Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Oranjestad, Aruba by Tour Guide Esther R.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
Esther R.
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Magdalena Beck-Schmidt

Germany
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Feb 11/20

We really enjoyed our day with Esther - since we came on a cruise ship we didn't have that much time. But she managed to show us all the different sides of her beautiful home Aruba - there is so much to explore! Esther is very friendly, reliable and flexible. You can't go wrong booking a tour with her - you will have a great time and see much more than other travelers :)

Monica Paire

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Nov 7/19

Esther is everything you want in a tour guide. We had a perfect day in Aruba under her care. Reading the other rave reviews, all I can say is , Yes, that's exactly how it was with us, too!

Hugh Leahy

Bellingham, MA, United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: May 24/19

Esther was great, picked us up right at our hotel and spent the day showing us around the island. She customized the tour to places we wanted to see and added in other places. Very knowledgeable as she is a native and knew the history of the island and many towns as we drove through. Recommended a great place for lunch right on the water with fresh catches and cold beers. We will definitely recommend Esther to our friends and look her up next time we come back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you for the wonderfull words, people like you make proud to show my island. Hugh and Karen I hope to see soon back in Aruba.

Scott Boyer

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: May 8/19

Esther was wonderful. We toured all the major tourist sites and also accommodated our special requests to view certain beaches, churches and shopping areas. Esther was very knowledgeable about the history and local culture. Scott

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Scott and Debby , thank you , thank you for the 5 stars. People like you make me proud to show my island. I will follow your advice and I will always remember you !!! Keep on enjoying life and see you back soon in Aruba, Best regards, Esther.

Roberto Prado

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Apr 26/19

Esther is such a great guide (and human being!) She was punctual, knowledgeable, professional and fun! It was an excellent tour. Thank you, Esther, for showing us your beautiful island. We had an amazing time!

Rakesh Lal

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Feb 16/19

Esther is a FANTASTIC local tour guide. She picked us up right on time at our hotel. She is very easygoing and thoughtful. She is very knowledgeable about Aruba's history and culture. Esther spent the entire day with us and accommodated all of our requests. Plus she is just a very nice and wonderful person. Book Esther for your Aruba tour and you will truly be Happy on this One Happy Island! Thank you again, Esther!

Mike Collins

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Dec 26/18

Esther is a perfect host. Knowledgeable on the history and recent events. We visited each of the places requested, and learned so much about this wonderful island. If you are coming to the island and dont want to be part of the tour and excursion 'cattle herd' then dont hesitate to book Esther for the day! no regrets.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mike and Carol, thank you ,thank you for my stars. I had to a wonderfull day with you to. Hope to see you back very soon in Aruba. All the best for you in 2019 . Esther

Brent Small

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Dec 12/18

Esther deserves more than five stars for a fantastic day in Aruba. Fantastic. Listened to what we wanted to do and had great insights to the island. Also suggested a excellent lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brent, thank you for the wonderfull words, people like you make my proud to show my happy island,all the best for 2019 . Greetings from Aruba, Esther.

Nicole Manning

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Aug 30/18

I can not say enough good of Esther!! Aruba was our most anticipated and exciting port to visit, and she didn't let us down...she hit all the key places we wanted to hit and pumped us full of history and knowledge on Aruba. More than once she said "this is your tour" she was very kind and accomidated everything we wanted...great tour and it left us wanting to spend more time on the island...Esther, Jase said to say hi to Pedro!! We will be planning a family trip with my mom and dad to Aruba and definetly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nicole, thank you , thank you, for all the wonfderfull words, say hay to Jase and your Aruban Pedro is saying Hiha from Aruba. Nicole hope to see you soon in Aruba, blessing and thanks!!!!

Wendy Davis

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Jun 27/18

We enjoyed our tour with Esther immensely. It was a nice leisurely pace and really felt like we got to see whole island in one day (with exception of places you can only go by 4-wheel drive) Esther was friendly, knowledgeable and just plain marvelous!! I highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wendy, thank ,thank you for the wonderfull words. Hope to see you soon back in Aruba.

Douglas Erickson

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Apr 10/18

Our tour with Esther was great! She was very enthusiastic and informative. She took us all around the island and showed us everything there is to see on Aruba. She answered all of our questions. We wanted to go to a non-tourist restaurant for lunch and Esther took us to the perfect place. We could not have asked for a better experience than the tour given by Esther. We highly recommend Esther for tours in Aruba. If we ever get a chance to return, we will utilize her services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Douglas,thank you for the padding on my shoulder ,people like you make me proud to show my happy island. Hope to see you soon back on the island.

Tom Parman

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1-3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Feb 27/18

Esther was outstanding! She gave us the exact tour we asked for and her commentary was excellent and full of facts.She topped the trip off with taking us to a local eatery where we had fresh fish.The best!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Tom , Iam glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Aruba. See you back soon in Aruba Best whishes always.

Robert Barnum

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for Bob Barnum, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Dec 28/17

Esther gave a great tour. We spent a full 6 hours touring the island of Aruba. We saw all there was to see and then some and Esther was an informative guide who speaks English very well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert,thank you thank you for the wonderfull words,people like make me proud to show my beautiful island Aruba hope to see you back soon in Aruba. Esther.

Kristen Isaksen

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba full day private tour for 1 to 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Dec 21/17

We loved our tour with Esther! I now know why everyone falls in love with Aruba when they visit. We saw all the different parts of the island and enjoyed lunch where the locals eat. Definitely recommend Esther!

Steve Dierker

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Jan 16/17

Esther was great. She was funny and really enjoyed showing the sights in her country. Like she said it is not a big island but there are things to see(beaches, food, water). Would tour with her anytime the Dierkers

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steve, Thank you for my 5 stars,hope to see you soon back in Aruba. Once more thanks, Esther.

Kourtney Brown

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Dec 22/16

Ester was great. On time, spoke English very well. Vehicle was very comfortable and the knowledge of the island was impressive. Made several stops that we had requested. So much better having a private guide as it was at our speed. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kourthney thank you for my 5 stars. All the best for the New Year and see you soon back in Aruba.

Silke Schlinnertz

Belgium
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Sep 9/16

Esther is just fantastic, very pleasant, explaining everything, stopping or pulling over for photo stop, she really goes with the flow, we had a great day with her. In short it's been a superb experience!

Tom H.

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Apr 20/16

Esther is an excellent guide and representative of the citizens of Aruba. She was very knowledgeable about local history and custom tailored our tour to all of our requests. We recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful words, hope to see back soon in Aruba.

Diane Fennelly

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Apr 19/16

Excellent tour! Esther is a delight. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane, Thank you,for the wonderful words.

Scott Lewellen

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Feb 26/16

One of our highlights in Aruba. Wonderful tour, very knowledgeable of this country and its people. Relaxing and enjoyable time. We would highly recommend taking the time and enjoy and see the real Aruba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Scott, thank you for the wonderful words, people like you make me proud to show my Island.

Klaus Feis

Germany
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Jan 18/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Klaus

Sue Haygarth

United Kingdom
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Jan 13/16

Esther arrived right on time as arranged. Her car was a great size with good air con and half way through the tour she provided chilled water. As a local her knowledge was very good and she was very humorous and easy to chat to. We saw all the main sites on the island during our half day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sue for the terrific feedback. Glad to hear that you were happy with your tour. all the best Esther

Linda Toy

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Dec 30/15

This is the second time I have toured with Esther and I was not disappointed. In fact, she is the one who recognized my name. Her love for the island was evident in the information she gave us as we drove around. Our ship was not in port very long so she was sensitive to the time element, making sure we hit on some important sights and still got to the ship in plenty of time. She was also very helpful with my mother-in-law who is 91 and thrilled with the tour. I would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda. It was great meeting up with you again. Who knows maybe 3 is a charm and you will come back yet again! My regards to your mother-in-law and all the best to you. I am glad you enjoyed your tour. Esther

Harry Beeker

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Dec 23/15

Esther made our visit to Aruba both informative and enjoyable. She was the highlight of our visit and I would recommend her services to anyone visiting Aruba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Harry for you kind words. Hope to see you back on our island again in the future. best wishes Esther

Mary Olsen

Aruba
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Oct 9/15

We had a private tour with Esther & it was the best day ever! She is funny, pleasant, knowledgable about Aruba in every aspect. She knows about Aruban culture, history, languages, food, beaches, education, economics, & politics. We saw the entire island that was accessable by 2WD air conditoned car. We stopped at a great low key seafood restaurant ZeeRover (pirate) & had a refreshment, this was a restaurant I had asked about. We love Esther & now have a friend for life. Thank you! Mary & Mark; California

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary and Mark,thank you for the beautifull words of compliments. I also enjoy very much Touring you guys.I can now say I also have a friend for live. Mary thank once more and don't forget your Arubian friend, Danki( thank you), Esther

Karen C.

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Jun 24/15

Esther was wonderful, very knowledgable and enthusiastic , was patient with My 8 year old who had many questions, this was my 4th visit to Aruba and saw new things with this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your kind words,say hallo to Faith for me and grandma see you soon back in Aruba. Esther

Charles Setzer

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: May 20/15

Esther was warm, friendly, (just great) - we learned a lot about her beautiful island. I highly recommend this tour. Yes, other tours take you to some of the same sites, but Esther gives you all the history of the sites and Aruba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Charles for your kind words. It was a pleasure accommodating you and your lovely wife on this tour. Welcome back to Aruba anytime!

Rick Bane

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Apr 17/15

Our tour guide was both extremely personable and knowledgeable. An interesting history lesson ,pleasant drive around the island and a lot of friendly chit chat made for a fun morning. My wife and I certainly would recommend Esther to one and all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hallo Rick,thank you for the wonderful words. People like you make me feel proud and happy to show my 'Happy Island" Regards and have a save flight home.

Laura Broggi

United States
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Mar 29/15

we were in Aruba for only one day so it was important to us to see and learn as much as we could in the short time we had. Esther was totally awesome. She took us everywhere!! and her knowledge of the island's history was amazing. She made the tour informative and fun! And she let us decide what we wanted to do. Overall, it was the best tour we had while on our cruise, and we did four of them! I recommend Esther 110%!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura thank you for the beautiful words .It was a pleasure being your tour guide. Hope to see you soon in Aruba.

Barry Cruickshanks

United Kingdom
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Tour: #14216, Aruba half day private shore excursion maximum 3 persons, Oranjestad, Aruba    
Date: Feb 25/15

Esther was an excellent guide. She has a very comfortable air-condioned vehicle. She was enthusiastic, helpful and informative. We got a very good insight into the highlighs of Aruba. Strongly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comments and feedback. Best wishes Esther