Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Fort-de-France-Martinique by Tour Guide Meri S. (Guide #12795)


Sara Dunkerley

Canada
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Tour: #208598, North Martinique Discovery Private Tour, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

Absolutely amazing tour! Meri was fantastic! Highly organized, and an enjoyable day! Can't wait to return!

Joanne Lindeberg

United States
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Tour: #208598, North Martinique Discovery Private Tour, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Mar 7/18

There was 8 of us that took the tour with Meri she was wonderful very charming, personable and accommodating. As we drove into the rainforest Meri was very knowledgeable with information. Our day was rainy day but we all made the most of it. She took us to various local places. Depaz rum distillery, local sandwich shop and a black sand beach. Thank you Meri for making this a memorable day! We all enjoyed your company.

Connie Higley

United States
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Tour: #185122, Southern Martinique Tour, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Feb 2/18

Great tour my Meri, what I liked about this tour was that Meri customized it for us as we went along. Meri is very knowledgeable about the area and speaks perfect english. I highly recommend Meri as a tour guide if you are visiting Martinique. Connie

Jill Gouker

United States
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Tour: #208598, North Martinique Discovery Private Tour, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Dec 26/17

We had planned for Meri to take us to Mt. Pelee to hike the volcano, but due to dense fog/clouds and rain on the mountain we decided to do something else. Meri did a great job of coming up with alternative options on the fly so that we could plan out a fun day that met our specific likes and budget. She took us to many places away from the regular tourist crowds and gave us a great taste of the beauty of Martinique. Meri is very friendly, easy to talk to, and a good honest person. Highly recommend!

Dan Onkka

United States
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Tour: #205392, Walking tour in Fort-de-France, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Dec 5/17

Meri was a delight - she knows the city history, and made it come alive for us as we walked about. It was raining buckets for part of our tour - and she had even brought extra umbrellas for us! Our tour ended with a glass of juice, and an opportunity to review a map of the entire island. We now have a good idea on how we want to spend our remaining time here. Meri brought us out to the airport so we could rent a car. Clearly service above and beyond!

Graham Williams

Grenada
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Tour: Discovering Clement and JM distilleries, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Date: Nov 27/17

Excellent tour guide, it would have been very difficult without her assistance

Judy Mann

United States
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Tour: #152937, Fort-de-France and St.Pierre, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

Meri was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and well-spoken. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Martinique.

Mike Schwaab

United States
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Tour: #205392, Walking tour in Fort-de-France, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

Terrific tour of the city and nice shopping. Our guide was very knowledgeable of both the history of the city and where to go to find just the right gifts.

Mike Schwaab

United States
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Tour: #208598, North Discovery, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

This was an awesome day trip - a little long for the kids towards the mid afternoon, but well worth it!! Our guide knew all the best spots to hit! Terrific day!

Mike Schwaab

United States
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Tour: #219908, Day-trip: Kayaking in the mangrove and sightseeing, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Mar 26/17

The Pottery Village was really cute and there is no way we would have found it without our local tour guide!!! Kayaking was fun and we had a great day!

Benjamin Tupper

United States
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Tour: #185122, History, cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Feb 15/17

So our first tour with Meri was so great, we decided to do a second! I expected a professional tour with interesting and exciting spots to visit and we got it! But what made Meri so exceptional was the fact she is sincerely a fun, easy going, smart, energetic individual who within an hour felt like a friend we had known for years. Her english is excellent, her french equal, and her love of Martinique have motivated my wife and I to plan a return to the Island to see more of its history and energy!

Benjamin Tupper

United States
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Tour: #208598, North Discovery, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Feb 13/17

Meri made out day!!!!! She is fun, wise, and flexible to meet our evolving questions and quirks and needs during our day trip across Martinique. We are SOOOOO happy we found her!

Kathryn Tillman

United States
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Tour: #205392, Walking tour in Fort-de-France, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Feb 9/17

Meri gave us a wonderful tour of Fort-de-France. She is well versed in the history of Martinique and was able to answer all of our questions dealing with the present and past of the island. We invited Meri to join us for lunch at the end of the tour and the conversation continued - it was great!

Nehama Grinberg

Israel
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Tour: #208598, North Discovery, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Jan 26/17

She was a wonderful guide. She knows a lot about the island. She speaks english very well. We learnd a lot from her about nature, culture, geografy, education, politic etc. She is very kind, gentle, friendly and responsible. She is worth more than 5*

Nehama Grinberg

Israel
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Tour: #185122, History, cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Jan 19/17

She was a wonderful guide. She knows a lot about the island. She speaks english very well. We learnd a lot from her about nature, culture, geografy, education, politic etc. She is very kind, gentle, friendly and responsible. She is worth more than 5*

Suzanne Perera

Australia
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Tour: #208598, North Discovery or South of the Island, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Jan 8/17

Fantastic tour- thoroughly recommend it

Brian D.

United States
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Tour: #185122, History, cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Dec 10/16

This was a great tour of Martinique. Meri spoke perfect English and she was super friendly, considerate, upbeat, positive and on-time. Could not have asked for a better guide and will definitely use her services again in the future. The tour stopped at several attractions and Meri allowed plenty of time at each stop. The tour never felt rushed. The driver Lionel even went out of the way to drop us off at a different location from pick-up. A great day in Martinique!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with Brian and his wife visiting the south of the island! Wish you very happy holidays and hope to see you again some day, thank you for the lovely review!

Dianne Ferro

United States
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Tour: The Caravelle peninsula hike, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Date: Nov 22/16

My husband and I booked a hike of the Caravelle Peninsula Nature Reserve through Tours by Locals in late November, 2016. Despite the weather (pouring rain) we had a great time and would not hesitate to recommend our guide, Meri, to others. She was on-time, knew her way around, personable and informative.

Prashant Meswani

United Kingdom
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Tour: Day-trip: Rainforest, volcano and a secluded beach, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Date: Apr 24/16

Met Meri at the cruise port on the 24th April 2016. The excursion was enjoyable and thoroughly recommend Meri to anyone else looking to explore Martinique.

Neal Sumerlin

United States
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Tour: #208598, North Discovery, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Apr 16/16

This is the tour you MUST take if you have more than just a few hours in Martinique. Meri is a most congenial guide who will tailor the tour to your interests. We stopped at the Jardin de Balata botanical gardens (lovely and peaceful) where we enjoyed a delicious Creole lunch. (Don't miss out on accras, cod fritters.) We then drove to Mt. Pelée, site of the 20th century's most deadly volcanic eruption, and St. Pierre, the town wiped out by it. Take this to see more than you can just from the cruise ship.

Neal Sumerlin

United States
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Tour: #205392, Walking tour in Fort-de-France, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Apr 16/16

Meri was wonderful! She is flexible (will show you what you are most interested in), knowledgeable (she knows architecture, history both past and current, culture of the Caribbean and the French), and even science. This tour gives you an idea of what is in Fort-de-France itself. Good if you have limited time.

Beverly Fink

United States
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Tour: #185122, History, cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Apr 5/16

Jennifer `Bornick

United States
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Tour: #185122, Kayaking and beautiful landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Mar 30/16

I highly recommend a tour with Meri! We have done many tours of the islands and this was the best one we have ever had. She is very knowledgeable about the island and we learned a lot in one day! We saw gorgeous beaches and mountains, lovely villages, mangroves etc. She is very professional but by the end of the day you feel like you spent the day with a friend.

Gary Trumbo

United States
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Tour: #152937, Balata Gardens and St.Pierre, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Mar 28/16

Meri was a delight. We were a party of four and enjoyed our trip to the Balata Gardens and the Distillery.

Mary Kay Mulvaney

United States
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Tour: Martinique discovery, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Date: Mar 20/16

Our tour experience was fantastic! Meri is an excellent guide --extremely knowledgable, personable, and very accommodating. We had some very specific goals for our tour; Meri did an excellent job of understanding the unique nature of our visit and assisting us in meeting those goals. I would highly recommend Meri to anyone!

Jorge Favela

Tucson, AZ, United States
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Tour: #208598, North Discovery, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Mar 16/16

We had a wonderful day exploring the island as well as a wonderful suggested meal. Merci!

David Goldsberry

United States
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Tour: Caravelle, Sainte-Marie and Balata Gardens, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Date: Feb 16/16

Meri was a fantastic guide, friendly and knowledgeable. I had a particular interest in landscape photography and she keyed into that right away and made good use of our time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roy! I had a good time with you too and also thanks to you discovered some great places for landscape views! :) PS. Would love to see the pictures, do send me a link.

Kathleen Moore

United States
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Tour: #151821, Day-trip: West of Martinique, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Jan 29/16

Thanks so much Meri for a wonderful day to Les Salines. I enjoyed every minute of my tour. Meri met me right at the ship. We had a fun packed entire day planned. I'm already trying to find out when I can return. My tour was a definite trip of a lifetime. Thank you Meri.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kathleen, it was a pleasure to get to know you and we did have a great time! Hoping to see you on the island again and wishing you all the best!

Haley Dodd

United States
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Tour: #152937, Fort-de-France, Balata Gardens and St.Pierre, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Jan 28/16

We had such a great time with Meri. She showed us everything we wanted to see and more, allowing us to customize our stops. She even spent extra time with us and brought a car seat for our 4 year old. Our usually shy four year old took up with her quickly and had a ton of fun. It didn't even seem like we spent a whole day out, since we did everything at our pace and saw only what we wanted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Haley and the family, it was a pleasure to meet you all! I'm happy that you had a good time. Best wishes to all of you!

Frank A.

United States
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Tour: #205392, Walking tour in Fort-de-France, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Jan 23/16

Our group constituted of both English and French speakers, and Meri knew how to leverage our group dynamic in order to communicate effectively to us. The tour itself took us through landmarks of national French history such as the statue of Josephine, to local history, and even local points of interest such as the open market. To close the tour, Meri treated us with a tasting of sugarcane juice. Overall, a fantastic tour and a very knowledgeable person to have as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Frank and her friends were very nice and dynamic, and it was a pleasure to meet you all! Hope to see you on the island again and thank you for taking the time to write a review!

Julie McCarty

United States
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Tour: #152937, Balata Gardens to Saint-Pierre, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Jan 7/16

Meri was excellent! She was knowledgeable and delightful. Great day in Martinique and we learned so many interesting facts.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating Julie! It was a pleasure meeting you all and I hope to see you back on the island one day, all the best and take care!

Ashley Fedor

United States
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Tour: #152937, Natural North, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Jan 2/16

I had the best time with Meri! Her English and French are impeccable, which is a big help in Martinique. But most of all, she's smart, funny, and gives a great local's perspective, covering history, culture, and anything you could ever want in a tour guide. I was so glad to have her as a guide, this tour was the highlight of my trip for sure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also had a really fun day with you! Ashley was really nice company and I enjoyed the discussions we had. Don't hesitate to get in contact if you ever come back to the island, even just for a drink and wish you all the best! Mwah and bof! ;)

Rebecca M.

United States
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Tour: Clément distillery, Vauclin and Anse-Figuier beach, Fort-de-France, Martinique
Date: Dec 31/15

Meri provided our family of four an excellent overview and tour of Martinique. She was on time for pick-up, knowledgeable about the island, history, and specific sites, and provided very helpful interpretation expertise. Meri was very flexible and accommodated what we wanted to see and do. We would recommend Meri as a tour guide for families, couples, and groups who are interested in seeing different areas in Martinique.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and it was a pleasure to meet you all! Wishing you a very happy New Year and all the best in the future!

Molly Stevenson

United States
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Tour: #185122, History, cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Dec 26/15

My family seeks out local tours always. Meri crafted a special itinerary to fit our history and cultural interests. She was prompt on email, early, included cold drinks, knew the island and history well, spoke excellent English, pointed out where good stops for photos or a little shopping might be and let us determine if/when we would stop. The only "bumps" on the trip were out of her control, and she handled them well. Her service actually surpassed what I expected from the site description. Use her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meeting and guiding Molly's family. Thank you for everything and wishing you a great holiday!

Irina Sergeeva

United States
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Tour: #205392, Walking tour in Fort-de-France, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Nov 25/15

Irina Sergeeva

United States
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Tour: #152937, Balata Gardens and St.Pierre, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Nov 25/15

Duncan Brown

United States
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Tour: #205392, Martinique discovery, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Nov 15/15

Meri is a most pleasant necessity if you wish to see and learn about Martinique. Her upbeat personality combined with her extensive local knowledge are a winning combination. While touring the beautiful island Meri found an excellent restaurant for lunch that served French cuisine with some Creole specialities. My wife and I are very particular about guides and we can highly recommend Meri.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was an absolute pleasure meeting and guiding Duncan and Susan and I really enjoyed the discussions we had together. Thank you again and wishing you two all the best!

Nancy D.

United States
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Tour: #152937, Balata Gardens and St.Pierre, Fort-de-France, Martinique    view tour
Date: Apr 3/15

Meri was very pleasant and her vehicle was clean and well kept. It was fine for the 2 of us, but would not work for a group larger than 3. We had a great island tour, and enjoyed the Balata Gardens and St. Pierre. Meri added a stop at a run distillery that was fast, but interesting, as well as Montmartre church. She had a depth of knowledge of the island that was impressive for a native of northern Europe. Anyone visiting Martinique would enjoy her company and commentary-and the local brew!