Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Halifax Canada by Tour Guide Mel Z. (Guide #24883)


Arlene Ansell

Australia
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Tour: #356783, Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

Mel was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to our special needs. He was very courteous and considerate and we really enjoyed our tour and the selection of places to visit was perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments. Really enjoyed the day with you both ... enjoyed the wineries and distillery and sites ... Safe travels and enjoy the lake in BC ...Cheers !

Linda Patterson

Australia
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Tour: #356782, Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

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 Timmons

United States
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Tour: #356782, Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 19/18

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

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Brent Walker

United States
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Tour: #392582, Oak Island and South Shore Coastline Tour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Mel was a complete gentleman and we very much enjoyed our trip to Oak Island. He was very knowledgeable and had a joke for everything. If you do take the tour stop by the Mug and Anchor for lunch, spectacular harbor views from the patio.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Had a great day with you both. I am very happy you got Oak Island off your bucket list ... And Happy Annivesary !! Cheers ! Mel

Artie Tepper

United States
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Tour: #356783, Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

Our group of four truly enjoyed the tour of the Annapolis area with our guide Mel. He planned the tour according to our wishes taking into account his vast knowledge of the area. He was extremely knowledgeable, very cordial and had a great sense of humor. He made the day go by in a most enjoyable way. We would recommend him without any reservations. Gail & Artie Tepper

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A very fun tour with great guests... a jammed packed day and glad we got the chance to experience the low tides and water going out. All the best to all of you ! Cheers !!

Lori McMahon

United States
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Tour: #356782, Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

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 !

Dawn Thomas

United States
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Tour: #392582, Oak Island and South Shore Coastline Tour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Our tour was amazing! Mel and Karl accommodated all 8 in our group, ranging from ages 68 to 14. The jeeps were comfortable and fun. Both guides were informative, relaxed, and a joy to be around. They had great personalities and they worked specifically to ensure we received a personalized tour based on what we requested. Oak Island was neat to see. We would love to come back and be able to tour the dig site. Lunch was phenomenal and the Titanic burial site was a cool piece of history. Thanks again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your comments. A fantastic group ... a great tour and a fun to be around and great conversations all around ! All the best and hope you return with shovels so we can get to the treasure ! Cheers. Mel

Filippo Magistro

United States
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Tour: #423781, Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 10/18

This was by far the best guided tour my wife and I received. We decided to have the tour just for the two of us. Comprehensive, professional, grea car, we stopped for an amazing lunch location suggested by our guide Mel and it was amazing, absolutely the best fish and chips as well as the rest of the lunch. Greatly recommend Mel. NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL, NOT EVEN A SUGGESTION. It was the best * * * * * stars absolutely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the comments. I had a fantastic time guiding/touring you both. It wasn’t a great weather day, but guests like you make it a Perfect Tour Day ! Cheers !

Steve Anadale

United States
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Tour: #423781, Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Great tour! Mel knew all the facts, history, lore and even the tall tales of the area. A pleasant day long excursion.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for touring with me ... I really enjoyed showing you both the sites !

Ralph Burnet

United States
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Tour: #356782, Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

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 Pittman

United States
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Tour: #356782, Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Mel was great

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Larry. Yours was a fun group to tour with ! Cheers !

Don Atwood

United States
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Tour: #356782, Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

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 !

Frank Smith

North Port, FL, United States
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Tour: #357110, Fishermans's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Thank you Mel for showing us the Halifax and Fisherman's village area. We enjoyed meeting you and spending the day with you as you showed us around Halifax and the drive to Fisherman's Village. Nice lunch in a local restaurant and time in the Fisherman's Village area felt part of the area. Thanks to your keen eye sight you were able to spot and get us up close to "Murray the Moose". Your the type of guide that makes ToursByLocals special. Thank you and here is to many happy tours in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for touring with me. Had a fantastic time showing you both the sites and 'wildlife'. All the best. Cheers !

Judy Harbin

United States
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Tour: #356782, Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

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 Short

United States
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Tour: #356782, Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

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 !

Sharon Bryce

United States
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Tour: #356783, Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

Mel did a great job and helped customized our experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A perfect day for touring and visiting the wineries. Thank you both for touring with me ! Cheers !