What our guests say

5 of 5 stars
My family of 4 went on a cruise last week and decided to book an excursion from a local company. After several days on a ship we needed some time away from the crowds. My two young adult children also wanted some adventure. H.Rudy and his lovely daughter picked us up at the port and drove us to the opposite side if the island. The car ride was about an hour but it was worth it. The east side of the island is beautiful and very natural. He took us to a small house on an inlet where we picked up our kayaks. The house is great to change and lock up your belongings. The river was beautiful and very quiet. We didn’t see another soul the entire time. Rudy took us to a blue hole that was teeming with fish.. We parked our kayaks and put on our snorkel gear and went for a closer look. It was great, lots of caverns for fish to hide and a fun adventure. The kayaking was very easy. The water was calm and the trip to the blue hole only took 20 minutes. After we got back we went to a local village and had an authentic Bahamian lunch with conch, lobster, peas and rice, cole slaw and potato salad. It was delicious. My daughter doesn’t do seafood so she had fried chicken. Yummy!! All this was included in the package. We picked up our meals and went to a private beach to eat and enjoy the scenery. Our last stop was at Lucayan national park. Rudy took us through the whole thing pointing out birds, reptiles and explaining the trees and plants as well. The park was nice there is a cave with bats and a beautiful mangrove forest that opens up unto a pristine white beach. We had a wonderful time. Rudy was an excellent guide. He took great pictures of us and sent them to me a few days later free of charge. I am so glad we did the tour and hope to see Rudy again when we visit.

Reviewed August 12, 2015
— Leslie K
5 of 5 stars
We (Mother and Daughter) did the East Bahama tour with Rudy and it was fabulous. Rudy is such a wonderful tour guide and his tour takes you to unique areas on the eastern side of Grand Bahamas. Highlights of the tour were kayaking and snorkeling in Crabbing Bay and having a lobster lunch at pelican point point beach which is gorgeous. We learned so much Rudy on this tour. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a nature and culturally based tour. Thank you Rudy!

Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile
— travelbugcolarado
4 of 5 stars
We had a one day guided bird watching trek covering woodland and coastal habitats. We saw many species and Rudy’s knowledge and experience enabled us to increase our birding abilities and increased our confidence for birding on our own.
It was a very pleasurable morning in Rudy’s company with his infectious enthusiasm.
In the afternoon he took us out in kayaks from which we snorkelled a blue hole where a large baracuda was as curious about us as we were about it! A very special experience!
When we arrived home Rudy had efficiently compiled a bird species list which he sent to us.
A great and worthwhile Bahama day out.

Reviewed December 30, 2014
— Giles W
 
5 of 5 stars
We just got back the kayaking tour with Rudy and it was great! He’s such a nature enthusiast and so knowledgeable. Just about any question you have to do with the history or nature on the island he has an answer for. My husband and I don’t do very much outdoorsy things so this was a little out of our comfort zone. It was truly something that any activity/fitness level can do! It was bad weather but we still went out in the rain and had a ton of fun :-) highly

Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile
— tina_strauss
5 of 5 stars
This trip was absolutely amazing, everything I could possibly ask for in a tour. We originally booked with Chad4Nature, but as he was scheduled on another tour he set us up with Rudy from Blue Green Outdoors, a very similar tour. My group was myself and two friends. mid 20’s to early 30’s. We were hoping to avoid the cliche “touristy” tours and do something unique and original, and this was everything we could have wanted. We were initially hesitant to book as we were all on a tight budget and $100 seemed like a lot for kayaking and snorkeling (not expensive, definitely comparable to any other tour available), but we werent here vacationing, we were on a work trip with a day off so it was a difficult decision. When you factor in the 50 miles driven each way and the lunch included, I am actually amazed they are able to make money. A very strong value compared to the other similar priced options.

Our tour - Rudy picked us up from the cruise terminal, and drove out to the eastern end of the island, giving us a very extensive discussion on the interesting history of Grand Bahama and Freeport. We first stopped at Pelican Point, an absolute post card picture beach, with no one around for miles. The views were spectacular. Rudy also showed us the mangroves and discussed the Bahamian ecosystem. Next, we went to Mcclean’s town for the kayaking and snorkeling. Rudy keeps his kayaks at a country home, which he took us into and allowed us to use the bathroom. It is clear from the posters and talking with him that Rudy is VERY passionate about one of his other activities, Birding. It was interesting hearing about the subject from someone who wasn’t trying to sell me a tour, but obviously just had a love for it.

From there we grabbed the kayaks, and paddled a moderate distance down to the snorkeling area. On the entire paddle we saw maybe 3 houses total, it was evident that this was REMOTE in the most perfect way. We pulled our kayaks up onto the shore at a predetermined location, and set up for snorkeling. The snorkeling was great. This was in a large Salt water creek/river that led to the ocean, with many colorful fish. The really great part about it was the cave structure and blue holes. We then paddled back and Rudy ran out to grab our lunches from the local restaurant, and we had some great Bahamian cuisine (Lobster and Conch, w/ Rice and peas). We then drove back and made a brief stop at Lucayan National Park to check out the caves.

Rudy was phenomenal, accomodating, and very helpful. Thanks to him we not only got a “private” tour to a remote part of the island that most tourists probably never see, but he was also patient while we set up our GoPro equipment and got some unbelievable footage.

A little background on me: My work has me traveling frequently to several “cruise ship ports” and I was very tired of doing the same boring cruise ship tours. If your idea of fun is an outdoor adventure that is the opposite of going to Senor Frog’s with half of the boat, do this! I will definitely be uploading my footage to youtube in a few weeks when I edit it down and tagging Mr. Rudy Sawyer and Blue Green Outdoors, and if I ever make it back out this way I will most definitely be seeing Rudy again.

Reviewed March 18, 2015
— timothy m