Which Private Tour? Bernard or Joyce

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#1
Chicago Burbs
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Joined Mar 2014
Our family of 8 (4 adults and 4 kids - 14,11,11,8) are booking a private tour in St Martin for the day. Bernard is $480 and Joyce is $400. Both include drinks along the way - I believe Bernard is 6 hrs, Joyce 5 hrs.

Any personal experience that would help me choose one over the other?


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#2
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I did Bernard a few years ago and i like him. i might use him again for my next cruise next year
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#3
Raleigh, NC
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Used Bernard three times now and going again in April - I recommend them.
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#4
North Augusta, SC
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Joined Sep 2012
Used Bernard's the only time I've been to SXM and enjoyed thoroughly. In fact, it ended up being only myself and a couple from Germany. So it was practically a private tour for $40. I'm not so sure I wouldn't have just canceled if I were the operator when only that many people show up, so I was impressed they did it anyway. Was nice and informative, and a nice time.
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#5
Vienna, WV
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Joined Feb 2001
Joyce Prince gave us the best such trip we have ever had-40 cruises! Bernard also fantastic. You can't go wrong.
#6
Virginia
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Joined Feb 2016
We loved Bernard. FANTASTIC guides with them. We won't hesitate using them anytime we go back to St. Maarten.
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