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


Klaus Hoellwarth

Brienne, France
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure!, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

Mit Richard haben wir mit Sicherheit die bis jetzt lustigste Führung verbracht. Sein Talent für Humor und Sprachen haben diesen Tag im Nu verfliegen lassen. Es versteht sich von selbst, dass er nach vielen Jahren Erfahrung auf jede Frage auch die richtige Antwort hat. Die Bedeutung des Wortes "Schlagloch" wurde uns in einer uns bis jetzt nicht bekannten Form erklärt ;-)! Sollten wir die Chance haben, wieder einmal nach Jamaica zu kommen, würden wir mit Sicherheit wieder Richard anfunken!

Zoe Krikorian

United States
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Tour: #228066, A Hidden Gem-The Blue Hole, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Christian Esch

Germany
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Tour: #29622, The Bob Marley Experience, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 13/18

Thank you Richard for that excellent service. It was really a great experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy you enjoyed your day Christian! Thanks for choosing ToursByLocals.com and me as your guide.

Roy Semple

Ireland
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Tour: #29622, The Bob Marley Experience, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Richard, Richard, Richard... What can i say? All the reviews are true. You are the best tour guide on the island! Beer in the van, aircon running. Every "ting" we wanted to do on our short visit from the cruise line, Richard, you outdid yourself. We thank you. We visited Bob Marley nine mile, great roads all the way there...:) Dunns falls, the locals version and much, much cheaper! and a local market for our souvenirs. A full on day with a fantastically knowledgeable and genuine Jamaican. Yeahman.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roy! so great hearing from you and the other guys! I hope I will get to see you in 2018. Thanks again for the great time we had on your visit here. Please give my kind regards to Shirley, Adam and Matty! Blessings! Richard

Peter Burlow

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

Had a great day out with Richard, he is very knowledgeable, he was easy to understand , has a great sense of humour and made it an enjoyable day. I feel we now know a lot more about Ocho Rios and the Jamaican people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words Peter! I am happy you both had a great time and that the tour gave you an insight of my country and my people. Thanks for choosing me and ToursByLocals.com. King regards, Richard.

Mark Walloschek

Canada
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Mar 21/17

Richard was the best. We had a blast from beginning to end. Richard has a great sense of and pride in Jamaica. He pointed out everything he thought would interest us. He tailored the tour to accommodate my wife, who has MS, and was using a walker. We would go on tour with him again. Great time, next time we will stay longer,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mark, I am so happy your family had a great time here in Jamaica! It was my pleasure taking care of you all. Thanks for choosing ToursByLocals and for allowing me to show you some of the island! Many blessings, Richard.

Gail Lang

United States
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Tour: #20392, See the highlights of Falmouth through a private tour, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 2/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your positive rating Gail!! Regards, Richard.

Linda PItts

United States
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure!, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 19/17

We had an amazing day with Richard entertaining and informing us!! Highly recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda, it was an awesome day we shared together!

John Klamt

United States
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Tour: #20392, See the highlights of Falmouth through a private tour, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

cannot go wrong with Richard.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John, appreciate the endorsement!

Laura DiRenzo

United States
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Tour: #20392, See the highlights of Falmouth through a private tour, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jul 27/16

We had an amazing day exploring Jamaica with Richard! Richard was very prepared, he even had cold drinks and extra towels. He knew the area very well and drove with skill on the crazy road to the Blue Hole. Richard took us to a great local restaurant for authentic jerk chicken and pork. We felt safe and well cared for the whole day. Thanks for making our visit very memorable and fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So Happy you had such a wonderful time Laura! The pleasure was all mine to show you a little of our beautiful Island. I take pleasure in showing the world some of the beauties we have here. Blessings, Richard.

David Shennan

Australia
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Tour: #29753, A Historical Affair!, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jun 15/16

Richard was amazing! Very knowledgeable and eager to assist us in tracking down my roots on this tour. He had us in stitches with his jokes, some of which were funny!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was all mine David! Hoping to see you both again.

Jessica Snyder

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: May 25/16

Richard was hilarious and we'll knowledgeable about the area . We spent the day driving through Ochi visiting some local vendors, driving through the mountains and having a traditional jerk lunch. The only reason I gave a 4star instead of a 5 star is because he was late and he didn't accompany us into the market where we got swamped by local vendors. Otherwise he was perfect and we will definitely call him if we come back to Jamaica

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your great review, Jessica! Sorry again for picking you up late. Re your market experience, some customers express their desire to shop on their own so I did not want to impose on your privacy to shop as you would like. My apologies. Thanks again and kind regards. Richard.

Pauline Rose

United Kingdom
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Tour: #29622, The Bob Marley Experience From Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Apr 4/16

A long journey there & back flew by with good humour & good music.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pauline! The pleasure was all mine. Regards, Richard.

Christian Hofstätter

Austria
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Tour: #20392, See the highlights of Falmouth through a private tour, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Mar 21/16

Richard was very forthcoming, friendly and informative. Spent almost an hour more with us because of a delay at the gate to the port in the morning. Good music in the car, interesting information about the area and the people - overall a perfect time spent seeing as much as possible in one day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the "thumbs up" Christian! So happy you had a good tour. Your were great company too. All the best! Richard.

Ken Blessing

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 28/16

Richard did a fine job. He understood what we were interesting in doing (wandering in quiet, natural settings), and helped us find just what we were looking for. He has a relaxed, friendly manner; and provided interesting insight into life in the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ken. I am so happy you loved your tour. Blessings, Richard.

Ann Levine

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 20/16

Richard is a wonderful tour guide. He's funny, careful driver, and showed us Beautiful Jamaica, that we wouldn't have seen if we stayed in port.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great day we spent together Paul and Ann. Lets do this again sometime in the near future! Enjoy the rest of your cruise. Regards, Richard.

Sally N.

United States
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure!, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 4/16

Richard was great and we would highly recommend him! He took us to places we never would have known about or seen on our own. His sense of humor and knowledge of the island were incredible. We felt safe at all times. The 6 hours we booked flew by. This was so much better than booking separate excursions from our resort as it allowed us to be in control of our day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind remarks Sally! We did have an awesome day. I am happy you all enjoyed the tour, and hoping that the rest of your cruise was just as great! Blessings, Richard.

Andreas Will

Germany
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure!, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Nov 11/15

The tour was amazing, meeting was exactly at time. Richard speaks a little bit German, this was really good for us. Unfortunately the time was to short to see more. Richard gave us so many impressions and informations about Jamaica, thanks a lot.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your glowing feedback Andreas! You guys were great fun! So sorry we did not have more time to explore more of the Island together. Thanks again for a great day! Best wishes, Richard.

William Winans

United States
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Tour: #29753, A Historical Affair!, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Oct 7/15

Richard was perfect. He customized the tour for us and was very accommodating

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and your family for the wonderful time we spent together while you visited the Island. Wishing you all the best. Regards, Richard.

Anupam Vats

United States
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Tour: #29622, The Bob Marley Experience, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jul 3/15

My wife and I had a great time on tour with Richard. He made it really awesome for us. We would highly recommend anyone visiting Ocho Rios to have Richard as their tour guide. He is fun , courteous , knowledgeable and a great company to have.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much for this glowing review. I take pleasure in providing my customers with the best possible service. Happy you had a great tour and hope you will visit the Island again, soon. Best wishes, Richard.

Angella Mudd

United States
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Tour: #29622, The Bob Marley Experience, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jun 16/15

Richard was so personable. He was friendly from the start and filled us in on the history. He actively involved my kids (ages 8, 14, 18). He never acted irritated or put out with any of my kids. He went above and beyond and gave us a small side trip as we were driving and gave a little bit more of a history lesson. We could not have asked for more. First class service and never implied or acted like he was expecting a tip but he was well worth what we paid.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Angella for your kind review. I am so happy your family had a great time, especially the kids. I am glad you got your monies worth and I really appreciate you using our tour service. ToursByLocals.com and myself look forward to providing your family with great service again. Blessings, Richard.

Teresa McAlear

Canada
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Tour: #29753, A Historical Affair!, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 25/15

Our guide was very friendly and professional. We felt very comfortable with him and would not hesitate to use Tours by Locals again and would certainly love to tour with Oneil in Ocho Rios again!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Teresa! I am happy Oneil gave you all a great tour! He told you were great company! Regards, Richard and Oneil

Robert Wheeler

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 11/15

Richard was awesome! We had a blast. Thank you so much, Richard!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy you had a blast guys! You were awesome sports too! Lets do this again sometime soon!!

Peggy Klos

Canada
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Tour: #29623, Come swim with the Dolphins in Ocho Rios,Jamaica, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 6/15

Christine Harris

United Kingdom
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 5/15

Richard was a fantastic tour guide and our day with him was a highlight of our holiday. He was humorous as well as informative and provided a superb service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Christine, Alan, Pam and Keith! You were all great sports! You made the tour easy and enjoyable so my work day was actually a play day! Thanks again for choosing me to show you some of this beautiful Island and for booking with ToursByLocals.com. Best wishes, Richard.

Annette Kelley

United States
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Tour: #91196, Countryside Adventure!, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Dec 17/14

In spite of the rain we had a great day with Richard. He suggested a change of plans, due to the weather. We toured the countryside, stopped at a coffee plantation, drove through villages in the mountains, had lunch at Scotchie's which was a real treat! Toured the area to the East of Ocho Rios, stopped at grocery store at our request where we bought locally made hot sauces. We loved his sense of humor, easy going manner, and intelligence. Richard will take you where you want to go & get you what you want!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Annette and Jeff for reviewing my service. I am so happy that in spite of the very bad weather you still had some fun. It was my absolute pleasure showing you some of the Island. Wish we had sunshine then but the Creator had other plans. Thanks again and all the best for 2015! Richard.

Daniel Dinger

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Nov 16/14

Richard provided excellent service and was very willing to accommodate us in every possible way. His sense of humor and knowledge of Jamaica was great and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for an excellent and caring guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel. The pleasure was all mine. I really appreciate you experiencing some of the Island with me. Hope you had a great tour! Best wishes, Richard.

Roger Oeyen

Belgium
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Tour: #20392, See the highlights of Falmouth through a private tour, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Nov 12/14

Interesting tour and Richard's personality and sense of humor will make up for any shortage you may encounter. We will definitely re-contact Richard the next time we visit Jamaica.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roger. I absolutely appreciated you exploring some of the Island with me. Best wishes, Richard

Deborah Jack

Canada
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Feb 20/14

Richard was terrific as our tour guide in and around Ocho Rios. He did exactly what we wanted, a tour of the countryside and not touristy stuff. He was very knowledgeable about the area, took us to a small coffee plantation and we had lunch at a very nice but authentic Jerk Restaurant. He was very nice with my elderly mother but also was fun with the rest of us! I would highly recommend Richard!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah and family. I am so happy you all had fun exploring some of the Island. I take great pleasure in showing off my country. Thanks for the wonderful day we spent together. Best wishes, Richard.

Ruth Michelson

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Dec 24/13

Richard is an amazing and accommodating guide. I think we saw more of the Ochee area in a day than most see in a week. He knows the area "like the back of his hand" and will infuse your tour with a sense of history, respect for the local culture and a sense of humor when you least expect it. Our day with Richard was the highlight of our visit to Jamaica.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ruth!! I am so happy you all enjoyed your tour of the area. I just love showing off my beautiful Island to all who choose to visit our shores. Thank you all for a wonderful day with your family and your thoughtfulness. Wishing you all good health and happiness for 2014. Blessings, Richard.

Alson Kemp

United States
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Tour: #20392, See the highlights of Falmouth, Falmouth, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Apr 28/13

Richard was fun. We had no set agenda; just told him that we did not need churches or formal museums. Did the caves, an old plantation, a "jerk" lunch, a botanical garden, the fern valley and a beer. Lots of laughs. Everything was clean and professional. M & A California

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Kemp. I am so happy you had a great day on your tour in Jamaica! It was my pleasure providing this service. Warm wishes, Richard.

James Douglas

United States
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Tour: #29622, The Bob Marley Experience, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Apr 16/13

Richard did an excellent job, I highly recommend Richard for any of his tours in Jamaica. He was very personable and knowledgeable and very good driver. He provided a stocked cooler for us as well as a courtesy. Very reasonable rates and worth every penny. Thank you Richard. Next time in Jamaica we will definitely give you a call.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Douglas, thank you so much for your kind words, I really do appreciate your compliment. I am so happy you both enjoyed your day's tour and that you are pleased with the service I provided. The pleasure was all mine. Thanks again and best wishes, Richard.

Greg King

Canada
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Apr 2/13

Richard was very knowledgable about the area and a born comedian. Our teenage kids l

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg, so happy you all had fun and was informed on the areas we visited. Happy also to have added a little humor t the whole adventure! Thanks for making it ToursByLocals.com and we are looking forward to providing you with lots more wonderful travel experience!! Regards, Richard in Jamaica!

Elizabeth Swain

United States
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Tour: #20390, Private Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jan 28/13

Richard is an amazing tour guide.....he did whatever we desired and helped to make our day on the Island memorable. His wonderful sense of humor is a nioe bonus to an already fantastic personality. I will definatley being looking to use him again whenever we are in Jamaica. Highly recommended!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elizabeth, I am so happy you all had a wonderful time when you visited Jamaica on January 28th. I just love showing off my country and taking care of my guests and visitors to the Island. You all were such a happy bunch, I had a great time too just spending time with you all. Thanks for your awesome review and hoping to see you all again soon!! Warm regards, Richie in Jamaica.

Frederic Thibaut

Belgium
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Tour: #20390, Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Jul 19/12

One quite thank you has our guide richard the tour(ballot) was as well as the very nice and professional guide richard knows perfectly the jamaique and made us discover magnificent places I recommend him(it) to you strongly we we shall resume(take back) him(it) is 100 % One thank you and soon has family thibaut belgium

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to the Thibaut family. We had a great day together in Ocho Rios, Jamaica! I enjoyed showing you my beautiful country.

Sandra Fisher

United States
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Tour: #20390, Ocho Rios high light tour, Ocho Rios, Jamaica    view tour
Date: Mar 21/12

Richard was great he made you feel like a friend that you have known for years. He showed us all the great spots. What a great deal compared to the price on the cruise ship to the falls and the other spots he showed us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words Sandra!! I am so happy you and yours enjoyed your stop here in Jamaica and I was able to add value to your cruise. I truly enjoy showing our beautiful Island to travelers from all over the world. ToursByLocals takes pride in providing the very best tour guides for its guests worldwide. Hoping to serve you again in the near future!! Kind regards, Richard in Jamaica.