Samoa Scenic
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elbmag0401
61 contributions
Nov 2021
Excellent service - our family was the only people on the tour that day so it was pretty much a private tour for us. The driver/ guide was very friendly and had solid local knowledge when showing us around Apia.
Written 14 March 2022
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griz943
Wollongong, Australia374 contributions
Jan 2020
Picked up at our resort by a driver and guide in a very comfortable mini bus.
Touring the island we stopped at a variety of locations, first stop was Falefa Falls, a view that was quite nice as there had been quite a lot of rain on the island due to Cyclone Tino. Plenty of water over the falls. We were driven over the ranges which afforded excellent views of the island and coast line. Stopping next at Lalomanu for a BBQ lunch on the beach and a swim in the ocean. The sun was out for the first time in our 8 day visit. After an hour's luncheon stop we drove to Sua Trench, a volcanic chimney full of tidal seawater, a long way down a ladder to swim in a surging pool. Spectacular. Then homeward back to our hotel in about an hour.
Our driver and guide were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, it was a pleasant day all around
Written 20 March 2020
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John R
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Attempted to book this tour. Tour operator refused to provide time and place to meet. Not easy to directly contact.
Written 25 February 2020
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176dono
Kerikeri, New Zealand4 contributions
Sep 2019
Although we had an abridged version of the tour it was interesting and the guide was as promised knowledgeable. Did feel we spent more time driving around than actually visiting sights though. All in all still worth it.
Written 21 September 2019
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Bhutan68
Nambucca Heads, Australia48 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This company did all our transfers in Samoa. The service was seamless. They were always there before the allotted time and the staff were super friendly. Highly recommend Samoa Scenic.
Written 4 September 2019
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Plutoquinny
90 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife and I had a half day (6 hour) fishing trip with Alfred Schwalger and deck hand Ollie. A really great trip, food, drinks water supplied. Very professional operation!! If you go to Samoa and want to go fishing contact Alfred!
Lots of lure changes to maximise our chances. My wife caught a lovely Mahi Mahi and I took 40 minutes to land the fish of a lifetime (photo attached) a 130kg marlin. Wow.
Thanks very much Alfred and Ollie!
James/Louise from Australia
Written 29 March 2019
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karenleahey
Gold Coast, Australia44 contributions
The booking for this tour was made through TripAdvisor a few days prior and was confirmed by reception staff at our hotel and pickup time arranged the day before. On the day of trip, after waiting 20 minutes, hotel reception staff again contacted the company office and were told our transport was on it's way. The lovely Shadow and driver Klaus arrived over 30 minutes late and apologised for the delay. However it would appear that the office had no record of our booking and had scrambled staff to conduct the tour at the last moment. As such, we felt that although our guide and driver were extremely personable, they were underprepared for the tour. The drive around town felt rushed and not all sights in tour desciption were obvious, admittedly we did choose to leave out visit to catheral as we had been there a few days previously (tour was 1 hour shorter than advertised). It was unclear why the drive around Agricultural college was included as the college was run down and there was not much to see. The visit to Robert Louis Stevenson Museum was very interesting and enjoyable.
I feel that our experience was not typical for this company and that booking indirectly was problematic, Shadow in fact mentioned that she had no access to Viator.
Written 14 October 2018
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Philippa M
Greymouth, New Zealand41 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We had 3 transfers with Samoa Scenic pre-booked through our travel agent. The airport pick up when we flew in was no problem. Our pickup from our hotel in Apia to the ferry terminal did not arrive, despite having confirmed our pickup the night before and the day we were supposed to have been picked up. After a phone call and 30 minutes of waiting, we called a taxi to avoid missing our scheduled ferry and transfers on the Savaii side. After calling Samoa Scenic to follow this up, we did receive an apologetic phone call and a promise to reimburse our costs incurred (80 tala taxi to the wharf + 24 tala for 2 ferry tickets which Samoa Scenic were supposed to provide.) We are yet to see the reimbursement. Upon returning to Mulifanua wharf, we found a Samoa Scenic van. They were not expecting us. Although they did transport us, this was mostly due to luck.

Would not recommend, especially for time sensitive transfers.
Written 13 October 2018
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5pook
Canberra, Australia183 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Pre-booked the shuttle before leaving home and found that the price I was charged online was nearly 4 times the actual shuttle fee I would have paid the driver in cash.
The driver was 15 minutes late, very rude and demanded the $25 Tala from another traveler before he would even get out of the back of the bus.
Even though I had booked the shuttle, paid for it, spoken to someone in the office only days before the driver demanded a voucher I never received in my booking.
Had be to taken to the company office to resolve which was sorted out in about 30 seconds, but the driver had already wasted more than 40 minutes pissing us about.
The driver stopped along the way to pick-up his wife and child.
The bus was a very basic Toyota Coaster that didn't sound well and not very well kept internally or externally.

My personal opinion - go with another company.
Written 11 August 2018
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Pam R
Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions
Jun 2018
We spent a really good time on this tour it was all that said it would be. Very well presented the house was a pleasure to see and the following cultural show was enjoyed by all. We were on a cruise ship calling in for the day.
Written 4 July 2018
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