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“A Great Day in Aruba with ABC Tours” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of ABC Tours Aruba

ABC Tours Aruba
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$106.99*
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Aruba Off-Road Island Tour Including Natural Pool and Baby Beach
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Owner description: Persistence and determination, combined with one really great idea, has paid off for Marvin and Sharla Kelly, the energetic husband and wife team behind ABC Tours. Using their Aruban know-how and instinctive talent for hospitality, they were able to take their company from what was a modest one-jeep enterprise in 1998, to the dynamic tour company it is today. The ABC family has also grown to include several proficient guides that love their work as much as Marvin and Sharla. Native-born Aruban Tour Guides and friendly sales representatives- form the talented team that helped ABC become the #1 tour operator and win the coveted "Tour of the Year" Award from Princess Cruise Lines. ABC Tours has been providing the most talked-about off-road adventures on Aruba. Their action-packed and a "must" while on the island. You'll experience Aruba's amazing wild side and hidden treasures. Take turns driving or enjoy the ride - the choice is yours!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Ramsey, Minnesota
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“A Great Day in Aruba with ABC Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

We booked a tour with ABC after seeing them recommended in reviews on Trip Advisor. We were visiting the island for the day from our cruise ship. They picked us up at the port and returned us there as well. Our tour guide Jelle was great. Knowledgeable and funny too! He took us to see the natural bridges and the natural pool. I was very happy they informed us to be sure and wear sneakers. The trip down the rocky "steps" to the natural pool would have been difficult in flip flops. Wearing water shoes in the natural pool is also a must. Jelle provided snorkel gear but I wish I would have had a life vest as well. There are lots of beautiful fish to see in the natural pool. The climb down the cliff is worth it but be safe! The seats in the Jeeps are extremely cushioned which was helpful because it is a rough ride over rocky terrain. Our ABC tour was a fun time!

Visited October 2012
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Shelton, Connecticut
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“"HOLD ON"!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

What an awesome tour! We found this tour onlne looking for excursions to do while we were in Aruba for our 30th wedding anniversary. When we first came to the island in 82' there was not too much to see let alone tours so we wanted to see all of the island but wanted it to be fun & exciting and not boring! We took the all day tour with Hugo as our tour guide. So happy Hugo was working that day and that we asked to be in his jeep! Such a genuinely nice guy who actually remembers everyone's name. He is very attentive to your safety and comfort. Yes the ride is bumpy but what fun!! Cannot count the number of times Hugo told us to HOLD ON or to be sure our seat belts were fastened. We enjoyed meeting and spending the day with the other 3 couples in the jeep - from Denmark, Philidelphia and Illinois. We learned so much about Aruba and very pleased to have chosen ABC TOURS and we have decided that 30 years was too long to have waited to make the return trip back to Aruba and will be visiting ABC tours and Hugo again next year! Masha danki!!!!

Visited November 2012
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Rochester, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Jeep tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

My girlfriends and I traveled to Aruba for our annual girls trip. The Jeep tour through ABC tours was recommended to us by our wonderful taxi driver, Ronny! We had an absolute wonderful time. Our tour guide Jeller, aka Ricky, was fantastic! This trip was not for the faint of heart though, it was ALL day traveling through rough terrain a lot of which is only accessible by 4*4. The lunch provided was excellent but could have used some snacks along the way.

Visited November 2012
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GabrielAUA, Manager at ABC Tours Aruba, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Hi ladies and thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are very happy that we could have been of service and that you have enjoyed your all day Island Safari with us with Jelle. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Keep spreading the word!
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Normal, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Jeep Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

My wife and I were on our honeymoon and decided to take a jeep tour. We had a blast and it was an unforgettable experience. Our tour guide, Hugo, was one of the best tour guides I have ever had. He makes sure that you have a good time and if I were to come back and take another tour, I would make sure it was with Hugo. This tour was a great way to see all of the island and is worth the money.

Visited November 2012
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GabrielAUA, Manager at ABC Tours Aruba, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Hi Justin we appreciate your feedback about our off road safari with Hugo. We will certainly pass along the kudos to Hugo who always is at the top of his game. Also, thank you for taking the time to write. Keep spreading the word!
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“Outstanding people, outstanding tour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Hugo our Tour Guide was excellent. You must ask for Hugo. We had so much fun. Hugo connected with everyone and ensured our whole group had a great time. We did the whole day island tour. It had 9 stops. Hugo tells you everything yu want to know and is truly looking out for you to have a great tour. We had a wonderful lunch that I wasn't really expecting. The best chicken and ribs on the island. We enjoyed it so much we stayed for dinner after the tour and had another fabulous meal. The restaurant is called Waka-Waka and is owned by Marvin an his lovely wife. We will be back. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

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