I booked the Land/Sea Adventure for us and our 2 friends based off of reviews on Cruise Critic. I was really hoping it would be good since my friends were trusting me! Let me tell you, it was great!
It was easy to find them at the port and we returned in plenty of time to our ship at the end of the day. Our guides were Small and Shequana and they were informative and very fun to be with! Our group enjoyed seeing highlights and beauty of the island by land as well as what seemed like a whole new tour by speed boat along the coast with Terry & Raymond (who were also great) on our trip back to the ship. We really enjoyed Jalouise beach snorkeling at the base of the Pitons, we saw some great fish and Terry made sure we had everything we needed.
We want to come back to the island and spend more time and highly recommend Spencer Ambrose Tours!
Can’t wait to come back
My husband and I and our two friends booked this excursion and we were not disappointed! Small and Shequana (Spencer’s brother and daughter) were awesome. They picked us up at the port just as they said they would. They were very warm and friendly. They were very informative about all of the island and the stops that we made. We loved our whole day. We learned a lot at the banana plantation, enjoyed the beauty of the waterfall and hot springs. Our favorite part of the day was the snorkeling. We saw some amazing fish and loved snorkeling in the calm waters just off the beach. We enjoyed the stops along the coast as we headed back to the ship. We felt very safe and relaxed during our tour and hope to go back some day.
Thank you Spencer for training your staff so well and for making our time in St. Lucia so wonderful!
Jalousie Beach Break
Just wanted to say that the 3 of us had a great time on the Jalousie Beach Break. Thoroughly enjoyed the speedboat trip to the beach (although one of our party may disagree and suffered from a little sea sickness). However both the driver (sorry can’t remember your name) and Terry were very good at trying to help her overcome her fears and put her at ease, also tried to keep the boat as steady as possible for her. Thanks! Timing was great. Spencer met us at the Ships terminal early, walked us to the speedboat and made sure we got to the beach before any others so had the choice of sun loungers. Rum punch – packed a punch – certainly tasted the most rum in the rum punches we had elsewhere. Water and other drinks available at any time from the ‘Toolbox’! The lunch on the beach was great – very tasty and plentiful. The trip back to the ship had the land tour people join us and we stopped at various sights before getting back to the ship in plenty of time.
All in all a lovely trip and good tour guides. Would recommend it.
First of all, I want to thank our Tour guide Terry and his assistant, Shequana. They were amazing and made the tour! Loved everything and loved learning about the island and it’s history. Was a little disappointed that we didn’t get to go in the water at the Waterfall but other than that it was a remarkable and unforgettable day.
Spiced Rum…awesome. Nothing like doing a shot at 9AM! 🙂
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone! My favorite part was the hot, fresh Creole bread!
Still dreaming about it
A month after this wonderful tour and still reliving it in my dreams. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Spencer met us where he said he would at the time he said to be there, just steps from the ship. A quick walk and we were on the boat. He’d lost his voice the day before but did a great job filling us in on the way down to the beach. The boat wasn’t crowded at all and it was a quick and fun ride down. And what a beautiful spot!!! We’ve been to a lot of the islands but this was the first time in St Lucia and it took my breath away with its beauty. The approach to the beach, between the Pitons, was outstanding. It was a fast ride and we were there before anyone else and were able to get a couple of lounge chairs ($20 each) for the day. Spencer was always concerned with our safety and enjoyment. They made a great lunch and a couple of hours later we were back on our way. We had been joined by a group of his who had been on a land and sea tour so there were more people going back but he brought in another boat and there was plenty of room for us all. Terry joined us to do the explaining of the areas to save Spencers voice and he was a lot of fun. We took a slower ride back and went into different bays and harbors and saw all kinds of interesting rock formations and of course the bats home in the rock crack. Very fun and interesting. He had us back to the ship in plenty of time. All in all it was everything I had hoped it would be.
Spencer and his group are a professional and fun company and I would recommend them very highly.
Great experience in St. Lucia!
My parents and I traveled to St. Lucia on the Southern Carribbean Carnival cruise. After reading a detailed review of this tour from another tourist, we decided to book it as well. We were so pleased with the service we received throughout the day from our guide Small. Everything was thought out from the beverages on the van to the extra time needed to get back to the ship terminal. Our tour really allowed us to get a taste of St. Lucia by taking us to a banana plantation so we can learn about the process of growing bananas, as well as getting some samples to taste! We also had a chance to taste some local fresh bread. Most incredible part of the tour was spending time at Jalousie Beach, located between the two famous St. Lucia Pitons. We learned a lot of interesting information about the island.
Book this tour and it will be the highlight of your visit to St. Lucia.
The best tour ever – not to be missed!
We have just got back home from a Caribbean cruise, and we all agree that the ultimate highlight of our 2 week holiday, visiting 9 different islands and going on many different excursions, was Spencer Ambrose’s Jalousie Beach Break tour on St Lucia.
As soon as we got off the ship, we were greeted by Spencer and his team (who were very punctual throughout the trip). We were taken to Jalousie Beach by Spencer on his fantastic speedboat, which was so much fun! Spencer was a great guide, telling us about lots of interesting landmarks as well as explaining what life is like living on the island.
Nestled between the famous and spectacular Pitons, Jalousie Beach was like paradise. It had very clean facilities, wasn’t overcrowded and had a view to die for! Spencer also lent us snorkel gear and we had a great time snorkelling there. We were given a huge variety of drinks from sodas to delicious rum punch and local beer. The lunch provided was jolly scrummy too. Film stars, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz also came on to the beach as it was so beautiful and secluded. We’ve not stopped talking about it since, and we really hope to come back to St Lucia for more Spencer tours!
Thank you to Spencer and his team!
Spencer fixed my MISTAKE!
A few years ago I toured with Spencer and highly recommended the same tour when a group of us were in St. Lucia Dec. 2012. After we boarded the boat, I realized I booked the WRONG tour (wanted Land & Sea, but booked Beach Tour.) I told Spencer to just forget it – we were fine with the beach tour. BUT he insisted everything should be right and had a private water taxi pick us up and connect us with the land tour! We enjoyed the land tour and later hooked up with the beach tour. You will not be disappointed with ANY tour by Spencer Ambrose!
I hope I can tour with him again soon!
Great Island Tour with Small
After showing our holiday pictures to our families we thought back to our great day on the island of Saint Lucia. We did the tour with Spencer’s younger brother Small and he gave us a lot of information about the island and its sights. The tour was well organized, the tour bus was in very good condition and the drive over the island’s narrow and winding roads was memorable – thanks to Small for a safe ride and a great day!
Terrific day by land and sea
My wife and I spent a wonderful day with Spencer. He went out of his way to ensure our trip was up to our expectations. Every aspect was outstanding. We were concerned about getting back on board our ship on time but that wasn’t a problem. Lunch on the beach was lovely.
I highly recommend this tour…job well done.