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!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and review and for allowing me to guide all of you. A little windy and chilly day but everyone had warm spirits. I hope you all enjoyed the rest of your stay in Halifax and one day return. All the best. Cheers !
Ranger RobertsUnited States
Mel was amazing!! This was my parents 1st cruise and Halifax was the highlight of our trip cuz it was my dad's birthday... Mel volunteered to get a small personalized cake and brought it to Shaws Landing to surprise him after lunch. His knowledge of the area as well as his engaging personality and humor made the tour fun. He also had a mic that hooked up to his audio system so everyone could hear his commentary. he truly cares about his clients experience. definitely whole heartedly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a wonderful and special day for touring with you and your family, especially Paps ! An honour to share the day and to explore a little bit of Nova Scotia. Thank you for your comments ... all the best !
Mel proved to be very professional and reliable. He was flexible despite not having lost sight to be back on time to the ship. Mel, thank you so much for letting us enjoy our hours in Halifax!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a beautiful day for touring and it was a pleasure to spend it with you both. Thank you for choosing me as your guide and your kind comments. Cheers !
Joseph BentleyUnited States
We spent a great day with Mel yesterday. He was filled with good humor and good information, having lived in Nova Scotia for most of his life. Our visit to the Titanic graveyard and sites of the 1917 Halifax Explosion and memorial were deeply moving. Then driving down the coastline perfectly concluded our 2-week vacation. We stopped at Acadian Maple for treats, at story time with a colorful faux-mariner and for photos along the way -- especially at Peggy's Cove. It was a wonderful day in every way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joseph for your review and comments. What a fantastic day filled with history and many many great photo opportunities ! Such an enjoyable day with all of you. All the best !
Georgia SolotoffUnited States
Very knowledgeable and professional. Had a great sense of humor. He got us to our tour destination and took us to some very picturesque spots along the way. Would highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the time to post a rating. It was a pleasure to show all of you a piece of Nova Scotia and her colours. All the best !
Thomas SparksUnited States
Mel met us at the dock and over the next 5 hours we covered a lot of ground. We visited the 1917 Explosion Memorial, the cemetery holding the remains of over 100 passengers from the Titanic, and other interesting sites. Highlights included the beautiful leaves on the trees and the visits to two lighthouses, including Peggy's Cove. Mel gave us interesting and knowledgeable commentary wherever we went and was a pleasure to tour with. We would recommend Mel as your tour guide when you visit Halifax.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas for your comments. Such a wonderful fall day with the fall colours, the lighthouses and all the stops in between. A very enjoyable day touring with you. All the best !
Karen HoelzleUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen for your rating. It was my pleasure to show you and your daughter some of the highlights of Nova Scotia ! Cheers
John K.United States
We very much enjoyed our tour with Mel to Peggy's Cove with stops along the way as outlined in the tour description. Prior to leaving Halifax there was a stop at the Citadel as well as the ship yard. Mel provided a very interesting narrative of the Halifax Explosion, an event about which we were previously completely unaware. At Peggy's Cove we saw all of the big busses with the cruise ship excursion passenger crowd...and were glad that we had chosen a personal tour instead.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John for your review and comments. I very much enjoyed the day with you both with all the local sites and areas. Have an enjoyable trip the rest of your time in Canada. Cheers !
John LinehanUnited States
Very fun tour with Mel. He knows the area and is very flexible depending on our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments. Such an enjoyable day showing some of history and coastal areas of Nova Scotia. All the best !
Sandra FaulknerUnited States
Mel is knowledge, attentive, and adaptive. I had such a good time on our tour. I also appreciated his sense of humor. I will be telling everyone to book a tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a wonderful day touring with you exploring the sites and especially the rocks at Peggy’s Cove ! Thank you so very much for the review and booking with me. Travel safe.
We had a very good tour with Mel today. My wife and o rate him a 5 out of 5 . He is very knowledgeable on the history of the region. We had mentioned that we where interested in the harbour explosion that took place in First World War. He gave us a tour of the memorial and explained the layout of it and what it represented. We truly appreciate the thought and attention that made for a good day around Halifax .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and review. It was pleasure to show all of you some of the history of Halifax and area and be your guide for the day. I really enjoy the chance to delve a little deeper into history for my guests that have the interest. Safe travels ! Cheers.
Celia A.United Kingdom
Mel is an excellent, knowledgable, flexible and lots of fun. We had a great day - would thoroughly recommend him as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments. What a wonderful day exploring and experiencing something a little different. The aviation museum was a special treat with you both. I hope you return again soon. All the best. Cheers !
Cynthia (Cindy) FreundUnited States
Mel was a great guy. He was comfortable with himself, and exhibited a very real interest in his town and province. He does a lot of reading on his own to be well informed. He was relaxed, did not rush us, let us determine what was most important--in other words, very adaptable and enjoyable to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments and review and choosing me as your guide. I was a lovely day with all of you. Best wishes to all ! Cheers !
Bonnie HallUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bonnie for touring with me and taking the time to leave a rating. It was a beautiful day and I really enjoyed showing you all the sites. Cheers !
Our group thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Mel. He was very knowledgeable, easy going and accommodating. He truly made it our experience as we could stay as long or short at any stop he made. He also diverted from any problems on the road so that we would not waste any time. He also had a great sense of humour. He is a definite 5 star tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Maria for your review and comments. I had a lot of fun touring all of the ladies from Vancouver and showing a little piece of Nova Scotia. All the best !
Greta RigneyUnited States
Mel was an amazing guide. He showed us the most wonderful places in Halifax and showed us out of the way hot spots. His knowledge and they way he told stories made it very entertaining. After talking with others from the ship that did other tours, I feel we had the best deal. If I go back or have friends that do I will definitely recommend a tour with him!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments. It was a wonderful time touring with you all. I truly hope you return and we can explore more areas of beautiful Nova Scotia. All the best !!
James EdenUnited States
Mel Z provided a entertaining and knowledgeable day. Definitely worth it. We were able to see some spectacular views while learning about local culture, area history and events. We were able to tour some areas not typically visited by group tours where we took some priceless photos. If you want to stop for a bite to eat during the tour ask about Shaw's Landing. Food and service were excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so very much for your comments. Truly an enjoyable day with all of you on tour with a few good laughs. I hope you enjoy the rest of you time in Halifax. All the best !
Rocky L.United States
Mel is an excellent guide. He spent time explaining various sites and adjusted the schedule based on our needs. He also stopped multiple times for photos. He is highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rocky for taking the time to leave comments. A really enjoyable day with you both and some great photo opportunity and sites. Best regards !
Informative and entertaining tour. Saw some things we don't think would have possible without Mel's help.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great day on tour with some fun stops ... including Tims!! Thank you for taking the time to leave comments. Cheers !
Maria LoweUnited States
What can we say except, Mel was a fabulous guide! He kept in contact with us ahead of the tour and on the day of r tour, Mel was waiting with our name on a BLUE sign as he had said. The colored sign was easy to sot among all the white ones on the pier! Mel was professional, courteous and extremely knowledgeable of the area. While tropical Dorian had done some damage to the area, Mel took us to all areas as promised! From the Titanic graveyard to Terence Bay, Peggy's Cove. Personable tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a fantastic day with a great group. Thank you so much for your comments and choosing me as your guide. I had such a wonderful time showing all of you some of Nova Scotia's beauty. Best regards !
Karen ScheerUnited States
We had a great day - the memorial on the Halifax explosion, the Titanic graveyard, the Swiss Air memorial, Peggy's cove , and more. What a sunset!!! Mel was able to change our tour at the last minute to avoid Hurricane Dorian and we sure appreciated his flexibility.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review ! Such a wonderful afternoon with you both enjoying the sites and history. The timing was perfect for Mother Nature to show off Her beauty with an amazing sunset !! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Nova Scotia and in Canada ... safe travels.
Kathryn LovelockUnited Kingdom
Mel was a great tour guide. Emailed the day before to double check our arrangements and was on time for the pick up. He took into account the specific things we asked to definitely make sure we did and made them happen and took us to extra places that were great. He's informative and funny and made the day very worthwhile. He even dropped us off at a museum we wanted to go to on the way back to the ship and airdropped us pictures he had taken during the day. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and comments. So happy everyone had a great time in tour as it was a lot of fun. Hoping you all return some day. All the best ... cheers !
Dana KeeferUnited States
Mel gave us an extremely enjoyable day, including some off-the-beaten-path stops that we did not expect. He is a terrific guide -- well spoken as well as a good listener. Highly recommend.
Carol GreenerUnited States
Mel was a great tour guide. He went out of his way to make our day enjoyable. I was with my family so the day was planned to keep them interested. Our first stop was at my request (visiting a synagogue) He then took us to the Titanic burial site and was able to get us into the Jewish site also. On our way to Fisherman's Cove he showed us his vast amount of knowledge of the region. His ability to communicate with my teenagers was a big bonus. The day was fantastic and I would recommend him as a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carol and your family for the great day Touring as I really enjoyed it. Always happy to arrange the special stops for my guests to make the tour. All the best !
We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity of spending last Friday (08/16/19) with Mel Z as he took us around parts of Halifax, Oak Island and Lunenburg. Mel offered all sorts of pertinent information and conducted the tour in a safe and efficient manner which made our day extremely enjoyable. Mel was very accommodating and courteous throughout the day (6 hour tour) and allowed us to create our own tour (asked us what we wanted to see upon pick-up). We would give Mel Z the full 5 stars
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a beautiful day touring the south shore with all of you. Great conversations and stories along the way as we took in the sights. Thank you for touring with me and leaving a review. Send my best regards to Mr. B Cheers !
Gila DerensteynUnited States
Great tour and excellent guide. Mel is knowledgeable, flexible, friendly, and really funny. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a fun day on tour with great photo opportunities with a great family. Thank you for touring with me and the review. All the best ... cheers !
Michael FreedmanUnited States
Absolutely 5 stars from start to finish - very knowledgeable, personable, and fun to be with. Great choice for lunch. Can't recommend highly enough - should be 6 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the comments and review. A perfect day for touring with great guests. Great to see the meal was enjoyable and the lobsters was a hit ... along with the seafood chowder. Safe travels. Cheers !
Elisabeth C.United States
Mel was awesome! He is very knowledgeable about the important historical events of the area. He went out of his way to accommodate us making sure we were comfortable and gave us more time than he was required to give. He is also funny! We loved the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for your review. It was my pleasure to show you both some historical sites of Halifax and our beautiful coastal areas. I really enjoyed our day. Save travels around the Maritimes and back home. Cheers.
Alecia PerryUnited States
We had a wonderful time in Halifax with Mel Z!!!! Friendly, knowledgeable and customized the tour to our requests. Definitely a five plus star experience!!!! Highly recommend!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the review and comments :) Such a great family to tour with lots of great conversation and laughs ! Nova Scotia will miss you ! Cheers.
Maureen CurranUnited States
This was a wonderful tour that allowed us to see many different attractions in one day. Mel was a knowledgeable, friendly and humorous guide who gave us so much insight into the south shore of Nova Scotia. Highlights of the tour included Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg. Mel was very accommodating and added a stop to Oak Island at our request. There was comfortable seating for the four adults that went on the tour. Highly recommended. You'll see things that would be difficult to find on your own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a full day touring with wonderful guests. Thank you so much for your review as I had a great time showing you the sights. Very happy to accommodate the stop in to Oak Island to bring back some treasures to the fans at home ... could it be !? I’m sure your Father will be thrilled ! All the best and safe travels on the rest of your stay in the Maritimes. Cheers!