What our guests have to say...
ABSOLUTELY loved our tour!!!
We just returned from our 2 week honeymoon cruise with the Millennium and we have to say that of all of our adventures (11 days and 7 islands with 3 days in Puerto Rico) we ABSOLUTELY loved our tour with Spencer’s Tours. Spencer was out of town, so our tour guide was Small, his brother, and he was AMAZING!!! He picked us up from the ship and there was only one other couple with us, so it was like having our own private tour of the island. St. Lucia is beautiful and with this tour you get to really see EVERYTHING!!! It started with a friendly greeting, drinks, and a comfy air conditioned van. We went to a banana plantation and even got to eat fresh St. Lucian bananas, and I must say I prefer them over the ones we get here in the states! We then traveled through a few fishing villages, and learned a lot about the islands history and beauty. We had TONS of great stops for beautiful and amazing photo ops, even one stop where a steel band was playing, total fun! Small was great, he took care of everything, all the water, piton beer, and rum punch you could want was also provided. Perhaps one of our favorite stops was when we pulled up to another van and Small got us each a jelly coconut, can I say YUMMY! He even stopped and had us learn about and taste the local Cassava bread. The end of the tour was the absolute highlight, first we went to the waterfall, where my husband jumped right in, and then we headed down to Soufriere where we caught our water taxi to Jalousie beach, there are no words other than WOW!!! Upon rounding the corner and seeing this private paradise and gem of a beach right in the middle of the Pitons all we could do is stare in awe. We were then provided with perhaps one of our favorite local lunches amongst all the islands we visited… LOVED the banana salad! We snorkeled for little over an hour, and simply enjoyed the beach and all its beauty. We were then whisked away and brought straight back to our ship with time to spare. I can say nothing but wonderful things about the tour and of course Small, or as my husband liked to call him “Smalls”. We will schedule another tour with Spencer any time, in fact planning to return in Nov/Dec, and will ABSOLUTELY schedule a tour with him again. It was a true highlight of our 2 week trip.
We HIGHLY recommend Spencer’s Tours, and can’t stop telling everyone we know about it!
Best Tour of the Whole Trip!
We just returned from our cruise on board the Adventure of the Seas. Our day in St. Lucia was spent with John and was the best tour of the whole trip! We booked the Island Delight tour and had a wonderful day. We saw so many sites on his tour, including a banana plantation, fishing villages, the Pitons, the waterfall and Botanical Garden, the volcano at Sulphur Springs and Jalousie Beach. John kept us well fed the entire day, stopping along the way for bananas, muffins, bread and had a cooler stocked with complimentary soft drinks, water, and beer. I even had an encounter with a jellyfish and John & Spencer were both genuinely concerned about me the whole day. If we are ever in St Lucia again, we will be contacting Spencer for another tour!
This tour and Spencer are highly recommended for your day in St Lucia.
A Trip to be Remembered
We’ve had the good fortune to enjoy St. Lucia twice now and both times we have toured with Small, Spencer’s brother. We enjoyed getting to know Small so much on our first visit in May 2009 we wanted to have Small guide us again when we returned to St. Lucia with our two teenage boys in Feb. 2010. Small arranged a special tour for us that included visiting a local primary school and playing football (soccer) with a group of local boys in Soufriere. This was a very special time for us and our boys. Spencer and Small went out of their way to make sure our time in St. Lucia would be remembered. Of course the snorkeling between the Piton’s has always been some of the best we have experienced. Lori and I highly recommend Spencer, Small and Neptune for a day you will never forget in St. Lucia.
We are returning again in Dec. 2010 and look forward to spending more time with Spencer and Small.
No regrets with this tour!
We had a great day with Spencer on our recent cruise that included the beautiful island of St Lucia. This was the first time we had booked all of our shore excursions on our own and we had no regrets, especially with this tour! Spencer is very knowledgeable about his island. He kept us entertained with all of his stories and well fed with the fresh breads, cookies, fresh bananas and delicious Jerk Chicken, which we enjoyed on the beach at Jalousie Bay. He made the extra effort to avoid the crowds and we got some beautiful pictures. I would highly recommend touring with this wonderful gentleman. We plan on going back to St Lucia and, of course, will be doing another trip with Spencer.
Thank you, again, Spencer! We loved the Rum Punch, too!!
Absolutely Wonderful Tour
We just got home from a Caribbean cruise and we toured with Spencer’s company while on St. Lucia. There were nine of us in our group and we did a customized West Coast tour with Small, Spencer’s brother. I cannot even begin to tell you what a great time we had with Small on this tour. Everything about it was absolutely wonderful. Customer service was of utmost importance to Spencer and Small and their company. Small became a dear friend to us and when it was time to leave him, it nearly brought tears to our eyes. He treated us as if he had known us for years. He treated us as if we were his own family. The island was absolutely beautiful! The day we spent on St Lucia with Small was the highlight of our entire cruise experience. He took us to Jalousie Beach and I have to tell you – I have seen a lot of beaches in my years, but this one ranked in the top two or three on my all-time list. It was pristine and gorgeous and the water was crystal clear. The Creole lunch we ate in Soufriere was to die for as well, and the boat ride back up the coast to the cruise ship was wonderful as well. What a beautiful island and what a wonderful company to tour it with. Thank you so much Spencer and thanks so much Small! We will miss you Small! Don’t forget us. Your money will be well spent with this tour, I guarantee it!
Great Memorable Day
This day with Spencer was superb – the highlight of the cruise. We were with a small group of 8 and quickly and easily met up with Spencer after leaving the ship and were soon on our way. We saw a real cross section of St. Lucia including a banana plantation, fishing villages, Soufriere and wonderful views of the pitons, a visit to Jalousie beach between the pitons (not to be missed!), the sulphur springs and the waterfall and botanical garden. Throughout Spencer’s knowledgeable commentary and stories brought everything alive. All day we were fed local delicacies – bananas straight off the tree, Johnny cakes, patties, a wonderful Creole jerk chicken lunch and hot Creole bread – and with an open bar at the back including chilled soft drinks, beers and Spencer’s own spiced rum punch (phew!!!).
A complete and great memorable day in St Lucia.
A Tour you will never Forget!
From the moment we met Spencer, Small and Neptune, we felt we had met long lost family members! What a great group of tour guides. They are kind, caring, and knowledgeable. We were with a group that totaled 11 people, and everyone’s requests were met. This tour was definitely the highlight of our cruise week. We were fed seemingly constantly, and everything was delicious. It is obvious that Spencer is well liked by the local people, and I can certainly see why. He genuinely cares about his island home and her people. For a tour you will never forget (or regret!) contact Spencer.
Thanks again Spencer, and Small! God Bless.
Recommend to my clients
I am a travel agent with Marlin Travel and personally have gone on a tour with Spencer and have recommended him to any of my clients that have visited St Lucia. All have come back to thank me. He is truly a gentleman and a wonderful ambassador of the Island.
Highlight of our Cruise!!
Our family spent the day with Spencer in January and it was the highlight of our cruise!! Spencer tried to anticipate our every need including escorting my sister to a local grocery store to buy some banana ketchup and other local treats. The lunch was delicious as well as the other treats along the way – you won’t be hungry! And Spencer makes a wicked rum punch!
I will be back in St. Lucia in January 2011 and am planning on spending the day with Spencer or Small again – absolutely worth it!
Value for your money
Got off the ship quite early and John was already waiting for us. Spencer was waiting for a couple off the Sea Princess so we had 2 separate tours. The only thing that I will say is, if you are going to St Lucia and you want a tour that is value for money and you want to know what goes on then you have to book a tour with Spencer Ambrose. Believe you me you will not get better. This was our 2nd time to St Lucia and if we had known about Spencer on our first trip we would have had no hesitation in booking the tour.
Would very highly recommend doing a tour with Spencer and his company.