We were on the tour during our New Years Cruise on the Carnival Victory. We had Yellowbird as our tour guide and like many have mentioned here, he is an excellent guide. His passion for his island is apparent in everything he says and does during his tour. For the price we paid I don't know how they are able to offer the tour that they do. We have been on other tours and paid as much and not been provided food or the number of stops that we had during this tour. No need to bring drinks or food for this trip or worry where you will buy food along the way - everything is provided. One suggestion I would have for future visitors would be to bring along some small bills to purchase the goods that are available along the side of the road at many of the stops you will have. The island has a very high unemployment rate and this is how the people supplement their income and provide for their families. No handouts here - they work for what they have or they don't have it.
As well as being a fantastic tour it is easy to see that Yellowbird is well respected on the island - I felt very safe at every stop and it seemed it was partly because we were with Yellowbird. One other thing to note that warmed my heart was how Yellowbird took care of the people he comes in contact with. Extra bananas were given to children along the road, extra bread and cheese were given to a little girl at one of the stores. We stopped to pick up cookies at one of the local houses and therefore supplementing her income.
We stopped at a banana plantation, a lookout to view the Pitons, we spent an hour or so at Jalousie beach, we were able to stop at the lava pool and had time to go into it - from what I understand this may not be available on all tours and will depend on the time. We also stopped at the waterfall and anyone willing to go into the falls could. We also stopped at Marigot Bay lookout. All along the way the local plants were pointed out.
One final note, this tour is not intended for mobility impaired guests unless you are able to negotiate a different stop from the beach between the Pitons. Guests are required to step down into a water taxi from a very high dock and step off the water taxi onto a wooden ladder leading to the dock and the reverse going back.
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