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Old February 6th, 2005, 01:44 PM
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Cool Mazatlan Frank

I'm having a problem contacting him. Can anyone help me? I want to know if he can take us on a tour - if not I want to start looking for something else. I e-mail him twice but I'm not having any luck. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old February 6th, 2005, 03:32 PM
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I'm having a problem contacting him. Can anyone help me? I e-mail him twice but I'm not having any luck. Any suggestions? Thanks
We took the country tour with Frank last month, and he was quite efficient re: e mailing us and answering our questions. Maybe you have the wrong address?? Here's a link to his website in case you don't have it: http://www.mazatlan-frank.com/ Good luck
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Old February 7th, 2005, 04:03 PM
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I was in email contact with him just this morning. He has always answered my emails in just a few hours. Have you tried fkole2000@hotmail.com? That is the email that is working for me.

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Old February 8th, 2005, 10:01 PM
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Default Frank of Mazatlan

We just toured with Frank last Thursday, Feb 3rd. Simply put - AMAZING !!!

I would highly recommend Frank and his tour - it was excellent !!!

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Old February 9th, 2005, 12:46 AM
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I'm having a problem contacting him. Can anyone help me? I want to know if he can take us on a tour - if not I want to start looking for something else. I e-mail him twice but I'm not having any luck. Any suggestions? Thanks
I know he is very busy. I talked to him today though. If you need help I'll forward your e mail. E mail m e at sherriko@hotmail.com
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Old February 10th, 2005, 07:19 PM
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I have Feb 22nd reserved with Frank I can't wait...
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Old February 11th, 2005, 12:36 AM
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I have Feb 22nd reserved with Frank I can't wait...
Please post how the tour with Frank was when you come back. Can't wait to hear all about it. Are you going on the city tour? That's the one I'm interested in.
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Old February 20th, 2005, 11:47 AM
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I booked a combined country and city tour with Frank that we took on 1/31. Frank is the best guide I have ever had! I think he ruined us for any future tours. I had contacted Frank myself and several emails were exchanged between us. I felt like I knew him before we even met.

Frank was waiting for us when we disembarked exactly where he said he would be, sign and all. He just couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. And he guarantees getting you back to the ship on time.

Do not hesitate to book with Frank. You'll be happy you did!
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Old February 20th, 2005, 10:22 PM
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Question Mazatlan Frank

I am sailing on the Oosterdam April 16th and have been reading about Frank. Can someone give me more information on his tours, where you go, how long, cost etc. I was also thinking about the Sierra Madre 7 hour tour. It is worth it? Has anyone been on it? This is our first time to Mazatlan and we love to sight see, meet the locals, etc. Thanks for the information and any tips.
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Old February 20th, 2005, 10:46 PM
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Smile Frank

I did get an e-mail from Frank. He is a very nice man and has mapped out a wonderful day for us when we dock on March 25. He usually takes 6 people with him but since there is only 4 of us we are going to pay the price for 6 and have a private tour. It will be an all day event with many stops planned. I'm really happy I contacted him and believe that it will be the highlight of our cruise!
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 06:27 PM
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Hi Gordyde!
I'd recommend that you call or e-mail Frank to get specific information. We've had private tours with him twice and highly recommend him. He will work with you. Check out his web site (if you haven't yet). We've been both to Concordia and Copala with all the little stops in between to see the brick maker, the tile maker, the bakery (yummm!!!), the furniture maker with all sorts of ironwood statues, clay pots, very nice silver jewelery, etc. I even arranged for him to look for specific items for me. You can get beautiful hand made crocheted tableclothes and I've bought three so far. With the trip to Copala, you will eat at a very nice Mexican restaurant and with all this, we still had plenty of time to see old Mazatlan. This tour does give you a chance to meet the people - it's a great opportunity. Again, Frank will work with you to tailor your tour the way your group wants it. He is great fun and very much respected in the Mazatlan communities.

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I am sailing on the Oosterdam April 16th and have been reading about Frank. Can someone give me more information on his tours, where you go, how long, cost etc. I was also thinking about the Sierra Madre 7 hour tour. It is worth it? Has anyone been on it? This is our first time to Mazatlan and we love to sight see, meet the locals, etc. Thanks for the information and any tips.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 07:35 PM
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Myself and my family agree. Frank is the best. We travel to Mazatlan alot and even our kids, 13 and 15 are entertained by Frank.
Book early as he can book up quick.
Have a great time in my second favorite city. Who knows, may move there some day and then it will be my first favorite city. LOL
Happy Cruising all. I'm looking into going on the Mercury in the near future. We shall see.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 09:03 AM
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Angry Frank never responded to my emails

I have emailed Frank 3 times and he has never responded. If he is booked it would be nice of him to let me know so I can reserve something else.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 09:18 PM
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PennyB, did I see on the HAL board that you are booked on the March 5 departure of the Oosterdam? I am on the same cruise, and I contacted Frank last week about doing his tour on March 8, which is when I think we will be in Mazatlan. He did email back within a few hours, saying the day was available, but asking which tour I might want. The tours and prices are available at www.mazatlan-frank.com. I haven't decided if I want to book one of his tours yet or not.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 03:10 AM
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I have emailed Frank 3 times and he has never responded. If he is booked it would be nice of him to let me know so I can reserve something else.
I know Frank was having difficutly with his e mail and he's been extremely busy trying to catch up. Try e mailing him again. He's answering e mails now.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 09:48 AM
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Smile I'll try again!

Sonoma03 and Ikohawaii....thanks! I will try him again!
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Old February 25th, 2005, 12:09 AM
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Thanks so much for your information. Definitely decided to do the Sierre Madre Tour. I have sent Frank and email and hopefully he will be available for us.
BuckGilbert thanks for your input also. I'm really looking forward to our trip
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Old February 25th, 2005, 09:16 AM
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Smile Frank answered me, we are booked!

Ikohawaii, I took your advice and emailed him again yesterday morning and he answered me back in 20 minutes! We exchanged a couple more emails and now we are booked! Sonoma03 are you booked as well? Frank mentioned that he has 2 other passengers from the Oosterdam that were going. Counting our friends that will be just 6 of us. He said he can somewhat taylor make the tour to the passengers i.e. places/length of time spent. Anyone have some must sees or don't bothers???
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Old February 27th, 2005, 04:36 PM
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Our group from the Mercury toured with Frank in his open air trolley on 2/10. It was a wonderful and informative half day in Mazatlan. We will definitely contact Frank when we return to Mexico and Mazatlan. I would highly recommend Frank as a tour guide. He met us as planned. It is a very efficient operation.
Thanks again Frank for a most enjoyable day!

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We did the Sierra Madre tour with Frank on 1/26 and it was great -- we would recommend this to anyone! Here's a link to our pictures: http://community.webshots.com/user/cynbar101
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