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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just visited Grand Bahamas and took the Forbes Half Day Tour. This was the second time I took the tour and while the island has changed quite a bit since my last time there the tour could be adjusted to other locations that don’t have you being taken to stores. It was advertised as going to the Garden of the Groves, Millionaires Row, the fruit market where we were supposed to see a demonstration involving conch and Port Lucaya for some shopping. Instead we had about an hour at the gardens which were nice but guide at gardens guided us right to some vendors selling Bahamian wares rather than the rest of the gardens. Would have preferred more time there than the next stops which included the fruit market but no conch demo a rum cake factory and a perfume factory. The tour advertises seeing count bassies home but never saw it. If it’s not there anymore tell us that but don’t advertise it. Definitely could do without the rum cake factory and the perfume factory. I know they are trying to rebuild after hurricane Mathew in 2016 but we found more interesting places on our own. We did get our driver to drop us at the port lucaya market place but then had to take a cab back to our resort that was expensive. The driver was knowledgeable but would have liked to know more about their future rebuilding plans. Overall you can do the gardens tour separately and get more bang for your buck and skip the other places unless you want rum cake and perfume. None of which any of us in our group of 5 wanted or needed. You can do better Forbes.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jolenek455
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

My husband and I used Forbes for our transportation to and from the airport and to get around the island during a quick getaway. The service was excellent! We were met at the airport on time and greeted by our driver who was also prepared to serve us cold beverages. The drivers made us feel like royalty. Transportation was one thing didn't have to worry about. Thank you Forbes Charter!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robynlovestheisland
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time as a family of four visiting Gold Rock Beach and the caves. Our tour guide, Leonard, was professional and polite. We stopped at a restaurant that served good quality food at a reasonable speed for the island. We had plenty of time to swim, collect shells, and eat our lunch. Highly recommend the large iced tea,it comes in a carafe and conserve more than one person.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank randym0rgan
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

MY Fiance' and myself booked a last minute weekend cruise with "Grand Celebration", I would not recommend them to no one, Ever! They lied about the room, the charges saying No hidden fees, but waited until I had booked and paid to spring up other charges, despite the email saying " There's no hidden fee, and sent a picture of a room with a balcony calling it a state room," Ocean View". and charged our card without permission, or before we reviewed our bill. The staff was not very accommodating at all, rude in some degree. if you weren't around to eat oh well!!
charged for room clean up, bed changes, calling it "service tips". some people had Fuel charges on their bill
The excursion tour in FreePort was great, we really enjoyed the trip, The Tour guide very manner able, and entertaining of course knowledgeable.
But the Tour was awesome.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank pamyvonne22
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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

The only excursion we did on our 7 day vacation and it was the worst.

We waited about 35 min longer after we were expected to be ready at 915 in lobby. When the bus arrived it looked like it was on its last leg. The driver collected our reservation ticket and told us to hop on.
We drove to another resort to pick up more people and he never said a word on our drive there. Our bus was packed like a sardine can.

Finally, Leonard apologized for the lateness and proceeded with the tour. He was knowledgeable of the island. We visited Millionaire's Row, Garden Groves, downtown and International Bazaar. The only 2 sites worth seeing were the first 2. The other stops were merely for shopping as most stores were closed because of the hurricane that hit last October. It was sad to see the destruction that it left the island still to this day.

The reason for such a low review is the company was late and we, the paying customers paid the price. We only had a small time at each point and by the last stop we were only allowed 15 min so some guests questioned why even stop because it didn't leave much time to do anything.

It would have been more beneficial if we made the garden the last stop because then it would have allowed people to look around and grab a bite instead of being hurried through downtown.

I wouldn't recommend this tour company and recommend going to the garden as a separate visit. It was the hi light of the tour.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank stixx3
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

Booked the service easily for round-trip airport/hotel. They were on time in both instances. Driver was friendly and helpful with our luggage. Would use them again when we visit the island. Wonderful service.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Utes1914
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