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“Tours with Character”

Fanks's St. Lucia Taxi & Tours
Ranked #36 of 50 Tours in Gros Islet
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

From the moment we met Frank at the Cruise Ship Terminal we new we were in for a fun day. Frank is a real character! He is very lively and animated as he gives you the island tour. The first stop was a gorgeous view of our ship in the waters of Castries.Next we stopped by a local vendor selling fresh picked bananas. Then we began the long winding tour around, up, and through this beautiful island. Everywhere we went everyone seemed to know Frank. We quickly found out why. It seems Frank is somewhat vocal in the local politics and if you want he will be glad to have a discussion with your input of course. Regarding his driving skills, Frank is quite capable. He knows the roads well which is a good thing because there really is no straight roads but just a lot of twisty turns which make for quite an adventure. The stops at the botanical garden, volcano and sulfur springs were just what we needed to stretch, walk and view the natural beauty that is St. Lucia. Also we made a lunch stop at a local mountain top restaurant with a gorgeous view (*lunch is optional with an additional charge) which allowed us a rest stop break and time to purchase locally made souvenirs. But back to Frank---he loves to sing (quite loudly) and will gladly serenade you on your return trip. He also quite the joke teller hence the title of this review--"Tours with Character"--obviously referring to Frank! Amusing, knowledgeable, fun, safe and reasonably priced makes Frank's Tours a good choice for a nice sightseeing day.

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We booked with Franks and arranged a private taxi for a group of 4 adults. Taxi driver gave us a great tour including stopping at a few trees to pick fruit/nuts for us to taste or see. We stopped at a banana plantation and he showed us how they grow. The driver began to stop at all the little roadside stands that sell junk. When we told him we did not want to stop at those, he stopped that for the remainder of the day.

Two highlights: going to the waterfall and going to the private black sand beach. The road to reach the private black sand beach is a bit sketchy and bumpy but completely worth it!

We ended with a trip to the rum factory. Great day!

Date of experience: April 2013
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

We travelled to St Lucia for the first time from November 18th to the 25th 2012 with our two year old daughter. We wanted to see the island and do some shopping but the resorts travel packages were very expensive. We searched trip advisor and found Frank's taxi and tours. Within minutes of our email Frank responded in a very proffesional and honest manner and provided us with a very reasonable flat rate for a full island. Being first time tourists to this island we were nervous about our safety especially with a toddler. Frank put us at ease and was very flexable with payment at the end of the tour. Our day was scheduled around us and not him and he waited us when we were late and pulled over when we were nautious on the winding hills. We felt very safe while travelling and he took pristine consideration in the fact that one of the travellers was five months pregnant. Our tour consisted of seeing both coast lines, a visit to pigeon island, shopping in Castries and Roddney Bay and amazing views of the Pitons and a stop at the Volcano. We also got to drive through many of the small villages and really got a taste of the unique Carribean culture. Frank was very informative and enjoyed answering any questions we had about politics, the lifecycle of a banana plant and the islands rich history. During the quiet moments of the trip we also got to hear him sing some great North amercan timeless eighties classics from musicians such as Whitney Houstan, Cyndi Lauper and even The Great Stevie Wonder. Fank is a very talented man and we will definately use him when we return!
-Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed January 31, 2017
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Date of experience: January 2017
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