Tim GrugeonUnited States
Andy was excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Tim! I enjoyed meeting you and your extended family and showing you this part of the world! Cheers, Andy
Melissa SteidlUnited States
Great guide! We really enjoyed our day with Andy! Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Melissa, for your kind words. Hope you have a great holiday! Andy
Denise M.United States
Andy is a great tour guide. He shares his knowledge of the area in a pleasant and logical manner. Our fall season drive along the coastline was beautiful. Peggy's Cove is a must-see quaint historic fishing village. Exactly as you expect Nova Scotia to look. The Titanic cemetery is moving and interesting. Our 5 hr tour passed very quickly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry . . . I must've misplaced your request for a Suburban vehicle. Andy
Isrella SchearUnited States
Not only informative but wonderfully entertaining. Had a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Isrella, for your kind review. I enjoyed meeting you two and getting to share some this area's history and culture as well as sharing what has shaped us in our lives! Cheers. Andy
Cindy CuppyUnited States
Andy was fantastic! He arrived early, which was great because we got off the ship early. The walk was the perfect distance and stops for local history exceeded our expectations. Having him all to ourselves (family of 6) made this the perfect Halifax excursion for all of us, and my 82-year-old mother repeatedly said it was the highlight of her cruise. Thank you Andy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! I should hire you as my marketing team! In all seriousness, I enjoyed meeting the members of your family and haring stories and our histories. Thank you for booking and taking this tour with me! Cheers!
Thomas SullinsUnited States
A great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Hope the rest of your trip went well!
Wayne LarsonUnited States
Andy provided an excellent tour for our trip in Halifax. He is a very knowledgeable guide who answered our questions and allowed us to see sites many other groups were not able to see. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a personal tour in the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Wayne, for booking this tour and for your cery kind review. Cheers, Andy
Crystal SprikUnited States
Excellent tour! Thank you Andy, all six of us enjoyed our time in Halifax! This tour was a great way to see the area and learn about the history of Halifax. We loved the fact that he personalized the tour for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Crystal, for your kind review. I am glad that everyone enjoyed themselves.
John WardUnited States
Andy's tour of the highlights of Halifax and our visit to Peggy's Cove was a big hit with our group of six people. He was very personable and gave us good information as we drove around the city and at the various stops we made along the way. He also had a wonderful recommendation for our lunch stop! His vehicle was clean and well-maintained. It was a very pleasant day and I would highly recommend Andy's services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for booking this tour with me and for your kind review. Andy
Lori DewetterUnited States
Andy was a fantastic guide! He was waiting for us at the Halifax airport and helped us pile our luggage into his car. He was not only knowledgeable and interesting but humorous as well. We even went to a wonderful local restaurant and loved the food. Our tour gave us a great grasp of Halifax and the surrounding areas and we couldn't have been happier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww . . . Thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed spending the day with you and Charlie and sharing some of this area's history and culture. Cheers!
Jeffrey KellyUnited States
This was our second tour with Tours by Locals, and I can't speak highly enough of it. Our tour guide, Andy S, was GREAT. He was very knowledgeable of the Halifax, NS area. His anecdotes concerning Peggy's Cove and surroundings were exceptional. He was right on time as we disembarked the ship and was most accommodating when asked to view certain spots for photo ops. I will continue to use Tours by Locals in all our travels. Thank you again for a pleasant and most memorable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jeff: Great to hear from you ... and to know that you enjoyed the day! It was a pleasure, fun and an eye opener to meet your group! Andy
Carol BeckerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review. I enjoyed meeting your family group! Cheers!
Arlene K.United States
Andy was a delightful tour guide and very flexible in the desires of our small group. While we did visit many of the same places as the big buses, it was refreshing to move at a faster pace and change the itinerary as we went along. An additional stop at one of the 3 cemeteries that have the remains of Titanic victims was one of the most poignant moments we ever experienced in a tour. Andy made it so personal as he shared stories of several victims. Andy is a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great to meet you! And let's just say that we all became stronger people from that day! Cheers! Andy
Marian AskegrenUnited States
Excellent tour guide. Andy was very knowledgeable and took us places buses could not go. We really enjoyed our day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and glad you enjoyed our day together.
Fred E.United States
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves during this tour. Andy Smith is a fascinating and personable guy with a wealth of knowledge who gave us a very interesting and fun tour of the area. It made our visit so much more enjoyable by having someone with Andy's expertise and insight and we are extremely happy we booked this tour specifically with him. When you visit the Halifax region, we highly recommend you consider arranging a tour with ToursbyLocals (and specifically with Andy . Great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Fred, for your kind words. I enjoyed showing your group this part of the world. Cheers, Andy
David HandleyUnited States
Andy made the history of Halifax come alive for us. His knowledge, enthusiasm and lively conversation made the Private Peggy's Cove Tour one of the highlights of our trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah, thank you, David! I enjoyed showing you this part of the world! Andy
Amy MartinUnited States
Andy was prompt, courteous & catered to our every whim. He has a keen sense of humor, has myriad stories and interesting tidbits to share keeping the youngest to eldest member of our group entertained from beginning to end. Being a Canadian national holiday, some areas (Peggy's Cove) were especially crowded. Andy suggested an adjustment in the original order of the day, and kept it running smoothly. His lunch suggestion was spot on, too! Altogether an exceptional day! BONUS: Wheelchair Accessible!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Amy: I enjoyed meeting your (partial!) family and showing this part of the world. Yesterday WAS an exceptionally challenging tour day in terms of navigating around and through the masses of people. And we did good!!!! Cheers, Andy
Oleg VishnevetskiUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Bill and Jo-Ann: It was a pleasure and an eye/mind opening experience for me to take you to Hope for Wildlife and to witness the good work being done there. I was also struck by the coincidences through the day; meeting that friendly guide who spent and shared so much of her time and stories with us. And I believe it was through our patience AND sheer coincidence that we got to meet Hope. Thank you for broadening my experience, Andy
Claude ParkerUnited States
Very accommodating and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Claude I enjoyed spending my day with your family . . . and I hope you really enjoy Cape Breton and the rest of your journey! Cheers!
Great tour with lots of information. Andy was a perfect guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aw, thank you . . I enjoyed spending the day with you and showing you this part of the world!
Debbie HenningUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Naomi RobbinsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you . . . I enjoyed our day together. Andy
Andy is a great tour guide and knows lots of the history of the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah, thank you, Pat. I enjoyed sharing some of the history and culture of this province. Cheers, Andy
Courtney GodseyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for calling on me.
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Andy was extremely knowledgable about the area and an excellent guide. He arrived on time and went out of his way to accommodate the things that we wanted to see. His knowledge of the Titanic disaster was excellent and he made the experience come alive. He was attentive without being intrusive. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide and if I come back to the area I will use him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah, thank you . . . I enjoyed showing this part of the world. And I hope you enjoy your summer. Andy
Bill BurbridgeUnited States
Andy was one of the best guides I have had. He's very knowledgeable, flexible and also quite entertaining. He revised the itinerary to meet both the weather conditions and our preferences. Overall, an excellent tour and experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Bill, for your kind review and for spending your day with me as I showed you this part of the world!
Barbara ManzoUnited States
Andy met us as scheduled at the ship and took us on a great tour of Halifax. He was entertaining and informative and showed us everything we wanted to see and more. Andy gave us time on our own if we wanted it and we finished the day with a great lunch at a local restaurant. I highly recommend Andy for any tour of Halifax
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww . . . Thank you, Barbara. I enjoyed showing you this part of the world. And I wish you a peaceful and heartwarming holiday season. Cheers! Andy
Brett LockeUnited States
Andy was very prepared and professional. We enjoyed the stories and running commentary. We especially appreciated the flexibility and customization to our interests
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Brett, for your kid review. I enjoyed showing you this part of the world.
Neal WeinsteinScotttsdale, AZ, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. Andy
Robert M.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you .... Andy
Had a great day , informative, punctual , polite and very engaging. Everything we expected was covered plus more, highly recommend tour company and Andy our tour guide, will definitely book another tour again. Lorraine & Peter Lapetina,Melbourne Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Lorraine and Peter: Thank you for taking the tour with me and for your very kind words. I enjoyed showing you this part of the world. Cheers, Andy
Rosemary FrancisUnited States
Andy gave us a terrific tour of Halifax, incorporating easily what we wanted to see, from Lunenburg to Peggy's Cove to parts of Halifax within our timeframe. He was extremely knowledgeable, covering all the facts, figures, and lore with a lot humor thrown in for good measure. We've done many tours in our travels and Andy is easily among the best we've had. Thank you Andy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, thank you for your lovely sentiments. I thoroughly enjoyed our day together. Andy
Helga WolfUnited States
We highly recommend Andy. He was so knowledgeable. Funny and entertaining. Very fun day thanks Andy Bob and Helga
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob and Helga. It was a pleasure to meet you, share our life experiences and show you this part of the world. Cheers!
David DavenportUnited States
Another 5 star plus tour with Tours By Locals. Andy was very knowlegeable, congenial and accommodating. We had a great day and hit the "jackpot" again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah, thank you, David. I enjoyed showing you and your lovely wife this part of this world on such a lovely day.
Judy VenaskyUnited States
Andy was prompt and very informative.Loved the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I am glad to have shown you this part of the world.
Catherine MetzgerUnited States
Andy is a wonderful guide. He was ready and waiting for us as we departed the ship. The vehicle was clean and he was a safe driver. He has dual citizenship (USA & Canadian) which gave him a unique ability to compare and contrast life in the two countries. He was very knowledgable about the area. We were so thankful we found him and booked his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Catherine, for your kind words. I enjoyed showing you this part of the world.
Marc BrooksUnited States
Loved all the stories and all the stops were great. Andy knows his town and the tour-guide business. Make sure you eek a ghost story out of him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Marc, for taking this tour, our enjoyable time together ... and for taking the time your kind review. Hope you enjoy the rest of our precious summer!
Arie SharfUnited States
We were a party of 6 cruising together, and booked this private excursion as an alternative to the Ship's equivalent excursion, which cost three times as much. The ship captains changed port hours because of weather uncertainty, and Andy promptly accommodated our last minute change requests. The itinerary and allocated times were right on spot. Andy's "narration" was both educational and entertaining. Andy made proposals and we got to chose lunch time and an excellent seafood place. I would do it again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good to hear from you and thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed meeting your family and showing you a bit of this 'neck pf the woods'!
Deborah B.United States
Enjoyed our tour. Andy went out of his way to book a reservation for our lunch and stopped at a store at the end of the tour to help my Mother get a battery.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed meeting your family and showing you this part of the world.
Irene WoodUnited States
I gave this tour and Andy a star rating of 5. He did an excellent job of combining history and interesting stories. Peggy's Cove was surly the highlight and we spent just enough time there to see the area and get lovely pictures. We were taken to lunch at a family dinner which was not as crowded as other tourist spots. It also had a lovely view. It was so good for us who have some hearing loss to have some one who spoke distinctly. We enjoyed this tour very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. And I enjoyed showing you this part of the world.
Travelled in style in a lovely comfortable car. Andy the tour guide very friendly, amusing and informative able to provide details on so much. Not pushy but ensured I was happy and wanted to fit in with my needs. Enjoyed the tour immensely and would recommend to anyone that liked "Haven" but even for anyone as the scenery stunning and this tour covered so much. Like a few other tours rolled into one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Pamela: Thank you for the lovely review. I especially enjoyed part of the 'Haven World!' It's always an opportunity to show beautiful harbours, lovely older homes, churches and buildings and get to meet 'real' people. Cheers!
James FerrisUnited States
the guide was really great. he took us to the areas that we wanted to see and then took us to areas that were most interesting. i would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in this part of the world
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed showing you some of our natural beauty.
Linda W.United States
Even though the weather was foggy & overcast, Andy brought the history of the area to life and took us to the best of what could be viewed in poor weather conditions. Thank you Andy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, hello! Thank you for your cery kind review. I thoroughly enjoyed showing you this part of the world.
A relaxing way to see Peggy's Cove, in comfort with knowledgeable and considerate guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. I enjoyed showing this part of the world!
Diane StraderUnited States
Great tour with a very knowledgable guide, had a wonderful time in a beautiful area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Diane. I really enjoyed meeting you two and sharing our experiences.
Michael PerlisUnited States
Andy is a wonderful guy. He's knowledgable, funny, appropriate and easy to spend time with. We learned a lot and had a really fulfilling and rewarding tour. Highly recommend Andy. No reservations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you . . . and I hope that someday you have the opportunity to explore more of this region. Cheers!
Robert SchmauderUnited States
Great tour. Would recommend Andy to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Robert, for your kind words.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking my tour.
Debbie CollinsUnited States
He was very knowledgeable of the area and history. There were many people we saw on the way that Andy knew. You could tell he was very well liked. We were very pleased with his tour and would recommend him to anyone needing a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and review. I enjoyed sharing some of the history and culture of Halifax.
Suellen RobertsonUnited States
Our tour was everything we wanted and more. Andy is an excellent guide And we enjoyed all the history of Halifax and the Titanic. Would highly Recommend this tour. Thanks again Andy for our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to share our history and culture.
Sherri FriedmanUnited States
Sharon PetrocelliUnited States
Andy was on time and gave us a wonderful tour of Halifax, Titanic cemetary, and Peggys Cove. He took us to a great place for lunch as well. He was a great source of local history I would highly recommendAndy the Andy as a tour guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed our day together.
Trish KellettUnited States
Andy was a wealth of information. We had a very pleasant walking tour of Halifax with him. He was very professional and went at just the right pace.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah . . . Thank you for your king review. And it was a pleasure sharing the history and culture of this historic city.
Maryellen BleachUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I hope the rest of your trip east was fun and informative.
Robert CraigUnited States
Our family tour of six adults of Halifax & Peggy's Cove was conducted by Andy S, our driver/guide who met all of our expectations on the six hour excursion that included highlights of the city, a local luncheon stop and picturesque small coastal communities. Andy's narration was extremely informative and mixed with local humor. He is a fun person to be with and has our 100% endorsement. Bob & Brenda Craig Kentucky
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. And I enjoyed spending the day with you and sharing some of our local history, geography and culture.
Douglas AltenbernNashville, TN, United States
Very likeable and knowledgeable, but did not use our time well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank-you for comments, I am glad that you liked my guiding. I am sorry you felt that our time was not well spent. In the future, I will try to balance my tour guide commentary with general conversation
Benita RothUnited States
Fabulous tour. Andy was a great storyteller. So much history in one area. WE were on one of the cruise ships and actually had another day in Halifax. We had actually seen and done so much with Andy that I just stayed on the ship and read a book. He also took us to a local lobster shack. Best food we had in our whole vacation. Thanks again Andy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure . . . It was fun showing this part of the world.
Robert ThomasUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.
Colin ForrestUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour. Fitted loads in and very flexible re time. We spent a while at the Titanic Grave Site and it was great to miss the crowds. Andy's moving stories made the visit even more poignant. Andy chose a perfect spot for lunch and carefully negotiated the traffic of Peggy's Cove to allow us to have a good walk around. Andy took the trouble to find out what we wanted to do which was much appreciated. He is entertaining expert and fun and impressed my wife: something I have not achieved in 33 years!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ha! Thanks so much! Glad you and your wife enjoyed the day! However, I've helped as much as I could in terms of getting a dog!
Kent BradleyUnited States
My wife and I had a WONDERFUL private tour by Andy. He took us around the city as well as some scenic locations outside of town. He was very willing and able to customize it to our specific interests. He was very knowledgeable and we had great conversations. This was our first "Tour by Locals" experience, and based on how great our experience with Andy was - we will definitely keep using it. I would highly recommend Andy without reservation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. And i enjoyed showing you and your wife this part of the world.
Sandra LuedersUnited States
Very nice trip to Peggy's Cove. And he was very friendly and professional. Definitely glad we did it with a guide rather than doing it ourselves.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed sharing the day with you and showing you some of our rugged coastline.
Sandra LuedersUnited States
It was a very fun tour! Andy is very friendly and very professional. I appreciated the historic information, and the ghost information was fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Sandra, for taking the time to write your review. I enjoyed sharing some of our darker, eerier stories.
Robert MaltzUnited States
Andy was excellent and showed us the best of Halifax and took us to an outside restaurant where we had boiled lobsters. Nothing was left out and he certainly knew his business.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah, thank you . . . Glad you enjoyed our day together.
Elaine NaleUnited States
Andy was very knowledgeable on the area. He had excellent rapport with the clients and coach driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah, thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed sharing the history and culture of this part of the world.
Patrick LillyUnited States
Andy is great, funny, smart, and kind with a broad range of knowledge. I liked how he customized my trip and listened to what would make for the best trip from my perspective.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Patrick, for your kind words . . . I especially enjoyed meeting you and sharing some of our history, geography and future. Hope the rest of our journey will be fun. Cheers!
Ruth B.Lexington, KY, United States
Andy was a wonderful and well versed guide. His knowledge of history was phenomenal. Would even take this tour again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! You sure know how to please an actor (and self-absorbed) tour guide. Hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable. Love to get your impressions of Ille de Madeleine!
Ruth B.Lexington, KY, United States
Second day with Andy and he didn't disappoint.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aw, you're sweet! Enjoyed meeting you all . . . and sharing some of the 'old country'!
Celia RubinUnited States
Andy was very informative and entertaining. He answered and anticipated our questions. He is an actor and used that talent well. We had a thoroughly enjoyable historical and ghost walking tour. Celia and Doris
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Celia and Doris, for coming along. I too enjoyed your company.
Andy the actor, and enthusiatic tour guide gave us a great tour of Halifax and Peggy's Cove. Weather conditions on the day were not ideal but we enjoyed the cemetery, particularly the stories of the Titanic, and the drive to Peggy's Cove. Andy is very entertaining, a great talker so we learnt lots and enjoyed our time together. He was very up front and we did enjoy a quick visit to a friends shop at Peggy's Cove which was an escape from the blustery weather and had a lovely array of gifts and artwork.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed spending the day with you and your group.
William WordenUnited States
An excellent tour, the start of which was marred by difficulty locating the guide! Understand the problem and I know it won't happen again. Truly enjoyed our day.
Linda L.United States
Toured Peggy's Cove with Andy and it was one of the best tours I've taken. Andy is knowledgeable, well versed, and extremely personable. Along with historical information on points of interests, he included relevant stories/trivia/folklore and was very entertaining. A tour with Andy is not to be missed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for very much for our kind words. I especially enjoyed meeting you two and sharing some of Nova Scotia's rich history and culture!
Jeff StackUnited States
Andy is the "go to" guy to see Halifax. Knows the city extremely well, communicates clearly and will adapt his tour to your interests. His background as an actor and knowledge of the city is the perfect combination to make your day perfect!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww . . . Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed meeting your group and showing you our city.
Rae WenigerUnited States
This was the best tour of our entire trip. Andy was extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. He took us to all of the right sights and then some.His choice of a restaurant for lunch was excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah, thank you. I enjoyed spending the day with you and showing a bit of this part of the world.
Karla ReedUnited States
Andy did an excellant job. We had a very enjoyable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Karla: Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed spending the day with you and showing this part of the world.
Linda WoodlandUnited Kingdom
We had a great tour with Andy, he was waiting for us as we left the ship, and the tour that followed was excellent. Andy was extremely informative, and took us to places the ship tours never could have reached. We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather and our day in Halifax is a day never to be forgotten!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww . . . That's lovely to hear. I am glad you enjoy the day and the company. I especially enjoyed meeting you and your husband and sharing some of Nova Scotia's rich history and culture.
Jan DavisUnited States
Janis SalinUnited States
Very informative. Andy has a great knack for delivering historical information with humor. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed meeting you and your husband and sharing some of Halifax's rich history and culture.
Judith LawUnited States
Andy is the tour guide you want to book if you are looking for a personally tailored tour. At all times before and during our day with him, he made sure that we got to see exactly what we wanted to see. Just an all around friendly person who makes you immediately feel comfortable. I'm very glad that I chose Andy.
Tricia B.United States
We enjoyed our private ghost tour with Andy very much. We stopped by numerous sights where Andy told us of interesting and mysterious events in the history of Halifax. Even though we did this in the daytime, Andy still made it spooky with his stories !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. And I enjoyed spending the day with you and sharing some of Halifax's eerie history and tales.
Tricia B.United States
We enjoyed our tour of the coast and valley with Andy very much as he is greatly knowledgeable of the area. Our tour was somewhat customized so we could follow the rising tide of the Minas Strait (Hall's Harbor) and Minas Basin (Wolfville) throughout the day as well as seeing the northern Annapolis Valley including the history of the Acadians.
Walter NorthcuttUnited States
Very willing to please us and took us to see what we wanted and was very knowledgeable about the area. He was fun and very interestimg/
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed spending the day with you and showing you some of our rugged coastline. Hope the rest of your cruise has been fun and relaxing.
Tricia B.United States
We enjoyed our coastal tour with Andy very much as he is greatly knowledgeable of the area. We toured Peggy's Cove, toured and lunched in Lunenburg and toured Mahone Bay.
Larry BalachUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating of our recent tour.
Susan WolfeltUnited States
Fabulous experience! Andy and Robert gave us a wonderful tour of Halifax and Peggy's Cove. They were entertaining and we learned so much! We had a lunch stop for fresh lobster that was just amazing! Both guides really know the area well and are so welcoming and warm! By the end of the tour, you feel like everyone is old friends! I absolutely recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah . . . Thank you for this lovely review. We enjoyed ourselves as well, sharing this area's rich history and culture.
Rachel E.United Arab Emirates
Andy is an amazing tour guide - full of information and historical facts. Personal touches thrown into the tour certainly personalised it for us all. With a mixed group of special needs, Andy changed the pace of the day to suit the students and their attention spans. We'll never forget Ryer Lobsters and all the amazing places we visited. Thanks Andy - you're a tour guide star!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well . . . Nice to hear from. Hope your cruise went swimmingly! (Not literally!) I especially enjoyed meeting everyone and both learning about the students, where they live as well as sharing some of our local history and culture. Cheers!
Mary P.United States
We were pleased to find Andy early and waiting for us in the hotel lobby. He provided additional information on the history, culture and geography of the area in an interesting and entertaining fashion. Andy was quick to pick up on our special interests and modified the tour during the day to focus on what we'd like the most. This was a special trip for our grandson and Andy's interaction with him made the day especially enjoyable for him, and we enjoyed it as well! Andy has our heartfelt thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww . . . Thank you for your kid words. I enjoyed the day as well; sharing some of Nova Scotia's rich history and learning about you, your husband and grandson. In his own quiet way, he is smart, quirky and insightful. Hope the rest of your trip was fun . . .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you . . . Hope you're well.
Sue SwensonUnited States
Visting Halifax via private van is the only way to go! Andy was a wonderful, informative guide who showed us the highlights of Halifax - Titanic Cemetary, Citadel, City Gardens, backroads of the countryside out to Peggy's Cove, a chocolate shop and a country cafe for a delightful lunch. His wonderful sense of humor and detailed stories were a perfect match for our group. We thoroughly enjoyed the day seeing Halifax through a "locals" perspective. Great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww! Thanks so much! I also enjoyed our day, meeting your fun family and sharing some of Nova Scotia's rich history and culture. Enjoy your (albeit hot) summer!
Andrew SeborUnited States
We were delighted with our tour with Andy; like catching up with an old college buddy. The tour itself was excellent, getting to see Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, and Mahone, plus an out the windows tour of Halifax. Whatever ToursByLocals is doing to get these great guides, KEEP IT UP.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I agree! I found our day together to be both relaxed and informative. I enjoyed sharing some of Nova Scotia's rich history and culture as well as learning about you and your family, career, etc.. And I hope the rest of your cruise was equally enjoyable! Cheers!
Martin KatzUnited States
Very personable & funny guy. Unfortunately, he talks about himself nonstop, leaving much less time to talk about Halifax or his customers. He also is a transplant from NYC and doesn't speak about Nova Scotia with pride, but often sarcastically. We would not hire him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry that you felt this way. I thought I fully explained Halifax's rich history (ie. why it was founded, our Titanic connection, our tragic harbour explosion, etc.) as well as the history and founding of the village of Peggy's Cove and the surrounding St. Margaret's Bay coastal area (its strong tradition of fishing, its role during the prohibition, etc.). I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Cheers.
Kristine Breaux-McCulloughUnited States
Andy did an excellent job providing a very specific tour based on my family's Acadian heritage. He was very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in helping my family with our pilgrimage to Grand Pre, Windsor and the Annapolis Valley. He even made a phone call to another tour guide to find out where we could find Acadian items to buy as gifts. I would recommend Andy as a tour guide without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ahh . . . I didn't realize you had taken the time to review our day. Thank you very much. I especially enjoyed meeting members of your family and spending a lovely day in 'the Valley'. Cheers!
Laurie McGowanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I enjoyed meeting you and sharing our worlds.
Andy did an excellent job! Tasked with organizing a short walking tour during a busy conference, Andy and his colleague Gary provided exactly what I was searching for in a tour of Halifax. I received great feedback from those that attended, that Andy was informative and extremely knowledgeable about Halifax's history. I highly recommend Andy (and Gary) for any tour needs you may have!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lesley: I enjoyed working with you to tailor these walking tours to your group's schedule and interests. Gary and I got to meet some interesting participants and share some of Halifax's rich history and some little known facts. Thank you again. Andy
Brian H.Austin, TX, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Donna SebrenUnited States
Andy picked us up at our hotel in a van. He was pleasant and allowed us to see more of Halifax than we could have on our own. After a 1/2 day with him we felt like old friends. I would love to have a longer tour next time I visit and would recommend Andy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Donna, for your lovely review. I enjoyed showing you a bit of our fair province.
Judith SmileyUnited States
We were five ladies who were SO lucky to have booked a tour with Andy this past week in Halifax. He was waiting for us at the cruise ship -- a short walk to his very comfortable SUV. We had asked Andy to show us the highlights of Halifax and stop for a lobster lunch. He's an excellent tour guide, entertaining, knows everything about Halifax (and everyone knows him) -- and he took us to a GREAT place in Peggy's Cove for lunch. Do yourselves a favor and book a private tour with Andy -- LOVED IT AND HIM!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww . . . You're sweet! But then again, you already know that! I really enjoyed the gang. You gals were a hoot, great chemistry! Hope your cruise continued to be fun!
Amy B.United States
Andy had a conflict but arranged for Robert Young to be our guide. Robert was a great guide and we had a wonderful day. Andy was very concerned and checked with us several times during the day to be sure we were enjoying the tour. We were impressed with the responsible manor Andy handled his commitment to us when he could not give the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Pat MillerBluffton, SC, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.
Connie AllnerGretna, NE, United States
We really enjoyed our tour with Andy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. Hope the rest of your trip was fun.
Christine BeliveauUnited States
No way could our tour with Andy have been ANY better! He made sure we saw and did everything we had requested, and added more. His running commentary on the topics of interest to us was intelligent, amusing, and delightfully informative. We learned a lot, laughed a lot, and will NEVER forget our super experience with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww! I appreciate your words and thoughts. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and sharing the day with you two; especially your irascible partner! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Nova Scotia!
Ruby L.United States
Andy was excellent. The 5 hours tour was enjoyable.
Judy M.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you kindly!
Ron ReisnerUnited States
Andy was excellent - on time; personable; accommodating; and provided a comfortable and clean vehicle. We would be happy to tour with Andy again. The tour would have been even better with more description of local historical places and people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed showing your group this part of the world! Its stunning coastline as well as relating important historical events; the Halifax Explosion, our connection to the Titanic, etc..
John RapawyUnited States
Andy was a delight! He tailored the tour to our desires and made suggestions, such as a wonderful lobster lunch, that was a highlight of our visit to Halifax. Taking a tour with Andy in Halifax is certainly a much better alternative than the large tours offered by other companies and endorsed by the ships - we know because we have been on most of them over the years!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah, thank you. I too enjoyed that day and hope the rest of your cruise was fun and relaxing.
Louis AshworthUnited States
Excellent!!!! Andy did a great tour, and everyone in our party enjoyed it. He is very personable, and he knows the area very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aw thanks, Louis, for your kind words. I enjoyed showing you bit of our fair province. Hope the rest of your cruise was fun!
Sherrill TillgerUnited States
Great tour "off the beaten track" just how we like it! Good info, scenery, history with a local flavor... We'd book again in a heartbeat! ST California
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww . . . you're very kind, Sheriil. I too enjoyed spending the full day with you. Hope you had a great trip downeast!
Dennis LoveUnited States
Andy and Robert did a great job, and were very flexible with the schedule. We stopped and had lunch, so the tour lasted longer than advertised, which was approved by everyone. As an actor/tour guide Andy was very entertaining, and Robert was also very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Halifax.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. We enjoyed showing you 'the countryside'. Y'all come back now, ya' hear!
Darlene MickesUnited States
We had a very nice day with Andy, even though the weather was very foggy and rainy. Andy explained all of the sights to us and went out of his way to make our day enjoyable. We stopped at a lovely "local" restaurant for lunch which was delicious and our tour was not rushed or hurried in any way. Andy was an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I also enjoyed meeting and spending the day with you.
Lynn BerteraUnited States
Andy goes out of his way to make your tour enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable about the area and makes you very comfortable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank, Lynn, for your kind comments. I enjoyed showing your group a bit of this part of the world.
Jeanne SheltonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.
Superb guide, personable, knowledgeable,unhurried.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Enjoyed showing you this part of the world.
Tamatha TaylorUnited States
Robert was our tour guide and this was the best experience of our whole trip. Robert was great, he not only went the extra mile by being considerate of my mothers limited walking but was polite and informative. He truly catered to my family and showed us your beautiful Nova Scotia and Peggys Cove. Having taking a private tour also on our Halifax stop, they could not compare to how great Robert treated us and the sights he showed us. We plan on coming back and will use no one else but your tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind response. As you mentioned, Robert is an excellent guide and we often work together. I hope you get to enjoy Nova Scotia again . . . real soon. Andy
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Robert. In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Although our ship was almost an hour late, Andy adjusted the tour plan so we were still able to see everything we had hoped. He was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. He had made lunch reservations so we wouldn't have to wait in line. He tailored the tour to our specific interests. We were very pleased and feel we came away with a very positive glimpse of that region of Nova Scotia - as much as anyone could get within our limited time frame.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you all and I'm happy that we got to see as much of the province as we did. Hope the rest of your cruise was enjoyable.
Kevin PotterUnited States
Great tour, Andy was fantastic, as always, Tours by Locals is a winner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aw, shucks! Thanks for your kind words. I enjoyed meeting you two too!
Ruth KirkUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour showing modern and old Halifax.Andy was a charming well informed guide and we would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ruth and Stephen, for your kind review. I enjoyed showing you the city as well.
Denyse LizotteMaynard, MA, United States
EXCELLENT - enjoyed the day!! Andy was great, knowledgable and alot of fun!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed your day in Halifax!
Timothy SprolesUnited States
Guide was knowledgeable and adjusted his tour to customize it to our requests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.
Joan OakleyRoseville, CA, United States
Andy was an exellent tour guide - very knowledgable, personable, on time and caring of his passengers. We went to Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg Village and a very good lobster restaurant nearby. I recommend him to all travelers to Halifax.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Joan, for your kind words. As I remember it, we had gorgeous weather, good company and decent food. Thanks for coming along.
Sarah WhitfieldUnited Kingdom
The best way to describe it would be to say it was like going to visit a friend in their hometown and having them show you around for the afternoon. Andy is an excellent guide. Warm, friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour gave a great overview of the layout of Halifax and it's history before taking a beautiful route out to Peggy's Cove and giving an insight into what life is like in that kind of community. I would highly recommend taking this tour with Andy as your guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sarah, for your kind words. I enjoyed showing this part of the province.
Marvin BenjoyaUnited States
Andy provided a very comprehensive tour and gave us a wealth of local information and background. We were very satisfied with the tour and would recommend this to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marvin: Thank you for your very kind review. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know you all. Hope the rest of your cruise was enjoyable.
Kirke JorgensenUnited States
Andy gave us an excellent tour of Halifax, and took us to intestering and historical places we would never have found on our own. He met us promptly at our hotel as promised, and drove us to sites around the city. He was most knowledgeable on historic events of the city, including the Titanic disaster and the WWI ship explosion in the harbor. We highly recommend him to other visitors.
Mark FinkelUnited States
Andy made our day. He helped us work though the questions we had in the weeks leading up to our visit. He was attentive to the needs, questions, and comments that all five of us (aged 6 to almost 60) had, and continually engaged us all with his knowledge and his style. He kept our focus and helped us experience a day that, knowing what we now know, we would ask for the same tour again, recommended to everybody. Thank you Andy.
Andy is a nice fellow who has great knowledge of the area. He took us to some pretty neat spots off the beaten track,had a great day.
John SoderbergUnited States
Andy gave us a great overview of Halifax in the short period of time we were there. He picked us up on time at the cuise terminal, and drove us around with a lot of interesting commentary. The highlight was our visit to the cemetary in which more than 100 Titanic casualties are buried. He had a lot of anecdotes and further information about the victims that was quite moving. Overall, a great job.
Carol WidegrenUnited States
Very accommodating, knowledgeable. Entertaining- a great job !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ah, Carol . . . Thank you. Despite the fog, the morning rain, I think we made a decent day of it! I enjoyed meeting your family and hope the rest of your cruise went well. Andy
Dona BrooksUnited States
Andy was a great tour guide...showed us "secret places" and had funny stories to tell as we drove along.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! Hope you're well . . .
Sheri SinclairUnited States
Andy was wonderful! Our ship was late docking and he worked with us. We saw more of the Halifax area than anyone else on our ship! I would highly recommend him as he is very knowledgeable and tailored our tour to our wishes and level of activity.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much!
Rogene McMeekinUnited States
Andy, our guide for Peggy's Cove-Halifax tour, was superb. He met us right at the time we decided right where we came off the Cruise Ship & then he brought us back to the same spot after a relaxing, informative, delightful 4 hours. He told us many, many facts and stories of the area plus drove us to spots of interest so we 6 could see most of the Nova Scotia area. We felt safe & comfortable in the van that he drove. Andy is very considerate for all the needs of his passengers. Thanks Andy!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I appreciate that.
Janet LymanUnited States
Andy clearly had lots to share about Halifax and Peggy's Cove - he was flexible about how we used the time and gave us good ideas for subsequent touring while in town. He took us by a lobster retailer and we enjoyed a sample and got to meet a 15 pounder. Maximilian! He took us to the graveyard where many Titanic victims were buried and drove us by a bakery and farmers market so we could round out our planned lobster picnic dinner.
Betty FosterUnited States
Andy was fantastic! He was very knowledgable gave us wonderful information on the area. I had ask about lunch at Peggy's Cove, he had said he thought it would be too crowded. When he picked us up he had made a reservation for lunch, it was wonderful. He took us to visit the lobster man. I would definitely recommend him for a guide. We were 4 over 65's with walking problems. We a delightful and informatative day. We were in port on a Holland American Cruise. Betty, Fort Worth TX
Our group thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Andy was most informative as well as engaging with all involved in the group. Would highly recommend these walking tours to anyone who would be visiting the Halifax area. Many thanks for making this event so enjoyable and eductaional. Regards, Jillyan Ross
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Jillyan, for your lovely review. Hope you continued to have a good time with your family!