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“Great company. Great owner. Great Time!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gecko's Island Adventures

Gecko's Island Adventures
Ranked #4 of 14 Tours in Frederiksted
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our ATV tour lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours and covers 13 miles of tropical terrain. It begins by riding along the west end coast line before heading up into the hills. We make a stop at an overlook that gives you fantastic views of the north shore. As we continue, we make our way to the top of Mt. Stewart where you get amazing vistas of the surrounding area. We visit plantation ruins from the early 1800's where you get time to explore and take photographs. From there we descend through the Sub-Tropical Rain Forest before ending the tour at a Rainbow Beach.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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“Great company. Great owner. Great Time!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Our tour with Gecko was one of the highlights of a very wonderful honeymoon in St. Croix. Jamal our guide was very informative,and showed us fantastic views of the island. We want to especially thank the owner who went way above and beyond the call of duty by giving us block by block directions when we were hopelessly lost. She also personally made sure we got back to our resort after the tour. What a great time,and what great service!! We Highly recommend this tour

Visited August 2013
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Clark
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Had a great time-but be warned”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

It was a small group, just the guide, a young couple and myself. It was wet and a little messy since it had rained a lot recently, but in my opinion that made it much more fun. I enjoyed every minute of it. Even though I've owned and ridden atv's before, these are very easy to ride machines, fully automatic, no shifting so if you've never ridden before its no problem. And they are comfortable. NOW- for the warning should you decide to go, ask if the bar at Rainbow beach is open. If its closed, insist on getting a ride to this spot. Both rental cars were broken into, windows smashed and mine wasn't even locked. You can park there with no problems-leave 1 window on each side of the car wide open, doors unlocked and BRING NOTHING. Locking things in the trunk will not help. I do still recommend this tour despite this incident. If the bar is open, meaning theres activity and people around it even less of a problem. So go and have fun.

Visited September 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Great fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

This was one of the highlights of our visit to St. Croix. Our guide, Jamal, did a wonderful job, even though the trails were more rain soaked than usual (thanks TS Gabrielle - made it even more fun for me!). He was also very knowledgeable about the island's past and current events. My wife and I had never ridden ATV's before, but these machines were in top working order, and very easy to drive, even in two feet of mud/water. If you're not afraid to get a little dirty, I would highly recommend this experience. One caveat - two cars were broken into at rainbow beach earlier in the day when we went (windows smashed). It was due to the beach being basically deserted, and they allowed us to store all of our valuables from the car (basically the GPS) in their storefront in Frederiksted. That said, they might want to hire a security guard to watch your car at the beach if this continues to be a problem (plenty of Crucians looking for jobs).

Visited September 2013
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Denton, Texas
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
“Fun for the Whole Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Family of five (Granddad, Grams, Daughter, Son-in-law and Granddaughter (13)) did the St Croix Gecko ATV tour last week and had a GREAT time. ATV riding experience is not a must, our son-in-law was the only one who had ever ridden an ATV. We rented three machines and ended up the only ones on the tour. A taxi took us to Rainbow Beach where we met up with our guide Jamal who provided instructions and off we went for a ride through the rain forest. Great fun and great views, Jamal had a wealth of information regarding the island. A MUST DO if you are in St Croix.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago
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“A Must Do On St. Croix.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

We (wife and five kids) just did the ATV tour by Gecko's Island Adventures on St. Croix last week and had one of the most an amazing times of our lives. The company has new management that just took over but everything worked quite smoothly.

We met Jamal, our guide, at Rainbow Beach and he instructed us how to drive the machines and the safety rules and before you knew it, we were on our way to the hills and the rain forest. We had a great day for riding as it had absolutely poured rain the day before so there were some fun mud puddles to drive through but nothing was too crazy. Up through the hills until we were looking over Cane Bay, over mountaintops and then back through the rainforest with some stops for pictures and information at particularly interesting places.

The machines were easy to drive for all ages and seemed to be in good condition so we had no problems at all getting around, and the younger kids who were double riding with adults had plenty of room. Based on how comfortable you are driving the machines, seemed like Jamal would vary the ride a bit so I am sure that this would also be fine for people with younger children (our youngest is 14). All in all, this was our favorite activity on the island and the kids are already begging to go back and try it again.

We also did the 2-fer add-on that involves using jet skis at Rainbow Beach run by West End Watersports and if you have the money I recommend doing both of them for a fun and exhausting day.

Visited June 2013
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