Mel was awesome! He went above and beyond as he took many photos of us at Peggy's Cove which he air-dropped to us later. Not only is he an fantastic tour guide, he is an accomplished photographer. We also appreciated his concern for our safety on the rocks and near the ocean.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lots of fun and good times on tour with my ALBERTA friends ... so many good laughs and great photos on tour ! Thanks for the comments and rating :)
Raymond StevensUnited States
What a great day! Mel met us as we left the cruise ship and took us on a great local journey. He set up the day to avoid larger tours in key places like Peggy's Cove. We enjoyed all of his personal places to visit and lunch in a cozy harbor area. He is very knowledgeable about the area and enlightened us on all of the history of the Halifax area. Thank you for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day indeed ! Thank you for touring with me and you comments. All the Best and Safe travels ... Cheers !
This was absolutely spectacular, informative, fun tour! Mel has extensive knowledge of history, geography, and great sense of humor! 100% recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments :) It is rare that guests have a to catch a beautiful sunset at Peggy’s Cove. So happy the timing worked out perfectly for this. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Halifax. All the best ! Mel
Susan SchwartzUnited States
Mel was extremely helpful to us. My husband uses a wheelchair and Mel made it easy or us to get around. He even pumped up the wheel chair tires for us when that became necessary. He also selected a delightful restaurant for lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the comments Susan. I really enjoyed our day and was more than happy to offer the assistance with the wheel chair. All the best to you both ... Cheers !
Carolyn M.United States
Great fun traveling in the Jeep and this is the way to get a local's perspective to experience stunning Halifax. We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Mel was a great guide and left us with great memories. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments Carolyn. I really enjoyed showing all of you the sites and had a great day with you on tour. All the best !
My husband and I decided to book a private tour while on a cruise ship, hoping that we would see a little more than if we took a ship tour. Mel was very personable and worked hard to give us the tour we wanted. Could not fault the day. We enjoyed every place he showed us. He had a lot of local knowledge and was very informed about all the locations he took us to. Our seafood lunch was awesome. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the comments Linda :) It was a beautiful day touring and I really enjoyed showing you both the sights ! All the best ... Cheers !
Gorden TimmonsUnited States
Mel was great. He showed us a lot. I have a walking problem so it was limited to car. He therefore expanded the tour. He took us to a restaurant called Finer Diner. Food was not good. Would not recommend eating there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments and feedback Gordon. I had a great time showing you both around & finding new places. The Finer Diner is a nice little restaurant situated in a quaint fishing cove further along my normal tour route from Peggy’s Cove. I have enjoyed food here with guests on occasion and it is a popular location. I am sorry the food was not to your liking. Please contact me if you are ever back this way & I’ll take you to a different place, my treat ! Cheers Mel
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Lori McMahonUnited States
Mel was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about Peggy's Cove and it was fun riding in his Jeep. He recommended a great place for lunch called Shaw's Landing. The lobster grilled cheese and lobster bisque was awesome. He was very accommodating and friendly. His Jeep tour sure beat any bus tour we took the rest of the week! Thank you Mel!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Another fun tour with great guests .... with tasty food .... thank you for the comments and touring with me ! All the best Cheers !
Ralph BurnetUnited States
We had the highlight of our Silversea cruise with Mel. Great 6 hours. Mel very knowledgeable about Halifax and took us to the real Halifax wonderful stops. Highly recommend Mel when in Halifax.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. I had a fantastic day showing both you and Peggy the sites, including her own , Peggy’s Cove. All the best !
Larry PittmanUnited States
Mel was great
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Larry. Yours was a fun group to tour with ! Cheers !
Don AtwoodUnited States
Great guide, funny and personable. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Don. I had a great time showing you both the local sights. Cheers !
Judy HarbinUnited States
Tons of fun!! Mel and Karl "caravanned" our party of 6, three in each jeep. It was obvious from the time we stepped off the cruise ship that this was very much our personal tour with 2 very fun and happy guys!! Wonderful conversations, Mel had many stories to share and it was a blast. We saw much more than Peggy's Cove since we took fun side trips along the way helping us to understand a lot about Halifax!! Mel Rocks!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the comments. We had a great time showing all of you the sites of Nova Scotia. Tons of funs for everyone ! All the best !!!
Lynette ShortUnited States
Mel met us as planned at the port building with my name on a sign. Since the day was windy and a touch overcast, he has the top on the Jeep. We discussed our plan and headed out. He did a great job of mixing regular tourist stops with out of the way, uncrowded spots, for us to visit. He called ahead for our table at a superb local spot for lunch. Mel was full of information on the area. We had a great tour and returned on time to our drop off spot. Thanks again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments :-) I have a great time showing you the sites and some historical spots. All the best. Cheers !