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    My husband and I just returned from Aruba 6/18/11 after spending 5 wonderful days. We booked our tour with Cerry based on the comments we read on Aruba.com. Our tour with Cerry was the best ever. We called him out of the blue on Friday morning at 12:30pm to see if he could fit us into his schedule since this was our last day in ARUBA. Luckily he had a 1:15pm spot available which was right on time we booked a 3 hour tour $45 hr (the time went by so fast but it was worth every cent). He was right outside our hotel a little before 1:15. He greeted us and off we went. He asked what did we want to know and see around the island. Since we had no clue what to even ask he started us off with a history of ARUBA which was very informative and the tour just continued on from that point. The truck was nice and cool as it was over 95 degrees. We saw 4 other jeeps full of people sightseeing with no air, thank god we booked Cerry. We saw everything from the lighthouse to the natural brigde and the beaches and several other spots that I don't remember the name of. The highlight of the tour was the two CAVES we visited. We had the opportunity to go inside the caves and we received lots of information about both caves, it was kind of creepy but the experience was priceless. We took lots of pictures and just had an overall excellent experience. If you want to tour ARUBA and have a good experience book Cerry he was AMAZING! He also took us to the airport Saturday 6/18 and thank god he came to get us earlier than we originally told him because if not we would have missed our flight. If you decide to book Cerry while in ARUBA and you like his services write a review so when others visit ARUBA they can have the same wonderful experience as you did. Cerry we will see you again friend! Thanks James and Halimah

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    In the 20 yrs that I’ve been doing private island tours I’ve never ever had a single complaint. This is the first time ever. I have mixed feelings however for a only 1 not so positive review in 20 yrs makes me feel good but on the other hand any client who is not happy even though if it refers only to the beginning of the tour and not the rest of this doesn’t make me happy at all and any client even though it is only one in 20 yrs who is not satisfied at a 100% of my work is one dissatisfied client too many. All comments of my work are welcome for this is the only way one can improve if necessary. I’m pleased to read in your post that you didn’t dislike the tour even though you felt uncomfortable at the beginning of this when I asked as usual as I have been doing for the last 20 yrs for some space and time so I can narrate the history of Aruba which takes about 10 min. I need the time and space for this for it takes time to explain it properly, if I have to answer all kinds of questions that’s not related to the subject I’m talking about at the time then it would be very difficult and I won’t be able to narrate this properly, I will lose concentration and will not be able to finish this narration before I reach the first stop of the tour. So this is the reason I ask for the time and space ONLY in the beginning so I can do this properly. All questions are welcome and I expect all kinds of questions ,that’s why it’s a private tour , imagine if you would have taken one of those conventional tours in which you can’t make any questions at all for the driver can not deal with so many people, that’s a standard tour ,all you can do is sit and listen. I also explain to my clients in the beginning that all their possible questions will be dealt with and answered for I know exactly what my clients are going to ask during the tour for I’ve been doing this for the last 20 yrs now .Practically all of these questions I do cover even before they’re being asked and I know exactly what they are going to ask me at the different sites, that’s experience of course. . Questions like: How big is the island, how many inhabitants, what’s the main industry, unemployment rate, weather , crime related questions ,our infrastructure, political system, our relationship with the Dutch, with Venezuela, etc, etc, etc. If I have to deal with all of these questions in the beginning while narrating the history of Aruba then I won’t be able to do this properly for I get interrupted all the time so this is the reason I ask politely for your cooperation in the beginning while narrating the history of Aruba. It is in the interest of my clients self that I do this this way. When I used to work in timeshare sales I was trained and taught that a sales person in order to give a good presentation needs to have a certain degree of control, not of course to the degree that it becomes uncomfortable or annoying to the customer but you need just a little bit of control (sales people know this) if not you won’t be able to give a good and comprehensible presentation. I apply these same principles also while doing my work, in this case touring my clients, the professional way. Anyway if you’re not at a 100% satisfied of my work then I would have to assume that it is my fault, maybe It wasn’t my best day or I failed to explain matters properly and I would like to apologize for this. Pls let me know when you’re back here on our beloved island and I will be happy to repeat the tour and I will make sure that I do explain this better this time around and there will be no charge for this one, which is also the professional way.
    Cerry
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    Last edited by Cyrilo Croes; 06-27-2011 at 08:34 PM.
    Cyrilo Croes aka "Serry",Taxi service and private Island Tours

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    We just got back from a week long stay in ARUBA July 3-9! We landed on Sunday and did a 3 hour Island tour with Serry on Monday! We found him through this forum and I emailed him to set it up, and he replied back that night...simple! Serry arrived at our hotel to pick us up right on time. We told him the places we wanted to go and we were off. Serry kept his car cool for us the whole time, making sure we didn't get too hot. We explored the Arikok caves and my husband wanted to walk deep into the caves with the tour guide, and Serry waited for us and allowed us to take our time. We took a while at all our stops, and my last destination was the Donkey Sanctuary, which closed at 4....despite it being after 4pm Serry still drove by to see if it was still open, and by chance it was and we had the place to ourselves. Serry was very informative and wanted to ensure that everything on our agenda was checked off, and it was and then some. We even went an hour over our time slot, but since Serry was determined to take us to all the places we wanted to see, he did not charge us for going over our time (even though it was our fault by taking a while in the caves). Serry also took many many pictures for us. He was just fabulous! If you want a relaxed island tour, without rushing, Serry is the man! www.pitaruba.com
    When we return next year we hope to take our kids on a tour with him!

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    Excellent tour

    We were in Aruba last week and had a wonderful 4 hour tour with Cerry. He is a very personable person and knows everything about the island.
    We actually enjoyed his style of getting the history of the island out of the way at the beginning of the tour. His 10-15 minute narrative was extremely interesting and enjoyable without the interruption of questions. When he finished almost all of the questions we had in our head were already answered. All our unanswered questioned were answered at the end.
    This left us more time to discuss the island, current events etc.
    Cerry has a route in mind and hit all the highlights of the island. Plus he stopped wherever we liked and let us stay at each stop as long as we liked. He took pictures for us and we felt very safe and at ease with him.
    We would definitely recommend him and will use him on our next visit.

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    welcome to the forum markmac

    glad you enjoyed your tour.

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    Nice time with Cerry

    My boyfriend and I just returned from a tour with Cerry. We need to head over to the bar now for happy hour, but wanted to quickly mention that we had a wonderful time with him. Thanks to everyone on this forum for recommending Cerry.

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    2 good things in your day.......a private island tour and happy hour. 'nuf said!

    Quote Originally Posted by janelleolsen View Post
    My boyfriend and I just returned from a tour with Cerry. We need to head over to the bar now for happy hour, but wanted to quickly mention that we had a wonderful time with him. Thanks to everyone on this forum for recommending Cerry.

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    Just returned from our first trip of Aruba and it was fantastic!! One of the best parts was the private island tour with Cerry. I'm so glad that I stumbled upon this site and got the recommendation to go with him. Right from the beginning he made us feel very comfortable and his history of Aruba at the beginning of the tour was very informative. We ended up doing a 3 hour tour and my wife and I decided to leave it up to him to take us around to the hot spots. The Natural Bridge was awesome!!! Got some great pics!! Cerry always left his SUV running so it was always cool and he opened the car door for my wife every time she got in and out, which I thought was a nice gesture.
    When we go back to Aruba (hopefully next year) we will definately be calling Cerry to tour the rest of the island. I highly recommend him if you want a pleasant private tour of the island. Thanks Again Cerry!!

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    Talking The ultimate way to travel around the island !!!

    Cerry Rocks !!!
    We stayed in Aruba for about a week in July and we were constantly debating whether we should rent a car, cave into De Palma tours or travel by taxi everywhere. Then through a friend we found Cerry. His offer seemed very simple...I charge your hourly and you tell me where you want to go. This worked out perfectly as we were able to see all the highlights of the island at our own pace and did not waste time at locations we did not care for. Not to mention Cerry grew up on the island and provided some very informative facts of the island throughout the tour. We were soo impressed with him after day 1, that we booked him again for another day to visit other location of the island. Cerry is very fair and and accommodating throughout the journey. This is the best way to travel around the island if you are looking for something private and economical. This is our first experience taking a private tour and after this experience this will be only we travel when abroad.

    -Ravi

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    Island tour by Cerry

    Our party of four , two of which had never been to Aruba enjoyed an interesting and informative three hour tour. Cerry knows the Island and is very proud of it. His tour ia not to be missed.....forget the crowded bus tours. His tour is the way to go. wlwmoose

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