"Definitely recommend booking your own St Lucia tour through this company rather than taking the excursion tours offered by the boat for a real personable and amazing experience!!"
While in St Lucia for a cruise stop we booked the Island Expo tour with Realsaintluciatours.com and were very impressed and highly recommend this tour!! A quick email to Janus with an even faster reply and we were booked very easily! We were greeted by our tour guide, Richard just outside the cruise port area waiting for us with a sign with my name on it.
My wife and I fully expected there would be others joining us and were delighted we learned we had our own private tour with Richard, a native St Lucian, in a late model fully loaded SUV complete with sun roofs which helped us soak in the beautiful countryside sights.
The tour was totally customizeable so after we told Richard what we wanted to see he took care of the rest! A stop for rum tasting got the tour started on the right foot and it only got better from there! Richard seemed to know everyone we passed and provided excellent commentary of the sights along the way. At the waterfall stop Richard used his connections to get us right into the waterfall for as long as we liked while loaded tour vans had to wait and whose passengers only had enough time under the falls to get a quick picture taken.
Having a private guide for this stop alone was worth well worth the price of the whole tour! Off to three secluded hot mineral pools for as long as we liked and then to a local restaurant for a taste of the local cuisine completed the tour before we headed back to the boat in plenty of time.
The length of the Island Expo private tour was about 6 hours and the cost was $75 a person and was well worth it especially hearing others from the cruise paid the same only to be crammed in a van for the day! Definitely recommend booking your own St Lucia tour through this company rather than taking the excursion tours offered by the boat for a real personable and amazing experience!! Will definitely hook up with Richard from Realsaintluciatours.com the next time we're in St Lucia!! Keep up the great work Janus and Richard!!!
Tx Bruce and Gillian