, I had a really nice time with your family. Thanks for visiting our beautiful city. Darwin

Joe Jarvis

United States
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Tour: #143203, 3 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 22/16

excellent, Darwin was spot on. His knowledge of the area and personality made the time fly by. After seeing the beauty of Alaska my granddaughters (13 and 14) were taken in by the tour of Victoria. The said this tour was the highlight of the cruise. Could have saved a ton of money. The tour was well laid out and the Kodak moments that Darwin knew exactly where they were left us with a lifetime of memories. Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joe, Thanks you so much, I am so happy to hear that you were left with a great memory. I hope we all get to meet again one day. Take care! Darwin

Betsy Davis

United States
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Tour: #143203, 3 Hour luxury tour of the City of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 21/16

Darwin went out of his way to accommodate us and give us the exact tour we wanted. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. This was a wonderful way to see the beauty of Victoria. ThanK YoU Darwin !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Betsy, Thank you so much, we had a wonderful day together it was set at a really nice pace. All the best! Darwin

Karen Ganovsky

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour , the Butchart Gardens and lunch, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 30/16

Awesome tour. Darwin was wonderful. Informative, knowledgeable, and very accommodating for our large group of 9. Had a beautiful day in Victoria, BC. Highly recommend Darwin for anyone interested in the history of Victoria and for seeing the local sights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kare, Thanks you so much for the recommendation, I had a wonderful time with your group. Enjoy the rest of you summer! Darwin

Sandra Broadstreet

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

Darwin was an excellent tour guide and we enjoyed our tour of Victoria with him very much. He is very knowledgeable and personable and always asking if there is anything he can do to make our tour better. The 2 hour tour of Victoria is comprehensive in nature and well worth the time and cost.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandra, Thanks for taking the time to leave some great feedback, it was a real pleasure getting to know your group as well. Thanks! Darwin

Janeice Luper

United States
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Tour: WildPlay Parks outdoor adventure tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Jun 10/16

We give Darwin a five star rating. He was waiting for us at the pier and shuttled our group of 10 off to Wild Play, with commentary about sights passed along the way. After playing at Wild Play, he took us back to the wharf for fabulous seafood and feeding the local seals. Would highly recommend asking for Darwin. The Luper Family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janeice, I'm happy to hear you had great time, you have a wonderful family. Thanks for taking the time to write a kind review. Darwin

Diane Lawrence

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour Luxury City Tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 9/16

Very pleasant guide. Was very willing to adjust to requests. Was entertaining to kids with ghost stories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diane, Thanks for taking the time to rate the tour. You have a great family. Darwin

Carol Lovelady

Union, KY, United States
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Tour: #143203, 8 Hour luxury Tour of the City of Victoria and The Butchart Gardens., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 21/16

Excellent service with a wealth of knowledge about the area. Great job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, Thank you for the kind reviews, I had such a wonderful time with your group over the two days. You all left me with some great memories as well. Thanks you so much! Darwin

Carol Lovelady

Union, KY, United States
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Tour: #143494, Waterfalls,Cathedral Grove Rain Forest,and Coombs Country Market,Wolf Brewing,and St Jeans Cannery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 20/16

Excellent!!! enjoyed 2 days with Darwin. His knowledge of the area and adaptability to our requests was exactly what we wanted. Recommended!

Richard Earthy

Canada
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Tour: #143332, Trinity Gardens and a Luxury Wine Tour from Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 13/16

Darwin was on time and welcomed us warmly to Victoria. All six of us have visited Victoria many times in the past. Darwin succeeded in creating a unique itinerary which offered variety of new experiences which really appealed to our group...gardens, winery with excellent lunch, craft distillery. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, Thanks for taking the time to write a kind review, your group was a real pleasure to spend time with. All the best! Darwin

Philip Wener

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 6/16

One of the best tour guides I have every found.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Philip, Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind review. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with your family. Take care and have fun in your travels! Darwin

Barb Wenger

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour Luxury City Tour Craigdarroch Castle and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 1/16

Darwin was amazing! He met the Victoria Clipper Ferry and whisked us off to the Castle. His commentary on the way to Butchart Gardens was so interesting. We took a different way back to Victoria and toured the estate homes along the water. Fed the seals and otters at the Yacht Club. We saw so much more of the area than we could have on our own. Darwin also helped me with recommendations on where to visit and eat when we went up toward Cowichian Bay. A great guide! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barb, Thanks for the kind review, I'm happy to hear things went well on your trip. I hope to see you all again in the future. Darwin

Yvette Ardds

United States
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Tour: #143203, 1 Hour luxury city tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Apr 2/16

Darwin was the best!! He gave an excellent tour packed with many details about Victoria's rich history, ghost stories,and a terrific sense of humour. Not your average tour guide. He also makes sure you are able to stop and take lots of pictures. You will definitely be left with wanting to see and experience much more of Victoria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Yvette, thanks for taking the time to leave a kind review, my experience with you was equally as memorable, I had a really good time laughing and enjoying the day with you. All the best in your travels and I really hope to meet you again some day. Darwin

Jennifer LeMArte

United States
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Tour: #145428, Historical Tour of our Islands National Defence, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Mar 31/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer and Lenoard Thanks for taking the time to rate the tour, and thank you for booking your tour with me, I had a really great day sharing the history of our great city with the both of you. Darwin

Guillermo Violante

Mexico
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Feb 2/16

Darwin was a great guide. We were very satisfied with the tour and would definitely recommend him.

E.k. Kriengkraipetch

United States
Rating

Tour: #143507, Historical adventure tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Dec 22/15

Darwin was Amazing! He knows A LOT about the area and we got to see so much more than we would have explored on our own. My family really enjoyed his knowledge and sense of humor. With so many of us asking so many questions, I definitely appreciate Darwin's patience. Probably the best Tour by Local I've ever booked!

Trilok Patel

United States
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury city tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Dec 1/15

Darwin was prompt and accommodative to a very large group with a totally different cultural background as a step on guide. I had not worked with Darwin before but, I established contact with him via Tours by Local. He responded to my questions promptly and tailored the tour to meet the time constraints I had. At no point, I felt that I had not worked with him earlier.He has tremendous amount of experience and if he is available, I would highly recommend him for guided tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Trilok, My job was made easy as I was working with an experienced agent as well as experienced and friendly guides that organized our groups.I am looking forward to working with all of you again in the future! Darwin

Liane Flynn

Australia
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Tour: Goldstream Park Salmon run tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Oct 27/15

Darwin was a delightful guide who delivered all we asked for (except a bear sighting). We had a great trip to see the salmon run and around the city, seeing places not on the usual tourist run. Would recommend Darwin to nylons who wants a personalised and well informed guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Liane, Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind review,and thank you for coming to visit one of natures wonders. Darwin

Robert Quist

Salt Lake City, UTAH, United States
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury city tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 26/15

Great Tour

Missey Sackett

United States
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury city tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 21/15

Darwin was a wonderful guide. He not only provided a history of the area, but gave us some ghost tales. He was considerate of our needs. I would highly recommend Darwin and this tour. Tours By Locals is fortunate to have him. We have used Tours By Locals several times and have always been pleased.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Missey, I hope you come back to see more of the island sometime. All the best! Darwin

Karen Hassan

United States
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury city tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 18/15

We had booked the tour with Darwin when our cruise ship decided to dock at Victoria at 530,which kept us from doing Buchart.We decided to leave it all in Darwin's hands.He showed us more of Victoria than we dreamed we would see,peppering it with stories of the past as well as the present,and showing us neighborhoods & Lt Gov's gardens that we would not have ever seen.All 5 of us agreed that it was one of the best excursions we'd ever been on! On time,personable,knowledgeable,flexible,polite - the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much you guys,I am happy to hear I was able to leave you with a great impression of Victoria. All the Best! Darwin

Alice Babajian

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 30/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alice!

Lois Beard

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens/WhaleWatching/Castle, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 28/15

Darwin was punctual, knowledgable and very personable. Everyone in our group enjoyed the day, largely because of Darwin's recommended schedule, his flexibility and his interesting information. With only one full day to show our friends Victoria, this was the way to go.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lois, Thanks for taking the time to write a kind review,I had a wonderful time with your group,thanks for choosing me as your guide. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Jay McTaggart

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 8/15

Darwin is very knowledgeable about Victoria. He did a wonderful job maximizing our time with him, no moment was wasted. He was accommodating and even added a few extras because we had extra time. Darwin was professional and friendly. He made frequent stops for photos. The vehicle was nice and clean even though it apparently has been used on a wine tour earlier in the day and was covered in mud.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jay, Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind review.You guys were excellent adventure seekers,we managed to see a bit more due to your eagerness to explore and we had a great night. I hope to see you back in the Pacifi NW again one day, Thanks! Darwin

Carol McBride

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 7/15

Darwin was absolutely GREAT! There were six of us in our group and each one of us thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Victoria along with history and other interesting facts about the city. Darwin has a great personality and patience to deal with the six senior citizens. We would highly recommend him and this tour if visiting Victoria and only have a day to do so. He was more than willing to be flexible and fulfill any special requests. Each of us appreciated his professionalism and his concern for his clients

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carol, Thank you for the kind review,you had an amazing group and I had à great time with you guys. All the best in your future travels and thanks for coming out and enjoyimg our beautiful city. Darwin

Loretta Lesko

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 31/15

This was one of our best tours of our trip ! Darwin was awesome !!Not only was he knowledgeable on all of Victoria he very kind and considerate, he made sure we got to see the city at night with time for shopping !! I was concerned because this tour was booked through our cruise ship and we had a change in arrival time. Darwin was well aware of the change before I even sent it to him and made adjustments to be sure we did not miss anything !! He is a true professional ! Victoria was simply beautiful !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Loretta, Thank you very much for the kind review,I am happy to hear I left you with a great impression of Victoria.You had a wonderful group and I look forward to you all coming back for another trip to the island one day. All the best! Darwin

Ellen Harrison

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens ( Variable schedule), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 26/15

Darwin was a great guide. He took us everywhere we had asked to go plus some other sights he thought we would enjoy seeing, which we did. He was very accommodating about stopping so I could take pictures, or going back to some places later in the day after it stopped raining. The vehicle was quite nice and we felt very safe in it and with him driving us. Darwin is very personable and shared many stories with us about his life in Victoria and in general about it. We had an awesome day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ellen, thank you for the feedback.I am happy to hear that I was able to leave you with a nice impression of Victoria and myself.I will look forward to meeting you again in the future. Darwin

Sherri Hughes

Canada
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 24/15

Darwin was prompt, professional and so knowledgeable! We had a last minute change of plan and he accommodated us amazingly well. He was so courteous, funny and very comfortable to be around. I had traveled with elderly parents and he was amazing with them too. Very engaging ! He knows so much about Victoria and area. Some great spots to see on his tour. Highly recommended and I look forward to booking my next tour with him very soon! Thanks so ,ugh for making a great memory with my folks !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sherri, Thanks for taking the time to write a very kind review,if was a real pleasure to spend the day with your family,all the best and I hope to so you again soon! Darwin

Kristi Lower

United States
Rating

Tour: 1 hour Luxury City Tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date: Jul 20/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kristi!

Leilani Redosendo

United States
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Tour: #143203, 3 Hour luxury city tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 15/15

Darwin is an excellent tour guide. Our group of 35 rated him as 5 star, No question about it. Thank you very much for a positive experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leilani, Thanks you for the 5 star review,you ladies were the highlite of my summer and I thank you for the awsome memory! Darwin

Diana Baker

United States
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Tour: #143203, 2 Hour luxury city tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 13/15

We were very impressed with our tour guide, Darwin. He is very sociable and knowledgeable. He was on time picking us up and even extended the two hour tour we scheduled. Darwin took us to several popular places, allowed us to stop and take as many pictures as we wanted, and gave us some interesting history about Victoria. If you are looking for a reliable, knowledgeable, and friendly guide, Darwin is your man! We would definitely recommend Darwin! Mahalo from the Bakers!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Daina, Thanks for taking the time to write a very kind review.I had a blast with you guys you were all in good spirits and it made my job easy. Thanks for choosing my tour! Darwin

John Flood

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 12/15

Darwin was a perfect guide for our family visiting Victoria off a cruise ship. He was very professional, personable and attentive to our preferences. The SUV was immaculate inside and out. Darwin knows the island like the back of his hand. We explored the essentials at our own pace (more relaxed on the 23rd day of our holiday). Darwin explained history, geography and architecture with ease. Darwin was the best guide and river of our vacation. I would hire him again if we return to Victoria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Thank you very much for the kind words and recommendation.I really had a good time with you guys, and I would love to see you back on the Island one day. All the best in your future travels! Darwin

Anthony Brickman

United States
Rating

Tour: #143269, luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 9/15

We had a beautiful full day tour of Victoria on Thursday July9th including the Butchart Gardens. The weather was great. Darwin, our driver guide met us on the ferry dock with an immaculate SUV and gave us a full tour including some sites off the beaten track. He displayed a wealth of deep personal knowledge. He also showed flexibility in accommodating our requests. This was our first experience with tours by locals and if all of your tours meet this standard we will certainly be repeat clients.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anthony, Thanks for choosing on of my tours,you had a wonderful group and very easy to be with. I am happy to hear that I represented Tours By Locals at its best,I certainly aim to be the best tour guide in Victoria offering everyone the best experience. All the best in your travels! Darwin

Sandy Tordoff

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 6/15

Our cruise stopped in Victoria for a day. We wanted to maximize our exposure and our knowledge of Victoria ~ a lovely city. Darwin did a great, fun job. He was there on time to pick us up and gave us a thorough and interesting tour of Victoria. We even took the opportunity to tour Buchart Gardens. Loved it. We would certainly recommend Darwin! He also gives adventure tours for the adventure seekers. Go for it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandy, Thanks very much for the kind words and booking your tour with me. You guys were great and I look forward to meeting you again one day? Thanks! Darwin

Christine Skarpohl Gregory

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 2/15

Darwin toured 10 of us around Victoria, BC. He was courteous, helpful, humorous, respectful, and we all enjoyed his knowledge of the area. He was on time, watched the time, and all were comfortable and happy with our tour. With 3 elderly persons in our group, he was helpful and patient with the walkers and wheelchairs. I would highly recommend Darwin for a guide! He is defiantly a 5 of 5 star rating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Christine, Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review,I had fun with your group it's not often I walk the gardens but it felt great that night assisting with the chairs.Its always a pleasure to see people's reactions when they enter new areas of the gardens. Thanks for choosing me as your guide and I really hope to see you all again one day! Darwin

Doreen Kahn

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 19/15

Darwin was an excellent guide. He was on time, friendly and very knowledgeable. Our whole group really enjoyed our tour. We only wish we had more time in Victoria. We would highly recommend a tour with Darwin. We would definitely book a tour with him again. Thank you Darwin for a fun evening.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Doreen, Thank you so much for the kind words,I am so happy I was able to leave you with fond memories of Victoria.I would love to see you come back and enjoy more of Vancouver Island. Have a great simmer! Darwin

Marilyn Avey

United States
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Tour: #143203, 3 Hour luxury city tour includes Craigdarroch Castle., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 13/15

Darwin was fantastic. He was at the sea plane terminal to pick us up and gave us a deluxe 3 hour tour. I would recommend him to anyone for their tour. He dropped us at the restaurant where we had lunch reservations and we hated to see him go. Definitely a 5 star tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marilyn, Thank you for the very kind review,my job is really easy and fun when I meet great clients such as yourselves.You were both great adventure seekers and you really made it a fun day. I hope to see you again! Darwin

John Powell

United States
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Tour: #143269, 1 Hour luxury city tour and the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 8/15

A fantastic and comprehnsive tour by Darwin. He took us to the Gardens and various other places, while being 100% flexible in our changed schedule. We loved Victoria so much after Darwin's tour, we plan to come back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the feedback,I am glad you Had à great time.You guys were a great group I hope you come back to see more of the island.

Daniel Irvin

United States
Rating

Tour: 1 hour Luxury City Tour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date: May 26/15

Darwin is very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. It would be hard to ask for, or find, a better tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Daniel, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a kind review.You have a great family and I wish you all the best in your future endeavours! Darwin