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“Rubbish tour, terrible customer service, verbal abuse”
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St Thomas Shore Excursion: Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour
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St Thomas Full Day Private Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sunny Liston Tours is a fully certified and authorized Taxi Tour Operator in St. Thomas, located in the United States Virgin Islands. At Sunny Liston Tours, we drive an open-air cabs, also known as the "safaris" and we have the capacity of holding about 25 people in each of our safaris. Our energetic, music filled Taxi Safari Tour will show you jeweled beaches, breath-taking lookout points where you will get a spectacular island view, and we'll even make a pit-stop for our famous Banana Daiquiris to cool you off. We have been providing superior, fun filled tours and transportation services for over 22 years. Sunny Liston Tours is known to be the most upbeat, exciting, and energetic fun tour on St. Thomas. We are fun-loving and love what we do! Contact us today for a tour you’ll never forget!
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Firstly, St Thomas is a beautiful island and we were looking forward to our tour. It was rubbish.

Where do I start? Put on wrong open sided bus at dock, changed bus, into town, shouted at by Sunny to be back at exactly 11.45. We all were, but Sunny Liston's bus was not - plenty of other buses though. After 15 minutes standing in hot sun we were directed up the hill where the bus was. Gigi expected us to believe her story that police did not permit her to park where we had been told to wait. Funny that, other buses could stop, not a policeman nor policewomen in sight.

Set off at break neck speed with her shouting over loud music, the microphone broken so this shouting was even more irritating. The only information given to us about St Thomas was its size and population. This is an island famous for its pirate history, nothing at all about this was mentioned. We passed a castle, several cannons and other interesting looking places but all this was ignored. The tour was not informative, instead we had to listen to her terrible voice singing to age-old soca tunes such as 'Follow the Leader' telling us to sing along with her and do the actions which was also very irritating.

The final part of this so called tour was a beach trip. We were asked which beach we wanted to go to. We were on a tour because we didn't know the island, yet she asked us which beach we wanted to go to. She took us to Sapphire Beach and so an even worse experience awaited us. The driving was horrendous and dangerous. Sapphire Beach is a decaying resort on the Atlantic side of the island which makes for rough sea and wind. It was run down, shabby and expensive (although there were only rusty sunbeds at $7 each to rent and a shack selling overpriced beer and rum punch with no seating facilities or shade). We were hungry but there was nowhere we could get anything to eat. We asked why she had brought us to this beach and we received a torrent of abuse which doesn't merit repeating here, suffice to say that part of her inane reply, before Sunny himself flew into a racist tirade, was that she didn't make the beach ------ err I sort of know that Gigi, but you did bring us there, didn't you.

We got our own taxi home shortly after this. If you go to St Thomas, make sure you either have an informed tour guide who respects your right to life, or better still, stay on the ship or have a drink at the the very nice bar right where you get off the boat - the American who works there redeemed our opinion of the island.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

If you are the the type of person that liked the music so loud that you can't hear anything else then this is the tour for you. During the tour I was asking myself is this an AC/DC concert or a tour of the island? Don't get me wrong, there are some things you expect to be loud, but not a tour of the island. Yes we asked the driver to turn things down.....Twice. After the second time of more than just our group asking to tone things down a little the driver reluctantly turned the music down. Besides that the tour was OK, we were picked 15-20 min late but that didn't really have an impact on the day. Liked the island and the beach. We did not have sunny as our driver, maybe that would have made a difference.

1  Thank Chester215
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Everybody should do this tour when in St Thomas,it has the real feel good factor and at $20.00 is excellent value for money.
Sunny picked us up from our cruiseship in the morn,from there he dropped us in downtown Charlotte Amalie to do a bit of shopping then it was back on his opensided funbus and singing all the way to a lovely viewpoint where there happened to be a bar serving bushwackers and rum punch,then it was up to the famous mountaintop for more shopping,beautiful views and banana daiquiris.It was singing all the way as he showed us some more sights then asked which beach we would all like to go to the votes came in and off we wet singing off course to the famous Magens Beach,this cost about $4-5 to get in but was more than worth it,Sunny picked us all up a couple of hrs later then it was back to the cruiseship singing off course.An absoulutely fabulous time had by all!!!

3  Thank 4weeksaintenuff
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Sunny Liston Tours is a private tour in St. Thomas. If you are worried about booking a tour that is not with the cruise line, have no fear. This is one of the best tours and the greatest value for your money.We felt totally safe and had a blast. We heard about it from other passengers and decided to give it a try.

Sunny drove our bus himself. He was parked right outside the cruise ship and we had not signed up ahead of time but he was more than willing to accommodate us. Sunny's tour was half the price of the excursions offered by the cruise ship. He was so bubbly and fun, and he had the whole bus singing and having a great time. Sunny exemplifies customer service at its best!

This tour spends time downtown for shopping, takes you to the highest point for a great view and a delicious banana daquiri, various photo stops along the way, then gives you the choice of which of three beaches you'd like to visit. We had plenty of time at the beach and made it back to the cruise ship with time to spare. This tour gave us a full day of fun and I would highly recommend it.

4  Thank traveler6376
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We had the best time while touring with Sunny himself on October 1.....he was very friendly, happy and full of energy....we will be back with him next time we visit St thomas...

3  Thank betsymperez
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