Why Choose Spencer Ambrose Tours?

Last week after a beautiful day spent on Jalousie beach, a young couple approached me and graciously thanked me for their trip. I asked why they chose Spencer Ambrose Tours and they replied, “Because we knew we were going to be treated like VIP guests of the island … and that we would be enjoying some excellent rum punch!”

While their answer is spot on (nothing beats my homemade Caribbean rum punch on a warm St. Lucia day!), I want to share with you some answers to this question:

Why Choose Spencer Ambrose Tours?

  1. You are our top priority.1606910_683293075046232_1652975927_n

When you visit St. Lucia, you are my guest. I want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Sit back and enjoy the warm breeze as I guide you around the island. Don’t worry about the time; my crew and I are watching the clock for you to ensure you don’t miss your ride home. As a TripAdvisor Award of Excellence recipient for the past 3 years, we are committed to giving our guests unforgettable memories and the ultimate St. Lucia adventure. Unlike other excursion companies, we don’t lump you in with 90 other guests; each guest’s experience matters to us and we keep our excursion groups small and personal.

  1. Our guides are experts on St. Lucia.SAT Review

I was born and raised on the island and have worked here my entire life, which is the same for most all my crew. We know all St. Lucia’s history and secrets and will share its fascinating stories with you and your family. Join me and you will see stunning overlooks that extend for miles, spectacular seascapes, and the age-old mysteries of our island. I love St. Lucia and want to share all the beauty of this paradise with you.

  1. We make booking an excursion easy.

From your first email to returning to the ship, I will handle everything while you relax and enjoy the golden Caribbean sun shimmering down on azure ocean waters. All you need to do is email us basic information about your arrival and we will take care of the rest! And when you arrive we are waiting right there for you when you get off the ship.

  1. Jalousey-Beach-Sept-2014We are committed to providing the best sightseeing and adventure experiences to travelers.

Want to climb to unparalleled views on an iconic World Heritage mountain? Lay on the soft sands of Jalousie Beach? Zipline throughout a lush rainforest? I offer tour and adventure packages for you to experience St.Lucia in every way possible. No other company offers more time at  Jalousie/Sugar Beach—a beach Fodor’s says has “crystal-clear water for swimming, excellent snorkeling and diving, and breathtaking scenery” under the Pitons. No else lets you experience a full day island adventure by both land and sea or soar through a Caribbean rainforest. From the serene to the extreme, there is something for everyone at Spencer Ambrose Tours.

  1. We offer transportation by land… and sea!boat

While most touring companies keep you stuck on the land, we have a fleet of new speedboats to explore the grand coast of St. Lucia, giving you a chance to see the island from a whole new perspective. Our speedboats not only will give you a breathtaking view of the island, but make the journey back to your ship much quicker, giving you plenty of time to grab one more gulp of rum punch before you depart.

Let me share the beauty, majesty and enchantment of my garden island with you. Choose Spencer Ambrose Tours for a once-in-a-lifetime experience

~Spencer

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Discover St. Lucia by Land…and Sea!

“The Land & Sea Adventure was absolutely wonderful, the best day of my Caribbean cruise. Spencer really takes good care of you and definitely goes the extra mile to make sure you enjoy yourself.”

– Margaret A, United Kingdom, Land & Sea Tour

Dear Friends,

A British gentleman recently contacted me and asked the #1 question we get at Spencer Ambrose Tours: Is our Land & Sea Adventure worth paying for over other companies’ land tours?

The answer is absolutely yes. Whether this is your one and only visit to St. Lucia, or a return visit, the Land & Sea Adventure lets you experience our island from two amazing perspectives. For just $90, you will see all the popular sights and landmarks on land—then you will hop aboard my speedboat for the ultimate sightseeing adventure of our beautiful coastline, giving you an outstanding view that other tour companies don’t offer. As dozens of enthusiastic client reviews show, the ride back to your ship will be one of your best memories of the Caribbean.

Without doubt, tropical beauty and endless adventure await you on my Land & Sea Adventure. Your adventure begins as I welcome you at your ship/hotel with refreshing complimentary beverages.

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After I briefly answer questions, you will step aboard my van and begin your journey. First stop: the city of Castries. As we stroll our island’s charming capital, you will find historic monuments, colonial architecture, friendly shopkeepers amid the rich tapestry of St. Lucian life. Here, I will tell you of the rich history and traditions that give our garden island a flavor all its own.

Back on our bus, we make the exhilarating ascent up to Morne Fortune Overlook, where you can see St. Lucia’s emerald vistas and charming villages laid out at your feet. Here on this peak (2,795 feet), you will visit one of our island’s prime specimens of Victorian architecture, which today does double-duty as the residence of our Governor-General.

Next, I will guide you to Roseau Banana Plantation, where you will experience the sights, scents and tastes of St. Lucia’s leading export crop. Beneath a bright green canopy of banana leaves, you will learn the secrets of cultivating plantation bananas.

Continuing our journey, we will travel past dense rainforests, through lush tropical valleys and around towering mountains quilted in forests. Along the coast, you will pass through the quaint IMG_0919villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries, where brightly colored fishing boats lined up like a rainbow on the shore.

As we near the coastal village of Soufriere, you get your first glimpse of St. Lucia’s scenic jewels: the Piton Mountains, a United Nations World Heritage Site. These majestic peaks—each rising about 2,500 feet above the Caribbean—are breathtaking from any angle. If you’re feeling extra-adventurous, on another day I will gladly guide you up the larger of these two peaks, Gros Piton.

Soon we reach serene Toraille Waterfall and Gardens. Nestled amid exotic greenery, you’ll find a 50-foot waterfall with a cool pool below. I highly recommend taking a dip in the refreshing waters and letting the cascading water spill down your back.

Reinvigorated, next you will pass by Sulphur Springs. Located at the base of a dormant volcano, the cauldrons of bubbling black, sulphurous water have been dubbed “the world’s only drive-in volcano.” Next, nearby Sulphur Springs Park offers you the chance to immerse yourself in a therapeutic mud bath, where warm steam and rich organic minerals will rejuvenate your skin and lift your spirits.100_6840

Of course, no trip to St. Lucia is complete without a visit to iconic Jalousie Beach. Soak up the sun. Sink your toes into honey-blonde sand. Dive into the sapphire water. Snorkel amid schools of bright tropical fish. Marvel at the lovely Pitons sisters high above or just kick back in your lounge chair Later on, enjoy our homemade Creole lunch (complimentary) featuring a medley of St. Lucian favorites. Jalousey-Beach-Fresh-Fruit-                                                                  But your adventure isn’t over yet!

Now it’s time to explore St. Lucia’s stunning coastline, so hop aboard one of my three state-of-the-art speedboats and we will explore stunning sights visible only on the water. I can guarantee this will be an experience you will never forget!

As we skip across water painted Caribbean blue, I will take you past secluded coves and celebrity mansions, and right up to unique rock formations, such as the Natural Bridge featured in Pirates of the Caribbean. Before we arrive back in Castries, we’ll explore one of the island’s favorite beauties, Marigot Bay. Nestled between strands of palm trees, this idyllic spot played host to the 1966 movie Dr. Doolittle.

We are one of the only companies on the island to offer this once-in-a-lifetime view of our magnificent St. Lucia. Take in our luscious shore and sights as we glide over the Caribbean waters and be sure to have your camera ready for the idyllic sights along the way!

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“My family and I had a fabulous time on Spencer’s speedboat. The sight of the majestic Pitons cradling beautiful Jalousie Beach will never leave me, yet we also saw secluded coves, charming seaside villages, celebrity mansions hugging rocky cliffs, and lots more. Bar none, this was our favorite day in the Islands. Thank you, Spencer!”  – Mark R., Washington, D.C.

Combining the best of both worlds, the Land & Sea Adventure will dazzle your senses, stimulate your mind, and leave you smiling with a once-in-a-lifetime Caribbean experience. The memories you make will last a lifetime and I will be happy to have shared the beauty of St. Lucia with you!

~Spencer

Ahoy, Cruise Passengers! Choose Spencer with Confidence.

After months of dreaming, you’ve finally set foot on the exotic Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

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So now what?

Take a ship-hosted excursion? Too expensive. Wander around by yourself? Too hit or miss. Okay, how about letting St. Lucia’s premier tour company dazzle you with our island’s celebrated sights and adventure in one whirlwind day?

Relax, unwind, and explore, as I (and my knowledgeable team) show you our beautiful island.
We love hosting cruise ship travelers and our five-star customer service makes planning your excursion as easy as a warm tropical breeze.

When You Arrive

From the moment you hop off your ship, you will find us at the dock waiting to greet you—and ready to treat you as our honored guest. (If your ship arrives late, we will stay there until you arrive.) We will answer all of your questions, give you the lay of the land, and escort you to our air-conditioned van or speedboat—where your adventure is waiting to begin. Thirsty? Complimentary beverages are right there at your fingertips. Relax. Kick back. Enjoy.

Exploring St. Lucia

Regardless of the Spencer Ambrose Tours experience you choose—the Land & Sea Adventure, Rainforest Tour, Jalousie Beach Break, or the Gros Piton Climb—we will delight you from start to finish. If you are traveling by land, breathe in the sweet smell of bananas as we sample fruit at a plantation. Listen to stories of old St. Lucia. Behold the canopy of trees that blanket our mountains—and have earned our island the nickname of “the Tahiti of the Caribbean.” If you are traveling by sea, prepare for thrills as we speed around the island, cutting hours off your travel time. When you stride onto Jalousie Beach, you will find sugar-white sand perfect for catching rays, excellent snorkeling and paddelboarding, and an authentic St. Lucian Creole lunch waiting for you beneath the majestic Pitons.

Getting Back to Your Ship

Cruise travelers are always asking me: “But, Spencer, will we get back to the ship on time?” I, Spencer Ambrose, personally guarantee 100% that yes, you will return on time! We have never returned a single customer late to a ship. We have the strength and flexibility in numbers to ensure you return at least 1 hour prior to departure. Leave the clock-watching to us. We want you to relax and enjoy!

Our Commitment

IMG_3044Now celebrating our 20th anniversary, my team and I are committed to delivering the best customer service in the Caribbean. From close communication during the booking process to returning you to your ship well before the horn blows, our priority is your total satisfaction. As winners of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the last three years, we are ready to make your visit to St. Lucia the perfect vacation!

Join me on my Caribbean paradise and make your St. Lucia dreams come true. Book today at http://spencerambrose.com/book-a-tour-transfer/.

~Spencer