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 !
Tim GreenUnited States
Richard was great and a lot of fun! Highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tim! You guys were great too. Richard.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your rating Josef! Highly appreciated.
Mark BiernerUnited States
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 HollandUnited States
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.
William KonvesUnited States
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 BalesUnited States
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!
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!
Ivy Edmonds-HessUnited States
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 DraughonUnited States
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!
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.
Deirdre EvansUnited Kingdom
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.
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.
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!
Richard was fantastic and appeared to know everybody and everything re ocho Rios Tour activities were good that Richard took us to - floating down a river in a tube and jumping off into water holes at Blue Hole Negative was amount of people - four ships in port that day and constant need to keep pulling out money - Australians not used to that (all inclusive price would be preferred) Thanks Richard for sharing your part of the world with us
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for visiting the Island Scott! So sorry you had to contend with such a crowd. I was happy to share my part of the world with you!
Laurie MacDougallUnited States
We had a wonderful time on Richard's tour - he was excellent. The refreshing beverages in the cooler were much appreciated by all, and the visit to Scotchies for local food was exactly what we wanted. Richard went above and beyond in seeing my parents' mobility difficulties and switching vans with his son mid-way through the day so that they could get in and out more easily. Highly recommended - thank you, Richard!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Laurie, you are much too kind. Thank you for this wonderful review. I am so happy your family felt comfortable with me. I do take pleasure in taking care of visitors who come to see my country. I am glad you all had a good time and I do hope you will come to visit again. Kindest regards, Richard.
Tom HeyserUnited States
Richard was wonderful on every level! His vast knowledge of the island and terrific sense of humor sparkled throughout every mile of our adventure. He chose the perfect spot for lunch and went the "extra mile" to accommodate our spontaneous request to visit places off the beaten path. Our other cruise tours paled in comparison to his. Thanks to Richard, we will always cherish how welcome we felt in Ocho Rios. Tom & Nicki H.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tom and Nicki! Thank you both so much for this awesome review of the service I provided. I am so happy you both had fun. I take so much pleasure in exploring this beautiful island with my all my guests. Thank you for choosing to travel with Toursbylocal.com and for choosing me as your local guide. Thanks again and best wishes. Regards, Richard. .
Jo Ann FielderPontoon Beach, IL, United States
I can not say enough good things about Richard. I am SO GLAD I found him on ToursByLocals, he was the best intro to Jamaica!! We had some last minute changes to the plans we made with him, and he more than easily came up with a new plan for us. He is extremely knowledgeable about Jamaica in many ways, and he is hilariously funny!!!! We had such a GREAT time with him, I didn't want to leave!!!!! Book with Richard, you won't regret it!!!!! (party of 6 - 3 adults in their 40's, and 3 kids 9-12)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jo Ann and the group!! I am happy you all had a great time on the Island! I really appreciate your expression of appreciation for the service I provided. I really do love showing off my beautiful country and taking care of the people that are entrusted in my care. You were all great company and I had a whale of a time too! Blessings always! Richard
Sean KeenanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your 5 star rating Sean!
Peter BurlowUnited Kingdom
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.
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.
Jessica SnyderUnited States
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.
Ken BlessingUnited States
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 LevineUnited States
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.
Robert WheelerUnited States
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!!
Christine HarrisUnited Kingdom
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.
Daniel DingerUnited States
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.
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 MichelsonUnited States
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.
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!