Picture Perfect Tours
Picture Perfect Tours
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Cultural ToursPhotography ToursDay Trips
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Hello, Bonjour, Kwe’ People are what make travel so profound – and our goal is to connect you with the people, cultures, history and landscape of our home Nova Scotia. Our small group adventures and private excursions are led by local artists, photographers and architects. We depart from Halifax to all points across Nova Scotia and our speciality is in organizing day trips to the magical wilderness of Sable Island National Park Reserve. All of our experiences are designed and delivered with the idea of slowing down and sharing a local’s perspective. We’ll visit stunning locations away from the crowds to create magazine-worthy pictures while meeting fascinating people who call Nova Scotia and the Maritimes home. Contact us to showcase a world-class travel experience that will leave you with mud on your shoes, a grin on your face, and connections with new people that you will never forget.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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bob m
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
So you’re looking for advice, eh? One word GO! That’s it. Spend your money, save your money, steal it, do what I did, spend the kids inheritance. Just go. No need for photos here. Lots on the web. And lastly, the people you meet will outshine the horses and seals.
Written January 22, 2024
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Thank you E7993XLbobm for one of our favourite reviews of all time!!!! We're so glad you enjoyed the wintery day with an incredible group of humans on Sable Island.
Written January 23, 2024
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Heather
Parrsboro, Canada2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
It was my 60th birthday gift to me to visit Sable Island and thanks to Geordie with Picture Perfect Tours it was an incredibly special and memorable day. Geordie is a gifted storyteller. He shared the story of his family who once upon a time lived on the Island. Geordie talked about how the horses have survived and thrived for so many years, the rare species of birds and where to find them, and the best places to find treasures from ship wrecks washed ashore. There was a real sense of community with our small group. We laughed and marvelled at the majestic horses and the many sights. Thanks to Geordie's knowledge of the Island I always felt safe. If you have the chance to go to Sable Island, I'd highly recommend Picture Perfect Tours for your visit. I can't wait to go again!
Written November 28, 2023
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Thank you NSDayTripper, we are beyond humbled by your eloquent and kind words. Thank you for sharing your experience with everyone.
Written November 29, 2023
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Bradley M
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Solo
A once in a lifetime experience that left me enlightened, immersed and connected forever to Sable Island. Geordie curated an experience through his detailed knowledge of the Island, its history and insight regarding guiding us to locations that demonstrated the island’s rich history, storylines and incredible photographs. I loved Geordie’s sharing of his personal family connection to Sable Island, detailed historical imagery he has collected, along with sharing his expertise in capturing amazing images.
Written November 17, 2023
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Hi BradleymY3869OP, thank you so much for sharing your Sable Island experience from our last trip of 2023! Your kind words are truly appreciated.
Written November 17, 2023
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Mariellepoirier
Shediac Bridge, Canada1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
Embarking on this adventure was a multisensory package!
The views above the Island from the helicopter were stunning and breathtaking.
The sound of the surf, the seals communicating, and the Ipswich chirping ...
The scent of the crawling cedar and the pearly everlasting flowers. A peanut butter sandwich never tasted so good. Holding a sea shell or a piece of sea glass etched by the moving fine white sand, make for a perfect day!
Written November 3, 2023
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A poetic and inspiring description of l'Île-de-Sable. Merci Marielle.
Written November 3, 2023
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Lynn F
Dartmouth, Canada1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Solo
I had always dreamed about going to Sable Island since I was a kid but never imagined that I would ever get there. This October my dream came true and I spent a magical day on the island exploring and photographing the horses, seals, all things nature and learning about the past and present. Geordie was a fantastic guide, educator and photographer and shared his knowledge of the island and its history as we toured the island. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone that can make it. Be prepared for walking in sand but it is well worth the effort! A dream come true.
Written October 13, 2023
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Thank you so much Destination729747 for choosing us to help make your Sable Island dream come true! It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with you, and I'm sooooo looking forward to seeing your pictures from the adventure!
Written October 15, 2023
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MrsO
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Family
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our day-long private tour of Peggy's Cove and Halifax with Geordie during our recent cruise. Truth be told, we've never done an excursion NOT organized by our ship and I found Picture Perfect Tours through only research, not a referral. Despite my apprehension, the experience exceed my expectations.

First, Geordie did an excellent job communicating with me as we were planning our trip. He patiently answered my questions and gave us terrific suggestions. He also offered complete flexibility in designing our tour, since we were traveling with my octogenarian parents and wanted to have a more leisurely pace. I should note that our trip coincided with Hurricane Lee, so we weren't even sure we'd make it to Halifax... Geordie remained in close contact as we watched for potential changes to our itinerary.

We managed to avoid the inclement weather and cheerful, professional Geordie met us at the port right on time. He had emailed me photos in advance so I had a crystal clear understanding of our meeting point. His Mercedes Sprinter was clean and comfy for our group and he provided a nice selection of cold beverages for us.

Geordie was incredibly knowledgable about history and the Halifax area, specifically. His storytelling style was very engaging and we could sense his Canadian pride. We learned fun facts about lobsters and artists and the post office and so much more!

Peggy's Cove and the Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower were among the day's highlights. The fact that Geordie is a photographer and was generous in sharing tips for capturing the best iPhone pics was a bonus!

We also had a delicious lunch at a restaurant that we understand is a local favorite, where I indulged in a lobster roll. Need I say more?

Finally, as we arrived back at the cruise terminal (with plenty of time to spare!), Geordie amazed us all with a small memento. I won't spoil the surprise here, but it was highly appropriate and much appreciated!

TIP: Get to Peggy's Cove as early as possible to enjoy the scenery minus busloads of visitors!
Written October 3, 2023
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We have no words... except, thank you MrsOTraveler. 🙏🙏.
Written October 4, 2023
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Trip17717209694
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Family
Geordie is everything you want from a photography tour guide!
He is very knowledgeable about the geography, culture, and history of Nova Scotia. He is professional, informative, and pleasant. While he has a plan for the tour, he is flexible and accommodates his client’s interests and priorities. He also provides excellent recommendations for additional places to visit.

Geordie is also an excellent photographer and a patient teacher. During our tour, he taught my wife and me new photography techniques and ways to make the most of our camera’s capabilities. His transportation was comfortable, roomy, and clean.
It’s clear Geordie enjoys his work - We had a delightful time!
Without reservation, I highly recommend Picture Perfect Tours!
Written September 28, 2023
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Thank you Trip17717209694 for sharing your experience with everyone and offering such a ringing endorsement and hearty recommendation! I'm so glad we could help be a small part of your fantastic adventure exploring NS and our edge of the North Atlantic. All the best, Geordie
Written October 1, 2023
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reneekennedy
Saskatoon, Canada1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Sable Island has always been a place in my imagination, of incredible beauty; white sand, magestic wild ponies, very cool seals fascinating ecology (oh, those bees!) and glimpses of the past. Picture Perfect Tours not only enables you to visit this SMA I g place, but it is fine with utmost care to doing it well informed, safely, and with the personal touch of someone with a family connection to its history. If you want to simply absorb Sable’s magic, as I did, you may, or if you want to enhance your photography skills, you will have your own knowledgeable guide and professional photographer in this small group setting. Be prepared to walk but most of all, be prepared to be captivated.
Written September 19, 2023
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Renee, if you ever move to NS full-time, you have a full-time job waiting for you with Picture Perfect Tours writing copy for our Sable Island adventures. This is an incredible and eloquent review and thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you out there again in winter 2024.
Written September 19, 2023
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Jai L
1 contribution
Sept 2023
This was a once in a lifetime trip that Picture Perfect Tours made happen. Geordie was an amazing guide and I would recommend this trip to anyone who has a love of nature, horses and unique experiences.
Thanks again Geordie!
Written September 18, 2023
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Thank you both Jai & T for being awesome, asking fantastic questions, and bringing incredible energy and humour throughout the adventure of a lifetime! I hope Sable Island stays near the top of your list of worldwide adventures.
Written September 19, 2023
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TC
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
This was truly the experience of a lifetime, from the helicopter ride (my first) to the welcoming and knowledgable Parks Canada staff and researchers to the wildlife (Horses! Seals! Birds! Did I say horses?!) Geordie is a perfect guide and host, providing detailed information from the start to make the day literally picture perfect. Highly recommend!!
Written September 4, 2023
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Hi Tziporahc, we're so glad you had the experience of a lifetime with us out on Sable Island! We had a great group and you both were a massive part of making it a spectacular adventure. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again in NS.
Written September 6, 2023
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