“Great tour guide and great time had by all!”
"To start, we found Rose and Jim's after reading prior reviews on Trip Advisor. We were on the Celebrity cruise ship and arrived on the island on January 6, 2014. I previously booked Rose & Jim's via the web, and Jim was waiting for us exactly where he said he would be. While waiting he told us to avoid all the men standing at the cruise ship pier with baby monkees. He told us they would quote you one price for a photo of you with them, then after the picture jack up the price, so we did not get a picture. At the end of our trip while having a cold beverage before re-boarding the ship, we actually saw this take place right in front of us!........."
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Edenl - Hilton Head, South Carolina
"Great Island Tour”
"When we got off the ship at St. Kitt's, we had nothing planned in particular except some beach time . So, as we were weaving our way between the local guys with the monkeys (asking for money to have pictures made with the monkeys) we ran into Jim of Rose & Jim's Taxi & Tour Service. He was very friendly..."
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Walter Stephen - Atlanta
“Ignore all other drivers and look for Rose or Jim.”
"You won't regret finding them and hoping one of them has room in their very comfortable vans. After asking a question to the woman at the visitor information booth, I wanted to get back on the ship and leave that island. She was incredibly rude. Thank goodness, we found Rose and spent 3-4 hours with a very knowledgeable, friendly, and..."
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DivingDavid - David Bowen
"Just got back yesterday and want to quickly post my review of Rose & Jim's Taxi & Tour Service so others can be aware of this great service. Rose was our guide for the day. You could not ask for a warmer, more knowledgeable guide. Jim grew up on the island and Rose has been there for 29 years. They have been in this business for just that long, too! It was so obvious how well known and well liked Rose is as we toured around the island. It was like visiting with your grandmother for the day. (She is a grandmother several times over so I know she won’t take offense at this!)
They only schedule one tour per day so you are not pressed for time if you run late. My wife and I got off the ship to meet Rose at the appointed time while our parents were running a bit late. Unfortunately, another ship was about to dock and the port authority shuts down the pier. No one could get off our ship until the other ship was safely tied up. It was not a problem for Rose and our time table.
We did the Island Tour and Cockleshell Beach tour which you can read all about on their website. Rose is willing to stop whenever you want to take photos and is always pointing out something of interest. You go through several towns and Rose is quick with some facts about each.
All in all, it was a grand day with one of the best guides we have had in our cruises. You know it was a good experience when there are hugs all around to end the day!"
EMAIL: Geri Bisson & Friends
This is long over-due, but we have been SO busy since our return from the CCL "Miracle" cruise (Feb.22) this is the first opportunity I am finding to say Thank You. On Monday, Feb. 27th, my husband, Joe, & our friend, Frank, and I had the pleasure of taking your tour around the lovely island of St. Kitts.
We want to thank you so much for the comprehensive tour of your scenic island. From the time we left Port Zante, we pretty much had the COMPLETE island tour (except for the Fortress, which was not on our "to-see" list anyway.) The Caribelle Batik gardens were beautiful, along with the batik work itself!! We enjoyed our stop at Black Rocks, with the refreshing coconut water drink. :-) We were very fortunate to be in the van during the rain showers, & they didn't interfere with our sight-seeing.
Lunch at the Reggae Beach was very nice, & we enjoyed meeting Wilbirt. :-) Wish we'd had more time to enjoy that beach spot........next time. St. Kitts has certainly come a LONG way since the last time I was there, probably 20 years ago!! I was very pleased with what I saw this time. Thank you so much for showing us all the "hot" spots.
I will be sure to pass the word along re your tours, to anyone I know who is travelling to St. Kitts. You did an excellent job, & we Thank You!!
Cmp - Christine UK
"We were recommended to Rosie and Jim by our neighbours in the UK. We were in St Kitts for a day sailing on a cruise ship. I contacted Rosie before we went on the cruise and booked on their Panoramic tour. At the exact time of 8.30 as planned there was Rosie at the pier on St Kitts with her sign ready to take us on the tour, With 5 other people off we went as enjoyed a really nice trip of St kitts, the views the panoramas and the trip to the Batik factory,
Rosie's knowledge of living in St Kitts having left the UK years ago is excellent. It wasa really enjoyable trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Call her before though and make sure you get on her tour.
Cool Cruiser (mjthecruiser) - Marsha Jacobs
"Rose and Jim Tour - highly recommended"
"We just returned from a cruise to St. Kitts. St. Kitts is a beautiful island. You will want to see as much of it as you can.
Rose was our tour guide. It was one of the best days of our cruise. Her van is very comfortable and she was very accommodating and great to meet. She totally designed the tour around our wishes, let us stop for pictures wherever we wanted, picked other gorgeous spots for photo ops, and let us spend extra time at the beach because we weren't interested in shopping. Her van is very comfortable and she was very accommodating. I'd go with her again in a minute."
Cool Cruiser (Paul58)
"Rose & Jim are wonderful people! We met them several years ago (6 years I believe). We have used them many times on our visits to St Kitts. We have had them pick us up at the airport & have done tours with them."
EMAIL: Leslie, Marilynda, Melissa & Tom from Tennessee
We are back from our fabulous trip! We loved our tour with you and wanted you to know how great you are. We felt so safe with you (sometimes you don't know what to expect when you book a tour on your own) and you are so knowledgable about St. Kitts.....we couldn't have asked for more fun or beautiful pictures and experiences. You never rushed us and were delightful! I am going to post about you on Cruise Critic because EVERYONE needs to have the great experience that you provided us.
Thanks again....Leslie, Marilynda, Melissa and Tom from Tennessee
P.S. The tours that the ship offered were approx. twice what you charge!"
|Cruising the Eastern Caribbean, Ed By Laura Rapp, Diane Rap
"We highly recommended Rose & Jim as guides. They bend over backwards to make your day on St Kitts wonderful and arrange everything you need, including hikes to the rain forest. If you want a personalized tour, contact them ahead of time to reserve...... Jim offers an excellent rainforest hike. He points out and explains the medical use of rainforest plants...."
EMAIL: Kelly Carlin
Just a short note to thank you for the wonderful day we spent touring with you on the beautiful island of St. Kitt's. You are a pleasure to be with and gave us all the knowledge we needed on our tour. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone! I hope you can make it to your brother-in-law's home and enjoy some of Atlanta while you are here. Thank you again for a wonderful time."
(On behalf of the entire family)
Cool Cruiser (dcrow72)
"....they are wonderful folks who will do their best to make you happy. I feel like they are part of our family after 2 visits to St Kitts. Will always emal them if we return and they will be waiting no matter what we decide to do. Can't go wrong!."
EMAIL: Bev and Dale Johnson
We took your tour on Dec 10 and wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed it. St. Kitts is a beautiful island and I can tell how proud you are of it. If we are ever in St. Kitts again we would be happy to have you show us around again. Thanks so much for the memories.
Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!"
Bev and Dale Johnson
Cool Cruiser (dronnyfirl)
".....We walked on towards the shops and saw a lady sitting on a bench holding a sign saying Rose & Jim - we had previously read about them on this site and asked if Rose would take us. We were soon a group of 6 and Rose took us on a fabulous tour .......
Rose is from Leeds and has lived in St Kitts with Jim for 26 years. She is extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions. She took us to the Batic Factory...... She also took us to Brimstone Hill and the lava rocks where we ate fresh coconut. Rose offered to take us to a beach of our choice but we asked to be dropped in the town as we wanted time to take a look around.
We would highly recommend Rose and Jim and can provide their email address if required."