Laurie LeeUnited States
We had a very nice time learning about the island of Aruba. Esther was very knowledgeable about the island and answered all of our questions. The tour of the aloe factory was very interesting. Esther explained where she was taking us and if there were parts of the tour that we wanted to spend more time enjoying she provided us with options. If you are looking to learn more about the island the half day is the perfect amount of time for this.
Diane DeSellemsUnited States
We absolutely LOVED this tour, Esther was so informative and friendly. There were 4 adults on this tour and we had a fantastic tour, Esther took us to all of the places we were interested in and then to places of interest that she didn't think we should miss. I previously stayed on Aruba for 10 days a few years ago, and I learned more about Aruba in the 4 hours with Esther than I did when I had been there before. Highly recommend using this company and definitely recommend Esther!!
Roger ApplegateFairfax Station, VA, United States
If you've never been to Aruba, grab Esther and go! OR, if you've been to Aruba many times (like my wife and I have), grab Esther and go! We saw and learned more in our time with her than we had in our previous trips. We also had a first time visitor in our group, who was totally "wowed" by the experience. This is must do trip for a great orientation to "One Happy Place", Aruba!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Roger, thank you, thank you ,I am totally motivated with your review. Hope to see you very soon in Aruba, Esther.
Caroline VroomUnited States
Esther was a doll. She is an excellent driver and very knowledgeable. She took us around the whole island. Stopped for pictures when asked and gave us a detailed overview of Aruba. I happen to speak Dutch and so was delighted to speak to Esther in Dutch. I hardly ever get to use it. We had all kinds of interesting conversation and I would highly recommend a tour with Esther.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Caroline , bedankt voor mijn 5 sterren, ik heb de insident door gegeven in een meeting met Aruba tourism autority . Nogmaals bedankt voor alles, Groetjes van Aruba.
Dora EsakovUnited States
We loved Esther! Her knowledge of and passion for her home island was evident. We highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dora, thank you, thank you for my stars I really enjoyed the day with you all. Hope to see you back soon in Aruba. Best whishes always.
George BuckleyUnited States
I feel bad for not sending this sooner. The tour of Aruba was excellent. We were met at the end of the pier. From that moment on Esther was spectacular! Very knowledgeable about every aspect of the island. We went to all the "normal" places and many places you would never see on a "ships" tour. Esther also was very accommodating when my wife needed to return to the ship early. Esther was also very helpful in recommendation's for dinner that night as the ship wasn't leaving until 11:00 pm. 5 Stars !!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: George, thank you for my 5 stars,people like you make my proud to show my island. Greetings from Aruba, Esther.
Lynn GrebUnited States
Took an island tour with Esther on 3/1/17. We had a fabulous time! Esther was so hospitable and she is so easy going and friendly. This was my first time in Aruba and taking a tour with Esther was a great way to get a feel for the island. We visited many spots on the island and Esther provided a wealth of information as we traveled around. Would highly recommend spending the day with Esther if you are visiting Aruba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lynn and Michelle,thank you thank you for my 5 stars. People like you make me proud to show my island. Lynn I took a glas of wine to the happy girls. Thank , thanks,Esther
Jamie KellerUnited States
Esther did a great job! The tour was enjoyable and very informative. Great way to get oriented to the island.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jamie and George,thank you for my 5 stars. Hope to see you back soon in Aruba. All the best, Esther.
Cindy BarberaUnited States
Our tour guide Esther took us on an awesome day tour of her island. Was very accommodating to our needs and places we wanted to see. She let us customize the itinerary.Thank You Esther for making of trip memorable. 2 2 sister's & Mom
Darlene ChisholmUnited States
We enjoyed our tour of Aruba to view both lighthouses on the island. Esther shared a lot of information about her island and showed us so many wonderful pleases. We told her we were also interested in seeing birds. She found a nature place where we photographed a number of birds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Darlene, thank you for the wonderful words .Enjoy your stay in Florida and hope to see you back soon in Aruba.
Jennifer LarsenUnited States
Esther was the best!!! We took our two daughter and really felt like we saw the real Aruba. She answered all our questions and was a lot of fun. We had thought we would rent a car but this was soo much better!!!!! Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jennifer! Hope your daughters enjoyed the next, your final day on Aruba as well. Who knows now that you know Aruba a lot better you will consider coming back to our Dushi island again. All the best Esther
Butch JohnstonUnited States
Esther was great as always.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Butch for your great comment!
We recently had the good luck to meet Esther who was the guide for our "Aruba Tour by Locals'. Esther is a delightful travelling companion - knowledgeable and chatty with a lovely disposition. She showed us everything there was to see on Aruba and explained it all. We had a fabulous day indeed. And I discovered that Esther is exactly nine days older than me! How amazing. Please give her our good wishes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Roslyn. I enjoyed your company too! I do hope that you will come back to our Happy island. Take care, all the best Esther
Esther is a fantastic person. Well educated, humble, friendly and nice. The tour was perfect, she understood immediately what we wanted to do. We truly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks so much Fiorenza for the positive feedback. I am very glad that you enjoyed your tour. Best wishes Esther
Esther is a very professional and knowledgeable person... you can trust that you are in good hand! Reda de Argelia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comments and Feedback Reda! best wishes Esther
Brent B.United States
Overall the tour was good. As the wife and I love history and culture, we were looking forward to hearing stories and getting a history lesson. We were kind of let down on that, but the rest of the day went well. We saw all of the island and she was very accommodating with our dinner reservations and making sure we got back to the ship on time. Thanks again.
James ThompsonUnited States
this tour was great, Ester taught us so much about Aruba and we would recomend her to everyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind comments, I did enjoyed our tour together. Best wishes Esther
Guy ZazzaraUnited States
Very Knowledgeable and personable. Ester did a great job of showing us what we had asked her to do. I'll sure use Tours by Locals where ever I can. She was like a friend that we hadn't seen for awhile, really made us feel comfortable from the start.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your kind feedback and comments! Best wishes Esther
Tony KirkUnited States
Esther was an awesome guide for our full day tour. She made the entertaining and educational. The lunch we had at the restaurant she took us to was also great. We highly recommend Esther!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I am glad you enjoyed yourselves and the lunch as well.
Anne HymelUnited States
Esther was a great tour guide. She took us all over the island and was very good at getting ahead of the buses full of tourists. So at many of the stops, it was not crowded at all. We were very interested in the old refinery site, and she accommodated our request to see that area. All in all, it was one of our favorite tours on this trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anne for the positive feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your tour! best wishes, Esther
Crystal McMorrisUnited States
Esther is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating tour guide. She took us to the National Park, despite the fact that this meant securing a four-wheel-drive vehicle for the day. She does not usually take visitors here, but my mother really wanted to hike the national park, so she did. She made sure we were able to hike a nice loop and also took us to visit the caves - where she shared her personal childhood camping memories of the place. Thank you, Esther, for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much for your feedback and compliments. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourselves!
Ester was an absolute pleasure to be with, she was friendly and personable and extremely accommodating for my wife and I. I would recommend this tour as a top thing to do if you want to get a true picture of Aruba. She took us far off the beaten path and showed us things we were interested in. We expressed an interest in the local way of eating she brought us to a Resturant on the fishing pier where local people eat the fish that is brought off the boats tied up there. Book it you won't regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks ever so much for your appreciation of Aruba and the tour. I am very happy that you enjoyed your day. I hope you will be back in the future! Warm regards, Esther
Josh ChickUnited States
Our trip was wonderful, even if I turned into a lobster a day before our tour. Esther was a wonderful and very knowledgeable guide about the island, history, political structure, and ever other fact I was interested in. Esther took us places the tour companies don't. It was perfect personal service, which exceeded my expectations. I would not only recommend Esther, but Tours by Locals based on my experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for the positive feedback. I am truly happy that you enjoyed the tour. Come back soon some day! - Esther
Michele SnyderUnited States
Esther was a fabulous tour guide. She knew a lot about the history of Aruba, was very friendly, accomodating, and funny. Her car was air-conditioned, very clean, and well kept. She made sure we saw all the sights on the island even spending more time for the tour than we expected. When we went to the donkey sanctuary she was so helpful she cut 4 bags of apples while we fed the donkeys. I would highly reccomend Esther and would definitely make sure to book a tour with her when coming back to Aruba!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michelle and Renee, Thank you so much for your generous comments. Hope to see you both back on Aruba again. Best wishes Esther
Thomas KinselUnited States
We cannot say enough good things about our tour with Esther. It was , by far, one of the best tours we have ever done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for kind words! It is always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed our "dushi" island. Who knows you may come back some day and see more. best wishes to you both, Esther
Terrie M.United States
Esther was SOOOO accommodating. Our ship was late getting into port and she was VERY flexible with what we wanted to see. This is the ONLY was to see Aruba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ...... Thanks Terrie for your kind comments. We did have fun, espite the delay of the ship. Hope to welcome you back to our island some other day and then for a longer period! Best wishes Esther
Jessica CrossUnited States
Great tour. Esther was very knowledgeable and hit all the things that I wanted to see. Thank You for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jessica For your kind words. I had a great day too and am very happy that you enjoyed your full day tour of my beautiful home island Aruba! Hope to See you back again one day - Best wishes Esther.