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“Joe certainly does know about having a great time!”
Review of Joe Knows Tours

Joe Knows Tours
Ranked #4 of 171 Tours in St. Lucia
Certificate of Excellence
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Joe certainly does know about having a great time!”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Well, it's our 4th day here in Sandals Halcyon Bay St Lucia and we've just come back from a day out with Joe Knows on Capn Big Willys boat with Big Al and Snoop Dog. I was a bit worried to begin with because it was loud Reggae playing on the boats before they even moored up at the quayside. BUT ... WoW ... as Capn Willy says what a day!!!

Started out with a shuttle ride into town where we got to see some life outside the resort. Then we jumped on the boats and headed on out to our 1st stop off, snorkelling drift in crystal clear waters then back on the boat and past the Pitons before mooring up at a restaurant for a brief but needed loo break, Then into the shuttles and off to the mud baths at the Volcano. Such a laugh and the water is HOT ... REALLY HOT! Then in the shuttles again to the Waterfall then back to the restaurant for lunch.

Then on the way back there was a Friday special, we stopped on a small deserted beach for almost an hour and swam and just relaxed whilst Capn Big Willy took care of us with tunes and rum punch,

Didn't want the day to end.

Despite being the oldest on the boat by at least 15 years we had a brilliant day, they guys really know their stuff and were all about giving us a great day and keeping us safe.

I can't recommend Joe Knows Tours enough, do it, you won't regret it!

Woo woo

Visited September 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“Best Tour”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is the best excursion we had our entire trip. We had a lot of fun and the experience will be remembered forever. Joe Knows is the tour to book.

Visited November 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
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“ST LUCIA! GOOD VIBES!!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

45 years on this planet and I must say

"This was the BEST DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!!"

If you want to make certain you have the best experience possible in ST. Lucia then you must book ahead of time with "JOE KNOWS TOURS!" I emailed them 2 weeks before we departed and confirmed a pick up at the cruise port. (no deposit was required) When we arrived we were greeted by JR our tour guide, we knew he was special just by the way he greeted us. He lead us to his speed boat parked in the water taxi area and we sped off to Sandals to pick up some other honeymoon couples.

Then off to the Pitons we went!! Music playing and rum punch flowing. After getting some great shots of the Pitons from the water we were taken to the mud baths at the volcano. This was awesome (except for the smell of sulfur). First, you cover each other in mud, let it dry, then you get in a warm mud bath to take it off. Don't worry if it does not all come off because you are headed to a beautiful waterfall that is sure to remove any excess. My skin felt so smooth and soft afterward. (caution the mud will stain your bathing suite).

Then we went to a fabulous restaurant over looking the Pitons, we drank the Piton's beer and ate some of the best local food you can imagine.

Then it was back to the boat for more rum punch and another adventure.

We were speeding across the Caribbean sea with the music and rum punch flowing then all of a sudden JR said "I want to play my favorite song" next thing we know we were listening to "SWEET HOME ALABAMA". He played all kinds of music Country, Hip Hop, pop, Caribbean we even sang the "Fresh Prince" theme song (the rum punch had really kicked in by then) the system on the boat was excellent!!

The last stop was at a secluded beach area where we all jumped out of the boat snorkeled up to the shore. It was like swimming in the most beautiful Dr's office aquarium imaginable.

This was an unbelievable day, JR, BK and CJ were the most professional and fun tour guides I have ever experienced. When it comes to ST. Lucia and Customer SATISFACTION, nobody knows like "JOE KNOWS"!!

Visited August 2013
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Walworth, New York, United States
2 reviews
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“MUST DO IF IN ST LUCIA!!!!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Out of all the excursions you can do in St Lucia, JOE KNOWS is hands down the best! We stayed at Sandals La Toc and tooks a shuttle to meet the boats at a nearby dock in the morning. We got on JR and Big Willy's boat, which I HIGHLY recommend. It was big willy's birthday so we knew it would be a good day! The rum punch was poured on our way down the island in a nice speed boat. We stopped at a few bays to see the beautiful views and heard alot of humor/stories from the guides. They were an absolute blast and made it so much fun. We then went to see the GORGEOUS pitons, the highlight of St Lucia. Then it was to the mud bath and sulphur springs. It is hot, but dont chicken out. This will make your skin SILKY smooth. We then headed into a rainforest and got to go underneath a waterfall for pictures and to cool off from the hotsprings. THen back to the boats where you eat an authentic meal right in the view of the pitons! Another boat ride brings you to the marine reserve where you get to snorkel and see breathtaking sea creatures. On the ride back to the resorts, the party is FULL ON. Music blasting, rum shots, rum punch, dancing and nothing but fun. I would do the tour again in a heartbeat. These guys know how to show you a good time and it is worth every penny. If you dont do this while in St Lucia, you are a fool!

Visited September 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“MUST do when on St. Lucia”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

My wife and I had an amazing time on this tour. Big Willy and JR along with Kevin were out guides and their energy level never dropped. They made sure everyone had a great time and got to see what each wanted to see and take the pics you wanted. We stayed at the Sandals La Toc and took the shuttle to meet them at the dock, the rest was a pleasure.. Make sure you ask for JR/Big Willy

Visited September 2013
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