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!
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. 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! Come explore, experience and enjoy !
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 the Maritimes including such places as Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island. Please contact me for date availability and pricing.
I can accommodate groups of up to four and at times can partner with another guide(s) to accommodate up to 14 passengers. Feel free to message me if you have any questions or special requests.
A Recent Review of this guide
We planned a full day's exploration with Mel but didn't plan on a day-long rainstorm. Mel improvised a new plan and showed us wonderful sights in and around Halifax and out to some charming fishing villages. A memorable day, even if a wet one. (Damp) hats off to Mel!
I've been doing 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.
My Jeep is a 4X4 Wrangler Sahara and is Registered by the Utility Board of Nova Scotia with all required insurance and coverage to meet local requirements for Touring
I can accommodate up to four people in my Jeep Wrangler 4X4. One passenger in the front and three in the back.
For larger groups of up to 14 it is possible to partner with other local tour guides. Please contact me for availability and pricing.