Nicole ManningUnited States
I can not say enough good of Esther!! Aruba was our most anticipated and exciting port to visit, and she didn't let us down...she hit all the key places we wanted to hit and pumped us full of history and knowledge on Aruba. More than once she said "this is your tour" she was very kind and accomidated everything we wanted...great tour and it left us wanting to spend more time on the island...Esther, Jase said to say hi to Pedro!! We will be planning a family trip with my mom and dad to Aruba and definetly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nicole, thank you , thank you, for all the wonfderfull words, say hay to Jase and your Aruban Pedro is saying Hiha from Aruba. Nicole hope to see you soon in Aruba, blessing and thanks!!!!
Wendy DavisUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Esther immensely. It was a nice leisurely pace and really felt like we got to see whole island in one day (with exception of places you can only go by 4-wheel drive) Esther was friendly, knowledgeable and just plain marvelous!! I highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wendy, thank ,thank you for the wonderfull words. Hope to see you soon back in Aruba.
Douglas EricksonUnited States
Our tour with Esther was great! She was very enthusiastic and informative. She took us all around the island and showed us everything there is to see on Aruba. She answered all of our questions. We wanted to go to a non-tourist restaurant for lunch and Esther took us to the perfect place. We could not have asked for a better experience than the tour given by Esther. We highly recommend Esther for tours in Aruba. If we ever get a chance to return, we will utilize her services again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Douglas,thank you for the padding on my shoulder ,people like you make me proud to show my happy island. Hope to see you soon back on the island.
Tom ParmanUnited States
Esther was outstanding! She gave us the exact tour we asked for and her commentary was excellent and full of facts.She topped the trip off with taking us to a local eatery where we had fresh fish.The best!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Tom , Iam glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Aruba. See you back soon in Aruba Best whishes always.
Robert BarnumUnited States
Esther gave a great tour. We spent a full 6 hours touring the island of Aruba. We saw all there was to see and then some and Esther was an informative guide who speaks English very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert,thank you thank you for the wonderfull words,people like make me proud to show my beautiful island Aruba hope to see you back soon in Aruba. Esther.
Kristen IsaksenUnited States
We loved our tour with Esther! I now know why everyone falls in love with Aruba when they visit. We saw all the different parts of the island and enjoyed lunch where the locals eat. Definitely recommend Esther!
Steve DierkerUnited States
Esther was great. She was funny and really enjoyed showing the sights in her country. Like she said it is not a big island but there are things to see(beaches, food, water). Would tour with her anytime the Dierkers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steve, Thank you for my 5 stars,hope to see you soon back in Aruba. Once more thanks, Esther.
Kourtney BrownUnited States
Ester was great. On time, spoke English very well. Vehicle was very comfortable and the knowledge of the island was impressive. Made several stops that we had requested. So much better having a private guide as it was at our speed. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kourthney thank you for my 5 stars. All the best for the New Year and see you soon back in Aruba.
Esther is just fantastic, very pleasant, explaining everything, stopping or pulling over for photo stop, she really goes with the flow, we had a great day with her. In short it's been a superb experience!
Tom H.United States
Esther is an excellent guide and representative of the citizens of Aruba. She was very knowledgeable about local history and custom tailored our tour to all of our requests. We recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful words, hope to see back soon in Aruba.
Diane FennellyUnited States
Excellent tour! Esther is a delight. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane, Thank you,for the wonderful words.
Scott LewellenUnited States
One of our highlights in Aruba. Wonderful tour, very knowledgeable of this country and its people. Relaxing and enjoyable time. We would highly recommend taking the time and enjoy and see the real Aruba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Scott, thank you for the wonderful words, people like you make me proud to show my Island.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Klaus
Sue HaygarthUnited Kingdom
Esther arrived right on time as arranged. Her car was a great size with good air con and half way through the tour she provided chilled water. As a local her knowledge was very good and she was very humorous and easy to chat to. We saw all the main sites on the island during our half day tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sue for the terrific feedback. Glad to hear that you were happy with your tour. all the best Esther
Linda ToyUnited States
This is the second time I have toured with Esther and I was not disappointed. In fact, she is the one who recognized my name. Her love for the island was evident in the information she gave us as we drove around. Our ship was not in port very long so she was sensitive to the time element, making sure we hit on some important sights and still got to the ship in plenty of time. She was also very helpful with my mother-in-law who is 91 and thrilled with the tour. I would highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda. It was great meeting up with you again. Who knows maybe 3 is a charm and you will come back yet again! My regards to your mother-in-law and all the best to you. I am glad you enjoyed your tour. Esther
Harry BeekerUnited States
Esther made our visit to Aruba both informative and enjoyable. She was the highlight of our visit and I would recommend her services to anyone visiting Aruba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Harry for you kind words. Hope to see you back on our island again in the future. best wishes Esther
We had a private tour with Esther & it was the best day ever! She is funny, pleasant, knowledgable about Aruba in every aspect. She knows about Aruban culture, history, languages, food, beaches, education, economics, & politics. We saw the entire island that was accessable by 2WD air conditoned car. We stopped at a great low key seafood restaurant ZeeRover (pirate) & had a refreshment, this was a restaurant I had asked about. We love Esther & now have a friend for life. Thank you! Mary & Mark; California
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary and Mark,thank you for the beautifull words of compliments. I also enjoy very much Touring you guys.I can now say I also have a friend for live. Mary thank once more and don't forget your Arubian friend, Danki( thank you), Esther
Karen C.United States
Esther was wonderful, very knowledgable and enthusiastic , was patient with My 8 year old who had many questions, this was my 4th visit to Aruba and saw new things with this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your kind words,say hallo to Faith for me and grandma see you soon back in Aruba. Esther
Charles SetzerUnited States
Esther was warm, friendly, (just great) - we learned a lot about her beautiful island. I highly recommend this tour. Yes, other tours take you to some of the same sites, but Esther gives you all the history of the sites and Aruba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Charles for your kind words. It was a pleasure accommodating you and your lovely wife on this tour. Welcome back to Aruba anytime!
Rick BaneUnited States
Our tour guide was both extremely personable and knowledgeable. An interesting history lesson ,pleasant drive around the island and a lot of friendly chit chat made for a fun morning. My wife and I certainly would recommend Esther to one and all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hallo Rick,thank you for the wonderful words. People like you make me feel proud and happy to show my 'Happy Island" Regards and have a save flight home.
Laura BroggiUnited States
we were in Aruba for only one day so it was important to us to see and learn as much as we could in the short time we had. Esther was totally awesome. She took us everywhere!! and her knowledge of the island's history was amazing. She made the tour informative and fun! And she let us decide what we wanted to do. Overall, it was the best tour we had while on our cruise, and we did four of them! I recommend Esther 110%!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura thank you for the beautiful words .It was a pleasure being your tour guide. Hope to see you soon in Aruba.
Barry CruickshanksUnited Kingdom
Esther was an excellent guide. She has a very comfortable air-condioned vehicle. She was enthusiastic, helpful and informative. We got a very good insight into the highlighs of Aruba. Strongly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comments and feedback. Best wishes Esther
Chris WhippleUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much!
Kelli TenBrockUnited States
Esther gave our group of three a wonderful, personal tour of Aruba. We learned so much about her country and got to see all over the island. It was very fun and informative. Esther clearly loves her heritage and is happy to share it with her guests. I would highly recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to be stuck in a large bus tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so Much Kelli for your lovely comments and compliments. It was a fun day and I do hope that you will both return to our Happy island! Best wishes Esther
Brian WendyUnited States
We had a wonderful time on our tour. Esther was a joy. She shared her wealth of knowledge about the local customs and very interesting facts about the island. It is well worth the money to get a personalized tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad you enjoyed your tour with me. Thank you for your compliments and comments. Best wishes Esther
Annemarie D.United States
Esther was a very good tour guide. She picked us up promptly at the agreed upon time. Per our request, she allowed time for us to snorkel at Mangel Halto and Baby Beaches. Esther also adjusted our tour to avoid traffic from a parade that was taking place on the island that day. We saw every section of Aruba and learned about the island's history, current events, and future plans. We would book with Esther again on our next visit to learn and see more of Aruba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive feedback I do hope our be able to see you again if you come back to our happy island. Best wishes Esther
Larry BennettOlympia, WA, United States
Esther is a cheerful guide, native to Aruba. In the short time that we had she showed us the island and answer d our questions about life here. We were very happy with her service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your lovely and kind comments. I thoroughly enjoyed our tour together too. It was fun. hope to see you again and thank you so much for the gift. thanks thanks thanks!
Ken BlairUnited States
Esther is wonderful! She knows the island and enjoys sharing that knowledge. We had a great tour and really enjoyed being around her. When they came up with the slogan of "One Happy Island," Esther was the poster child!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ken and Kimmy, thank you for my 5 stars people like you make me proud being a good Arubian and I really enjoy my beers yesterday . Holland won 3-2 .and we celebrate with the balashi.
Bob WassonUnited States
We had a great tour with Miss Esther. We got to see the island from the local viewpoint and learned a lot about the history. We saw beautiful scenery on both sides of the island. We were not rushed or crammed into a bus, but we got to spend as much or as little time at each site, then back into her comfortable AC vehicle. You just cannot top the experience of having the full attention of a knowledgeable guide. We Highly Recommend Miss Esther.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bob for your positive feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour of our happy island! Come back soon. Best wishes Esther
Isolde LippensUnited States
Esther was a great lady and fun too. She took us all over the one side of the island (we could only book a 4 hour tour). We saw the lighthouse, got to put our feet in the sand at the beach, had a private tour of the aloe factory, went to the other side of the island and saw where the bridge collapsed and the new one was...we climbed one of their rock formations in privacy. It was very nice, way better than a ships tour. We had a wonderful time with Esther. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Isolde for the very nice recommendation and feedback! Hope that one day wyou will be able to come back and see the rest of the island. Warm wishes from our happy island! Esther
Esther was amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable of the island and it's culture and history. We asked to go to the National Park as we wanted to see the 'wild' side of Aruba, and it was well worth it. I would recommend this tour to anyone, but especially for cruise ship travellers and those who don't like 'bus tours'.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Sandra for your kind feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour! Best wishes Esther
Maria NadelUnited States
Esther was great. She was knowledgable, attentive to our needs and obviously very proud of her home. She went out of her way to do us a favor as well. We left a cushion (that is very important to me given my back problem) and she took the time to mail it back to us in the states. We recommend her very highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Maria and Mark for your kind comments! The postage was on the house Best wishes Esther
Jay RubinUnited States
Esther arrived as scheduled. Her complete knowledge of her country was appreciated. She discussed negatives and pluses about Aruba. That honesty is what makes for a rewarding tour. Please, Esther, hand out a map of Aruba so every tour guest can understand the lay of the land while you drive around. I owned the same kind of guide service for ten years when I resided in Charlotte. Thanks. Jay
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jay and Frank for your constructive feedback. I enjoyed your company and showing you around my Happy island. Best wishes Esther
Michelle BjorkmanUnited States
Our Aruba 1/2 day tour by Esther, was wonderful. She was very thorough, friendly and showed us sites we were not expecting. I would highly recommend a tour with her. She is a natural and should be used when wanting an off the beaten yet traditional tour. Thanks for the great service:) Also working with the toursbylocal company was a very easy and simple transaction:) thanks Michelle & Mikael USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michelle and Mikael. I look forward to seeing you again on my Dushi Island. best wishes, Esther
Wayland Snookie P.Wilson, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
On time; very personable; her insights on the history, culture, the traditions, future trends, and local politics of the island richly enhanced our short visit. Well worth one's time especially if it is your first visit to Aruba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your generous and positive feedback! Best wishes Esther
James RevelsUnited States
Ester was great. I got to experience Aruba and now know all the sweet spots for my return visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James, look forward to the next time you come to Aruba. Keep in touch!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Peggy for your 5 star rating! Keep in touch..
Rick EwartUnited States
Esther was EXCELLENT. My wife & I loved our time with her. Since we did an afternoon tour, I offered that we end it by going to dinner. She chose a very laid back seafood restaurant/shack (Zee Rover) she likes. It had INCREDIBLE food (colossal sized shrimp), great sunset, and cool vibe. We saw a side of Aruba you could NEVER get from a typical commercial tour. It was like visiting a friend, which I felt like we became in just 4 hours. This was a major highlight of our whole 8-day cruise. Thanks Esther!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so glad that your visit to Aruba was a major highlight for you and yes you are so right, we became firm friends. I truly look forward to your next visit to our Happy Island. warm wishes, Esther
Robert PietrasUnited States
Esther was a great tour guide, on-time, and very friendly. Her personal perspectives really added to the tour. My wife had a dental emergency the night before our tour, and Esther went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we got it addressed quickly. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words and. I really appreciate this very much. Best wishes Esther recommendation
Ian D.Wellington, New Zealand
WE enjoyed Esther's tour and the time that we had with her. She has alot of knowledge of the island and was able to answer all our questions. She has a very personable manner which made for a very satisfactory tour, and we appreciated all that she organised for us in the short time that we had available.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your positive feedback! It was great touring the island with you and who knows, maybe you will come back again some day! Best wishes Esther
Ken GourleyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you ver much for your star rating! best wishes, Esther
Esther gave us a fantastic overview of Aruba ('One Happy Island'), taking us to see a wide array of fascinating places. She even was honest enough to tell us to give the now collapsed land bridge a miss. Her knowledge of the island and its history is encyclopaedic and we highly recommend Esther as your guide to the sights and sounds of beautiful Aruba. Dean, Monya and Jennifer (Canada)
Sheri ObuchonUnited States
Esther was wonderful as our tour guide during our recent visit to Aruba. She was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, and personable. Our four-hour tour flew by and we came away with lots more information than we feel we could have gleaned on our own as well as a new friend! We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sheri how nice of you to say such nice things! Thank you very much. It was great having you visit Aruba. I do hope that you will come again one day. Best wishes Esther
Gary HamptonUnited States
Enjoyed our tour with Esther very much. We saw all the highlights of the island including downtown with commentary and history from Esther. Unfortunately rough water precluded our snorkeling on the more popular beaches near the hotels but she took us to Baby Beach where we were able to get in the water with decent visibility.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to hear that you enjoyed the higlights of Aruba. You must come back some day and get some more snorkeling. HOpe I can welcome you back here some time in the future best wishes Esther
Patricia ReedUnited States
Thanks to Esther we had a wonderful half day tour on the Happy Island of Aruba. She was extremely knowledgeable and very informative about her country. We would recommend her highly to anyone visiting Aruba. Sue, Gary and Liz February 2013
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback Liz. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour we had together. Come back again some time! Keep in touch, Best wishes Esther
Our group of 3 thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Aruba with Esther. She was very informative and was able to give us an overview of the island and the people from her own personal perspective.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bonnie, Yes it was a very nice time that we had together.Hope I will be able to welcome you back to my "Happy Island" one day in the future, Best wishes Esther
Kurt MerlBoca Raton, FLFL, United States
We are very pleased to have selected the. Tour and especially with Esther. Esther knows her stuff and she explains the differing locations on the island. She really made Aruba come alive in very practical terms. She explains things as they are both the good and the bad. I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in a tour that is very much more complete and more accurate than a comparable tour available from the cruise ship for example. Kurt Merl
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow, Thank you so very much for your praise and recommendations! I o hope you will come back to our island someday. You came as strangers and left as friends.\ Best wishes Esther
Our tour of Aruba with Esther was excellent. Esther was very informative and took us around this wonderful island. We also stopped at baby beach for a swim and got to see all of the island's highlights. Esther made our stop in Aruba very memorable. Thanks Esther
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Maurice! I Am so very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to my home island. Who knows maybe you will be back again one day. If this is the case, I hope I get the chance to meet up with you again. Best wishes Esther
Tim JarvisUnited States
Esther was very professional and informative. She is one of the sweetest ladies I had ever met. Esther was very informative throughout the entire tour. I would recommend this to tour for everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Tim. It was nice to hear that you liked the tour. Hope to see you back in Aruba. Bon Bini!
Esther was a wonderful and very knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot about the history of Aruba. Unfortunately we only had 1/2 a day. Next time we would definitely try and book the full day tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so Much Ela. Am glad to hear that you liked my home island. I look forward to your next visit to Aruba, Bon Bini!
Very enjoyable tour and excellent guide.
Tyler PennerUnited States
My family and I recently visited Aruba on a cruise. We didn't know much about the island, nor did we have much time. We wanted an in-depth and unforgettable tour, Esther delivered. The whole experience was great. Meeting Esther was more like reconnecting with an old friend, rather than meeting a random guide. Esther was knowledgeable, friendly and was a great compliment to our time in Aruba. The whole experience was highly personalized and one of the highlights of our cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! What a lovely rating you gave me. Thank you so much. We did have a lovely time together and yes you came as strangers but left as dear friends. I sincerely hope we can re-connect again on my "Happy Island" Aruba. Best wishes to you and your dear ones. Esther
Linda ToyUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Esther. She took us all over the island and gave us insight into the local culture. Although there were certain things to include in the tour, she was very flexible if we wanted to make a stop or add anything. It was so much nicer than being on a bus full of cruise passengers and I highly recommend this option. Booking was easy, communication was excellent and Esther was waiting for us as expected. Thank you for a wonderful day in Aruba!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Linda, Thank you so much for your nice comments. I had a great morning too! I sincerely hope that one day you will return to our "Dushi" (means sweet) island! Best wishes always Esther
Esther is the consummate tour guide: Attentive to our requests, knowledgeable about her country and it's history, has a sense of humour and is an excellent driver. She showed us interesting and beautiful sites in Aruba and even dropped us off near a shopping centre at our request after detailing the path to get back to our cruise ship. Upon us asking about house prices in Aruba, she even took us to a newly built housing community to pick up brochures and see a model home. Quite exceptional! A++ guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your very positive feedback. Yes, it was nice welcoming you both to our happy island and I do sincerely hope that you will return one day and see more. Best wishes and do keep in touch. Esther
Very nice visit with Esther. We went to places where no cruise tours would go. We visited the island from one end to the other. Esther was very happy to talk about her island. We had a change of our arrival time and I e-mailed Esther the night before arriving and she was there on time as expected. Thanks again Esther.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andre for your kind words. I too had a great time with you. I always thoroughly enjoy showing visitors around my "Happy Island", especially to lesser know areas. I hope you have taken home lovely memories and that one day you will return again. Best wishes - Esther
Mary NewhartChesapeake, VA, United States
We had the most absolute best time! Esther I believe we made a friend in Aruba. Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality and your welcoming adventurous spirit. I am so happy we were able to share the Butterfly's, Ostrich's, and Aruba's beautiful beaches. It was one of the highlights of our trip. I would highly recommend this tour. We look forward to visiting again. The Newhart's from Virginia -USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments. I too had a fabulous time showing off my happy island to you. It really was a great day! I look forward to welcoming you back on Aruba. Best wishes, Esther