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54 testimonials

  1. Richard Woolley says:

    I used Fitzroy services to transfer my teenage daughters from Juliana to Grand Case. That gentleman is the best on the island. I recommend his services for all your needs. Punctuality, kindness, reliability are among his great features. Thank you Fitzroy and keep up the good work!!!!!

  2. Shawn, Cassie Kyle and Family says:

    While making a stop in St Maarten on RC’s Harmony of the Seas, my family and I (all 12 of us) spent the day with Ken and Specks Transportation taking in an Island Tour. We met Ken shortly after getting off the ship as we loaded up in a luxurious 12 passenger van. Ken was very courteous and fun and shared many interesting sights along the way, often stopping to take some fabulous photos. Ken was very helpful in providing feedback along the way of where and where not to purchase souvenirs (due to cost) and always had our best interest in mind at all times. We stopped roadside to see the iguana man which was a highlight for some of our young family member’s. We eventually made our way to a beautiful beach side restaurant called Rainbow Café located in Grand-Case with a picturesque view of the ocean right on the beach. The food and service was fabulous too. Our last stop was at Maho Beach and Princess Juliana International Airport to see some planes take off and land in this tricky airport adjacent to the beach.
    Thank you Fitzroy, Ken and Specks Transportation for the great day spent in St Maarten.
    The Kyle Family 2017

  3. Harold and Mary Chapman says:

    It is nearly impossible to find a finer tour director! Fitzroy’s knowledge of the Island surpasses all expectations. In addition to being friendly, helpful, and an awesome guide, he is dependable, honest, warm, and compassionate. We have used his services for each of the past ten years to visit restaurants on every part of this corner of paradise, and have enjoyed every moment of our association. This year we brought twelve of our children and grandchildren to St. Maarten, and he amazed them each day with the breadth of his knowledge and insight as he introduced them to the wonders that exist on all sides of the island. We have no hesitation in recommending him unreservedly to all who wish to avail themselves of his services. Harold and Mary Chapman

  4. Joseph Hakas says:

    I highly recommend SPEKS transportation. We used their service for airport transfers to the Riu resort for my family and also for an adult daughter who arrived a couple of days later. Our drivers were professional, courteous, informative and on time. We would definitely use SPEKS in the future!

  5. Angela Proce says:

    Fitzroy is simply amazing! He and his staff are professional, friendly, and know the entire island. This is definitely the way to go on the island. We had a group of 22 people and all of us were comfortable in their vans which had great AC. I highly recommend Speks for travel on the island. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. When I go back I will make sure to use Speks again.

  6. Dan Rogers says:

    Hired Speks for a freelance tour of St. Maarten from the cruise ship on Feb 13, 2016. Outstanding service. Three trips, from ship to Orient Bay, to Maho Bay, back to the ship, along with a tour around the entire island. Driver was always ready and waiting at the agreed upon time. Comfortable ride in a luxury van. Driver provided great history of the island and info about the businesses we passed, plus a bonus stop at a bakery for delicious local bread. I will always use Speks when I’m visiting St. Maarten.

  7. Harold & Mary Chapman says:

    We have been using the services of Fitzroy Gigjsbertha during our annual trips to St. Maarten for many years, and have found his spotless and modern tour and taxi service to be amongst the best available on the Island. An intelligent, knowledgeable, friendly, competent, careful driver and absolute gentleman, who is always on time, he conveys to his guests his in-depth knowledge of the interesting history and culture of the Spanish, British, Dutch and French settlers from 1493 to the present. He also presents a well-rounded picture of the Arts, is well-versed in the highlights, attractions, beaches, restaurants, night life and shopping. We have found his services to be absolutely reliable and of the highest quality.

  8. Ron and Penny Code; Garry and Joy Johnson says:

    We booked Speks Transportation Services on line prior to our cruise. Fitzroy himself picked us up at the cruise ship terminal. We had the full day tour around the island and he showed us all the highlights complete with commentary, beach time at Grand Case and a fantastic meal at Rainbow Restaurant. It was a wonderful tour and has changed our opinion of the island! Can’t wait to go back and would definitely call Fitzroy again!
    Thanks again! Ron and Penny

  9. Samantha says:

    Speks transportation was the best. His day tour was fun and exciting to me and my family. He is punctual and provides a reliable service and is highly recommened to anyone who wish to travel and see the beauty of St Marteen.

  10. BOB AND JANE ROOD says:

    WE HAD A WONDERFUL PRIVATE TOUR OF THE MOUNTAIN AREAS AND THE FORT ON THE DUTCH SIDE.. WE WERE P/U PROMPTLY AT 0900 MAY 19TH AS ARRANGED AND EVERTHING WENT WELL… WE RECCOMEND SPECKS TRANSPORTATION TO EVERY ONE.. BETTER THAN ANY SHIP-SPONSORED TOUR…

  11. Kathy Scharff says:

    We had a wonderful day on St.Maarten with Fitzroy. We were on the ship Freedom of the Seas and were picked up at a pre-arranged place. Our age group was from 7 years to 96 years and we all had a wonderful day! The beach we went to in Grand Case was wonderful with beautiful clear and very calm turquoise water. The children enjoyed snorkeling and paddle boarding. We all enjoyed all of the scenery and the iguanas. Great day with Fitzroy! kathy

  12. Jay Johnson says:

    The airline advanced our departure time. We had a very tight window to get from the ship to the airport. Fitzroy was at the pier early, grabbed our luggage and got us to the airport with time to spare. Great job, very dependable. We will definitely use his services on our next trip.

  13. Bob and Joy Cramer says:

    We made it back from our fabulous cruise on Monday! Bob and I want to “Thank You” so much for making our tour in St. Maarten so wonderful. You really went above and beyond to give us such a fantastic sighting seeing of the island. We especially enjoyed your great company during your tour. We have so many neat memories of that day and learned so much from you. So enjoyed your friend Calvin with the sea shells. I will treasure them and have chosen certain ones for special gifts for my friends here. We would love you to extend our thanks to Calvin. So glad we took picture of you and Calvin so we can share them with everyone here and tell them about our new friends we have in St. Maarten. So looking forward to doing it again on our next cruise.

  14. Jake and Shilpi says:

    If anyone has a large group, you need to call Fitzroy. We had a wedding weekend and had 40 guests. Fitzroy, Junior, and the entire gang took care of us wherever we had to go. Fitzroy was super responsive (even by email), and he and his team were 100% dependable. Their pricing was very reasonable and their vans are much more luxurious, comfortable and spacious than any of the cabs we saw. They had no problems getting up and down the hills of Anse Marcel. Top notch service from top notch guys. Thanks so much, and we can’t wait to come back and call you guys again.

  15. Jason Smith says:

    we had a group of 6 from the Carnival Freedom and we were just looking for a ride to Airplane beach and over to the nude beach. so we got of the boat and headed to the taxi line and we were greeted by this lovely little lady and she said she would take care of all our needs, she said just call me MOMMA. She was the best taxi drive you could have ever asked for. She took us every where we wanted to go and stay with our all day!!! She sang and danced with us and treated us like her own family!! So from now on we will always ask for Mommy..She is TAXI #379.. THANK YOU MOMMA for all you did for us!!!

  16. Christy C. says:

    Thanks for the Great Tour!! Fitzroy was waiting at the pier to give us a Private Tour in a very nice clean van with air. He took us all over the island stopping often for pictures. We went to the best beach in Grand Case and had it almost to ourselves. He also got us to Maho beach in time to see several big planes landing. He was a very safe driver and I recommend this tour to anyone stopping here for the day on a cruise.

  17. Janice Carley says:

    We had a great day with Fitzroy!! He is an awesome tour guide, showed us places we hadn’t seen before, had lots of laughs. Would not hesitate to recommend him, get the tour for the day and go where ever you want and stay for as long as you want! Best tour ever in the Caribbean!!

    Janice

  18. Mike says:

    We had a fabulous day with Fitzroy! We had a personalized tour and were taken to places we could not have seen on our own. He was great with the children and was very knowledgeable. This tour was the highlight of all the excursions on our cruise. In fact it was the best tour hands down on any cruise I have been on (6 cruises in total). I will definitely book again with Speks! Hope to see you soon!

  19. admin says:

    Thank you mark and friends for choosing my service.
    Will like to see you all back in the place again, as you see St.Maarten have a lot to offer.

    Thank you
    Best regards
    Speks

  20. Mark Broussard says:

    I contacted St. Maarten Tours & Taxi a couple of months before heading down to St. Maarten inquiring about arranging transportation from SXM to our ship. Fitzroy called me back immediately from St. Maarten- which I was not expecting – but impressed me with his business savvy and professionalism. When our party of six arrived, Fitzroy met us at the airport with sign in hand as promised. A friend who was traveling with us, and who had arrived the prior day was also at the airport to pick up her missing luggage. Fitzroy patiently waited for my friend to retrieve her luggage – which was an ordeal – and drove us all to our boat. Impressed, we arranged for Fitzroy to meet us the following week once we disembarked. We had several hours to kill on St Maarten before catching our return flight. He drove us around the island, provided insight, and suggested a wonderful restaurant in Grand Case. I HIGHLY recommend Fitzroy for your transportation needs while on St. Maarten. His prices were reasonable and his van was immaculately clean and comfortable. Thanks Fitzroy!

  21. admin says:

    You are most welcome any time again Mr. Hernandez .
    And I will be very happy to see you back in St.Maarten .

    Thank you
    Regards
    Speks

  22. Party of 8 Dec. 2013 says:

    We contacted Fitzroy several months before our cruise via email and he immediately called by phone to introduce himself and confirm he could provide his services. Upon our cruise ship’s arrival, Fitzroy was where he said he would be – easy to find. He picked up our party of 8 and gave us a phenominal tour of St. Maarten we will never forget in his very cool-looking van, equipped with A/C and all! Fitzroy provided us a great guided tour showing us all the great spots on the island’s both sides of the border. There’s no way we could have seen and done all we did in a day on our own. Sandy’s Restaurant was incredibly great. The seafood was fresh and every dish was delicious. Fitzroy also took us to the very popular Maho beach and it was amazing to experience! We were so pleased with the service, we would definitely recommend Fitzroy to anyone traveling to St. Maarten. He’s our number 1 tour guide! Fitzroy is a great people person, with a fun personality and very professional. We really enjoyed his company. Thank you for making our vacation to St. Maarten memorable. We hope to someday return and will look you up. We appreciate it!

    Regards.

  23. Shelley Horton says:

    We were on a Thanksgiving cruise and booked a tour with Fitzroy. He far exceeded our expectations! He picked us up from the dock in a new, clean, air conditioned van. We had a fabulous day seeing the entire island. We spent time sight seeing, and part of the day at the beach. We would definitely use Fitzroy again.

  24. admin says:

    Thank you to Shawnee for your time with me.

  25. admin says:

    Thank you Kelly

  26. Lynn Kelly says:

    We booked Fitzroy for our Thanksgiving cruise. Hands down the best tourguide on the island !! We learned so much and covered both sides of the island and we did it on our time. We are spoiled now for future cruises because of his First Class service !! Thanks Fitzroy.

  27. Shawnee says:

    Had an absolutely DELIGHTFUL day with Fitzroy in beautiful St. Maarten on Nov. 20, 2013. We were a group of 4 who spent the day touring the island. He took us to a beautiful beach in Grand Case, and we had a lovely lunch there. Anything we wanted to see or do, he complied. We learned a lot about the island and will absolutely contact Fitzroy whenever we return in the future. If you are looking for a professional, courteous, friendly guide for the day you couldn’t make a better choice! Thank you, Fitzroy, for taking such good care of us!

  28. Jorge says:

    My family and friends had a great time in St Martin thanks to Fitzroy. He gave us (group of 10) a great tour is his well maintained, air conditioned van. I recommend his services to anyone visiting the Islands.

  29. Linda P says:

    BOOK FITZROY when in St.Maarten, it will be the BEST decision you made for your vacation. We toured with Fitzroy on September 11, 2013 and it was the highlight of our trip. We saw things with him that we would have never discovered on our own. We had an entire beautiful beach to ourselves and he NEVER left us,he was our own personal body guard.We were 2 women traveling alone and he was fantastic. We saw everything we wanted and then some. We had plenty of beach time and he even knew the planes schedule so we could watch them land and take off over Maho Beach one of the highlights of our trip. We learned so much and saw many different things, can’t wait to go back to beautiful St.Maarten and of course Fitzroy will be our guide

  30. Paul & Teresa Drake says:

    My family and I in a group of 10 booked a 2 1/2 hour tour with Fitzroy while on a cruise last week. He couldnt have been more accomodating! Since none of us in our group had ever been to St Maarten, it was a terrific way to see both the Dutch and French sides of the island. One stop that we all had heard so much about was the planes landing right over Sunset Beach. While this wasnt part of the normal route for our scheduled tour, Specks took us anyway to make sure we got to see it and enjoy our day. He went above and beyond to confirm the flight schedule of a KLM 747 that was posted to arrive – which this is something everyone on the beach was anticipating with great excitement. After a 30 min delay, Specks called a friend at the airport to learn that there was no KLM arrival for that day! It appears the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill had a good marketing plan in place to keep patrons ordering drinks!! Specks hooked us up and we will would recommend him to anyone. We will return to St Maarten and use him again.

  31. Jerry Chucko says:

    As an owner of a travel agency, we always look to find the best options for our clients. Fitzroy is THE answer in St. Maarten. He took our family on a memorable all day tour of some of the best sights and off beaten paths on the island. We have been to St. Maarten several times previously, but his services made this the best trip yet.
    p.s.- we didn’t tell him we were travel agents until AFTER the tour!

  32. Debbie Merstorf says:

    Our day in St Maarten with Fitzroy was the hilite of our vacation. I was so impressed that he called me personally to make arrangements for our tour and we loved his suggestions!It was a perfect day!The level of service he provides is impressive! I highly recommend a tour with Fitzroy!

  33. Krystal M says:

    Speks was such a great tour guide! Our family had a great day with him. His van was very clean and he was very professional. He brought us to some amazing sites and would refer him and his company to anyone! And if (and when) we go back, we will be calling him again! Our daughter is still talking about Speks! Thanks again Speks!

  34. Dolores and Wayne Hagen says:

    We had just the best day in St Maarten on February 19 2013 with Speks as our island tour guide. He showed us some of the best scenery and took us to a great restaurant for lunch at noon. We will be recommending him to anyone we here that is travelling to St Maarten!!!
    Thanks Speks!!!

  35. Carolle Hurley says:

    Fitzroy is the best!!! He was efficient when making our reservation. He was delightful as a tour guide and went beyond his requirements to make sure that we handicapped tourists were taken care of.
    I recommend Fitzroy highly.

  36. Christine Hine says:

    Without a doubt Fitzroy is the BEST taxi/tour guide. Dependable, personable, fair and a joy to be with. Making arrangements from the states can be fraught with problems but Fitzroy responded promptly and everything he committed to he was there, on time with water and a helping hand. We had an elderly traveling companion and he couldn’t have been more caring and helpful with her – he was her highlight of the whole trip! Thanks Fitzroy for showing us your St Maarten on our personal tour and just for being the best taxi/tour service on the island you made our pre and post cruise memorable.
    Christine Hine
    Paul Gauguin Cruise Dec 28th 2012

  37. Jim & Marcy LeBlanc says:

    This was our first trip to St. Maarten, and I did not want to use the Cruise Boat land transportation. While searching the St. Maarten WEB site I spotted Fitzroy’s web page, and I booked a taxi drive to the cruise boat, and a tour after the cruise. Fitzroy is a joy to be with, and we met some of his family. He took us to a very nice restaurant, and I had my first taste of sugar cane. We were never rushed, and he explained all the sites. We were completely satisfied. Next time I plan a trip to St. Maarten, my first call will be to Fitzroy.
    Wishing my new friend Fitzroy a healthy, happy and prosperous New year.
    Jim

  38. Joe Lyndon says:

    If you want dependable, on-time transportation during your stay on St. Martin, you need look no further than Speks Tours. From the moment we were met at the airport by a smiling Fitzroy and driven to Grand Case Beach Club for our vacation, we knew we were in good hands. You will be satisfied whether you just need a ride into town or a full day tour of this beautiful island.

    Raye & Joe (Durham, North Carolina)

  39. John Baptis says:

    The best tour I had while I was on my cruise was in St. Maarten,
    We book a tour with Speks tours and they show us a very good time .
    I highly recommend Speks tours to any one on St Maarten

    John and Yolanda Baptis

  40. My family and I visited for the first time in 2007. I loved everything about the island, so beautiful! Looking forward to returning someday.

  41. April says:

    We had a fabulous time on St Maarten. It was our first trip and it was so relaxing not having to rent a vehicle and worry about driving and parking on the island. We were so lucky to hook up with Fitzroy. He’s a wonderful person and made our experience fun with his helpful suggestions. We especially enjoyed our time in Marigot and his tour around the island. He’ll be the first person we contact when we go back.

    Mark and April (Minnesota, USA)

  42. Fitzroy, is the best!!!! We were a group of 10 and wanting to see Sint Maarten. We were in for the treat of our lives, we went around the entire island on island time with an island man. We stopped everywhere and sampled drinks, food, beach and above all the culture of the island.
    Thank you Fitzroy, you made our vacation a truly memorable one. Jackie says and so do the rest of the gang!!! See you on our next visit to Sint Maarten!!!!

    Carlos,Jackie,Adam,Quick,Richie,Domique and all else…

  43. We want to thank Fitzroy for his great tour. Where can we email pictures to him?

    Thanks,

    Rick & Ellen Detwiller

  44. Carolyn Waidley says:

    Fitzroy was fantastic accomodating our large family group of 27; ranging from ages 10 to 80!! Orient Beach was a blast and the accomodations he set us up with were fantastic. It made our day in St. Maarten most enjoyable.

  45. Jim& Cindy Strzalko says:

    FITZROY took us on a tour of the island 6 years ago and we fell in love with St.Maarten. We go back every year and make it a point to meet up with him.

    If you’ re taking a cruise and want to have a fun filled day and experience the beaches, sites and food his tour is a must.

  46. Silke Essig says:

    Hi Fitzroy,
    we were on a cruise with AIDA. The tour with you was the best one. We saw, talked and laughed a lot!!!
    We were a mixture of people from Poland, USA and Germany.
    4hours of fun, information and spectaculare pictures.

    Silke, Rudolf, Lisel and Hans-Joachim (the Germans)

  47. Fitzroy (a/k/a Specs),

    We just wanted to let you know that a couple of the people that went on the tour of St. Maarten with us said the tour you gave us was one of the best tours they have ever been on. Also, rest assured “if” we ever have the opportunity to recommend you, we will certainly do so.

    Thanks again for taking care of us and the other 12 guests that accompanied us on the tour.

    Sam & Char Williams – “The Village People”

  48. Sam E. & Char Williams says:

    Fitzroy (a/k/a “Specs”),

    We just wanted to let you know that a couple of the people that went on the tour of St. Maarten with us said the tour you gave us was one of the best tours they have ever been on. Also, rest assured “if” we ever have the opportunity to recommend you, we will certainly do so.

    Thanks again for taking care of us and the other 12 guests that accompanied us on the tour.

    Sam & Char Williams – “The Village People”

  49. Ileen Bivona says:

    This is a great post, I found your site looking around yahoo for a similar topic and came to this. I couldnt find to much different information and facts on this blog, so it was wonderful to locate this one. I likely will be returning to check out some other posts that you have another time.

  50. Kate N. says:

    In late September, we had the opportunity to visit the beautiful island of St. Maarten. Fitzroy at SPECS Transportation Services did an excellent job and truly helped us to make the most of our short time on the island! Fitzroy was prompt, professional, and possessed great knowledge of the island. We would certainly recommend Fitzroy and SPECS Transportation to anyone visiting St. Maarten.

  51. Roy Alonso says:

    We arrived on the NCL EPIC Tuesday, August 3, 2010 and worked our way to the taxi stand where we met Fitzroy Gijsbertha for an Island tour. In short, he was pleasant, extremely knowledgable of the island and made us feel comfortable and right at home. This guy is an “Ace” and is an asset to your company. I highly recomend him.
    Roy, thanks for taking care of us!

  52. Bernie D says:

    Speks Transportation Services was punctual and his hospitality were great. Fitzroy was the best. He showed us around the island to many places. For instance Marigot, Anguilla, some of the beaches, shops etc. He was a fabulous tour guide. Thank you again for your services.

    Ciao,
    Bernie

  53. William G says:

    Fitzroy is the best! Tour guide, driver , body guard…..
    Thank you! See you in Feburary.

  54. Many greetings from Berlin / Germany.
    We enjoyed the trip with you (end of October).

    May God bless you!
    A merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!

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