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Mel Z.

Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hello from Halifax, Nova Scotia. My name is Mel and I've been offering private tours as a guide/driver since 2013.

Born in Halifax, NS and raised in the area, I enjoy meeting new people and showing them the beauty of Nova Scotia. There is so much to see and do and taste!

Note that we are all understanding of the unprecedented times we are in with regards to COVID-19. Rest assured that when normal travel does resume, and it will resume, I will be waiting with open arms to welcome you to my beautiful city and province of Nova Scotia. In the meantime, I am readily available to respond to any and all questions about my tours or any special requests for touring.

My tours are private and flexible to allow you to enjoy local culture on the scenic routes without the crowds of the big tour buses. I tend to swing into places where tours bus are unable to go whenever I can. This means you will see and experience many local areas others will not. You'll also get a lot of local history and information of the areas we visit.

All tours can be customized according to your interests and what you want to see and do. You will enjoy seeing the 'must see' sights and you'll LOVE the 'hidden gems' of the places we explore with chances to see what others miss as well as experience the locals and the food and drinks. From Nova Scotia's famous lobster and other sea faring foods to amazing local Nova Scotia wines, beer, cider, and distilled drinks!

If you are into Photography, I can focus on locations to get some 'special' photos based on your interests. I have taken some pretty interesting shots (iPhone) which has lead me to dust off my old professional Canon DLSR. So the year 2020 will be an interesting year of finding more areas of interest and see what we can capture.

I've traveled all across Canada and I've been to many places all over the world. I value using 'local guides' to get the real flavour of the people and culture. Using local guides is key to find those Hidden Gems. I love the outdoors and involved with soccer and have a background in Martial Arts. I've lived in Toronto, Ontario (3 years) and Edmonton, Alberta (20 years). The sea and slower pace of life drew me back home in 2011. Proud to be a Canadian and a Nova Scotian !

Although my tours are listed from 5 - 6 hours, I am able to do longer combined tours if time is available for cruise guests. I can offer customized longer tours for guests staying in the Halifax area. Additionally, I can plan Multi-Day trips to others areas of Nova Scotia including such places as Cape Breton. Please contact me for date availability and pricing.

I can accommodate groups of up to six (with restrictions) and at times can partner with another guide(s) to accommodate up to 16 passengers.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions or special requests. Come explore, experience and enjoy!

A Recent Review of this guide

Beginning with the initial contact and continuing throughout the trip this small company of local guides provided amazing guidance and service.  Our group of six adventurous women selected the Extended Peggy's Cove and Lighthouse Route.  Mel our guide was outstanding and engaging and provided us with in-depth information. All of our questions were met with enthusiasm and professionalism.  A fun and great way to spend the day!
Martine Dube

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Credentials

Nationally Certified Tour Professional, Certified by The Tourism Council of Canada (E merit),

Class 4 Commerical Drivers License.

Vehicle - 2018 Dodge Durango GT Registered by the Utility Board of Nova Scotia meeting requirements for Touring.

Commercial Licening Insurance & Personal Liability Insurance

First Aid/CPR & Sports First Aid.

I've been offering private's guided tours since 2013. I love to travel myself and have been to many places including Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Belize, Honduras, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and England … to name a few. I value using 'local guides' when I travel to get the real flavour of the people and culture. Using local guides is key to find those Hidden Gems.

Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology & worked in the Document Management and Document Imaging field for over 20 years.

I have trained in Martial Arts for over 18 years in Taekwondo as well as various other styles. Additionally, I have trained and taught personal self defence courses.

Restrictions

I can accommodate up to 6.
1 in front, 3 in middle & 2 in rear.
Based on typical sized adults/children. # of passengers would be reduced for oversized/taller passengers to ensure comfort and accessibility.

I am unable to accommodate child/baby car seats.

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Message Mel Z.
Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Private-GuidedTours-Halifax-Nova-Scotia

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