Greg's Safaris

Greg's Safaris, Basseterre: Hours, Address, Greg's Safaris Reviews: 4.5/5

Greg's Safaris
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Greg was born and brought up on St. Kitts and Nevis and following his return home from College in Nova Scotia Canada in 1980, started working at his Parents hotel, the Ocean Terrace Inn, with one of his jobs being to do tours for the hotels guests. While growing up on St. Kitts, Greg's parents became leaders in the local Tourism Industry, starting one of the first hotels in the islands, with Greg's Dad, eventually receiving the "Order of the British Empire" (OBE), from the St. Kitts Government for his outstanding achievements in local Industry. This has given Greg a unique grounding as well as a deep sense of understanding for his home country and coupled with his tourism training abroad, has allowed him to become one of leading and longest serving tour guides in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Greg and his team of certified Tour Guides have won many awards from the Tourism Authority for their businesses high standards of service. From the very beginning Greg has used modified, 4X4 Land Rovers to do his "unique" island Safaris with. Being specially made, the 8 Land Rovers he uses today, are all open sided with mostly forward facing, stadium orientated seating, that provide his guests with the best way to experience exploring beyond the shores of St. Kitts and Nevis. Greg's Safaris is the only tour company in the Federation that uses 4X4 Land Rovers for touring on both islands! For your private, half days hiking pleasure, Greg has created two "unique looped hiking trails", one at the Phillips Mountain Valley (2 miles long), and at the other at the Wingfield River Valley (2 1/2 miles long), on St. Kitts. His company is also the only one on St. Kitts to offer driving tours from coast to coast through the lushly forested interior and while traveling through the mountains his guests would have access to a private 5 acre "mountain top property", perched1000 feet sea level, a place of cool temperatures and breathtaking views, that can only be experienced on a "one of kind" 4X4 Safari Tour with him and his guides. Greg is one of the founding members of the St. Christopher National Trust and as well, sits on the Central Forest Reserve National Park Committee. He is also a Life Member of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Brimstone Hill National Park and is also part owner of Sky Safaris, a company he started in 2009.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Tours and Tickets
Popular mentions

4.5
932 reviews
Excellent
770
Very good
101
Average
23
Poor
14
Terrible
24

Stefan
Basseterre, St. Kitts2 contributions
Greg is the Best
Mar 2021 • Family
Greg is a real man of honor and I highly recommend his job. I already have two adventures with him and I can say that I had a great time and I will be happy to explore the island with him again. Extremely familiar with the flora and fauna of the island. He answered all of our questions about the history or usability of an artifact absolutely correct. He showed us his personal collection of finds, among which I saw authentic flint tools. And Greg himself ... Admired! A wonderful person with whom I would be happy to spend my time.
I recommend Greg's safari just for the opportunity to spend a day with him. But he will keep you happy with everything he shows. Extremely flexible with our whims.
I'm really happy I was on an adventure with Greg. I will gladly go again.
Written March 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello, Thankyou very much for your kind comments. Traveling "off the beaten path" on one of our unique 4x4 Safaris, offers our guests hikes on our lush forest trails, visits to our hidden pre-colonial Indian rock carvings, an intriguing, 200 year old sugar mill ruin and much more. Explore beyond the shores is our mantra and to that end we use Land Rover Defenders with open sides and forward facing seats. I look forward to showcasing our East Caribbean island for you my friend, from Bulgaria. Best Wishes, Greg Pereira Owner
Written April 3, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alistairblairab
London, UK4 contributions
Best Visitor Experience
Feb 2021
Had an awesome tour of the island with Greg last week - great for adults and kids alike. Even as someone who has been coming to the island for many years, I learnt a lot about the history, wildlife and was taken to some amazing spots off the beaten track!
Written February 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your contribution concerning your families experience going " off the beaten path" on my unique, and Government Approved 4x4 Safari of St. Kitts! We offer off road 4x4 driving adventures that travel too hard to reach places using specially modified Land Rovers that are equipped with forward facing, tiered seating, allowing our passengers maximum off road driving fun. I look forward to once again exploring our island home, off the beaten path with your family soon. Best Wishes, Greg Pereira Owner
Written February 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lance
Elkins, WV2 contributions
All-Around Awesome!
Jan 2021
We've lived on St Kitts for a year now and wish we would have done this sooner! The Sugar Heritage Tour was amazing and beautiful. Greg is the perfect guide, very knowledgable in all aspects & super nice!

Learning about the history of the sugar industry on St Kitts was so fascinating and the sites were marvellous, breathe-taking. We would do it again! He even treated our small group to a picnic with some of the local produce which was absolutely delicious.

We highly recommend Greg's Safaris to anyone on St Kitts or visiting. We'll definitely be taking advantage of his other tours as they become available.
Written January 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you very much for your kind words after doing my intriguing 3 1/2 hour "4X4 Sugar Heritage Tour"! Using our unique, and specially modified 4x4 Land Rover Defenders, equipped with tiered seating that face forward, as well as open sides, we offer our guests the best and most comfortable way to explore our island home, "off the beaten path". To highlight the fascinating history of sugarcane cultivation we visit a 250 year old sugar planters home or "Great House", a 200 year old sugarcane windmill and its adjacent "boiling" house, a private mountain top property, 1000 feet above sea level, with views of the entire island, an old cut stone Anglican Church with a Black Jesus, Mary and Joseph, that was once the church of the famous abolitionist, Rev. James Ramsey, who inspired the Rev. John Newton to write his famous gospel song, Amazing Grace! On this off road, 4x4 adventure, that explores the history of sugar on St. Kitts we drive through the lush mountains, traveling from the Leeward Coast to the Windward Coast, on dirt roads, giving our guests a chance to experience the lush interior mountains of the island as well as its quaint country villages and mountainside farms, for an unforgettable up close look at the beautiful "backcountry" of our island home, as only we can do. I am a descendant of Portuguese Indentured laborer's, brought to the island in the 19th. century to cultivate sugarcane, as well as the son of one of the Pioneer hotel developers on the island. Thank you again for taking the time to give your feedback and I look forward to once again touring St. Kitts, off the beaten path, with you.
Written January 14, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Catriona M
3 contributions
Highly recommended.
Dec 2020
What a fabulous hike we had this morning with Greg. He took us through delightful country at a pace whereby we could enjoy and absorb the sights, sounds and smells, and shared a lot of his vast knowledge with us. He is a very personable guide with a natural manner (nothing scripted about him) and is clearly passionate about this beautiful island and all the wonders it has to offer. A wonderful experience that we will certainly repeat before long.
Written December 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello and Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review after doing my Hiking Tour to the Valley of Giants recently. It is always a great honor to be the one that showcases our fabulous islands many beautiful assets and I look forward to once again, touring our island "Off The Beaten Path" with you soon. I look forward as well, to once again being a part of our Tourism Industry when we are again, back to full operation, hopefully, n the near future. Best Wishes, Greg
Written December 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SarahNater
2 contributions
A must!!!
Dec 2020
I highly recommend the "Valley of the Giants" tour with Greg's Safaris. He's a fifth generation kittitian with a lot of knowledge and experience of the island's history and it's gorgeous diversity. The hike is absolutely everything that you could ask for. It was a bit of We saw trees that looked like they were from the movie Avatar. We saw the island's main stream/river. Lots of great wildlife.

Overall, it's a steal for what he charges for a tour.
Written December 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your positive comments after doing my Valley of Giants Adventure. At this time all of our tours are attractively priced with a 50% discount which will remain in place for some time to come. We look forward to once again touring our island home of St. Kitts, "Off The Beaten Path", with you and yours in the near future! Best Wishes, Greg Pereira Owner
Written December 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer G
Savannah, GA5 contributions
Tropical Trek
Aug 2020 • Friends
Greg is an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable and lets the hikers set the pace. We learned a lot about the rainforest and enjoyed delicious snacks and drinks at the end 🙂
Written August 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your kind comments. I always strive to ensure that our guests have the best experience possible in our pest free and beautiful Rainforest. Our two hiking trails on offer, the Valley of Giants and the Phillips Rainforest Trail are approximately two miles long and are specially designed looped trails that highlight every aspect of our Forest. I look forward to welcoming back again on another of my unique 4x4 island safaris.
Written September 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Larry
1 contribution
Pure 100% satisfaction!!
Apr 2020
My Wife and I visited St Kitts during a cruise on March 10th 2020. We took Greg's 4x4 tour for the second time because it was just that good! We took Gregs Safari tour back in March 2005 and were so pleased that we wanted to take it again and we are glad we did! Greg is extremely knowledgeable regarding the events, locations, and historical information.
We have told many of out friends and family that if they ever go to St Kitts, look up 4X4 Safari with Greg and you will have a wonderful time. Well, since our first visit in 2005, many of our friends and family have taken Greg's 4X4 Excursion and returned telling us just how wonderful the tour was and that they too will return to St Kitts one day and take Greg's tour again. It was that good!
THAT YOU GREG!!!
Regards,
Larry & Lani
Michigan
Written June 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much Larry and Lani for your kind words about my unique "off the beaten path" 4X4 Tour Service, here on the beautiful Islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. As you know, we use specially modified high wheel base, 4x4 Land Rover Defenders, unique to our business, that are all equipped with forward facing, tiered seating, offering the ultimate in off road driving fun for every passenger on board. We operate with 9 Land Rovers and our unique 4x4 Safaris have been in operation since 1989, receiving many awards for excellence over the years from the Ministry of Tourism. Our special off road tours visit spectacular mountain top properties, old plantation houses, and other private properties as well as government owned historic sugar mills and protected Rainforest trails, all in an effort to create a series of half day tours that will highlight the intriguing heritage and awesome beauty of our Island home, unique to Greg's Safaris! Thanks again for your review of our award winning tour company here on St. Kitts and we look forward to, once again, touring our spectacular Caribbean Island with you and your friends in the not too distant future. Stay Safe. Best Wishes, Greg Pereira Owner of Greg's Safaris and Sky Safaris St. Kitts
Written July 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Melissa M
2 contributions
Outstanding Tour with Passionate Guide
Mar 2020
We spent our last day on the island with Greg and I cannot speak highly enough about the experience. The hike itself covers trails Greg maintains exclusively, making for an experience that is not touristy by any means. Greg has a story or fact to share about every leaf, flower, creature, and cultural tradition that one encounters along the way. It was the perfect blend of nature, hiking, and education. At the end of the hike, Greg shared some Caribbean snacks, which was just the cherry on the top of the whole experience. In all my travels I have not encountered a tour guide as passionate as Greg. This was an experience I will never forget and was the highlight of my entire trip. This is a must for anyone traveling to St. Kitts!
Written March 31, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your much appreciated feedback! I am a fifth generation Islander, coming from a background of Hospitality as I trained to be a Hotelier in Canada, and also by having parents who started one of the first hotels on the island, in 1969. My love of St. Kitts, its people and culture comes from deep inside as I feel a continuing sense of pride and privilege to be able to showcase for our visitors and locals alike, exciting and intriguing hiking and off road driving Adventures. I started doing my 4x4 Safaris back in 1989, being one of the first to do so on the island, and I am happy to say that our four exciting tours are unique to my company, and as such can only be done through us. It is also possible to hire us privately, on a per hour basis, if you would prefer to tailor a tour to meet your own special needs rather than have to join us on one of our regularly scheduled tours. What we offer can be researched and booked through our website. I also try to be a socially conscious business by using Ministry of Tourism certified drivers for my tours, and by using help for maintenance of our hiking trails from the nearest community to them. My four, "award winning tours" use specially modified 4x4 Land Rover Defenders, that are equipped with open sides and forward facing tiered seating, offering our guests the ultimate in off road driving fun, as we travel, "Off the Beaten Path". We offer unparalleled and award winning 4x4 Adventures of our Island home and I am proud ta say, still remain at the Number One spot and in the "Hall of Fame" on TripAdvisor.com. Thanks for sharing this feedback about me and we look forward to welcoming you back to St. Kitts soon.
Written April 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John M
1 contribution
Highlight of trip
Mar 2020
Greg gave such an eventful tour, not only of the rain forest, but also of the neighborhoods of St. Kitts. His knowledge of the rain forest was exceptional. The scenery was picturesque. His passion for the island was wonderful. If you only do 1 island excursion, this is the one. The cost is very reasonable, worth every penny. We will be back and we do this tour again.
Written March 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for your patronage and for taking the time to give your positive feedback to this website. I sincerely appreciate it. We look forward to restarting our tourism industry here on St. Kitts and Nevis as soon as is possible and to again being able to welcome you and your family to our sunny shores. Stay Safe and All the Best!
Written March 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rosi2boys
67 contributions
Great Tour
Mar 2020
Went on the 4x4 Island Safari & Beach tour on March 10th. It was a perfect day. Truly enjoyed the tour & our tour guide was amazing. I would highly recommend going on this tour.
Written March 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 899
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing