Reviews for Eric Thomas

Hi I am Eric Thomas (Lance). I take pride in offering good hospitality to all our guests and enjoy seeing people enjoy themselves. I will not just be a driver but your tour guide and Ambassador to Jamaica.

March 28, 2017

They did a great job, we enjoyed all aspects of the excursion. They were friendly and hospitable.
Dania B


March 28, 2017

Awesome from start to finish. Tour guides were great and our whole family had great time.
Tanya Z


March 27, 2017

This was the best excursion of our entire trip! The driver and guides were all very professional. So much fun!
Thank You.
Gina B


March 26, 2017

Hi Dwight,
We were very pleased with our tour on March 26th. The vehicles were so clean and the driver very nice and tidy. We really enjoyed our morning and his service. We asked him to take us to someplace to get wifi and he took us to a jewellery store that had cigars, licquor and souvenirs. He helped us get the wifi which was great. The rum however we found out after was significantly over priced. We paid $45 for a bottle of 12 year old preimum rum when at Ocean 11 later we saw it for $23 or $28 (I can’t quite remember). So we felt a bit of “taken to the tourist trap”. But we didn’t let that stop us from having a good time. We appreciate the tour and service your team provided. I have written a positive review on Trip advisor for you as well.
Thank you,
JoAnne S


February 27, 2017

I had an amazing excursion in Jamaica with Karandas Tours. It was so convenient to have a personal driver who was knowledgeable, friendly, and practiced exceptional customer service. My driver was sweet and friendly and arrived early! I would definitely book with you all again. Please send my warmest wishes to the driver.
Thanks again!


Feburary 24, 2017

Excellent excursion. Driver friendly and knowledgeable.
Robert G


Feburary 22, 2017

My wife and I recently celebrated our 20th anniversary with your company on Feb 22. I would like to say thank you. This tour was fantastic. We started out at the blue hole for some swimming and diving and then went river tubing. Because there were a few on our bus that went to Dunn’s river instead of the tubing, the bus was a little late picking us up. This was not a big deal to us but you went the extra mile by treating us to a fantastic jerk chicken lunch. I wish I could remember the name of the place. Eric was an excellent driver and made sure all our needs were met. I would highly recommend you to anyone traveling to Ocho Rios. Thanks again.
Aaron D


January 14, 2017

Hi Dwight,
We had an amazing time in Jamaica and were glad to use your services. Our driver, Eric, was very nice and helpful, and we were very happy to have him take us to Dunn’s River Falls. We hope to visit again one day and would be glad to use your transportation service. Thank you and thanks to Eric!
Take care,


December 23, 2016

We loved our day in Jamaica. We had excellent service and our driver went above and beyond to accommodate us. We can not wait to visit again. You helped to make our Christmas vacation a huge success. Thank you! Happy New Year!!
Dawn N


November 28, 2016

Hi Dwight,
Our group had a fantastic experience.
Best regards.
Benito H


November 5, 2016

Good morning,
Our excursion was great. Eric took good care of us and we definitely were a crowd that is sometimes tough to tolerate. Everything was perfect, and he was right on time!
Becky M


October 25, 2016

Good morning,
despite the weather, Eric (the driver) and Little T (the guy that was with us on the first excursion) were amazing.
We will come back for sure.
Thank you
Mauro C


October 18, 2016

Everything was great, he was professional, friendly… the vehicle was clean and comfy. Would recommend and use your service again.


October 18, 2016

Your driver was so accommodating to our entire group. he was a safe driver, educational, and we were so thankful that we stepped out of our usual box of using the company that we usually do for Caribbean ours. he exceeded our expectations and allowed adequate time at every stop. we all felt very safe and not rushed at all. we will use your company again!
Kathy W


October 19, 2016

We had a fantastic time on our excursion last Friday. Our driver, Eric was so friendly and accommodating. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. We wanted to give Eric and your company good reviews. Can you tell me where would be the best place to do this.
Candis F


April 20, 2016

Our day in Jamaica was fantastic! Eric Thomas, our driver, is to be highly recommended to anyone who will visit Ocho Rios. The guides for both river tubing and the Blue Hole were also very good and helped make our brief visit to your beautiful island a highlight of the cruise.
When we have an opportunity to return to Jamaica, you can be sure we will contact Excursions in Jamaica (Karandas Tours) again!
Have a wonderful day,
Cindy and Jeff B.


April 6, 2016

This tour was absolutely amazing. Our entire group of 25 +infant went and we all thoroughly enjoyed this. Our guide was great, the bus didn’t overcrowd us and the entertainment was astounding. Our only qualm was we weren’t aware that the location we got the boat tour from was also the restaurant we could eat at afterwards as that was not discussed and many of us brought money to have dinner. We’ve already recommended this excursion countless times to friends, family and other people we’ve met along the way in Jamaica.
Thanks for making out excursion so amazing!


April 5, 2016

Our driver Eric was great. Entertaining on the drive and provided some fun knowledge about the area.
Really enjoyed our excursion.
The guides at the Blue Hole were amazing! We had Glen he did an outstanding job!


March 25, 2016

Thanks for the excellent service, Dwight.
David C


March 10, 2016

Eric was great and so were all the tour guides! We were under the impression that the tour was going to unfold a little differently (i.e. that you drive the dune buggy’s around the area and take them to blue hole, not that the excursions were basically separate). That could be a little more clear in the description. But regardless, it was an awesome time and everyone loved it. Our best day in Ocho Rios. Thanks!
Justin C


March 8, 2016

Dear Dwight, Karandas Tours, and Cool Runnings,
Thank you for a great afternoon last Tuesday! My group had a blast! Thank you for all your help organizing, I will recommend your services to anyone who travels to Jamaica in the future!
Mary R


February 24, 2016

Thank you so much for our excursion to Blue Hole and river tubing. Our group of 39 LOVED it! Most of the group commented to me that Jamaica was their favorite cruise port because of how much fun this excursion was. The drivers were so friendly. The guides were amazing! They guides were so fun, both at Blue Hole and at the river. They got everyone singing songs coming down the river; they gave extra attention to those who needed it and made sure everyone was having a great time. I can’t say enough about how great the guides were. I will recommend Karandas Tours to everyone I know who is going to Jamaica. I know a couple who is honeymooning in Ochos Rios this spring and have already made the recommendation. Again, thank you for a day we’ll always remember! I hope to come back!
Eric Thomas


February 10, 2016

Thank you for the excellent service! Your drivers arrived on time for our excursions and were very friendly and helpful along the way.
We had a great time on the Catamaran and climbing the Dunn’s Falls.
Unfortunately our trip to the blue hole and secret falls was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. We departed the following day so we had to miss out on that excursion.
We appreciate your efforts in trying to reach us to let us know about the cancellation and then refunding our deposit promptly.
It was a pleasure doing business with you and we hope to visit your beautiful country again one day! I would highly recommend your services.
Thanks again. We LOVE Jamaica – ya mon!
Liz & Rodney S


February 9, 2016

Hey Dwight,
The excursion was super fantastic. It was the best tour we have had so far. Eric the driver was great. Gave us tidbits of information about the city and patiently waited for us at our locations. The van was great. Spacious and clean. Eric even showed us the best place to eat. All around great person to talk and hang out with. We would definitely recommend this tour to other people. Would love to come back to Jamaica and do another tour. Beautiful city and great people.
Please thank him again for his service.


February 2, 2016

Hi Dwight
I wanted to say thank you for organizing such a great excursion for our group! We had so much fun! and the blue hole is AMAZING!!!
I also wanted to say that Eric did an excellent job as our driver and guide. He was so nice and personable. We really enjoyed having him.
Thank you again! &#X1f60a


January 25, 2016

We had a fantastic time on our excursion with Karandas Tours to the Blue Hole Falls! Our driver Eric went out of his way at the end to show us around the island and made our first time to Jamaica very special.
Ricardo was our tour guide at the Blue Hole. He went out of his way to make or experience special. He showed us first hand how to dive into the falls, swing on the ropes, and took special photos and videos of everything for us along the way. This is one if the most special excursions we’ve ever been on thanks to the tour guides!


January 13, 2016

We had “Mona Lisa” and “Papa Lance”.
This excursion was amazing. But more important, Mona Lisa and Papa Lance were awesome. They were friendly and informative. My family is a bit of a wild bunch and on our other excursions the tour guides were nice but stiff. Lisa and Lance were calm but were able to “feel out” our group and not be stiff. We enjoyed them. They were able to meet all of our needs and more. We will defninitely be back to Jamaica and definitely use Karandas tours again because of these 2 people.
Tell them hello from their “Banununus Family Bunch”
Tori A


December 23, 2015

Our customized DUNN’s River Falls and Kayaking excursion was very enjoyable. Our guide was EXCELLENT and even stopped and took us to some AMAZING JERK CHICKEN on the island of Jamaica. The bus was excellent and clean and perfect for our group of 9 people. DUNN’s Falls was VERY BUSY the day we visited but it was worth the visit. Thanks for taking us during the holiday season.

James R


December 17, 2015

Eric Thomas was a great and awesome guide. He safety drove us to our excursions and was always there on time. I would recommend him to anyone that plans on visiting Jamaica.


December 15, 2015


Thank you for your help on the tour. I am sure that the group had a great time. I have not have the chance to go over the tour with my group leader yet, however, I am confident that it will be a great review. Thank you for your help with our group, we look forward to working with you again in the near future.

Karen L


December 2, 2015

Our group really enjoyed the excursion. Time was against us, as the boat let us off later than expected and then we needed to wait for our bus to arrive at the dock. In a nutshell, we wish that we could have spent more time.
Take care,
Roshanna G


December 1, 2015

We all enjoyed the ATV and Dunn”s River falls tour very much! We didn’t get to do the tubing but we were reimbursed for it, so that was good. Driver was nice and courteous! We loved it!
Claudia S


November 11, 2015

We would like you to know we had a marvelous time on your tour, our tour guide Eric was the very best. He was courteous, professional, and fun. Most importantly, he was looking out for us all the time! Your van was clean and air-conditioned, which is all you want. Your country is beautiful, we loved this trip so much, and would recommend this to anyone we know going there. Thanks for the wonderful experience, Sincerely Patricia Jenkins

Patti J


October 13, 2015

We had a great experience all around! Thank you so much!

Amber R


October 8, 2015

We enjoyed it very much. Your driver was very courteous and pleasant. We had a wonderful time at Appleton Estates. We would definitely consider using your company again and recommend you to anyone going to Jamaica. Thank you.

Eric L


October 1, 2015

Hey Dwight,
We were really impressed with the services you provided. Kudos to Eric; very patient, friendly as well as very informative. Enjoyed their good quality service….. I am looking forward in using your tour services in future and as such will recommend my peers, colleagues, friends and family as well… Had a remarkable time. I will be requesting my same driver next time!!!!

Tricia A


July 9, 2015

Eric/Lance was our driver for our entire trip and he did a great job.  He was professional, personable and helpful.


June 17, 2015

Yes, We had a wonderful time.    The guides were trust worthy, helpful and caring. I would use Karandas tours again and recommend them to my clients.


May 20, 2015

We gave Eric, the driver, $8 more so he could get a tip out of the remaining $332 balance, so he will have a total of 340, just wanted to make sure he got a tip as well, he was an excellent driver and gave great information and very helpful with requests. Kids loved it, wife loved it, and we all got dirty and muddy, which is always a plus, next time we return will definitely give you a heads up so we can reserve again. Thank you


Tariq Turner


May 5, 2015

Hello Karandas Tours,

First I would like to apologized for any inconvenience we may have caused. On the other hand our driver Eric was excellent. We had so much for on this excursion with our driver. If I am ever in Jamaica again I will contact your company so we can request Eric to come and take us on our excursions. I know we were out longer than normal, but we had do much fun we were not ready to return to the resort. Thank you so much for all her help and making our excursion a remember able one.

Thanks Again!
Kimberly Dewalt


March 20, 2015

Hello Dwight,

The excursion was amazing, definitely an experience to remember. Our driver Eric was very helpful, he even took us to a really nice place for authentic Jamaican food.

Overall great trip.

Sita Dwarika


March 18, 2015

Hi Dwight,

We did have a bit of difficulty finding the pick up area due to the amount of other tourists looking for their excursions but when we asked for “Karandas Tours” the locals were able to direct us to where we needed to be.  We had a great time at Doctor’s Cave Beach and Margaritaville.  Our driver, I think his name was Erik, was very friendly and professional.  He did a good job of keeping track of everyone on our bus, not just our group, and had us back to the dock in time to squeeze in a bit of shopping before we set sail.  Thanks for all of your help and communication.  Hopefully we’ll be back to Jamaica soon!

Chad Bergholz


March 11, 2015

Hi Dwight,

Me and my colleagues don’t have much to comment. We had a fantastic time with so much fun! Our driver was super nice and did his job very correct. I will certainly recommend it to future clients as we really enjoyed the excursion and sites we visited. Everybody was so nice to us. We arrived well in time back at the ship to board. And we loved the flexibility to make a stop if we wanted as long as it suited the timetable. Wish you and your staff a fantastic busy year with travelers! Thank you again.


Kim Wiggemansen


March 10, 2015


Our driver did a great job. He arrived on time, was friendly, occasionally pointed things out of interest, got us to the airport on schedule, drove smoothly, can’t think of what else to say but I would certainly recommend him.Thanks for your service,



January 26, 2015

Good afternoon:

I just wanted to write and let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed our experience using your company for two excursions during our visit to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

In particular, our driver, Eric, was absolute joy and made the experience so much more enjoyable by teaching us many interesting facts about Jamaican culture, and stopping routinely to show us different trees, plants and landmarks along the way. I have to say, we really loved Eric. He was a great guy, very professional and kind, and we felt like he went out of his way to make sure my wife and I got everything we were looking for out of our excursions. He made sure we were matched with guides who allowed us to take our time and not be rushed, he took our photos and he even went out of his way to show us a hidden river — Rio Nueva — that really added a delightful experience to the trip.

We loved using your company — very affordable and absolutely trustworthy — and once again we really enjoyed our experience with Robert. We will certainly be recommending your company and Eric to friends and family who visit Jamaica.


Matthew Stanmyre


January 25, 2015

Hi Dwight, we had a great time in Jamaica! The tour guide went above and beyond his duty! He was great! When we had time left over he took us to a shopping and took us to a nice place for lunch. The only thing was that my son bought an angry birds toy from that shop and when we got to


January 25, 2015


Thank you for following up with us regarding our Catamaran excursion.

We had a very enjoyable excursion and everyone in the group was pleased with the experience.

Bus Driver – The bus driver was on-time and curteous. The bus was clean, comfortable and air conditioned. We had a pleasant ride to our excursion.

Catamaran staff – Excellent, extremely pleasant and accomodating. They took us around the bay and allowed us to snorkle. The snorkle equipment was adequate and there were fish in the area we went to snorkle in.

Overall we had a great time. The food provided was good. Everyone enjoyed the excursion and the staff on the catamaran made up for any negatives.



February 4, 2015

Hi Dwight,

I haven’t checked my email on the ship but was confident that your company would provide our tour from Montego Bay. I wasn’t wrong. All the tours from Navigator were cancelled but not ours! Thank you very much . We have enjoyed the tour and our driver was very nice and accommodating. I will keep you in mind when we will need future tours and will recommend you to our friends also.


Vera Cotrino


February 8, 2015


Our driver was absolutely terrific! He went above and beyond our expectations! I would recommend him to anyone, and thanks again for making our day so terrific, we will all defiantly recommend your tour to others!

Thank Again



February 11, 2015

Hi Dwight!

We had a great experience in Jamaica. Our driver was Eric and he was excellent. He gave us some background information as we drove to our activities and answered any questions we had. He was willing to change up the schedule if needed and offer suggestions as well.

Thank you very much to all who were involved! We will be sure to pass along your contact information to family and friends.

Margaret and Joe Wilton


February 19, 2015

Good Morning,

I had a wonderful time on the excursion. The Driver/Guides were great. Supper was actually the best thing I ate on my whole vacation so huge kudos to the chef. I wish the weather would have been better to utilize the whole boat, but that isn’t something you could control. Lol

My only complaints would have been, I asked for wedding shots and we received them, but they were straight over proof rum, or something that as soon as I took it, it wanted to come right back up. So I would maybe do an easier shot for us not so big of drinkers.

And I was not advised as to where I could check out the pictures that were being taken on the boat.

Other than that I had an incredible time. Thank you so much for making my wedding dinner memorable,




June 15, 2014

I don’t have much to say about airport transfers except the drivers were on time and where I was told the meeting place would be. I found them to be very curious and striving to do a good job. I would recommend them and use them again.

Thanks –


September 1, 2014

Hello Dwight

Thanks very much for the wonderful tour of Bob Marley and Dunns River Falls. Lance was a terrific driver and answered all our questions. Lots of historical facts were shared during the safe drive. Lance offered to stop to buy me a Juici patty and was thoughtful in having cold refreshments for us. He got us back to the ship promptly which we appreciated. We only wished we had more time that day to have done more but I guess that’s what the next trip is for.

All the best till then,


September 29, 2014

Hi!! thank you for interesting in our experience, everything and everyone was really good.