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“Livin' a Dream!”

Gecko's Island Adventures
Ranked #4 of 14 Tours in Frederiksted
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our ATV tour lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours and covers 13 miles of tropical terrain. It begins by riding along the west end coast line before heading up into the hills. We make a stop at an overlook that gives you fantastic views of the north shore. As we continue, we make our way to the top of Mt. Stewart where you get amazing vistas of the surrounding area. We visit plantation ruins from the early 1800's where you get time to explore and take photographs. From there we descend through the Sub-Tropical Rain Forest before ending the tour at a Rainbow Beach.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Livin' a Dream!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Well, this lovely couple is living our dream! They moved from the states down to St. Croix and now run this business that caters to tourists. We had an amazing tour with the owner and one other guide for 4 couples, they took us high into the hills so that we had amazing views of the island and stopped to point out interesting things. I had never ridden a 4 wheeler before, so I was a little nervous, but it was easy and a blast! We did their two-fer tour which then included a stop at Rainbow beach where we had a wave-runner for an hour. That turned out to be the perfect way to cool down after a dusty, hot ride. There is a nice bar there, and other water sports if you’d like to try. The taxis easily get you back to the ship and everything ran right on time. Their guides are also able to tinker with the 4 runners. One of ours just changed a spark plug (or something?) without blinking an eye. They obviously are very efficient, organized, and prepared. If you have questions, feel free to ask the owners as they will help you decide whether this tour is right for you. A super nice couple that made our visit to St. Croix one we’d like to repeat soon!

Visited February 2013
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Chaska, Minnesota
1 review
“Great Ride!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were going on a cruise and found this ATV experience on the internet. It was not available through the cruise line. It was the best excursion we did on the whole trip! It was a true off-road experience and the scenery, sights, and guide were amazing. Highly recommended!

Visited January 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“GREAT FUN”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Booked this tour via internet during a stopover on cruise. We took 2 machines (one for my husband and one for me) and what a blast; we had a great time.
Allowed to go fast enough to enjoy the experience without putting anyone in danger. Some of the roads we took were really just tracks but that is what we wanted from an ATV experience. Was by far the BEST thing we did on this 7 day cruise and I recommend it to anyone that is a little adventurous. The views of St. Croix were stunning and the drive through rainforest just wonderful.
DO IT - YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED?

Visited February 2013
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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Awesome time”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

If you have time, definitely take the ATV tours. It's almost a 2 hour tour of St Croix, including the mountains. You get some great views too. We split an ATV and we both had a chance to drive it. Very fun time and the staff was friendly.

Visited February 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Step away from the "same old same old" on excursions! Do This!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

If you are visiting St.Croix from a cruise or staying on island, this is the excursion you must do. Booking online was easy and the staff were very helpful. We took a short ride to where the ATV's are kept and after orientation away we went. My wife drove (first time) the whole course which went safely through the rain forest and stopped at various points. It was fantastic. After returning to the start point we were directed to one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen and given chairs, umbrellas and couple of drink coupons. Before we settled in the excursion also had the use of a 2 seat wave runner that you were allowed to use on the ocean. (no drinking alcohol prior to use.) This was not one of those long line of jetskis putting a course. You were explained the safety rules and where we were designated to ride and away you go. VERY safe and big fun. After we sat on the beach and went snorkeling. There was a nice snack shop there and a young gal played music on stage. This is a definite must do if you are visiting. Highly recommended as being safe, good value, and just the nice balance of active fun, beach fun and relax time. Thanks to Arlin and Cindy ( and the beach staff,)Would do this again, no, Will do this again next year . A great Day

Visited February 2013
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