Ronnie RolandUnited States
Victor did everything right. He was prompt, well-prepared, and friendly. He catered the tour to our interests and knew extensive details about history, culture, flora, and fauna that made our tour terrific. He has a great sense of humor and brings Bridgeport alive for you on a walking tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bringing Bridgetown alive on a walking tour (I like the phrase). Well thank you very much for sharing your review and offering your 5 star rating.
Maryellen BleachUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maryellen and your group for taking time to submit your excellent review, of your experience with me.
Victor skillfully presented facts & personal remembrances in an interesting, balanced way - especially the struggles endured & sacrifices made by those who originally settled/guided Barbados' path. He literally "gave a voice" to buildings, burial sites & statues that had stood in silence for centuries. He thoughtfully paced the morning & guided us to protected areas when showers threatened. It was our first venture with Tours By Locals but it won't be our last - thanks for the 5 star experience, Victor!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you too for your review and 5 star rating. I really enjoyed sharing this aspect of Barbados with you both.��
Rachel CuttingUnited Kingdom
A thoroughly enjoyable tour. Victor is extremely knowledgeable and made the history come alive with stories. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your 5 star review. And here is a suggestion for the Chef in the family: visit Champers restaurant for a Bajan gastronomic experience. Continue to have positive Barbadian experiences.
My wife and I did the World Heritage Site Tour with Victor. What a pleasant and informative morning! Victor is knowledgable and enthusiastic about Barbados, he has a commanding grasp of Bajan history, and an infectious sense of humour. The morning sped by. I would recommend this tour and Victor without hesitation. Once again, Tours by Locals didn't disappoint!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both Stephen for your 5 star review. I really appreciated your questions and what a similar background that our two countries share. Thank you for deciding to visit and experience Barbados.
John ThompsonUnited States
Thank you, Victor, for taking our family on a fantastic 1/2-day tour around the beautiful island of Barbados. The pace was perfect, the stops and sights diverse, and we came away with a better understanding of the history and culture of Barbados. Also, thank you for meeting us as the cruise terminal and dropping us of at our hotel. (We loved your restaurant suggestions!) All the best, The Thompson Family January, 2020
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thats great that the restaurants worked well for you, I am smiling and pleased. Thank you all for taking time to submit your review and a 5 star one as well.
Outstanding day out with Victor, seeing Barbados by Land and Sea. We were three generations, and Victor made sure that everybody saw the turtles and had a great time. In particular appreciated that Victor made sure we did the snorkeling before the crowds arrived and the additional excursions to the cricket ground and the Rum distillery. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes we did have rewarding experiences which concluded with the excellent Mt. Gay Rum Tasting Tour. Thank you all three generations.��
Alan GlickmanUnited States
We had a walking tour of Bridgetown Barbados by Victor and he was superb. 5 out of 5 stars. Extremely knowledgeable about the city and the history of the country. My family members are active listeners with a lot of questions, and Victor was able to answer all of them. He has a wonderful perspective not only of the past but of life more broadly. An engaging, wise guide. Strongly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow. Thank you very much Alan for the five star review from you and family. Continue to enjoy Barbados and I remain at your service. You may also consider visiting the Codrington Heritage Site & Park (commonly known as Codrington College) for my "300+ years Later" guided tour with stories.
Birgitt DAggeUnited States
Victor was very friendly and informative He brought us a group of 6 yo the beach where we met the boat that took us snorkeling w turtles and diving at ship wreck Then we took a tour of mount gay rum showroom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for submitting a 5 star review of my service. Your group was totally lively and fun to be with.
Edward PeckUnited Kingdom
Victor was extremely knowledgeable and took us on a great tour of the whole island. If you are interested in more detailed history and want to get a real feel for the island Victor is your man. Highly entertaining and answered all our questions, good value for money and much better than hiring a car as we covered a great deal of ground in 7 hours. Thank you Victor
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star rating and very positive comments and for taking the time to do so as well. Enjoy the remainder of your activities as you experience other dimensions of Barbados.
Vivien M.United States
Six of us spent the day with Victor learning about Barbados and experiencing the beauty of the island. He shared the history of the island along with his personal story and made us feel like family. I highly recommend touring with Victor when you are in Barbados.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vivien for taking the time to offer your five star review. I enjoyed sharing Barbados with your group and hope you or the others did get to visit the synagogue.
Dennis ShawberryUnited States
What a great tour! The grandkids were able to swim with many turtles before the ship excursions arrived and make the area overcrowded. Very nice van and Victor was a super guide, he speaks very well and very knowledgeable. Super day!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dennis & Bonita for your very early and very 5 star response. I shall also inform the turtles of your super satisfaction.
Lou Anne AskewRaymond, MS, United States
When we (4 adults and 3 grandchildren) met Victor I told him I had some special requests because I had been to Barbado before and I didnt want to do the cruise ship tours. He did not disappoint!! He made sure my grandkids got to swim and I got to go to St. Nicholas Abbey to get my rum. He took us to Medford Craft World where I got a beautiful mahogany vase. Highlight was the North Point scenery. He was so accommodating and great with kids! A wonderful fun filled day~
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lou Anne, for your 5 star review. Your family's requests were fulfilled and I greatly enjoyed your company.
Robert E. MitchellHenderson, KY, United States
Victor was a terrific guide for our day on Barbados. He customized our tour to our liking and did an incredible job keeping us ahead of the cruise ship tours. The snorkel experience with the sea turtles was amazing and the encounter with the monkeys was a lot of fun. He was very informative, a delight to be with, extremely flexible and we greatly enjoyed our day. The took us to some hidden gems and we feel that we really experienced Barbados. You will not go wrong hiring him to be your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am thoroughly pleased that your family had a positively memorable and rewarding experience; the day was relaxed with no rushing. Thank you also for visiting Barbados and taking the time to submit your 5 star review.
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
This was our second visit to Barbados using Victor as our guide. He met us with a big smile at the appointed time at the port. He had a wonderful afternoon planned for us. I think we were the only people from our ship to visit the Animal Reserve. Victor is personable, knowledgeable, and a wonderful guide. We look forward to coming back !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara and Robert for again choosing my services and taking the time to offer your excellent review. The Wildlife Reserve experience was outstanding as the monkeys descended all round us from the trees for the feeding. On your next visit its the George Washington House we visit.
Victor presents Bridgetown history with a hint of humour and true sincerity.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter for taking time to offer your review. The similarity of the colonial past of Australia and Barbados really comes to light during a Historic Bridgetown Walk.
Darren W.Weston-super-Mare, NORTH SOMERSET, United Kingdom
If you want a tour with probably the best guide you could ever want to meet, then book with Victor. He met us at the cruise port as arranged and took us on a walking tour of Bridgetown that included many interesting places that we would never have found if we were left to our own devices. Victor is friendly, humourous and very knowledgeable about Bridgetown and the history of Barbados in general. A fantastic tour... and the rum sours you recommended were great as well. Thank you Victor. See you next time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Darren for taking the time to offer your most excellent review. Next time sample flying fish, or conkie, perhaps local beverages of sorrel or mauby (which has an interesting 300 year history). Do enjoy your cruise.
Mary Ellen WilliamsUnited States
Victor is well educated and gave us much interesting information about history, geology, and and cultures in Barbados. I would highly recommend him to all traveling there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Mary Ellen for your excellent review of my services and taking the time to do so.
Jim JonesUnited States
Tour and lunch stop were amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim for taking time to offer your review. The last minute recommendation to visit Medford's Craft World and learning of the uniqueness of Barbados Mahogany and their craftmanship was a real plus factor. Thanks for visiting Barbados.
Ellen BoerUnited States
Thought the price was a bit high for a walking tour but a Victor was helpful. The most interesting spot was the restored synagogue and its history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ellen for taking time to offer your review. I particularly appreciated the lenghty history/heritage/culture discussion we had prior to our walk and that certain aspects of Barbados and English history consequently became clearer for you both.
Fred RothUnited States
One of the best guides very knowledgeable, intelligent and nice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fred for taking time to submit your 5 star review and I enjoyed your wit too.
Mark HymanUnited States
We had a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark for taking time to offer a 5 star review. Yes we did have a great day. Looking forward to sharing part two of your visit.
Maryann StangerUnited States
Thank you victor for a while nderful day on Barbados. He treated like VIP and changed the itinerary to fit our wants. Loved it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maryann for your 5 star review. Yes we changed planes which worked out very well. And its still tropical here, so when you all need warming up Barbados is your place.
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
During our morning tour Victor gave us an interesting lesson in topography and gully formation. He followed our itinerary to the minute and gave us a great history lesson about Barbados. We stopped to take beautiful photos everywhere. He is personable and knowledgeable. We've already planned our next visit! 5 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and Bob very much for this positive review; we did have a pleasant tour. Look forward to sharing more of my island with you during your next visit.
Amy ZeitlinUnited States
Victor was most accommodating with consideration of my wheelchair. he was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. very satisfied to spend time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amy for your favorable review and I appreciated the questions. Thank you for visiting Barbados and choosing my services. We had a rewarding time together.
Darrell S.Saratoga, CA, United States
Victor provided an informative and interesting tour. He was very responsive in our communications and very agreeable in customizing and coordinating a tour based on our interest. We would recommend Victor if you are looking for a guide in Barbados.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Darrell and Nee for such a quick review and a very positive one as well. It is great when a plan comes together. Thank you both for the Hawaii treats, my wife Melva has laid claim to the peak cap. Do have a pleasant homeward bound trip.
Barbara MartzUnited States
My husband and I visited Barbados to learn more about my ancestors who lived there 300 years ago. Victor put together a tour for us which included a special visit to the Arlington Museum, cemeteries, and even the building in Speightstown which was the family home! His knowledge of the history was excellent. He also took us see the scenic spots along the north which increased our appreciation for the beauty of Barbados. We plan to return and will definitely request another tour with Victor!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara & Ken, I inadvertently missed your review and just decided to have a look through and saw that I did not offer a response. Thank you for taking the time to offer your 5 star review. Great that you got to Juma's . Of Barbados' 11 parishes 10 are saints, I live in the "saintless" parish.
Sherrie NordquistUnited States
Wonderful tour loved every minute so informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sherri, we had fun and information. Thank you for offering a 5 star rating.
Victor picked us up on time, Vehicle was suited to our needs. He provided a tour that stuck to a schedule that kept us in front of large group tours. Victor was extremely knowledgeable about his island and it's history. He provided a "show and tell" when he would talk about things such as a piece of mahogany, ancient tools used by indigenous peoples and what a fly fish looks like to name a few. The local restaurant he recommended was perfect for our group. I would highly recommend Victor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Thank you for your quick and excellent review rating and for choosing my guide services. You sampled a variety of Barbados from underground, to high above, sugar cake, sugar cane, coconut water, Bajan macaroni pie and 3 different fish. Well done, I say, for 6 hours.
Martha HobsonOak Ridge, TENNESSEE, United States
Victor C was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable about the history of his beautiful island and the Caribbean. As my spouse said, "We met as strangers and left as friends." Martha
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Martha for your excellent review of my services your company was enjoyable. FYI the annual Oistins Fish Festival just concluded on Monday.