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Amazing

Bus tour was excellent. David, our guide was very, very knowledgeable about Pelee. We were met at... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Cathy B
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Bala
Next time we wil skip the tour of the Island

The booking process was rather bad. In January we contacted them for a step-on bus tour, which was... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Rene D
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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The eco-tourism based company ‘Explore Pelee’ was established by Anne Marie Fortner 9 years ago to help make your trip to Pelee hassle free. Local tour guides will show you all the secret magical spots of the island and give historical accounts of life in Canada’s most southern community. Southwestern Ontario is scattered with quaint, small communities full of culture, history and peaceful country landscapes. Pelee Island’s magical charm has been coined the Canadian Caribbean. Some travel far to vacation, but Canada’s most southern community, Pelee Island, is right in your backyard.
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  • Terrible2%
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“guide sarah” (2 reviews)
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961 East Shore Rd, Ontario N0R 1M0, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Bus tour was excellent. David, our guide was very, very knowledgeable about Pelee. We were met at the wharf early. Spent just over two hours travelling around the island. Very informative. We were on Pelee after the season closed so most places were not open...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

The booking process was rather bad. In January we contacted them for a step-on bus tour, which was accepted and we were told that they would contact us two weeks before. BUT NOTHING HAPPENED. So finally I contacted them two days before and was told...More

Thank Rene D
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Explore Pelee I... I, Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you for the review Rene. We are glad you enjoyed Sarah's interpretation of the tour. We are sorry to hear you weren't very impressed with the island, however. In regards to the booking process, we have reviewed the communications to really understand where things...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was a small town experience in every way. David met us at the wharf as soon as we landed and we had no plans. FUN! The attractiveness of this was how unsophisticated it was to drive around with a local. It was an exploring...More

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Explore Pelee I... I, Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks for reviewing us! We're so happy we could show you around our little slice of heaven :D

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Always the best most courteous service from Explore Pelee Service. Christine was a fantastic taxi/shuttle driver and would go out of her way to say hi whenever she ran into me on the island. Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

When I got off the ferry, there were staff waiting for you...not pushy at all! Very friendly. I had a tour of Fishpoint (Southern most point of Canada) and the island. Brenda, my guide, brought me and she was wonderful! She had energy, enthusiasm and...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Great tour Guide! Thought price $30 was a tad over priced. $15 or $20 would be sufficient especially when we were crammed in a van with limited air. 11 of us including driver. There is no need for that many people in a vehicle. What...More

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Explore Pelee I... I, Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi Maxine, thank you for taking our tour! We're glad you enjoyed it and your tour guide. In regards to pricing, without going into too much technical detail; the overhead on a tourism-based business is much more substantial than most suspect, and business is not...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

On a recent bus tour to Pelee Island, we had the privilege of touring the island with David of Explore Pelee tours. David was fun, animated and informative. He gave us a full briefing on the island and pointed out many things unknown to most...More

1  Thank Sharon G
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Explore Pelee I... I, Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you so much for the glowing review Sharon! We're so happy you had such a great time on the tour and with David. We do hope that you and your friends will come back and visit us soon :)

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We have been lovers of Pelee island for quite sometime but had never taken advantage of the bike tours offered on Pelee. We have a new baby and a tween ager so we thought the south shore bike tour would be a great choice. We...More

1  Thank Kerri K
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Explore Pelee I... I, Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

We're so happy you decided to take a tour to get more acquainted with Pelee! We'll make sure Brenda knows how much fun you had :D, see you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Thank you, Explore Pelee, for a wonderful day yesterday! We had an amazing bike tour of the South part of the island with Brenda, a super talented and knowledgeable guide (not to mention patient with the world's slowest cyclist!) followed by a tour and tasting...More

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Explore Pelee I... I, Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review, we're so glad you had such a grand time with us and can't wait for your return!

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We pre-booked this tour mostly because we were unsure of the weather. We did not travel over with a vehicle or bikes. Our guide Sarah was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the island. She answered all our questions and made a stop at the bakery...More

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Explore Pelee I... I, Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and visit to the Island! Thanks so much for taking the time to review :D

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Response from Kerri K | Reviewed this property |
Anne Marie is awesome
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There are BBQ's at the winery that you can purchase your steaks and burgers and cook yourself. As far as I know, I don't believe there are BbQ's at the Anchor (519)724-2195 but it's best to give them a call and see if they... More
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