I, too, didn't want to go on an excursion offered by the cruise company, so after reading so many positive comments about this company here on trip advisor I sought them out...and I am so thankful I did!!! I first met Betty at their booth(which is located on the boundary of the beach owned by the cruise line...just come off of the dock and turn left and walk less than 5 minutes!) She is the mom of Dwight who was organizing all the trips. She made me feel welcome and so comfortable as I was approaching them all by myself. I wanted to go snorkeling ! Being that one of their boats can handle 14 people and I was alone, they wanted to secure one more person to go as well. I totally understood that, so I really tried to convince others on the beach & those coming off the ship to go as well!! Even though I did not have any luck convincing someone else to go, they so kindly took me out anyway!!! Dwight explained he didn't want me to go away from Grand Turk disappointed so I got the luxury of having a private snorkeling experience with Archie & Erikson!! They were so professional, friendly and fun! They, too, got in the water to help guide me to some of the best viewing spots, Archie held a nurse shark for me to "pet", and best of all we got to the places BEFORE the other excursion groups came that were loaded with about at least 25 people per boat! The fish & coral reef were awesome! However, since we have had so many shark issues in Cape Cod this summer, it was weird swimming with sharks...but I knew I was safe and it added to the excitement! After getting off of the boat, they knew I wanted to see more of this beautiful island, Grand Turk, so I was able to hop into their touring van to get an amazing tour with Betty and Juline (wife of Dwight) !!! Again, a private tour!!!! Juline grew up on this island and was so informative and helpful!! I really hope I can go back there - the island is so fantastic and this family run business is the best way to see this island - yes "the company" I shared down there was fabulous!!!! Thank you Trip advisor for guidance and thank you "Papa J"....I look forward to coming back down there!!!
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November 23, 2013
Thank you for allowing us to give you the Papa J Tours experience, and we will be awaiting your return once again!
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