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“Great island tour for disabled” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Caribbean Historical Tours!

Caribbean Historical Tours!
Ranked #25 of 40 Tours in Charlotte Amalie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Caribbean Historical Tours! was established in the Virgin Islands in 1984. It is now a network of 20 tour guides in ten different islands. We are a quality tour provider that certifies our tour guides to ensure the quality of the tours we provide. They are trained to present the history of the Caribbean in a creative, interactive, engaging, and informative manner.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great island tour for disabled”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Dawuud was so knowledgeable. We enjoyed his sense of humor and the background on the native herbs and fruit, etc. that grew on St. Thomas. I, myself, am disabled and use a walker and he was very accommodating to my needs. His driving was excellent. I especially appreciated how he would give us the heads-up of a photo op before we got to it, so that our cameras and attention were ready. I can totally recommend his tour service.

Visited March 2014
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Edmonton, AB
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun island tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

We did the beach tour and had a fun morning driving all over the island. Eric was our driver/guide and had lots to share and did a great job of navigating the crazy hills. We didn't feel rushed at any of the stops, and enjoyed the intro to the history and plant life on the island.

Eric picked up some pasties for lunch for all of us, which were lovely, and was back at our beach pickup right on time. This was a fun and personal way to see the island.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Gaylene L
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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Missed out on a good one!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We recently visited St. Thomas as part of a Caribbean cruise and had planned our own walk about Charlotte Amalie from information available from various travel sources on the internet. As we were finishing our walk and commencing the return to our boat we came across Dawuud who was now in his sales mode and speaking to walkers on main street. We were impressed with his outgoing personality and refreshing way of selling his services. After comparing our walk to his tour we believe that we would have greatly enjoyed his tour...so you have choice; you can do as we did and plan your own walk or can reserve an enjoyable, entertaining and informative tour with Dawuud...and this I say after only crossing and talking to him, a pure stranger on the street, after spending only minutes with him.

Visited February 2014
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Not up to our expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Our tour did not get off to a good start on January 24 when Dawuud showed up 30 minutes late for the 9:30 am pickup at our B & B. Dawuud apologized and said he "had issues to deal with". We sat in the back of an open air truck while Dawuud talked into a microphone held in his hand while he navigated the crooked roads and traffic around the island. The sound system seemed to distort his speech and in combination with the noise from the passing traffic, Dawuud was hard to understand. In any case, Dawuud drove us by all of the advertised sites while making several stops to get out and walk around. Dawuud showed his passion for the plants of the island during a stop at the gardens around the University of the Virgin Islands by pointing out the various fruit, leaves, along with a knowledgeable presentation regarding herbal medicine. The tour concluded with a drop off in the center of Charlotte Amalie. We accepted Dawuud's offer to return to the same drop-off spot at 4:00 pm and pick us up and return us to our B & B. After waiting until 4:30 pm, Dawuud never showed so we got a cab to take us home. Apparently Dawuud had more issues to deal with.

Visited January 2014
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3 Thank JOE A
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CHisTours, Manager at Caribbean Historical Tours!, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
We apologize for this tardiness and have no excuses except that it was difficult for our driver to find. Your same driver was stuck in traffic and was late in picking you up yes. He tried calling you and left a message. We will provide a partial refund in order to compensate for the inconvenience. We hope you try us again as we try to do better next time.

Sincerely

Safiyah Horsford VPO
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best tour anywhere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

Dawuud (his real name is Najee Ullah) is a walking encyclopedia on history, culture, botany, etc.-much more than just sightseeing. I took this tour by myself 5 yrs ago, on a cruise where I met my new husband! This month we both visited St. Thomas again on an anniversary cruise, so we had to find this guy! He took just the 2 of us on a wonderful tour with lots of stops, which is now a terrific memory for us. Ron & Linda from Canada

Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Roland S
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