Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Falmouth-Jamaica by Tour Guide Richard B. (Guide #3246)


Debra Ryan

United States
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Tour: #228066, A Hidden Gem-The Blue Hole-A Private Tour in Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 25/20

Richard was awesome!!! We are 2 sisters and we were so well taken care of that we had the time of our lives and always felt so safe! RIchard offered door to door service and showed us the Jamacia that we wanted to see and provided top service. You will not be disappointed when you book with RIchard

Gabriela Wagner

Austria
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 17/20

very fast and competent contact while planning the tour, in time at port, verry nice, competent and flexible. Richard made us an unforgetable day in Jamaica !

James Ross

Katy, TX, United States
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure! A private tour from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 12/20

We loved Richard. He was very knowledgeable about everything Ocho Rios. He was also very entertaining and kept us laughing and enjoying ourselves throughout the whole tour. Driving tours can get boring sometime but Richard made sure that wasn't the case in our tour. Would recommend Richard 100% to anyone wanting to find out all they can about Ocho Rios and its history! James & Ann Ross Katy TX

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James and Ann! I had a great day too! you both were awesome travel companions. I am happy you enjoyed your tour. Richard

Tim Green

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 29/20

Richard was great and a lot of fun! Highly recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tim! You guys were great too. Richard.

Josef Schliffenbacher

Germany
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 26/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating Josef! Highly appreciated.

Larry Pierce

United States
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure! A private tour from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 23/20

Yes, we used the incomparable Richard B. and his lovely near-new van. If you want humor and information, you are in the right place. He can answer all the questions. We learned more about Jamaica. We stopped at a coffee orchard, learned how banana trees function and were shown crops like nutmeg, cabbage, and Scotch Bonnet Peppers. We toured the oldest church. We learned about the TRUE island heroes saw the home of Bob Marley. We also learned about the local mining, sugar, and rum in the Island.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Larry! Your family was awesome and I am happy you all enjoyed your tour on the Island. Your great review is highly appreciated!

Paul Hawkes

United States
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Tour: #20392, See the Highlights of Falmouth Through a Private Tour, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 1/20

Richard is an amazing guide! He was fun to be around and you could tell he loves his country and the Jamaican people. I originally signed up for a tour but I changed my mind last minute and Richard was totally cool to not only accommodate us but to make sure we were going to have a good time. He took us rafting on the Martha Brae, sightseeing/photo spots along the ocean, flea market shopping in Ocho Rios, and to eat some really good Jerk Chicken. We spent 6+ hours with Richard and loved our day there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great review Paul! I am so happy you all had a great time on the Island. Wishing you and your family an amazing 2020!

Anne Hamburger Jenney

Jamaica
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure! A private tour from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

Richard B. was an absolutely wonderful tour guide. He is warm, funny and informative with a wealth of interesting facts to share. When the coffee plantation was closed because it was on the weekend, he supplemented our tour with a trip to the Blue Hole which we adored. Richard went above and beyond our expectations and we'd take another tour with him in a heartbeat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne and family! I am so happy you all had a great time. I do take much pride in showing my country to my guests. Thanks for choosing me as your guide and I do look forward to seeing you all again!

Jonathan Levin

United States
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Tour: #29622, The Bob Marley Experience from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Dec 24/19

Richard was such a joy to be with. He welcomed my whole family (2 Adults and 2 young Children) with open arms and a contagious laugh! He drove us from the port of Ocho Rios to Nine Mile and educated us the entire way. His vehicle was meticulously clean and well air conditioned. He even provided all sorts of beverages free of charge. I would recommend Richard for any excursion throughout the island of Jamaica. We hope we can come back one day and hire Richard again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Levins! You guys were awesome! I just have so much fun showing off my country! I am happy you all had a great day on the Island. I especially had a great time interacting with the kids! Happy Holidays! Richard.

Juliann Matsuoka

United States
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Tour: #29622, The Bob Marley Experience from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Dec 11/19

Thank you Richard for the professional, friendly, personal group tour to Bob Marley Museum and shopping. Richard was ahead of the scheduled tour time and made sure we got back to port on time. He spoke great English and has a great since of humor. He explained many details about Jamaica and its people. He made sure we felt safe during our tour. Richard shared ice cold bottles of water to top off a wonderful and warm tour of the beautiful island. Best tour guide ever!! Thank You, Thank You, Richard B. :)

Marybeth Anderst

United States
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Tour: #228066, A Hidden Gem-The Blue Hole-A Private Tour in Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

Taking a private tour was a great decision. It is not only cost effective, it allows you to do the things you want to do and personalize the day to you and your family's needs. Richard was a fabulous guide and made sure that each of us in our group of 6, (aged 7 - 69), had fun while teaching us about the Jamaican countryside and culture. the Blue hole was definitely an experience unlike any other I have had on my multiple trips to Jamaica. I highly recommend Richard, and this excursion!

Mark Bierner

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Richard B. was a wonderful guide. He was SO friendly and full of fun. He met us (party of 4) with his very nice van at the port in Falmouth, then we went tubing on the Rio Bueno, then we went to a restaurant near Ocho Rios that specializes in jerk meats (it was great!), and then we took a drive through Ocho Rios. All in all, it was an excellent experience and I give Richard B. my highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mark for choosing to see some of Jamaica with me as your local guide! Your group was awesome and I am happy you all had a great day! Looking forward to your visit sometime again soon! Blessings!

Ralph Holland

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Great guide, right on time, helped us get in a lot in a short time. We were a group of 56. The suggested visits were perfect for our group. They all enjoyed it very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ralph and Donna Holland! What an awesome day is was! I am happy your group of 56 had a great time on the Island. I look forward to doing this with you again! Blessings.

Jamar Miller

United States
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure! A private tour from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Richard is fantastic, he was there before we even disembarked the Disney cruise Ship. So nice to not have to wait + before we arrived He went out of his way to pick up some Shot Glasses at Hard Rock Cafe for me . Hard Rock Cafe would have been impossible for us to go to as our custom made Itinerary had us going in the opposite direction. He was knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, always punctual, & made the whole day amazing. Trust this guy and this site ! DON'T book through the cruise line book direct!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jamar and family. I am so happy you had a great day. I really take pleasure in providing great service for my customers. You all were such great sports. Thank you for a great day here on the Island!

Kimberly Foster

United States
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure! A private tour from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

We had a wonderful day with Richard. The van was cool and comfortable. We had to adjust our itinerary due to the local holiday but we ended up at a beautiful safe beach. Richard was professional, knowledgeable, and funny. Richard is the man!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so happy to have been your local guide Kim! I do take pleasure in taking care of my guests. Kindest regards.

William Konves

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

We had a wonderful trip with Richard. He knows EVERYTHING about the island that you want to know. We forgot out towels and he even had his wife bring us some from their home. Very nice man. So much better than paying for a tour as we decided throughout the day what to do. After jumping in the blue hole we were all too tired to go tubing so we went to the beach instead.

Bethany Bales

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Runaway Bay, Jamaica    view tour
Date: May 23/19

I love Richard! We had him for 2 days. He is so nice and funny. Both days were great. His transportation was clean and he was on time. His knowledge of the island is amazing. I can't say enough good things about him. Look no farther for the best experience possible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bethany! I am happy you all enjoyed your tour. I had a great time with your family too!

Bethany Bales

United States
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Tour: #29622, The Bob Marley Experience from Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay, Jamaica    view tour
Date: May 21/19

I love Richard! We had him for 2 days. He is so nice and funny. Both days were great. His transportation was clean and he was on time. His knowledge of the island is amazing. I can't say enough good things about him. Look no farther for the best experience possible.

Rona W.

Australia
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: May 1/19

Richard was excellent, we had a very fun day. We requested culture and authentic food, and Richard delivered. He is a gentle giant, taking care to make sure our whole day was fun and great places to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy you had fun Rona! I had so much fun showing off some of my country too! Blessings!

Andy James

United Kingdom
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure! A private tour from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Apr 17/19

We wanted to see more of the real Jamaica and Richard didn't disappoint. A great sense of humour from the off and he managed to pack so much into the few hours we were with him, varying the itinerary in line with the things that interested us. We would definitely recommend and will use again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy you valued the tour Andy! I take pleasure in showcasing the very best of my Island and our unique culture. The day's adventure was well worth it!

Ivy Edmonds-Hess

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

During our recent cruise, Ocho Rios became our favorite stop. It was so scenic and we had a great day out with Richard. He got us into some places that we normally would not have been able to do as a tourist. He spent quite a bit of time before hand getting to know what we were like and the kind of things we like to do. He helped us shape our day to our liking. Don't book with Richard if you are stuffy and don't like to laugh. I bought some pork today to make jerk pork. Thanks Richard for the tip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words Ivy! I absolutely had a great time with you guys. I take great pleasure in showing our country to travelers who want to explore this beautiful Island.

John Draughon

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Mar 13/19

Richard was great in the morning but then came afternoon vendor shopping.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. I am so sorry you had a bad experience with the vending segment. Hope the rest of your cruise was a great experience!

Joanne Kokol

Canada
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 14/19

Richard was a great guide, we didn't have a clear idea of what we wanted to do in Ocho Rios, he showed us beautiful views, lovely neighbourhoods, stayed away from touristy areas (like we wanted) & kept us laughing. A wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joanne! I am happy you had a great day on the Island. Kindest regards.

Brent Small

United States
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Tour: #29753, A Historical Affair!, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 11/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your thoughtful review Brent. I am happy your had a good day on the Island! Regards, Richard

Robert Quist

Salt Lake City, UTAH, United States
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Tour: #29753, A Historical Affair!, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 5/19

Richard is wonderful, full of wit and humor. He meet us as agreed and provided an exceptional tour of the area. Stopping often for photos, he was great in recommending out of the way places full of charm that we should visit where the tour busses can't go. If you are touring anywhere close to his hometown area of Ocho Rios, Richard is the guide you should be using.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert! I really appreciate your kind words and I am happy you enjoyed your the time we spent together on the Island. Kindest regards.

Andrew Mayville

United States
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Tour: #29753, A Historical Affair!, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 28/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating Andrew. Highly appreciated.

Jon L.

Dorena, OR, United States
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure!, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 26/19

The tour with Richard was exactly what I've come to expect from Tours By Locals. An excursion provided by an extremely competent guide, fascinating places to visit, informative commentary, comfortable travel accommodations, and a lifetime of memories. Richard excelled at all of the above. Plus a witty and dry sense of humor. The other travelers thanked me profusely for arranging the tour. The icing on the cake was Jamaican cuisine at a local restaurant to acquire the full "flavor" of Jamaica!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review, Jon! Absolutely appreciated! I am so happy you all were happy with the service I provided. I love my country and that makes me really happy showing it to every one who takes the time and interest to visit our shores. Blessings! Richard.

Deirdre Evans

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 15/19

Richard gave us a super tour exactly as we wanted. It was a day full of fun experiencing the culture, history, and tastes of Jamaica in great company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are most welcome Deirdre! Thank you for choosing us. We really appreciate you using our service.

Corinne Valy

Germany
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 14/19

Richard was a tremendous guide in Jamaika, even if we were a little bit difficult for him at the beginning (not because of him). We can recommend him for everyeone who wants to discover jamaica. Corinne and Peter

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Corinne and Peter! Actually, you were great sports! I am happy you had a good time on the Island! Best wishes, Richard.

Oliver Pauser

Germany
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios Highlight Tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 13/19

Thanks for the great day! It was very nice at the blue-hole:)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your positive feedback Oliver. I am happy you had a wonderful day!