Charlie's Custom Day Tours Puerto Rico

Charlie's Custom Day Tours Puerto Rico

Charlie's Custom Day Tours Puerto Rico
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Charlie's Custom Tours Puerto Rico is a one Hombre show specializing in providing unique transportation comforts and overview throughout the main island. Maximum occupancy eight (8) passengers. Registered Super Host and endorsed by Puerto Rico Tourism Company. COVID-19 has taken its toll here in PR but I'm still kicking!!! My tours are easy going private in nature at our own pace and leisure. You can create whatever itinerary your heart’s desire. Please take a quick peek at my web site. It will answer many questions.
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Wyattgang5
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I can't say enough about Charlies Custom Day Tours! He was fantastic! We had a party of 7 ranging in age from 19-55. This was our first trip to San Juan and we had no idea what to do. This tour was great! We got to see so many things and learn so much about the culture. Carlos is super friendly and knowledgable. His van is very roomy, he has it stocked with drinks, beer, and snacks. I am so glad we went with Carlos rather than a cruise excursion. I feel like we got to see so much more of the island; we even got to experience the rainforest. hopefully, my pictures will load so you get a glimpse of what we experienced. Also, I feel like it was a great bargain. His van will accommodate 8 passengers, so it was much cheaper than a boat excursion also. We thought San Juan was going to be boring but Carlos made it our favorite excursion of the trip! Even my young adult children loved it! Please do yourself a favor and book with Carlos! You won't regret it!
Written January 7, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola Wyattgang I couldn't be more elated raking TOP GUN of port of calls during your Caribbean cruise vacation... I don't know the meaning of boring... I kept you guys on your toes and we took in more of Puerto Rico than your buddies on board.. Commuting in Charlie (van) at our own pace leisure.. A lot better than being cooped up in a 24 passenger bus... Muchas Gracias, CCTPR Carlos
Written January 9, 2020
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tinygynie
Cincinnati, OH22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We booked with Carlos for a lechonera experience (the best pork party on earth) and rainforest jaunt with swimming (about 7 hours). There were 7 ladies in our group, aka. Charlies Angels. He charges for this trip as an hourly rate so with 7 people the experience was incredibly reasonable.
Carlos is a top notch informative and attentive guide, taking pictures throughout so we could just enjoy the day. The lechonera trip was such a fun cultural experience and we added a little forest hike to a swimming hole as well which was icing on the cake.
My only regret is not just booking several days with Carlos! Thanks so much for a wonderful day.
Written March 1, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola tinyginie I was the envy of my colleges that wonderful day... Showing off my 7 lovely ladies I dubbed Charlie's Angels... I'm so happy this will be a day to cherish... I had just as much fun as you gals did... You forgot to mentioned after dancing merengue with 3 of 7 I almost had to be resuscitated LOL.. Swimming hole was added because you guys didn't want the day to end... Muchas Gracias, CCTPR Carlos
Written March 3, 2020
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scottyvegas92
Las Vegas, NV7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Carlos has been an amazing tour guide & host to us. We even added an extra day with him so we could see more of beautiful Puerto Rico. The vehicle is beautiful & super comfortable, and he provided beverages & snacks! He works very hard to assist and accommodate any special needs for our group. He has gone above & beyond to make sure everyone gets to see & do absolutely everything and we all had an amazing time!
There was a 6.0 earthquake this morning and not even a coffee cup fell off the table. Carlos picked us right up and gave us a driving tour of all the San Juan surrounding area highlights. We are having such a good time with him that we did two days in a row of tours. Life in San Juan is business as usual and the earthquakes can’t keep Carlos down!

The news makes it sound like it’s really bad here, but that is not the case. It’s absolutely the opposite here & it’s actually perfect. We are so glad that our family decided to come & experience Puerto Rico & support the local community.

Bottom line, we highly recommend you come visit & if you want an experience of a lifetime, you must have Carlos take you on a tour of Puerto Rico & you will be recommending to people you know.
Written January 11, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola Scott Now that you mention it... We did start our tour with a tremor... But you guy guys were in the elevator and didn't feel a thing... We had two fantastic days exploring PR.. Puerto Rico was struck by 5 major earthquakes in less than 96 hours JAN 6th & 7th.. Measuring 6.0 to 6.8 on south west coast of Guanica, Yauco, Guayanilla.. I have lost count of before and after shocks.. These earth quakes were felt island wide 75 plus miles away... Lots of structural damage to older buildings in that region. Except for the 48 hour initial Island wide black out North side of the island not affected.. More that 98 percent of the island power has been restored.. My immediate family, relatives and friends have all checked in OK… After Irma and Maria 2017 these earth quakes is salt on the wound... News reports that don't last 30 seconds and make it seem this is island wide... This is not the case... Tourism is taking another hit with cancellations and drop in reservations... In my opinion is unwarranted... I once took a 20 day vacation to California, for them tremors are part of life.. It didn't stop me from having a great time Tremors in Puerto Rico are nothing out of the norm .05 to 3.5 most time not even mentioned on the news... Yes the south west coast is going through hard times but Puerto Rico in solidarity have united and are working hard on relief efforts to all affected in that region... Muchas Gracias, Carlos
Written January 21, 2020
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IWannaSeeItAll1968
Michigan383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We highly recommend Charlie’s custom day tours while visiting Puerto Rico. Carlos was quick to respond and the booking process was easy. On the day of our tour he picked us up at our Airbnb and after greeting us and telling us a little about himself we hit the road. We had already toured old San Juan on our own so we asked to go somewhere else. Carlos took us west along the coast. He was a great guide giving us history along the way and answering any questions we had. He took us to several beautiful places including secluded beaches, bishops pond, a hidden waterfall and an extinct coral reef. Each place with an even more amazing view than the next. We stopped at a little place on the ocean for a delicious breakfast snack and a local bbq place for lunch. We didn’t pay for a thing. Carlos bought all our food and even provided a cooler stocked with water, pop and local beer for us to enjoy. He also had a basket of snacks at our disposal. His van was very spacious and comfortable and had a large tv screen connected to a dash cam that showed the view along the way. And he also acted as our personal paparazzi for the day. He took pictures along the way for us and emailed them to us at the end of our tour. We even needed to mail a package home and he made sure to take us to a post office along the way. Carlos was so friendly and funny. We were so comfortable with him. He felt like an instant friend. At the end of our tour he was going to be dropping us off at the cruise port to board our ship. We usually take a vacation mascot with us (something that we take on our cruise and photograph with us at all the different ports) and forgot to stop and get one. There were no souvenir stores along the remainder of our route so carlos was so generous as to offer me one of the little Puerto Rican masks that he had in his van as a decoration! In the end I couldn’t bring myself to take it but this is what kind of guy he is! We had a wonderful time and made some great memories of Puerto Rico on our private tour. You won’t regret booking this tour. It’s well worth every cent. Thank you Carlos!
Written January 26, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola I wonna see it all I'm so happy I was able to kick off your Caribbean cruise vacation with a BANG!!! When I host only two new amigos I try my best to absorb as much as possible.. Off the beaten path went and had a fantastic day exploring north west coast of Puerto Rico.. It's one of my favorite regions to visit... There's so much to take in that you just can't do it all in one day.. All the extras are part of the deal and makes a day trip that much more enjoyable.. I can't thank you enough for taking the time for your rave review... I hope you guys enjoyed your cruise!!! Muchas Gracias, CCTPR Carlos
Written January 27, 2020
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peter_vitale
Boston, MA USA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We recently visited San Juan and in between flights, spent 7 hours in Charlie's very comfortable (but not overly ostentatious) customized van. Charlie is a transplant from NYC and we found him to be the perfect guide for our tour. We had an exhausting week on a cruise ship in the Caribbean and were looking forward to a relaxing day touring old San Juan and the island of Puerto Rico with someone who would provide us with a snapshot of the island's cuisine, history and local highlights with a splash of politics and native customs thrown in. Charlie handled it all. Charlie's knowledge of this island runs deep and detailed. He mixes his commentary in with humor and an occasional opinion that we enjoyed. His honesty and careful driving habits were also a plus and we would definitely utilize his services again if we ever visit the island in the future.
Written March 11, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola Peter What better way to end your cruise ship vacation with a final BANG! With such a long lay over but to hire a local to absorb what makes us tick on the island of enchantment... At our own pace and leisure we took in quite a bit but easy going laying back in captain chairs as if you were in a private learjet... I bet you guys missed them chairs during your flight back home lol... Muchas Gracias, CCTPR Carlos
Written March 12, 2020
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CharlesandCatherine
Austin, TX7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We wanted a personalized tour guide to give us a historical overview of San Juan and Puerto Rico. Carlos was so easy to work with and customized our desires with the time we had to work with in port. He provided lots of local insight and knowledge to the tour. His van is amazing and the places he took us to were just what we wanted. Even though we were only with him for six hours, it was enough for us to look forward to a return trip to PR to see more!! Arranging for payment was easy and we did not feel pressured or locked into anything. We could have cut our tour short if we wanted but it was going so well that we stayed the whole time. He meets you right at the end of the pier and off you go. This was the first time we have hired a personal tour guide and it was well worth the money!!
Written February 29, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola Charles&Cathrine I tried to squeeze in as much as possible with your time limitation... We looked at a map of Puerto Rico and realized you barely scrapped the tip of the iceberg of things to see and do... There's no doubt you guys will be back more... Traveling in a customized vehicle (Charlie) at our own pace and leisure is definitely a big plus... Muchas Gracias, CCTPR Carlos
Written March 3, 2020
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Kathryn T
Minocqua7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We spent most of a day with Charlie on our first-ever trip to Puerto Rico....and could have just kept going. He is well-versed in the area history plus was able to answer specific questions about the impact of recent storms and earthquakes on the community. He had a great sense of humor and knew just where to go for views and food. He was very accommodating to my limitations about walking extended periods of time without actually missing out on things I wanted to see. An excellent bonus was the pictures he took and sent to us after our trip. We would definitely recommend him to family and friends and would also use him again for more specific tour venues.
Written March 29, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola Kathryn This review is a sight for soar eyes... I crunched in as much as possible and I'm so happy you enjoyed our time together taking in the sights... Like you said we only wished we had more time.. Puerto Rico just can't get a break: Round one: hurricanes Irma and Maria devastate Puerto Rico September 2017… Round two: earthquakes January 2020 shakes us to our knees… Round three: Corona Virus has reached epic/biblical proportions… Some may refer to apocalyptic… This time we are not alone. Bill Gates predicted what’s happening today in 2015: “being prepared for war (BIO) would have been the most effective means of preserving life as we knew it yesterday..” A modified quote from George Washington.. I don't know if Charlie’s Custom Tours will survive round three… Only time will tell… Stay Healthy… Muchas Gracias, CCTPR Carlos
Written April 2, 2020
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StephanieHDuncan
Jasper, GA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We could not have asked for a better experience. We traveled with my husband, myself, and our two daughters ages 15 and 11. Carlos was great at staying in touch and helping us plan our tour. He was waiting on us as we disembarked the ship and off we went. The best part of the day was the all of the pictures he took with all of our family members in them to always remember our visit. We started off the day with a walking tour of Old San Juan, we stopped at a local eatery for a quick snack, took a scenic drive along the coast, visited a cave, and finished the day with a short hike through the rainforest. He always listened to our requests and went above and beyond. The Charlie van was very comfortable and stocked with snacks and cold beverages. He had umbrellas if needed and even supplies to clean off after a stop at the beach or a muddy hike through the rainforest. Book his service! You won’t regret it.
Written January 5, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola Stephanie I have no doubt you guys took in more of Puerto Rico than any of your shipmates.. We had a blast and I hope you rubbed it in when you got on board.. Having your own paparazzi is definitely a plus and no one was left out, all part of the deal... Muchas Gracias for your kind words, CCTPR Carlos
Written January 6, 2020
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Phantom1771
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Carlos gave my friends and I an amazing tour of the northern side of the island. Saw the radio telescope at Arecibo, some of the natural beauty Puerto Rico has to offer, and he even showed us some of the local secrets. I would recommend his tour to anyone looking to see a lot of incredible things in a short amount of time. Everything was taken care of, all we had to do was show up and have a good time!
Written March 8, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola Phantom After we did the Arecibo Radio Telescope you trusted me in venturing where no tourist tread... Locals only LOL... We had a blast... When asked where we were I said nope this is my secret... Muchas Gracias for your kind words, CCTPR Carlos
Written March 10, 2020
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Kenny
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were very impressed with Carlos right away ,funny, personable and punctual. His van was very comfortable,spacious and made us feel like we were roadtripping up the coast .Stopped at a black sand beach and a roadside cafe for a Puerto Rican berakfast snack.Proceeded to Arecibo where we saw amazing cliffs and rock formations , petroglyphs and surf. Ended with a tour of a coffee plantation with great cup of coffee and cake.Carlos knew and explained everything about the sights with ease and a smile .Bring a pair of hikers for the cliffs .You'll leave with a smile and a new friend.
Written February 18, 2020
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Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Charlie's Custom Tours PR
Hola KenYenny In this BIZ if I'm on time I'm late... Sitting in individual captains chairs goes a long way...We went off the beaten path and looks like you guys got more than you bargained for... Muchas Gracias, CCTPR Carlos
Written February 19, 2020
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