It was nice to be picked up by Steve, he was punctual, and a very knowledgeable guide. He answered all our questions and gave a good educational presentation about how Florida came to be a good historical lesson about the natives and the glades as well as how humanity has affected the area in good and bad ways. Steve was a safe driver and navigated through the streets of Miami with ease . He got us to the airport on time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen, THANK YOU very much for your kind, 5-star feedback! I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour, as this helps other travelers know that the listing is a great value. I'm also glad that the brief rain didn't dampen your spirits. I hope you all got some really good photos, as we saw so many different species of birds, especially. I hope you can return to South Florida in the near future, and try one of my other tours! All the best, Steve
Larry G GreenCanada
Steven was the most informed tour guide. We loved our tour of Miami. Steven, you are amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your 5-star rating! Your feedback is very helpful to other travelers who are considering the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip, and it was a pleasure for me to host your visit!
JeanLuc CarriereUnited States
Steven is a gentleman and a very knowledgeable Guide. I recommend his good services to anyone who wants to learn about the region and in particular Fort Lauderdale. Thank you for all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: JeanLuc, Thank you very much for your 5-star rating! It was a real pleasure to meet you and your associates, and share what I know of Fort Lauderdale from the Intracoastal Waterway and the New River. There are so many homes and super-yachts of the wealthy, it's hard to take it all in. Your feedback will help others, knowing that the tour is worthwhile, informative, and entertaining. I hope you enjoy the rest of your visit together, and I wish your associates safe travels back to their homes.
Jerome BakerIndianapolis, IN, United States
Steven B picked us up from our cruise ship in Miami and drove us to the Palm Beach area. He provided very useful information along the way and then interesting sights in the various areas in and around Palm Beach. The estates and mansions were amazing. We visited the historic Flagler Museum and learned so much about Mr. Flagler and his profound influence on the development of Florida. We visited the extraordinary hotel, Breakers, and we enjoyed a seaside lunch at the wonderful Seafood Bar. Amazing day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jerry and Julie, Thank you very, very much for your kind remarks and 5-star feedback! I enjoyed hosting your visit. Your rating will help others to know that this tour is a good value, and great way to learn about and enjoy the Palm Beach area. Travel safely, and I hope to see you again when you visit Florida.
Jerome BakerIndianapolis, IN, United States
For our Cosmopolitan Miami tour, Steven picked us up from our downtown Miami hotel he showed us the highlights of the city and surrounding areas including stops at Little Havana, the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, the Coconut Grove and Shotgun houses, the Sacred Circle of the native Indian tribes and the Art Deco district. Steven took us to lunch at La Carreta, a great Cuban restaurant with wonderful, authentic food and atmosphere. Truly a memorable day and highly recommend touring with Steven B.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jerry and Julie, Thanks very much for your 5 - star rating! It was a pleasure for me to spend the day with you, exploring the cultures of the Greater Miami area. Your rating means a lot to me, and I appreciate your feedback very much! You have a friend in South Florida... call me whenever you are in the area.
Elizabeth S.United States
we booked our tour with steven, and then after he picked us up we realized he did our tour last year. We knew we were in good hands. A delightful tour from ft Lauderdale to Miami. Would use him again for tours,.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Liz and Jan, It was a surprise for me, too, to see you again, since your tour to the Florida Keys! Once again, I'm grateful for your 5-star rating. I look forward to your next visit, since there are still many fun attractions and places to visit on your next trip to Florida. Maybe Palm Beach? All the Best, and travel safely!
Our guide, Steve, was vey knowledgeable in the history of Miami. We have learned so many thing we could not have known if we had visited by ourselves. He was an excellent communicator! We do recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. and Mrs. Allard, Thank you for your very kind feedback of the Miami Highlights tour! It was a delight for me to host your visit, and talk about some of the culture of the area, as the neighborhoods pass through some transitions. I hope you also enjoy the professional tennis at Hard Rock Stadium, and I hope you can visit South Florida again and again.
Stephanie F.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your 5-star rating! I appreciate your feedback, and I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your visit. I hope you can return to South Florida again, and try another tour experience!
Julie AnnetUnited States
Steve is a wonderful tour guide who is very passionate about sharing his knowledge. He picked us up promptly from the cruise ship terminal in the morning and dropped us off at the airport later that day. It was a great way to spend the day and learn about Miami's history. We particularly enjoyed the private air boat ride in the Everglades and would highly recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your very kind feedback! It was a pleasure for me to host your visit, and I'm glad that you enjoyed it, too. Travel safely!
Charles ClaypoolUnited States
Steve was a very good tour guide. He was informative, helpful and a good driver. His knowledge of Miami was extensive and he was very accommodating taking time to stop for photographs and at locations we wanted especially to visit. Would recommend him to anyone wanting a personalized tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris, Thanks very much for your very kind remarks! Your feedback is very much appreciated. Others who are looking for a worthwhile visit of Little Havana will be re-assured by travelers like you, who respond to the tour with such a positive reaction. I hope you can visit South Florida again!
David ToloUnited States
If you like history and background this is your tour. Thank you, Steven.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your 5-star feedback! I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit, as we "traveled" through history, from Native Americans to the super-yachts of Fort Lauderdale. Your feedback will help others who are looking for tour options to know that this tour is interesting and worthwhile. Thanks again, and travel safely!
We were disappointed (not with the guide, but with the length of time trying to locate an alligator). We felt as though there would have been very limited opportunity to come across one and it seemed as though we should be happy to see one in the cage instead. From what we have heard from others this is very common. I understand the wildlife aspect, but was expecting something different. Also disappointed in the speakers in the wildlife areas - could not understand one of them as he talked way too fast.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are absolutely right! The airboat park was completely overwhelmed with 11 tour buses during our visit. The staff there were numb, as tour groups walked in on each other, as if there was no-one else there. Both "handlers" (the presenters) were new... I have hosted groups there since 1993, and have never seen these staff members before. I am now looking into other airboat parks that could provide more wildlife, and in a less frenzied environment. Thank you, and enjoy your future travels!
This was a fun tour. We loved little Havana and all the information Steve told us about the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very happy to see that you enjoyed this tour! I never get tired of showing guests the "old" and "new" Little Havana, and some of the Cuban culture. Great ice cream, too!
Very thorough tour and the guide was on time every time. He knew the local area very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michelle, Thank you very much for your very kind feedback. It was a pleasure to meet your entire family, and share the "Art Deco" experience with you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen, Thanks very much for your five-star rating! I hope you also enjoyed the Mariner of the Seas, and your stay at Eden Roc. I hope you can visit South Florida again in the near future! Travel safely!
Touring Miami with Steve was wonderful. As well as seeing all the fantastic tourist sights, we saw and learned how Miami has grown and changed. It was fascinating. Thanks Steve.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anne, Thank you for your 5-star feedback! I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience. It still amazes me how so many different cultures can thrive, living next to each other, in such different ways. I hope you can come back to warm, sunny Florida soon, and perhaps visit another area. Travel safely!
Jeremy SchaeferUnited States
Steve was easy going and very informative. He showed us a part of Ft Lauderdale that was very interesting. If you like a Paul Harvey type "rest of the story" you will enjoy this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeremy, Thank you very much for your 5-star rating! Your rating is so important, as it helps travelers to know that the tour is interesting and worth booking. It is always difficult to host a tour with young adults, who may not be as interested as their parents, which is a challenge for any guide. I hope you will include South Florida in you future plans, and visit again, for more culture, history, and, as Paul Harvey said, "the rest of the story" .... in Miami and other great South Florida tours.
Marsha FosterUnited States
We all enjoyed the tour of Little Havana, learning so much history about the area. We especially liked stopping for lunch at a Cuban café, visiting the Biltmore Hotel and learning the history of Coral Gables. So much more to see and do that what I had imagined. Our guide Steven did a really great job and certainly gave us our money's worth. He knew so many facts and stories about every part of the tour. I'm so glad we chose to spend our day on this tour and got to meet Steven!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marsha, Dave, Ben and Nick Thank you very much for your five-star rating! I was delighted to meet all of you, and I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you can return to the "east coast" of Florida again sometime, and perhaps see what's going on in Palm Beach. Have a very Happy New Year, and travel safely!
John C.Bourne, United Kingdom
Steve was ready and waiting for us to get through our immigration and customs process at the Everglades cruise terminal. We then had a tour that was full of information about Miami and the many different cultures that populate the city. The information was factual and without bias. The vehicle was appropriate for the two of us and our luggage. At the end of the day Steve dropped us at Miami international airport. A very pleasant day before the long flight home.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John and Lugia, Thank you very much for your 5-star rating! It was a pleasure for me to meet you, and I appreciate your interest in the area throughout the day. I hope to see you again on your next visit to South Florida. By the Way, the name we couldn't think of is "Cardiff Arms Park", according to my wife! Safe Travels!
Joe HickeyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your five-star rating! It means a lot for me, and also to help others to know that the tour is a good value. I hope you can return to South Florida, and enjoy another cultural experience in the not too distant future. Travel safely, Steve B
Judith HenkeUnited States
This was a fantastic tour. Our tour guide Steve was timely, knowledgeable, and the consummate guide. He was so willing to customize the tour to our requests and interests. I would highly recommend Steve.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judy and Linda, it was a pleasure to spend the day together, exploring the cultures of the many different Miami neighborhoods. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience! Thank you very much for your feedback, as it helps others to know that they will enjoy it, too. I hope to see you again, the next time you visit South Florida.
Elizabeth S.United States
would recommend this guide and tour. from the key lime pie treat to being able to take a trip out to sea on the African queen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elizabeth, Thanks very much for your kind feedback for this tour on the famous "African Queen" steamboat. The scenic drive is also one of my favorites! Plus, as you said, the Key Lime pie is the best in the Florida Keys! I also hope you enjoyed your cruise on the Celebrity Equinox. I hope to see both of you again on your next trip to Florida.
Stephen R.United States
We booked a full day tour with Steve in order to learn more about Miami and the history. Steve shared his extensive knowledge and many years of experience in Miami. Steve was able to help us meet our goals of learning about the communities, cultures, and histories of the people of Miami. Steve was patient and accommodating and open to questions and customizations. It was enjoyable to learn and see more about Miami without having to pay attention to traffic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Stephen and Stevie, It was a real pleasure for me to help welcome you to the diverse communities of Miami. A private tour is the best way to learn about a neighborhood when you move to a new area. Thanks very much for your 5-star rating! Your kind remarks will help others to select this tour, knowing they are going to find it worthwhile and enjoyable. All the best to you both, in your new home and in your new city!
Brian BoydenUnited Kingdom
Our second tour with Steven was of Miami. Once again the detail provided was first class. I wish we had booked this tour to last for two days. Steven is so committed to providing an excellent level of service. Not only were we able to visit many different areas, of Miami, learning about the inhabitants and architecture of each, we were also taken to the Biltmore Hotel. Here we rode the same elevator that Al Capone used when staying in the Penthouse Suite.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brian and Carol, again, thanks indeed for your 5-star rating! It seems the more I host this tour, the more I learn about the various cultures that weave the fabric of Miami. When you visit next time, I hope you can see the "new" Little Havana, and perhaps the Wynwood Walls, which we didn't have time to see. I'm glad you selected two of my tours, and enjoyed them as much as I do. All the best, and hope to see you again.
Brian BoydenUnited Kingdom
Steve is so enthusiastic that he provides power point notes/photos which he uses in his car to supplement the story he is telling. His depth of knowledge is incredible. We not only saw Fort Lauderdale we learned how it came into being and has grown through the ages. The Everglades airboat tour was delightful and skilfully organised as was the visit to the Sawgrass Recreation Park and Charity Alligator Sanctuary. Steve knew everybody, wherever we went, and was able to fast track access.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brian and Carol, it was indeed a pleasure for me to host your visit to the Everglades. Thank you for your very kind remarks, as those who read them will rest assured that they, too, will truly enjoy this experience. I'm glad to hear that the photos are helpful, as I am such a "visual" person. Also, I was very interested in your stories about England and Wales. I hope to see you again, soon.
Neiland SammonsUnited States
Steve was very flexible and accommodating to our party of demanding individuals. Made our trip to Ft Lauderdale most enjoyable. Got us to the ship with time to spare! Will call again!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Neil, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. Thanks to travelers like you, others will feel more confident in booking tours, knowing they will get a valued local experience. I appreciate it very much! I hope you can return to South Florida soon, and enjoy another tour to one of our many famous attractions. Travel safely, Steve B
David WeeklyUnited States
Well done! Steven was well prepared and very positive. Our grand children learned a lot on this tour and stayed focused. The ice cream in Little Havana was awesome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, Thanks very much for your 5-star review! I'm glad to hear that even young people enjoy learning about new things, such as the Everglades and the Cuban culture of Miami. I hope you can visit South Florida again in the future, and find out where to find the very best Key Lime Pie, for example! All the best, Steve
Alice (Becky) ClarkUnited Kingdom
Steven had an incredible knowledge about the history of the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive feedback! I wish you safe travels, wherever you go.
Virginia GoodUnited States
The tour is wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Virginia and Bob, Thank you for your very kind review. Without a lot of words, your 5 star rating says volumes. For anyone considering this tour, your feedback should give them confidence that they will enjoy it, also. I hope you can return to South Florida, and we can explore some of the other tours as well. All the best to you!
Heidi BorcaUnited States
Thoroughly enjoyed. Excellent custom tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Greg and Heidi, thank you for your 5-star feedback. I certainly appreciate it! It was indeed a pleasure for me to host your tour throughout the Art Deco District. Enjoy the remainder of your stay, and I hope you can return to South Florida in the near future. Travel safely, Steve