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“Good tour, beautiful Island” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cosol Tours

Cosol Tours
| Babonneau Post Office, Castries, St. Lucia
758-719-6697
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Good tour, beautiful Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We all enjoyed our tour with Cosol. The email communication was simple, quick and efficient. They were waiting when we got off the ship, but appeared a little disorganized. I guess due to the fact that they had lots of guests in multiple buses. The island is very hilly with very windy roads so be prepared. The stops while nice were not exactly what I expected, a little more basic and much more crowded then I thought they would be. Lunch stop was again basic, and very crowded after their 4 or 5 other buses and pax got there. Enjoyed the boat ride and the beach, although again the only portion available to tour pax to sit on the left side was very crowded while the rest of the beach and chairs from the resort cost $20 per chair, even though we were only there 1 hour. The driver was excellent. A good driver, friendly and entertaining as well as knowledgeable. Overall not bad, but unfortuantly like many things that become popular on T/A its their own downfall as they grow to large, and we definitely saw some of those problems with Cosol and the crowding with all thier buses came together at the same stops at the same time.

Visited January 2013
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“Loved it - glad I took dramamine though!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My husband, 12 year old son and I very much enjoyed our tour of St. Lucia with Cosul. There were quite a few vans, and we were lucky enough to get Cosul as our driver. He very professionally navigated the windy roads of St. Lucia. I read the negative reviews here (after our trip) and it seems like most of those people had no idea that St. Lucia is a very hilly place! There is no way you can visit all the stops that Cosul takes you to without driving a long way, and up and down mountains. If you are prone to motion sickness - take some dramamine first or you'll regret it!

There are plenty of stops to stretch your legs and take photos. All of the restroom stops were rustic, but clean. The $1 you pay supports the locals who provide the facilities. The food was plentiful - the breakfast spot had local delicacies, and there was plenty of food for all. The blue bar bus was at most stops with cold water, soda, beer and rum punch. The hot bread and cheese was delicious and hit the spot. The piece of bread for each person was very large, most of us couldn't finish. There must have been some big appetites in those other groups!!

The beach stop was short - but there was plenty of time to snorkel - the snorkeling was AMAZING. The banana plantation was very interesting, and the bananas were the best I've ever had. Cosul encouraged us to take extra to feed to the fish - and they loved them.

Cosul is obviously very well connected on the island and very knowledgeable. He was friendly (fantastic laugh) and informative. If you are infirm, or not able to get in and out of vehicles and boats easily, I do not recommend this. If you have a huge appetite - eat breakfast on the ship first (you know you will anyway). If you enjoy a great tour on a beautiful island where you can learn about the country from a local and don't want to overpay - book with Cosul. You won't regret it.

Visited January 2013
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CosolTours, Owner at Cosol Tours, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind words about our service. We work very hard to continually deliver a wonderful experience to all. And we always seek to refine our services. We aim to perfect it! Your recommendation of our St. Lucia tours is most appreciated.

All the best,

Cosol
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colorado
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“Cosol Tour St. Lucia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Hired Cosol for St. Lucia tour on January 29, 2013. When calling to make arrangements, the calls were returned promptly and emails answered fast. Cosos was waiting for us when we got off the Oceania ship (8 of us). Our driver was CJ and he was wonderful. Had great stops, experienced different foods of the island, the "happy hour" truck followed us which provided drinks (try the Piton beer). Took boat to the snorkel site. Saw lots of good fish. Drove to volcano. Had bread/cheese, happy hour truck after the volcano. Well worth the price, fun experince and wonderful employees of this organization. Highly recommend that you use this company for St. Lucia.

Visited January 2013
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CosolTours, Owner at Cosol Tours, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful review of our St. Lucia tours. We work hard to deliver prompt responses to customers. We seek to make a good first impression from the start. And this transfers throughout the touring services that we deliver.

We’re glad that you had a fulfilled experience. Our aim is to deliver the best value for money every time.

We hope you enjoyed our local Piton beer. We sure hope it stacks up to other beers you've tried.

All the best my friend and hope you can visit our paradise again soon.

Regards,

Cosol
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Edwardsville, Kansas
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“Great Time even for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

We had a large group on our tour and everyone enjoyed the services they provided. I was worried that the young children would be bored, but they even had fun. The long trip back actually worked in our favor when the young kids were able to nap. I can't wait to go back to St. Lucia. Cosol tours does a great job of showing you all the great sites.

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CosolTours, Owner at Cosol Tours, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for the review. We are happy that you and the kids had a blast. We aim to cater for everyone on our St. Lucia Tours. We look forward to having you on our Tours again the next time you visit St. Lucia. Hope you come back soon.

All the best,

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Brooksville, Florida
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“Best deal going on St. Lucia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We cruised in January 2013 for 14 days. Took a tour on another island but it couldn't hold a candle to the tour on St. Lucia. We cannot say enough about Yellowbird. He puts his heart into the day. It's obious he loves what he does. What I noticed most about him was his compassion and kindness to us but also to the people of his island. He gave bananas and water to children at various stops. He gave money to someone in need at one stop.

The tour exceeded our expectations. Our tour was about 71/2hrs and worth every penny! The local food samples, hot bread with cheese, swimming, volcano were all highlights of the day. We were never pressured to buy anything from roadside vendors. Everyone we came into contact with were polite. It was nice that the drink truck was always waiting for us at every stop. There was always ample supply of water, soft drinks, beer and rum punch. Learned a lot about the culture and way of life on the island.

If you get an opportunity, go with Yellowbird. He's the greatest.

Visited January 2013
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CosolTours, Manager at Cosol Tours, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
We’re very happy about your review. It is quite moving. “Yellow bird” will be all smiles after reading this one. He always goes out of his way to please his guests. And here at Cosol St. Lucia tours we accept nothing less from our guides. We aim to deliver the best hospitality. We’re passionate about it!

Thank you for a great review and all the best

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