Heather SkaleUnited States
You are crazy to tour Roatan with anyone other than Steve. Steve took us on an amazing tour, in which we felt like royalty being shown around the island by its patron. Everywhere we went, Steve knew the locals. He showed us a book about the history of the island and his grandfather being one of the first immigrants from California. He knew the best beach, the coolest animal sanctuary, best local food, and an exquisite beach bar. And everywhere we went, everyone knew Mr. Steve. Five stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well it was a pleasure to show you the island. Your family is so very sweet and be sure to come and visit. Remember airport pick up is free to your beach front property. Thanks again Paddle paddle Steve
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day on the island. Good for the ladies trying the Sea Doo.
Karen DewaineUnited States
Late pick up. Only excuses when asked why. Had to have other tour companies call to ask where he was. 30 min later he showed up. Meanwhile my mom. (86) had to stand in hot sun waiting. It was a private customized tour and when I let him know the sites we wanted to see he did not know the locations , and when I asked him about the history of the island .he couldn't provide it.. Requested lunch in coxen hole..that didn't happen either. Good thing only..he had snorkel gear.. Would not recommend this guide
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Judie BudnickUnited States
Steve is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun-loving, compassionate guide! We are a family of 6 ranging in age from 6-82 who all enjoyed our tour of Roatan and the animal rescue center. His willingness to please and do whatever we wanted is also noteworthy!
Pamela H.MESA, AZ, United States
Steve is an excellent guide! When my husband couldn't join us at the last minute, Steve changed our planned tour to make me comfortable on the tour alone & did a fabulous job. I feel like I saw so much of the west side of the island & enjoyed hearing about all the good things going on. Wish we had gotten to snorkel, the water & the beaches are simply amazing. With his guidance & suggestions, we are hoping to come back to visit longer someday. Highly recommend touring with Steve. He's great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a nice day on the island. Sorry Gearge could not make it. The book is The Lost City of the Monkey God. Enjoy and see you next trip. Steve
Hugo A RamirezPanama
Steve was very nice. He has been living in Roatan for many years and has a long family history with the island. We had a very relaxing and fun time out in West End, snorkeling, paddleboarding, chilling by the beach having cocktails. We also got to drive around the island and learn a little bit about Roatan's way of life. A nice introduction for a short cruise-stop visit to the island. Would definitely recommend.
Diana A.United States
Our group experienced a beautiful day on Roatan with Steve. He designed the tour around our interests and abilities. We're glad we visited before this little discovered area is swarmed by tourists. We've now added a boat ride through the mangroves that included a local cold beer at the Hole In The Wall and sighting a red crab. Thanks Steve for refunding for the two of our group that were unable to attend. Super guide and very nice person.
Pamela PassenUnited States
Sorry for the late rating, with that said our tour with Steve was by far the best tour we did during our Christmas Cruise. Steve was able to get us to Daniel Johnson's before other tours and we were able to really enjoy a great time holding Sloths, Monkeys and Birds before it got crowded. It was truly awesome and we would highly recommend visiting the Sloths. Afterwards Steve took us on a wonderful tour of the island, he was knowledgeable, entertaining and we had lunch right on the water. Thanks!!!
Dennis StickIrvine, CA, United States
steve picked our family up right on time and we drove through the island to the west end. He opened his paddle board shop and taught us how to paddle board. Even grandma and papa learned on the crystal clear bay. Beautiful place. We all had a lot of fun. Steve even arranged a last minute scuba dive which was really fantastic. He knew a lot about the island and shared his enthusiasm with us. We topped off our special day with a visit to a monkey sanctuary. Great pictures!
Dennis DattiloUnited States
Steve was great! Doing a private tour with someone who actually lives there is the best way to see a new place. Steve showed us all round the island pointing out many points of interest along the way. He took us to do our amazing zip line adventure before heading to West End. West End is an amazing place all the way around! We snorkeled, had lunch/drinks at the awesome Sundowners Beach bar. After lunch we were able to walk around and see West End all without the mass of people from the cruise!
Candace SteeleUnited States
I absolutely recommend this tour AND guide! I went with my 2 children and we felt very safe. The tour was customized exactly as we asked and Steve provided a wealth of local information. If we ever return, we'll be looking him up for another tour.
Alan JacobsWhite Lake, MICHIGAN, United States
Steve was an excellent tour guide. From Cali but now lives in Honduras and knows the area very well. knows alot of the local kool spots and the locals themselves. knowledge of buildings, landmarks, construction sites, and things to come. the monkey/sloths are awesome to hold and see and learn about. they are well cared for and loved by the workers at Daniel Johnson's. then to hidden stores to shop. also ate/drank at a resort. was not crowded and at a beautiful location. flexible and will take you anywher
Kenneth PilandUnited States
Our tour with Steve was terrific. It was by far the best excursion we took on our cruise. Steve is super nice and very knowledgeable about Roatan. The beach where we snorkeled and paddled was away from most of the cruise crowds so it was quite peaceful. The snorkeling was good, not great, but the weather could have affected that. We had a great time despite some periodic rain. As an extra bonus the beach bar on that bay was amazing! They had excellent food and drinks. Highly recommended!
Susan SheehanUnited States
Steve did a great job accommodating us for the day. Our party of four was all over the map in terms of what we wanted to do, all of us having different interests. Steve was easy going, super flexible and attentive. We spent the day on the beach at Half Moon Bay, had our own snorkeling masks, Steve took us shopping and brought us lunch from a local restaurant. He rounded up an ice chest and a bag of ice so we could have cold drinks on the beach.
Maryann StangerUnited States
Wow! What a great day. I have an Instagram travel blog w/ 87,000 followers. I love to go off the beaten path on private tours, but this time, with 4 grandkids, we decided to go to the rescue center with sloths & monkeys. Sooooo touristy! And crowded! Steve said he though he knew what we wanted so our plans were changed after the sloths & off we went on an adventure. IT WAS PERFEFT! Such an amazing day. Thank you Steve for your incredible surprises around every corner.
Annette KelleyUnited States
Steve was a great guide. His in depth knowledge of Roatan, some due to his family's long history on the island, was valuable. The East Side tour with a boat ride into the mangroves & the beautiful bays was wonderful. Loved stopping at Hole in the Wall bar -- we were the only customers that morning so had delightful visit with the bartender. We went to lunch at Cal's Cantina. What a view! Excellent fish tacos and jerk chicken. Steve drove us into French Harbor for a look around, too. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much. Glad you both enjoyed yourselves. Look me up on your next vacation. Paddle paddle Steve
A really great tour, got an unusual and informative view of Raotan. Steve is a great guide a real knowledgeable local. Fun and interesting.
Melinda S.United States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
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Tara EvansUnited States
Besides not realizing there was a difference between ship time and local time we had a wonderful day. After we clarified that we wanted to visit the West end of the island we had a great day. The dory boat ride was amazing and we enjoyed the stops we made along the way. All the locals we encountered were very interesting. The food at the Hole in the Wall was amazing!
Harry JacobUnited States
a superb experience with a wonderful and knowledgeable host. Look forward to using this service again.
Kayla KirkpatrickUnited States
Absolutely our favorite stop!! Steve was excellent, very easy pick up, and as he drove to our destination he was very informative about the island and the history. The paddle boarding was a lot of fun and there is even a ship out in the water the kids could play on. Our youngest enjoyed the snorkeling and collecting a few shells. Great places to eat especially at Sundowners Beach Bar. A great place to relax on a beautiful beach and have a family day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day with your family and your kiddos sure were fun. Thanks again and hope to see you all back on the island soon.
Kevin BlaesUnited States
His basis of knowledge of the island and the residents of the island is fantastic. The tour to the mangroves is a must!! We enjoyed the laid back feeling to the entire trip and never felt rushed
Lyle StuckerUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Steve last month as we toured the island and then spent some time on the beach and paddle boarding. It was more than we hoped for as we experienced different lifestyles on the island. Paddle boarding was a blast. Steve took care of every need that we had, but allowed us to enjoy our time on the island together as a family. We would definitely book with Steve again!