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We got off the Escape on the 26th that sailed to Bermuda.  Brandi Stone was our guide and she was great.  I would highly recommend her.   Not all taxis have room for a wheelchair but her's did.  There were 6 of us and had plenty of room in her vehicle.   You can contact her at brandistone29@gmail.com or 4417735180.  We needed a ride to horseshoe the next day and requested her and she just pulled in so we got to spend time with her again.  Very friendly and professional.  Tell her Hi! from Linda & Fred.

 

 

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47 minutes ago, sunshine55 said:

 

We got off the Escape on the 26th that sailed to Bermuda.  Brandi Stone was our guide and she was great.  I would highly recommend her.   Not all taxis have room for a wheelchair but her's did.  There were 6 of us and had plenty of room in her vehicle.   You can contact her at brandistone29@gmail.com or 4417735180.  We needed a ride to horseshoe the next day and requested her and she just pulled in so we got to spend time with her again.  Very friendly and professional.  Tell her Hi! from Linda & Fred.

 

 

 

 

Mistyped the tel #..should be 4417035180

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Hi--I used this forum to find a private tour guide for our recent Bermuda cruise and I just wanted to report back.

 

We used Lewis Foggo (Lewis_Foggo@hotmail.com). He was great! I emailed him a few months in advance to see if he could accommodate 6 people plus store a folding wheelchair. He said yes. He charged us $70 an hour for the six of us, and we spent 6 hours with him.

 

We didn't have an agenda for him, so he took us to his most popular requested places. We stopped to feed some fish near the tiniest drawbridge, we got some great views at Fort Scour, drove through Hamilton and stopped at St. George's for lunch. Walked around St. George briefly before driving back near some beaches. We got out at one beach for a few minutes and saw Horseshoe Bay from the road so that we could decide which beach to go to the next day.

 

We were on Anthem of the Seas June 1-6, 2019.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, MissDaisyofTexas said:

He charged us $75 an hour for the six of us,

FYI, the official government-set rate is $70 per hour for 5 - 7 passengers,  so if he was charging $75 he was violating the rules.

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1 minute ago, njhorseman said:

FYI, the official government-set rate is $70 per hour for 5 - 7 passengers,  so if he was charging $75 he was violating the rules.

You're right, it was $70. We paid $420 for 6 hours. I'll fix my post.

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1 minute ago, MissDaisyofTexas said:

You're right, it was $70. We paid $420 for 6 hours. I'll fix my post.

Good! Glad to hear he wasn't charging more than he should. Unfortunately once in a while a driver does.

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Back from our cruise and tour with Quinton. Our ship docked at 2 and we were off by 2:30. We did about 6 hours and back on the ship by 8:40. Quinton was easy to locate with his pith helmet and he did have our names on a clipboard. We started the tour with some general background on the dockyard and how the America's Cup race revitalized part of the area.  You could tell Quinton had quite a bit of pride in the island. That attitude showed in how he described the roof architecture and cisterns to the train system and burial practices. We had a person with a leg injury so that limited what we could see. Also due to the day of week and time of day, we only got to see the exteriors of some of the sites in Hamilton. Not Quinton's fault, but be aware that much of the island closes early or isn't open on weekends.

 

We did what I felt was a more local feel with lots of side roads - one lane with two-way traffic(crazy). On Scaur Hill we saw a wedding and another extended family having a picnic. With Quinton, I feel that we had a much more local account of life in Bermuda. Quinton said at the last census there were 68,500 Bermudians. I feel like he introduced us to half of them.

 

One highlight was an early dinner at the Flame on the North Shore road. Great food and great company. Much of what we were interested in was how do the Bermudians live. Quinton was happy to share how his family lives and how the population gets around (only one car per family) and what their typical days consist of. He took by a couple of places watching a soccer game and we could see that much of the island stops for the game or for cricket.

 

Because of the hour, we didn't get all of the sites we wanted. When we go back to Bermuda, I will be more aware of the day of the week and time of day and we will be asking Quinton Bean if he can take us around.

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On 6/10/2019 at 3:28 PM, Dat Cruisin Couple said:

Back from our cruise and tour with Quinton. Our ship docked at 2 and we were off by 2:30. We did about 6 hours and back on the ship by 8:40. Quinton was easy to locate with his pith helmet and he did have our names on a clipboard. We started the tour with some general background on the dockyard and how the America's Cup race revitalized part of the area.  You could tell Quinton had quite a bit of pride in the island. That attitude showed in how he described the roof architecture and cisterns to the train system and burial practices. We had a person with a leg injury so that limited what we could see. Also due to the day of week and time of day, we only got to see the exteriors of some of the sites in Hamilton. Not Quinton's fault, but be aware that much of the island closes early or isn't open on weekends.

 

We did what I felt was a more local feel with lots of side roads - one lane with two-way traffic(crazy). On Scaur Hill we saw a wedding and another extended family having a picnic. With Quinton, I feel that we had a much more local account of life in Bermuda. Quinton said at the last census there were 68,500 Bermudians. I feel like he introduced us to half of them.

 

One highlight was an early dinner at the Flame on the North Shore road. Great food and great company. Much of what we were interested in was how do the Bermudians live. Quinton was happy to share how his family lives and how the population gets around (only one car per family) and what their typical days consist of. He took by a couple of places watching a soccer game and we could see that much of the island stops for the game or for cricket.

 

Because of the hour, we didn't get all of the sites we wanted. When we go back to Bermuda, I will be more aware of the day of the week and time of day and we will be asking Quinton Bean if he can take us around.

Do you have a contact email for Quinton Bean?

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We are confirmed with 2 of Quintons friends for this coming Saturday!  Since he was already taken he recommended 2 other drivers and we are super excited!!   As a result of many of your suggestions, along with a few of his, I believe that we have a wonderful itinerary planned for the day!  Thank you all!

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8 minutes ago, love2travelmom said:

Do you have a contact email for Quinton Bean?

 Here you go :) 

Quinton B. Bean, JP 

quianreu@logic.bm

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On 6/18/2019 at 7:32 PM, mrsaknar said:

We are confirmed with 2 of Quintons friends for this coming Saturday!  Since he was already taken he recommended 2 other drivers and we are super excited!!   As a result of many of your suggestions, along with a few of his, I believe that we have a wonderful itinerary planned for the day!  Thank you all!

I have emailed Quinton to book with him, we had him as a guide last time we were in Bermuda.  He is booked this trip.  Would you share the names/contact info he recommended?

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