Spencer's Story Spencer Ambrose Tours, St. Lucia
Welcome to Spencer Ambrose Tours. Meet Spencer, your official St. Lucian, professional tour guide, operator and speedboat Captain!
Spencer is St. Lucian, born and bred and a patriot of his beautiful island of St. Lucia, the "Helen of the West Indies." He is married to Nympha, and together they had two daughters. Spencer is also a committed Christian and an amazing singer!
Prior to being a tour guide and operator, Spencer served in the Royal St. Lucia Police Force for 10 years. He also worked as a Forest Ranger with the Forestry Division, Ministry of Agriculture.
The knowledge gained from Spencer's previous work experiences have contributed to his ability to provide his guests with exceptional tours of St. Lucia. Spencer is also well known among the people of St. Lucia. During his years in the police force, he worked in every town, village and community on the island.
Since 1994, Spencer has provided quality tours from all the hotels on the island, custom tours, hotel and airport transfers as well as VIP transfer services. Seeing a growing desire among cruise ship visitors for more personalized excursions, he expanded his services in 2006, to include special tours for cruise ship guests. In 2010, Spencer purchased his first speedboat and this began his popular speedboat tours.
Spencer Ambrose Tours is also recognized on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Ranked #1, every year since its inception in 2011, Spencer's Tours has annually been awarded with TA's Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious honor is only awarded to those businesses that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
In 2015, after winning the Certificate of Excellence for 5 years standing, Spencer Ambrose Tours was inducted into the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. (Refer to our TA Awards & Distinctions page for more information about this special honor). In 2020, Spencer's Tours was awarded with the Certificate of Excellence Travellers' Choice Award, achieving the status of a tenth-time winner.
When Covid hit in early 2020, tourism came to a complete standstill. With the tour industry decimated by the pandemic, Spencer was forced to sell his first speedboat and took up sand mining to make an income. He also suffered deep, personal hardship losing his oldest daughter to Covid-19, while almost succumbing to it himself. In December 2021 things started to look up with the return of cruising. After 22 months, Spencer was finally able to welcome his first guests off the Celebrity Silhouette. With tours slowly resuming, and after a lengthy Covid recovery, Spencer was fortunate to once again be back offering speedboat tours to hotel and cruise guests. Although Spencer's Tours slipped into second place ranking during the pandemic, he is grateful for the support of his guests which allowed him to earn the 2023 Traveller's Choice award.
Spencer is definitely a people’s person and takes great joy in meeting people and making their day great as expected by them. It is the aim of Spencer and his team to provide their guests with personal service and make their day a fun-filled and memorable one.
Spencer's team are knowledgeable, personable, courteous and fun. They will see to the comfort and well being of all their guests while delivering requests with a high level of professionalism and security.
Spencer and his team are back and are ready to share the beauty, majesty and enchantment of their island paradise with you.