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Guption's #30740
12/24/2014 05:21 PM
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Anybody have an email address for Gupmtion's, know how far in advance they schedule and the cost per person? We have a boat load of 8 people.

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Re: Guption's [Re: Jccarr] #30741
12/24/2014 06:13 PM
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In Cahoots..;-0
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In Cahoots..;-0

Re: Guption's [Re: saildoggie] #30742
12/24/2014 07:10 PM
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Re: Guption's [Re: TackingAg] #30743
12/24/2014 07:12 PM
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Ya never know...
For Necker tours, it is usually on short notice. Necker notifies him when then can come,depending on guests on island.


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Re: Guption's [Re: Jccarr] #30744
12/26/2014 01:14 PM
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Middlebury, VT USA
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To anyone who has done this tour... how is it?

Re: Guption's [Re: Frank] #30745
12/26/2014 02:07 PM
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We enjoyed it and would certainly do it again if the schedule works out. Seems now they allow you into the Lemur enclosures that wasn't the case when we toured. Spent a good 2 hours on Necker visiting the flamingo pond, lemur areas,giant tortoises,etc. Didn't go to the main house but we were allowed to visit some of the other facilities on the island. Gumption does a nice job of it and his enthusiasm for what he does makes it even more fun. About the only way you'll get on island for under 24k a night <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Guption's [Re: Frank] #30746
12/26/2014 06:23 PM
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Our group of 9 went in May. We had touched base a couple of months ahead of time and again the week before we left. We were picked up at Leverick along with 3 other people and had a great afternoon with Gumption. Everyone especially liked holding the lemurs. On the return we had Gumption drop us at Saba for happy hour. We would do it again.
Scott

Re: Guption's [Re: ScottW] #30747
12/26/2014 06:40 PM
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I really enjoyed it, the Necker tour was definitely cool, the animals were really special for sure. The glass bottom boat tour (which is a separate booking) is really neat too. He takes you around and finds cool sea turtles, cannons etc ending over near Oil Nut bay and did some snorkeling so that was nice. Snorkel tour was great because that trip I was mostly land based so it was the only chance I got to do it. The reef over there was really nice snorkeling and he knows where everything is so he is a great "tour guide".

Re: Guption's [Re: lauraandrex] #30748
01/14/2015 05:19 PM
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We have a tour tomorrow at 1pm sharp. Leaving Bitter End at 12:40.

We were redirected to gumptions.neckertour@gmail.com instead if the email above. Prompt and polite replies. We are excited.

Re: Guption's [Re: Annoddddd] #30749
01/14/2015 06:17 PM
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Yes he operates the Necker tours differently from the reef tours, hence the different email. Have a blast!! He's a good guy.


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Re: Guption's [Re: Annoddddd] #30750
01/14/2015 06:29 PM
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Miramichi NB Canada
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Annoddddd said:
We have a tour tomorrow at 1pm sharp. Leaving Bitter End at 12:40.

We were redirected to gumptions.neckertour@gmail.com instead if the email above. Prompt and polite replies. We are excited.

Oh Donna I'm so escited for you.cant wait to hear all about it!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Guption's [Re: Sandsailsun] #30751
01/14/2015 08:46 PM
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Canton, GA
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We (2 of us) really wanted to do it last May when we stayed on VG for 4 nights. I touched base with Gumption and the Necker scheduling team way ahead of time and they had us on the list for two different days. For whatever reason he didn't have enough people to fill the boat for a Necker tour, so we didn't get to go. Sounds like the OP has enough with his crew, so it won't be an issue, but just a heads up for anyone else that it is subject to a minimum number of people.

Felix (kris)


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Re: Guption's [Re: TackingAg] #30752
01/15/2015 01:53 AM
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Or you can make a distress call like Sir Ben did!
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Re: Guption's [Re: TackingAg] #30753
01/15/2015 08:20 AM
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I was so disappointed there were no tours when we were there in Dec. I had been looking forward to it.


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Re: Guption's [Re: Annoddddd] #30754
01/15/2015 09:03 AM
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Annoddddd said:
We have a tour tomorrow at 1pm sharp. Leaving Bitter End at 12:40.

We were redirected to gumptions.neckertour@gmail.com instead if the email above. Prompt and polite replies. We are excited.


Please tell us about it when you have a chance.

I just sent him an email. That tour would blow my son's mind!

Re: Guption's [Re: Cleobeach] #30755
01/15/2015 11:15 AM
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We slapped this video together and sent Gumption as a thanks after our reef tour ~12 months ago.

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Re: Guption's [Re: TackingAg] #30756
01/16/2015 02:19 AM
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Any chance Gumption will leave from Tortola?

Re: Guption's [Re: Kristin] #30757
01/16/2015 02:42 AM
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VG pick up only.


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Re: Guption's [Re: HillsideView] #30758
01/16/2015 09:05 AM
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Toledo, OH, USA
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How far in advance should I email him? We would like to go in April


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Re: Guption's [Re: Orange_Burst] #30759
01/16/2015 12:00 PM
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How far in advance should I email him? We would like to go in April


I was told via email that Necker releases the schedule at the end of each month for the follow month. Unfortunately, there aren't any tours for February. We may look into one of his regular trips.

Re: Gumption's Necker Tour [Re: Cleobeach] #30760
01/16/2015 03:35 PM
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East Tennessee
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My husband and I toured Necker yesterday with Gumption (and 10 other people on his glass bottom boat) and it was an amazing experience. We believe we heard them say there was a plan to move the lemurs to Mosquito Island in the next few months.

His tours are done last minute with permission from Necker Island. It is recommended to email the following address about a week before your arrival. gumptions.neckertour@gmail.com

Cost is $80 per person (we felt it was worth every penny)

Take an umbrella. Its hot and has limited shade. Sunscreen is a must and even a bottle of water.

Wear good walking shoes. You will go up and down hills and uneven shorelines. Not a hard walk but was particularly challenging for several on the tour with us that had knee replacements. There is a fair amount of walking in beach sand too.

Now, the good part!

The animals are amazing as are the staff. Well trained and a passion for the environment. Necker guests are well respected and if our group happened to see anyone not on our tour we were asked to refrain from taking photos.

We saw many many types of lemurs, many turtles both large and very small, birds, and flamingos. Cuddling with the giant turtles was pretty cool as was feeding the lemurs. They are loveable creatures.

Once I'm back at a PC I'll post pics. It doesn't seem possible from an iPhone.

If we had the chance to tour again we'd likely jump on board !

Last edited by Annoddddd; 01/16/2015 03:51 PM.
Re: Gumption's Necker Tour [Re: Annoddddd] #30761
01/17/2015 11:53 PM
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Good evening. I'm Gumption & i'm running both the Necker Tours & the Sea It Clear glass bottom tours. I' a very busy person's but will do my best to reply to any question/s being ask bout any of our tours & how it work. After many request by friends about TTOL and after finding out (No g-mails) can be used, I'm happy to be on board.

Best
Gumption

Gumption's Necker Tour #30762
01/18/2015 01:18 AM
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Hello Gumption!

Welcome to TTOL! We have not been on one of your tours yet but we are looking forward to doing them one day.

Cheers,

Tony

Re: Gumption's Necker Tour [Re: Mardi_Gras] #30763
01/18/2015 04:06 AM
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Hi Gumption. Welcome aboard.


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Re: Gumption's Necker Tour [Re: warren460] #30764
01/18/2015 07:27 AM
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As of right now the last 3 tours we have to Necker for January month is already booked out with tons standbys. Boaters up in North Sound, I recommend out night tour. We hit our 2015 record last Thursday night we saw (17) turtles. This tour will be soon read about on TripAdvisor. Night tours run anytime after 6:40pm before or after dinner. can be picked up from anyway within North Sound, Over Saba Rock or BEYC will be perfect.

Re: Gumption's Necker Tour [Re: GumptionTours] #30765
01/18/2015 09:29 AM
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Austin, TX
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Yes welcome Gumption! Wish it were sooner but I'll see you in Jan 2016!


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Re: Gumption's Necker Tour [Re: GumptionTours] #30766
01/18/2015 09:50 AM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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Gumption. I just sent you a personal note to your G-Mail account. Thanks <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/circle.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Gumption's Necker Tour [Re: tpcook] #30767
01/18/2015 03:59 PM
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Mean time. For the reef day or night times/snorkeling seaitclear@gmail.com

for Necker Tours email Necker gumptions.neckertour@gmail.com

Re: Gumption's Necker Tour [Re: GumptionTours] #30768
01/18/2015 04:13 PM
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Re: Gumption's Necker Tour [Re: Carol_Hill] #30769
01/18/2015 08:04 PM
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will have an email sent asap.


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