Diane MorehouseUnited States
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 KoocherChicago, IL, United States
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 AllenUnited States
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 WeigelUnited States
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 KrempUnited States
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 StokesUnited States
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 BenedictUnited States
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 WoodringUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barb, Thank you for taking the time to review the tour. All the best! Darwin
Liky YoungUnited States
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 ForemanDallas, TEXAS, United States
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 FarrellUnited States
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 WishnietskyUnited States
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 MattinaUnited States
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
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 LeakeUnited States
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 WolfUnited States
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 BocianUnited States
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 BravermanFt LAUDERDALE, FL, United States
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 WolfUnited States
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 HollingsheadUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bryan!
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
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 MartinUnited States
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
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
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
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 RotenbergUnited States
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 VasquezUnited States
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 BrigdenUnited States
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
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 BanicUnited States
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 LarsonUnited States
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
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 BallantyneUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tony!
Joyce HaunLOUISIANA, United States
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 CrockerUnited States
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
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
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 ProvencioUnited States
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 SellnerUnited States
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 BuckmanUnited States
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 YungHong Kong
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 JarvisUnited States
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 DavisUnited States
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 GanovskyUnited States
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 BroadstreetUnited States
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 LuperUnited States
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 LawrenceUnited States
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 LoveladyUnion, KY, United States
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 LoveladyUnion, KY, United States
Excellent!!! enjoyed 2 days with Darwin. His knowledge of the area and adaptability to our requests was exactly what we wanted. Recommended!
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 WenerUnited States
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 WengerUnited States
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 ArddsUnited States
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 LeMArteUnited States
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
Darwin was a great guide. We were very satisfied with the tour and would definitely recommend him.
E.k. KriengkraipetchUnited States
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 PatelUnited States
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
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 QuistUnited States
Missey SackettUnited States
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 HassanUnited States
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 BabajianUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alice!
Lois BeardUnited States
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 McTaggartUnited States
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 McBrideUnited States
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 LeskoUnited States
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 HarrisonUnited States
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
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 LowerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kristi!
Leilani RedosendoUnited States
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 BakerUnited States
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 FloodUnited States
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 BrickmanUnited States
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 TordoffUnited States
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 SkarpohlUnited States
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 KahnUnited States
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 AveyUnited States
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 PowellUnited States
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 IrvinUnited States
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
Debbie SteinertUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Debbie!
Lisa VaughanUnited States
Darwin was catered to a group of 28 people that I organized off a Princess cruise. He was responsive and provided many options for our tour (city tour, Butchart, Hatley Castle, Fort Rodd/Lighthouse). We had a mixed group of folks ranging from 20-85 and various degrees of mobility and Darwin handled it all with a flexible and accommodating attitude. I couldn't have asked for a better day in Victoria and all of us were delighted with his service. Thank you Darwin you earned each one of those five stars!