Turtle Tours would let you experience Guam like no other…
Fun, Adventurous, and Memorable!

 

Turtle Tours is Guam’s most popular optional tours company, providing excellent service and quality, fun-filled activities for the sole traveler, couples, and the entire family. Over the years, thousands of guests and visitors to Guam have loved touring with us! We take pride in being Guam’s only optional tour service provider which offers a variety of safe and exciting tropical adventures, on land and in Guam’s beautiful ocean.

 

History…

We are Guam’s tourism industry’s pioneers.
In 1969 Kloppenburg Enterprises, Inc. (KEI), one of the oldest and most successful locally owned and operated family businesses in Guam opened Turtle Tours, a transportation and hospitality service provider, to fill the needs of ocean cruise ships that stopped on Guam twice a year for a short day tour. Today, Turtle Tours is Guam’s leader in providing optional tours.
Turtle Tours includes a number of successful hospitality related enterprises:

 
  • Adventure River Cruise – Guam’s only specialty inland boat tour on Guam featuring the serenity of the Talofofo River and focusing on Guam’s culture and wetland preserves.
  • City Sightseeing Tour – A scenic tour of some of Guam’s most renowned tourist spots, including Two Lovers Point, Chamorro Village, Skinner Plaza and Latte Stone Park.
  • Kayak Adventure Tour –Grab a friend and jump in a two person Kayak to explore two of Guam's exotic tropical rivers up close.
  • Iruka Watching Adventure (Dolphin Watching) – This boat tour focuses on dolphin watching and Guam’s beautiful coastline including snorkeling and swimming for participants.

Each of these enterprises has been designed to offer entertainment and educational alternatives for Guam’s local and visitor populations. Turtle Tours has received numerous awards for their uniqueness and effectiveness.

 

Great Service. Safety First. Always with a Smile!




 
 
 

Since 1969, KEI has been providing the highest quality in transportation services on Guam for a variety of clients including the local and federal government, tour companies, the military and a host of civic and non-profit organizations. Locally owned and operated, KEI understands the nuances of doing business in Guam, including dealing with contingency and emergency situations such as typhoons and other natural disasters.

As one of the oldest locally owned and operated companies, KEI maintains a proud tradition of customer service and enjoys one of the lowest employee turnover rates of any private business on Guam. As a result, our reliability, timeliness and response capabilities have set new standards for transportation services on Guam and in Micronesia. Fully insured with an unsurpassed safety record, we enjoy an exemplary claims history with a minimum of loss or claims.

 

A Brief History of Kloppenburg Enterprises, Inc.

Kloppenburg Enterprises Inc. (KEI) is one of the oldest and most successful locally owned and operated family businesses in Guam. Founded in 1950 by the late Earl E. Kloppenburg, the company began with a luxury gift shop called The Guam Factors. Throughout the following years Earl Kloppenburg ventured into various other businesses including restaurants, retailing, in-flight kitchen services, and tourism related hospitality transportation, accommodations and entertainment.

In 1969 Earl opened Turtle Tours, a transportation and hospitality service provider, to fill the needs of ocean cruise ships that stopped on Guam twice a year for a short day tour.  Since those early days, Kloppenburg Enterprises, Inc. has expanded into hospitality transportation, specialty tours, mass transit servicing local residents, the military and our island visitors as well as the maintenance of School Buses. 

KEI has been credited among Guam’s leading business standard bearers in terms of commitment and strength in the local economy employing thousands of people over the years and contributing to Guam’s community and growth. The company is the recipient of numerous awards and titles for its contributions and support of local civic and non-profit organizations from the Chamber of Commerce and the Guam Visitors Bureau to the American Red Cross and Sanctuary, Inc.  In 2008 Kloppenburg Enterprises, Inc. received the Jeffery Butland – Family Owned Business of the Year Award by the Guam Branch Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Because it is locally owned and operated, KEI understands local needs and how best to fill them. On many occasions, it has provided immediate support to our local government to supplement school bus operations or mass transit needs following disasters. It has provided transportation for numerous delegations hosted by the Government of Guam, the military and local civic organizations as well as sponsorship of local and international events bringing people and resources together for the betterment of the island and her people. In recent years, KEI has also provided regular shuttle services for military personnel and has provided additional mass transit support for visiting ships.

Kloppenburg Enterprises is committed to providing safe, affordable and dependable transportation and hospitality services. We are proud to maintain the best safety and on-time records on island moving tens of thousands of visitors and local residents in clean and well-maintained equipment.

 

Our Organization

Kloppenburg Enterprises, Inc. (KEI) d.b.a. Turtle Tours is a HUB Zone Certified and Woman Owned Small Business domiciled in Guam USA, and has maintained good standing with the Department of Revenue and Taxation. Its primary business is offering hospitality based transportation services, specialty tours and mass transit to a variety of clients ranging from local individuals and families, tourists visiting Guam, to the United States Military, and, from time to time, local and federal government delegations as well as private conference and civic organizations.

Kloppenburg Enterprises, Inc. is organized to promote the utmost in reliability and safety, the highest standards in corporate integrity and maximum efficiency in operations. This has allowed our company to remain competitive in even the toughest of economic times.

Family owned and operated, our staff and management take pride in their work and our employee turnover rates are one of the lowest on island. As a result, KEI has become a local transportation industry leader. KEI also successfully operates a number of other hospitality related enterprises including:

  • Adventure River Cruise – Guam’s only specialty inland boat tour on Guam featuring the serenity of the Talofofo River and focusing on Guam’s culture and wetland preserves.
  • City Sightseeing Tour – A scenic tour of some of Guam’s most renowned tourist spots, including Two Lovers Point, Chamorro Village, Skinner Plaza and Latte Stone Park.
  • Kayak Adventure Tour – Grab a friend and jump in a two person Kayak to explore two of Guam's exotic tropical rivers up close.
  • Iruka Watching Adventure (Dolphin Watching) – This boat tour focuses on dolphin watching and Guam’s beautiful coastline including snorkeling and swimming for participants.

Each of these enterprises has been successfully designed to offer entertainment and educational alternatives for Guam’s local and visitor populations. It has received numerous awards for their uniqueness and effectiveness. In addition to its hospitality related enterprises, KEI has maintained several contracts with the U.S. Military on Guam providing shuttle, special event and contingency services to the U.S. Navy through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs as well as directly to the Air Force for servicemen transport.

KEI has also maintained a contract with the Government of Guam to provide Mass Transit Services over the last eight years including fixed and on-call demand routes as well as special Para-Transit services for the handicapped. Since 2009, KEI has provided transportation services for the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services, Division of Senior Citizens.

 
 

Guam, an island territory of the United States, rich with cultural heritage and pride, is located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific. Guam is four to eight miles wide and 32 miles long and is the largest of the Micronesian islands. Guam’s lush tropical terrain along with urban areas within the island covers 220 square miles and is the southernmost island in the Mariana Island chain. Because of its western location from the International Date Line, Guam is the first to experience the new day in the United States; hence Guam is “Where America’s Day begins.” Its capital city is Hagatña (formerly Agana).

 

The Island was formed by the union of two volcanoes; a limestone plateau in the northern and southern sections of Guam joins the extinct volcanoes. Guam sits at 13.28 degrees North latitude and 144.47 degrees East longitude, approximately 210 miles southeast of the Marianas Trench, the deepest trench in the world. Sharing a similar culture and weather are Guam’s sister islands: Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.

Guam is located approximately 6,000 miles from San Francisco, California; 3,800 miles west of Honolulu, Hawaii; 1,500 miles south of Japan; 1,596 miles east of the Philippines; 2,026 miles east of Hong Kong; and 1,922 miles east of Shanghai.

Turtle Tours was founded and operates from Guam.

 

OUR PEOPLE AND OUR POPULATION

The population of Guam is 159,358 (2010 Census).

Primary ethnic groups are Chamorro (37%), Filipino (26%), Pacific Islander (7%), Caucasian (6%), and other Asian ethnicities including Japanese, Korean and Chinese (2%).

Eighty-five percent of the population is Roman Catholic; the other 15 percent range from Presbyterian, Buddhist, Jehovah’s Witness and Seventh Day Adventist.

 

OUR CLIMATE

Guam’s climate is characterized as Tropical Marine and the weather is hot and humid with minimal seasonal variations. The yearly temperature is 85⁰ Fahrenheit (29⁰ Celsius), with the mean low at 76⁰ Fahrenheit and a mean high at 86⁰ Fahrenheit. The average water temperature is also 85⁰ Fahrenheit, enabling many visitors to the island to enjoy an array of water sports. The island experiences two seasons – dry season from December through June and rainy season from July through November. September and October are the rainiest months, each averaging about 14 inches of rainfall. Turtle Tours’ Optional Tours are designed to make the best of Guam’s beautiful tropical climate. You will enjoy our line up of outdoor activities.

 

OUR LANGUAGE

English and Chamorro are the official languages of Guam. Turtle Tours staff also speaks other languages such as Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

 

POLITICAL STATUS AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT

Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. It is ruled by a civilian government with three branches – executive, legislative and judicial. Residents born in Guam were granted citizenship of the United States when the Organic Act was signed in 1950

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Time: Guam is 18 hours ahead of the Pacific Time or 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Meridian Time.

 

Electricity Voltage: The electrical current is identical to the U.S. Mainland: 120 volts/60 cycles.

 

Currency: U.S. Dollar

 

Credit Cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, JCB and other major credit cards are widely accepted.

 

Banks: Bank of Guam, Bank of Hawaii, Citibank, First Hawaiian Bank, ANZ Guam Inc., Coast 360, Community First Federal Credit Union and BankPacific

 

Internet Services/Media: Internet dial-up, broadband, Wi-Fi, digital cable television, local and national newspapers and magazine publications available.

 

TRAVEL TO GUAM

Guam is located in close proximity to many Asian countries including Japan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. The average travel time from Guam to key Asian cities is 3.5 to 4.5 hours. Travel time to Hawaii is 7 hours. Air service to Guam is provided by United Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Korean Air with most direct flights to many destinations in Asia, the United States and islands in the Pacific.

 

ADVENTURES ON GUAM 

Visitors to Guam can choose from high quality, fun, and exciting optional tours, for themselves if they travel solo, for couples, or for the entire family. Turtle Tours is the primary choice for optional tours; it is patronized and recommended by more visitors to Guam compared to any other tour provider. Turtle Tours offers Iruka Watching Adventure (Dolphin Watching), Adventure River Cruise, City Sightseeing Tour, Kayak Adventure Tour, Turtle Tours Bus or Limousine Charter, and Boat Charter.

 

GUAM MAP

Click here for a Google Map of Guam showing key Tour areas.

 

KEY GUAM WEBSITE LINKS

Optional Tours: www.turtletoursguam.com
Micronesia's Official Tour website: www.micronesiatour.com 
Government of Guam: www.guam.gov
Guam Tourism: www.visitguam.org
Guam Investment: www.investguam.com