Robert BerkleyUnited States
Esther was amazing. We met in the hotel lobby. It was a laugh ever minute. She told wonderful funny stories. She had a firm grasp of the island history and culture. We had an amazing lunch at a local restaurant (where the locals eat). We saw a lot of sites and history. She went above and beyond to make our experience unforgettable..... thank you Esther
George GilliamUnited States
We loved our private tour of the island and would recommend it highly to anyone thinking about taking a tour. We were here during the off season but the other tours we saw still had people packed in like sardines. We had a very comfortable ride. You can tell the guide what you want to see! Try to get Esther Ranis as your guide. You won't be disappointed! She was awesome and knows so much about the islands history! We loved her and you will too! Enjoy your time on the island more with a tour by a local!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: George,thank you thank you, people like you make me proud to show of my island. Hope to see you soon back in Aruba.
Jerry P.United States
Esther is absolutely delightful! The tour of the island was comprehensive and fascinating. It was equally interesting to learn about the people and cultures of the ABC islands. Esther's sense of humor and cheerfulness matched the beauty of her happy island!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jerry and Nancy thank you ,thank you for the wonderfull words . I fill proud to show my island Aruba.
James PyronUnited States
Ester our tour guide was great. I will definitely recommend her to friends traveling to Aruba..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James, thank you for the wonderfull words say hi to the girls for me, Best whishes always.
Sandra EgelerUnited States
We had a great time with Esther on this tour. We decided to pay more then the cruise excursions and we are glad we did. Instead of being stuck on what the excursion would take you on, Esther took us to what were interested in. She also pointed out other places that might interest us. We pretty much saw the entire island of Aruba. We would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sandra , thank you , thank you for the wonderfull words, people like you make me proud to show my island Aruba. Hope to see you back soon in Aruba.
Michael RossUnited States
Esther was terrific. A thorough professional who happily catered a wonderful itinerary to our liking. Her knowledge of the island and its history (with uniquely personal insights) made the tour even more memorable. And lastly, she has a damn good sense of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, thank you for my 5 stars. Say hay to the girls for me .Hope to see you soon back in Aruba,Esther.
Roberta HendeeUnited States
Esther is a 5 out of 5. She was personable, knowledgeable and totally delightful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Berha, thank you, thank you for my 5 stars I feel so proud to show my happy island. Think of me when you back home in Chicago. Greetings from Aruba, esther
Mary AbramUnited States
Once again, TBL has proven to be a winner. Our tour in Aruba with Esther Ranis was delightful, not only because she took us to all the best places but because she had the wisdom and graciousness of a local. She flavored the conversation with interesting and colorful content and made the four-hour tour absolutely fly by.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary and Frenk, thank you ,thank for the wonderfull words and hope you have nice Xmas and a happy New year and see you soon back in Aruba. Greetings from Aruba,Esther
Paul RobertsonUnited States
Esther was awesome, she knew her island and booking a private tour like this allowed us to spend as much time as we liked at the spots we were interested in. Esther took us places that the tour busses cannot go and I think we got a better feel for her home because of it. Any questions we had Esther knew the answer. This tour, and Esther, was truly a pleasure and a highlight of our vacation. After a few moments talking, Esther knew what we would like to see and took us there. Wish we had done the full day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Paul, Thank you ,thank you for my 5 stars. People like you make me proud to show Aruba my happy island. Hope to see you soon back in Aruba, Esther.
Jan PothofCastaways Beach, QLD, Australia
While the tourist season was coming to an end Esther greeted us with great enthusiasm, even though she was struggling with a bad cold. She has a great command of the English language and we learnt she also was well versed in a number of other languages. She is very knowledgeable and we had a wonderful day learning all about her home and island. She provided a nice clean comfortable, air-conditioned and well maintained vehicle for our tour which certainly is a bonus. Also very flexible with the itinerary.
Judy BatesUnited States
Delightful! Esther was so informative - knew Aruba from top to bottom. And shared the adventure with us. I have walking difficulties but the tour was arranged so that I was comfortable and my more active daughter was as well. I give this tour and tour guide five stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Judy and Stefany thank you thank you for my 5 stars,. Hope to see soon back in Aruba. Your Arubian friend, Esther.
Colleen H.United States
Esther & I were to meet at 9am as I came off my cruise ship.I arrived 10 minutes early & there she was already waiting with a bright, clear sign with my name on it. Always a great start! Her vehicle was a clean & well-maintained van with good working A/C.Esther's English was excellent & she's very knowledgeable about Aruba & it's easy to pick up on the fact that she's proud of her home island. She clearly answered any questions that I had & was flexible as to what I wanted to see. I highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Colleen, thank you for my 5 stars. The tour with you was so easy it was like talking with a good friend that I have seen for a long time. Enjoy life,thanks once more Esther.
Karen ChouinardUnited States
Esther was wonderful! She understood our disabilities and made us feel very welcome to her country. She was on time and located us where we were waiting in the shade.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen, thank you for the lovely word. Hope to see you soon in Aruba.
Patricia HawUnited States
Esther was a great tour guide for our first trip to Aruba. She was very accommodating with special requests and her personality made the tour very enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend!
Robert CavalloneUnited States
Wonderful guide and a wonderful tour. We were able to see nearly all the sites on the island in the time of the tour. We were not rushed and could spend as little or as long as we liked at each site. Esther is a wonderful guide. We would wholeheartledly recommend her to anyone visiting Aruba. An awesome time was had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robert,thank you thank you for the wonderfull words People like you make me feel proud to show my island Aruba. Hope to see you back in Aruba.
Tom HarneyUnited States
What a gem is Esther and a rare find. She was delightful all day as she showed off Aruba to myself and my family. She showed us all the highlights with a great sense of pride and caring. She orchestrated the day to perfection and filled us in on the local history and culture. He recommendations were spot on and she provided for a time that I will always cherish. Think no further about booking with her. A fabulous lady with a great smile and laugh. We enjoyed every minute. You are the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tom, thank you for the wonderfull words, people like you make proud, Tom thank you,thank you and best wishes to daddy your partner and the whole family. Don't forget if you back on the island to let me know you have now family in Aruba. Esther.
Erin SelvaggioUnited States
Esther was Amazing!!!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. Not only was she able to make a last minute accommodation to our schedule, she was very thorough in her tour and informative. This was hands down one of the best tours I've ever been on in any country and would highly recommend her!! Amazing Wonderful Awesome Fun Informative Spectacular! I could keep going but I'm about to run out of characters!!! Just DO IT!!! You won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks ever so much for your positive feedback., it was a great day. Come back to our island some day. best wishes Esther
Kent SmithUnited States
Esther was an excellent guide. She was prompt, pleasant, and very informative. Her expertise made for an enjoyable day in Aruba!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kent. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your day on our Happy island. Best wishes Esther
David WolfUnited States
Unfortunately I can only give Esther 5 stars. She deserves more. There were 6 in our group and we had a fantastic time. Esther was at the dock waiting for us, took us to some great places, gave us a great "locals" view point on the sites and made sure we were back to the ship on time for our cruise. I highly recommend Esther as the only way to see Aruba.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David thanks for my 5 stars and the wonderful words. People like you make me feel proud to show my '' Happy Island'' Regards and hope to see you back for a visit in Aruba Esther
David HarrisonNew Zealand
Very good tour. Esther was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. 6 hour tour is really too long: we cut it short by choice, and would suggest 4-5 hours maximum. Understand this would be longer if we'd wanted to shop. We feel it was a little expensive even given we had personalised service. In spite of that we would recommend Esther: thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks David for your feedback. I am sorry that you found the 6 hour tour of your choice too long. It might have been better to have opted for the 4 hour tour in your case, which would have cost less. Best wishes and hopefully you will return to Aruba one day and enjoy our island.