Just some of the many reviews from our wonderful guests.

ART H.M.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove to Experience More - DATE: Nov 4/22. - Mel was very considerate of our sites that we wanted to visit. He also threw in a couple we didn't expect. Would definitely recommend him highly.

BARBARA F.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove to Experience More - DATE: Oct 29/22 - Mel is an outstanding guide! He's thoroughly knowledgeable about the history as well as the current affairs of Halifax and Peggy's Cove. We (a group of 6) asked for any background or information he might have about the Jewish history of the area and he took the time to prepare as much as he could, even taking the trouble to bring us copies of original land grant records showing several grants made to Jews! We really appreciated that effort. You will thoroughly enjoy your tour if you book it with Mel!

DOLORES R.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove to Experience More - DATE: Oct 28/22 - Our guide Mel Z was excellent. Kind, humorous, knowledgeable, great driver, and all around caring. WE would go with him again.

JOYCE H.

United States

     

Experience Peggy's Cove and Coastal Sites - DATE: Oct 21/22 - Fun, informative and personal! A return visit to Halifax "inspired" by Mel!

LANE R.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove to Experience More - DATE: Oct 17/22 - Time flew by! Mel was amazing and the consummate professional. Very attentive to our personal needs and flexible. So impressed with his local knowledge and took us place the Tour buses don't go. Highly recommend this service!

BARBARA B.

United States

     

The Curse of Oak Island, Could It Be ?! DATE: Oct 12/22 - Really enjoyed the tour. Original tour was suppose to be to Oak Island, however, the island was closed to visitors. Mel was able to find out that it was because they (Oak Island) were taking extra precautions due to Covid. We still had an amazing time, learning about the local history, seeing the best views of our destinations and stopping by some extra places like the Titanic graveyard and ... the Oak Island Causeway. Thanks Mel for making this trip extra special!

TERRY P.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove to Experience More - DATE: Oct 11/22 - We very much enjoyed the tour given by Mel. He was very knowledgeable on all the areas of the tour given.

DANIEL L.

United States

     

Halifax, The Titanic & Fisherman's Cove - DATE: Oct 3/22 - Mel provided an excellent tour - he is knowledgeable, personable and a pleasure to be with. We highly recommend him for any tour of Halifax.

KERRY L.

United States

     

Valley Wine Tasting & The Bay of Fundy - DATE: Sep 16/22 - Nice choice of winery and spot for lunch. Mel is very responsive to requests to personalize the tour. Highly recommend Mel for any tours in the Halifax/Nova Scotia area. Thank you!

DARYL D.

United States

     

Experience Peggy's Cove and Coastal Sites - DATE: Aug 26/22 - Mel was a wealth of knowledge and entertaining. He took us to all of the popular sites in addition to less popular sites that were very interesting. He was very accommodating and flexible in structuring the tour. We highly recommend Mel and would use him again if returning to Halifax.

CHRIS B.

United States

     

Experience Peggy's Cove and Coastal Sites - DATE: Sep 14/22 - Mel is an absolutely fantastic tour guide. He's very personable and incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Halifax and Nova Scotia, and presented it in an informative and exciting manner. He was also adept at timing visits to local sites so that we avoided the large tour busses as much as possible, and at finding interesting places off the beaten path. The Titanic cemetery and Peggy's Cove in particular were highlights. We very much enjoyed out day with Mel and would recommend him highly.

SUE & VINCE B.

United States

     

Experience Both Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove - DATE: Sep 9/22 - Fantastic! We saw so many lovely places & learned so much about the culture & history of Nova Scotia.

KATHRYN S.

United States

     

Experience Both Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove - DATE: Aug 29/22 - We had a great day with Mel. He was willing to adjust the schedule to accommodate us. We were able to see all the amazing sites of Halifax and still have time to look around on our own before having to board our ship. A great day!

JANET R.

United States

     

Lunenburg and the South Shore - DATE: Aug 16/22 - We had an outstanding experience with Mel on our tour from Halifax to Lunenberg and the South Coast. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Halifax and the entire region and shared wonderful stories and insights. He's highly professional and very personable, and it was a pleasure to spend the day with him. Highly recommended!

MARSHA P.

United States

     

Oak Island and Mahone Bay Boat Tour -Customized Tour - DATE: Aug 11/22 - Mel made this tour extraordinary! Even though the island was closed, he planned a fabulous boat tour around island, we ate at the Mug and Anchor and we drove across the causeway!! Mel had many great stories about the island and Halifax. He was great company and very knowledgeable. When the island opens I will definitely book another tour with Mel. Great tour, great guy, great day! He really went over and above! Best Tour Guide EVER! Thanks Mel!

KARLA T.

United States

     

Lunenburg and the South Shore - DATE: Aug 5/22 - Mel was really great, very knowledgeable, enjoyable and he tailored the tour to us. Thank you Mel, we had a great time!

MELINDA T.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove to Experience More - DATE: Aug 1/22 - Mel was a very gracious and informative guide. We felt we were visiting a friend & enjoying his home town and we loved it. We would highly recommend Mel as a guide as I feel sure he would be intuitive and respond positively to your interests and level of activity as he did with us. Thank you Mel for a great day.

Mr. & Mrs. Claus (and sister Trenette)

Cincinnati, Ohio United States (Summer Home) - North Pole (Winter Home)

     

Customized Touring of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island - Multi-day - July 12 - 28, 2022 - Mr. & Mrs. Claus and Trenette - This multi-day tour was in the works for almost three years with rescheduling many times due to Covid 19. Mel was always reachable as we planned the touring. The focus was on Oak Island and when we finally rescheduled for last time, our days on tour went from 12 to 17 days. Mel didn't skip a beat ! He made all the arrangements, including accommodations. Mel even presented us with a 50+ page itinerary booklet with daily information, maps and photos. So many highlights to mention. From the Fortress Louisburg and meeting locals upclose with lobster and snow crab to Prince Edward Island with its beautiful countryside. The highlight for us was Oak Island itself with chartered boat tour around oak island with Tony Samson. Later that day we visited New Ross Farm and spent close to 45 minutes chatting with Carmen Legg. Mel ended up treating us like family, including hosting a Family BBQ to celebrate our anniversary. The whole time was special beyond words. Such a high recommendation for any tour. GUIDE NOTE: Please see the gallery for this special tour ... coming soon. !

Jim & Laura G.

California, United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Prince Edward Island - Customized Multi-day - June 30 - July 8, 2022 - Mel designed and organized a comprehensive tour of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for us taking into consideration our interests and desires. He drove us in his comfortable van and was charming and entertaining throughout. During the tour, he was always thoughtful and considerate of our needs, and we enjoyed our time with him very much. We would recommend him highly. GUIDE NOTE: More Tour Photos coming soon in the Photo Galley .... in the meantime please see the photo gallery link for guests tour photos on their own website.

Customer Tour Photos

MELISSA G.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove to Experience More - DATE: Jun 16/22 - Awesome experience!!! Mel was so knowledgeable of the area and took us off the beaten path. Definitely would recommend a private tour with him over the crowded bus tours.

MARK F.

United States

     

Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove Customized Tour - June 15, 2022 - Did a sibling vacation in Halifax and toured with Mel , on a private guided tour with Down East Tours! Absolutely amazing! Beautiful scenery and Mel fit right in with our Family! 😊 Highly recommend Down East Tours! We couldn’t find a car rental but this was much better! Mel knows the area . We didn’t have to worry about a thing! He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly where to take us! We will definitely be back and will definitely call on Mel! Thank you Mel for such a wonderful experience! He can also customize your tour! Since it was our first time we just let him take us where he thought we would enjoy! It was perfect! I would say don’t rent a car! Call Down East Tours instead! Worry free!

JEFF C.

United States

     

Experience Peggy's Cove and Coastal Sites - DATE: Jun 9/22 - Mel Z. was prompt, professional & super friendly with a sense of humor and wit that'll slice you like warm butter on a freshly steamed lobster, if you let him! Communication before the tour was quick and concise. Car was clean, had bottled water ready and his knowledge and stories, 1st rate! Personality, fugetaboutit, AWESOME. Even had parting gifts for us, are you kidding me!!?? Stop reading, book the man, have a blast.

KATHLEEN ANN C.

Maryland, USA United States

     

Lunenburg and the South Shore, Halifax - DATE: Jun 4/22 - We had a great trip to Lunenburg with Mel. His local knowledge of this beautiful town made our visit most memorable. Our stops included the Ironworks micro-distillery located in a 19th. century marine blacksmith's shop and the fabulous Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. On the way back to the hotel, Mel took us by the Halifax Public Gardens and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Mel is a highly competent, knowledgeable, and friendly guide who was very accommodating to all our needs!

KATHLEEN ANN C.

Maryland, USA United States

     

Experience Peggy's Cove and Coastal Sites - DATE: Jun 3/22 - Our tour to Peggy's Cove with Mel began with stops at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery (final resting place for victims of the Titanic sinking) and the Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower. On the way to Peggy's Cove Mel suggested that we visit the S.S. Atlantic Interpretation Center at Terrence Bay. What a great experience we had there! Throughout the entire tour, we found him to be extremely accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. We highly recommend Mel!!

TOM M.

United States

     

Experience Peggy's Cove and Coastal Sites - DATE: May 30/22 - Mel did a great job for our group of 6. Especially enjoyed the little fishing villages along the way and the lunch stop for some lobster rolls. He definitely knows his stuff.

AMELYA S.

United States

     

Halifax, The Titanic & Fisherman's Cove - DATE: May 10/22 - Mel was wonderful and very attentive to our custom tour. He thought of everything. We would highly recommend him for any group tour.

PAUL B.

Canada

     

Valley Wine Tasting & The Bay of Fundy - DATE: Oct 7/21 - Mel was everything we hoped for and more. He worked with us before our tour to ensure it worked for us, and make all the necessary bookings. He arrived right on time, and provided us with lots of interesting info on our way to wine country - not all factual, but he confessed later LOL. He had the day organized perfectly and we had the best time. He recommended a cidery and a vineyard to us, and both were great picks. I would unhesitatingly recommend Mel to others, and would book him again. Thanks Mel!

APRIL P.

Canada

     

Experience Peggy's Cove and Coastal Sites - DATE: Sep 27/21 - Mel was very knowledgeable, funny and considerate. The tour was easily adjusted to our preferences. Highly recommended!

PAM R.

Canada

     

Experience Both Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove - DATE: Sep 17/21 - Thanks Mel we really enjoyed out tour!

MARTINE D.

Canada

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Nov 13/19 - Beginning with the initial contact and continuing throughout the trip this small company 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!

RANGER R.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 24/19 - 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 Shaw's 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!!

GISELLA B.

Italy

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax - DATE: Oct 22/19 - 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!

JOSEPH B.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove Customized Coastal Tour - DATE: Oct 18/19 - 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.

GEORGIA S.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 16/19 - 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.

THOMAS S.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 13/19 - 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.

JOHN K.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 10/19 - 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.

JOHN L.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove; Customized Private Tour - DATE: Oct 7/19 - Very fun tour with Mel. He knows the area and is very flexible depending on our needs.

SANDRA F.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 5/19 - Mel is knowledgeable, 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.

PHIL R.

Canada

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 3/19 - 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 .

CELIA A.

United Kingdom

     

Halifax Titanic & Fisherman's Cove - DATE: Sep 28/19 - Mel is an excellent, knowledgeable, flexible and lots of fun. We had a great day - would thoroughly recommend him as a guide.

CINDY F.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 23/19 - 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.

MARIA P.

Canada

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 19/19 - 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.

GRETA R.

United States

     

Halifax Titanic & Fisherman's Cove - DATE: Sep 16/19 - 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!!!

JAMES E.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 14/19 - 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.

ROCKY L.

United States

     

Lunenburg and the South Shore - DATE: Sep 13/19 - 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!

GERRY A.

Canada

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 11/19 - Informative and entertaining tour. Saw some things we don't think would have possible without Mel's help.

MARIA L.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 9/19 - 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 our 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!

KAREN S.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 6/19 - 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.

KATHRYN L.

United Kingdom

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 5/19 - 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.

DANA K.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Aug 30/19 - 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 G.

United States

     

Halifax Titanic & Fisherman's Cove - DATE: Aug 21/19 - 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

LAURIE S.

Canada

     

Lunenburg and the South Shore - DATE: Aug 16/19 - 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

GILA D.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Aug 15/19 - Great tour and excellent guide. Mel is knowledgeable, flexible, friendly, and really funny. Highly recommend!

MICHAEL F.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Aug 5/19 - 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!

ELISABETH C.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Aug 1/19 - 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!

ALECIA P.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Jul 31/19 - 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!!!!

MAUREEN C.

United States

     

Extended Lunenburg/Peggy's Cove and the South Shore - DATE: Jul 30/19 - 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.

JOHN S.

United States

     

Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - DATE: Jul 14/19 - What an outstanding time. This customized tour had something for everyone in our party. Mel was a great host and a lot of fun to travel with. The wines, beers and ciders were excellent and the Annapolis Valley was beautiful. Amazing to watch the tide shifts and learn bits of history about Nova Scotia and Halifax. This is our second time here and we have enjoyed it more than the first. We love the city, region food and people. Thanks Mel for a wonderful time. All 6 of us had fun!

PAMELA B.

United States

     

Extended Lunenburg/Peggy's Cove and the South Shore - DATE: Jul 12/19 - We had an exceptional day with Mel at Peggy's Cove and Lunenberg. We got in late to our hotel and was supposed to have a 9am pick up, Mel was very accommodating and picked us up, at 10 so we could get a little more rest. He was very knowledgeable about the area and accommodated all our needs along the way. We had to pick up our rental car and dropped us at the airport on the way back so we wouldn't have to make an extra trip. I would highly recommend Mel

PAUL B.

United States

     

Annapolis Valley / Lunenburg / Peggy's Cove - 2 Day Customized Touring - DATE: Jul 5/19 - We had a wonderful time with Mel. His knowledge of the area allowed us to see places we wouldn't have even thought to look for on our own. His friendly personality and sense of humor made for a fun-filled, joyous adventure.

BART V.

Belgium

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Jul 2/19 - Knowledgeable, likable, responsive, good driver driving good car. Good fun. You can put "very" in front of all of these. A joy.

AIMEE G.

United States

     

Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - DATE: Jul 1/19 - Great tour!!! Highly recommend Mel!

CHRISTINA K.

United States

     

Extended Lunenburg/Peggy's Cove and the South Shore - DATE: Jun 30/19 - What a special day and Mel even took me to the Peggy's cove authors house and I got to meet and hear about how the story was created. I had 2 amazing days with Mel and his knowledge of the area was amazing. He managed to even tell tall tales which added to the enjoyment of the day.

CHRISTINA K.

United States

     

.Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - DATE: Jun 29/19 - Mel was enthusiastic and willing to take me off the beaten path and change things up. He took the time to make sure I was well hydrated and fed and educated me during the entire tour. I enjoyed the tour and would recommend him as a guide.

JAMES G.

Switzerland

     

Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - DATE: Jun 23/19 - Hooray! Mel brought the sun and gave us a great day viewing the Fundy low tide. We also got glimpses of the charming towns and farms outside of Halifax with a few stops for scenic photos along the way. However, beware of the dumpster detours (with a "u") and be grateful if you don't have to ride home with old windows in your laps. Mel's a fun guy (despite the corny jokes!) and showed us another great, fish n' chips day. Hope to see you again, Mel.

JAMES G.

Switzerland

     

, Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Jun 21/19 - Despite the uncooperative weather, a very nice day of foggy photo ops to and from Peggy's Cove. Mel's one of the good guys - easy to talk to, aims to please and takes you to great lunch places! Looking forward to Sunday, Mel. Bring the sun!!

JIN JIA Z.

Canada / China

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Jun 7/19 - Great time tour to Peggy's cove, Mel is best tour guide, he is very friendly, funny, helpful, very patient, very knowledgeable for all the history sites in Halifax. His vehicle very clean make sure every detail give customer a best comfortable experience. Thank you very much for the great tour!

GEORGE B.

PALM SPRINGS, CA, United States

     

Extended Lunenburg/Peggy's Cove and the South Shore - DATE: Jun 3/19 - Mel was an excellent guide, always looking out for our interests. He was flexible in modifying the itinerary due to weather conditions and never rushed us. He was very knowledgeable about the area and his love for touring made the tour special. I would recommend Mel to anyone who wants a personable guide with positive energy and professional attitude.

KRISTI C.

United States

     

Halifax Titanic & Fisherman's Cove - DATE: May 22/19 - GREAT TOUR!! We did this as a cruise excursion and all 6 of us enjoyed the tour. Mel is a funny & social tour guide but also very knowledgeable of the area. I would recommend this tour in a heartbeat. The private tours can't be beat especially when you have a tour guise like Mel! ::two thumbs up::

ALFRED D.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: May 9/19 - We had a great tour with Mel. Went to some neat out-of-the-way places and he timed our visit to Peggy's Cove to avoid the tour busses. Finished with lunch at a small spot with great food and a quick drive through some of the nice residential areas of Halifax.

DOUGLAS H.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Apr 12/19 - Mel was friendly, knowledgeable and went out of his way to make us comfortable during the tour.

STEPHEN H.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Nov 6/18 - 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!

JEFFREY L.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 30/18 - Our tour of Halifax with Mel Z was wonderful. He was very informative and flexible. Some of our party had difficulty walking and he was able to accommodate us all. I would highly recommend him for your Halifax excursions. He knew exactly where to go to miss the crowds from the cruise ship and we got to see all of the sites before the ship's buses arrived. Thanks Mel - We enjoyed the lobster lunch! - Lisa and Jeff

MARY JO L.

Oceanport, NEW JERSEY, United States

     

Peggy's Cove Customized - DATE: Oct 25/18 - What an incredible day we spent with Mel! Mel made the the day so memorable and the knowledge he shared about the region was so interesting. We wanted to travel to Annapolis to visit some wineries but the 'pull' to visit the memorial for the Swiss Air crash victims was something we will never forget. The restaurant Mel selected for lunch was spectacular, He was so thoughtful . . . umbrellas to protect us and wine to share at the various breath taking views. Thank you Mel for the wonderful day!

MARY P.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, Halifax - DATE: Oct 23/18 - Our tour guide, Mel was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area. We had a last minute changes in plans, he was very accommodating in making it work. Well worth the cost. I was concerned about getting in and out of the vehicle because I have a bad knee. Contacted Mel ahead of time and he assured me he had a sturdy stool to use, it worked great. I highly recommend this tour. It was the highlight of our trip.

ANNIE W.

Singapore

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 18/18 - Mel is an excellent guide thanks

ANN P.

Leander, TX, United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 14/18 - We just got back from our tour with Mel and he was a fantastic tour guide! He is very knowledgeable and tailored our trip to our interests...we couldn't of had a better day! Mel you ROCK! Thanks for a wonderful day and wonderful memories! From the 4 crazy Texas ladies!

LINDA K.

Canada

     

Extended Day to Prince Edward Island - DATE: Oct 6/18 - Mel personalized this tour for us. It was a long day, but well worth the time. We toured PEI and thanks to Mel's vehicle we were able to see sights that no bus tour would be able to offer. We traveled over the Confederation Bridge, saw potatoes being harvested, visited Anne of Green Gables history sites, saw incredible scenery, learned many interesting facts..... and enjoyed many laughs. I would give more than 5 stars if I could!!!

LINDA K.

Alberta, Canada

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 4/18 - 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.

RAYMOND S.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 4/18 - 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!

LINDA K.

Alberta, Canada

     

Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - DATE: Oct 1/18 - We could not have been any happier with Mel! I would highly recommend Mel, as he was knowledgeable, courteous, punctual and FUN!

TETYANA N.

Canada

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 30/18 - This was absolutely spectacular, informative, fun tour! Mel has extensive knowledge of history, geography, and great sense of humor! 100% recommended.

JANIFER E.

Australia

Peggy's Cove Customized - DATE: Sep 28/18 - Tour was fantastic, Mel did a great job of taking us to lovely little beaches and coves and avoiding the crowds. He even managed to find us quiet spots at Peggy's Cove so we could experience the ocean and the Cove away from all the big Tour buses there that day. Delicious lobster lunch as well. We highly recommend Mel and his tours. Janifer and Beth from Australia

DIANA R.

Australia

     

Peggy's Cove & Lunenburg Extended - DATE: Sep 25/18 - We worked with Mel over a number of months to design a one day coastal tour of Nova Scotia. And the end result was perfect. We had a marvelous 8 hours touring in the Jeep to major towns and hidden coves with lunch at the lovely Kiwi Café in Chester (owned by a New Zealander!). Thank you Mel.

ANGELA D.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 22/18 - A fantastic day with Mel. We saw everything we wanted to see. He also showed us some out of the way locations. Highly recommend Mel for Halifax.

TERESA W.

United States

     

Lunenburg and the South Shore - DATE: Sep 21/18 - This was a great time. Mel showed us a lot of Halifax and was a very great person. Would recommend him to everyone.

SHARON B.

Alberta, Canada

     

Seven Day East Coast Highlight Tour - DATE: Sep 14/18 He was terrific! He took us where the normal person wouldn't go, saw lots of side roads, back roads, a great way to see the country. He truly exceeded our expectations. He was the number one man to do this for us!

SUSAN S.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 13/18 - 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.

KENNETH H.

United States

     

Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - DATE: Sep 12/18 - Mel provided a great tour of Annapolis Valley. The timing of our trip gave us an opportunity to see the difference between low and high tide. It was a very enjoyable time. When we come back to the area, we will schedule another tour with him.

JULIE H.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 11/18 - Mel was the perfect tour guide! He responded quickly to questions and greeted us with a smile as soon as our cruise boat docked. He was attentive to our every need throughout the day and was a wealth of interesting facts about Halifax. My elderly dad had hurt his leg and was having some trouble getting around and Mel was so kind and helpful. He carried a chair around for my dad so that he could sit down whenever he needed to. It meant a lot to us. Thanks Mel! We enjoyed our day with you!!

CAROLYN M.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Sep 7/18 - 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!

JACKIE H.

United States

     

Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - DATE: Sep 3/18 - Such a lovely afternoon we spent in Halifax with our guide Mel! What a personable, courteous, informative & funny gentleman. He customized our tour and we saw exactly what we were interested in seeing. He also helped us with a dinner reservation and drop-off for that same evening. As we only had less than a day in Halifax, we feel we saw all of the highlights. Mel even emailed us with directions and sites to see along the way for our next day's itinerary! Thanks Mel! Highly to be recommended!

LINDA O.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Aug 27/18 - We hired Mel Z for a tour of Halifax. What a absolute gem! He is an excellent tour guide, both knowledgeable and experienced. Couple that with his entertaining personality - made this tour one to remember. Very flexible and accommodating. I would highly recommend him.

ARLENE A.

Australia

     

Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - 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.

LINDA P.

Australia

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - 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.

BRENT W.

United States

     

Oak Island and South Shore Coastline 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.

LORI M.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - 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!

ARTIE T.

United States

     

Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - 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

DAWN T.

United States

     

Oak Island and South Shore Coastline 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!

FILIPPO M.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route, - 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, great 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.

STEVE A.

United States

     

Extended Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - 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.

RALPH B.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - 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.

LARRY P.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 18/17 - Mel was great

DON A.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - DATE: Oct 13/17 - Great guide, funny and personable. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a great tour.

FRANK S.

North Port, FL, United States

     

Fisherman's Cove - 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". Thank you and here is to many happy tours in the future.

JUDY H.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - 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!!

LYNETTE S.

United States

     

Peggy's Cove & Lighthouse Route - 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!

SHARON B.

United States

     

Annapolis Valley / Wine Tasting / Bay of Fundy - DATE: Aug 28/17 - Mel did a great job and helped customized our experience.