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Explore Pelee

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The tour started with lunch at the winery, which was very good. Very generous with the sine... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
geezbreeze
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toronto
Bike and wine tour

Myself and 3 friends went to Pelee Island, for most it was the first time. We had fabulous weather... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
sarahgshaw
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Amherstburg, Canada
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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...more
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961 East Shore Rd, Ontario N0R 1M0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour started with lunch at the winery, which was very good. Very generous with the sine tasting. Then got on the bus for a but tour complerely around the island. Sarah our guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of funny and interesting...More

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Synergy01, Owner at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Happy you enjoyed the tour and the island! Come back again soon!

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I wish so much she chose something else. The ferry obviously isn't cheap. Between closed trails, beaches, attractions there wasn't much to do. Went to the bird observatory which ended you being private property, albeit in the tourism pamphlet. Huh. Food kinda sucks. Was there...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Myself and 3 friends went to Pelee Island, for most it was the first time. We had fabulous weather, a great guide,Stewart who greeted us as we got off the ferry. He was very knowledgeable about the island. Would have never known about the history...More

1  Thank sarahgshaw
Reviewed July 9, 2018

/We started with the tourist info as soon as we arrived and l made the mistake of asking for menus for the restaurants so l could choose a place to eat the lady got quiet rude about it and said they didn't do such a...More

2  Thank wendy g
Explore Pelee I... I, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Thanks for visiting Pelee! Explore Pelee staff greets the ferry upon arrival to provide travelers with island information, and primarily with information regarding our tour, taxi, and trolley services. We apologize that we could not provide you with menus for the restaurants and that there...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We went to leamington city on june 30th. We took a ferry to pelees island on July 1st. There was no celebration for canada day anywhere... nothing on the ferry, not a single thing on the island. I felt like we were not even in...More

2  Thank Anjana_Shankaran
Explore Pelee I... I, Public Relations Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thanks for visiting Pelee Island. Our Canada Day Parade and Fireworks is always on the Saturday before July 1st. Sorry you missed the celebrations. Thanks for your patience with Dolly The Trolley. We are a small company doing our best to meet the needs of...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018

We were a house of 9 guests this past weekend (Thurs to Monday) and we used Explore Pelee as a taxi service. The drivers were on time, helpful and very friendly, great ambassadors for Pelee Island.

1  Thank mkr2137
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Windsor for 10 years and had never been to Pelee Island. We (my husband and I) decided to take his parents for a day trip. Once we got off the ferry we were greeted by Astri from Explore Pelee. We paid $30...More

2  Thank Romina M
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I was surprising my wife with a bird tour and AnneMarie was very helpful (even sending me cover photo's of birds as a suggestion) to present to her.If asked, she can give you suggestions on where to stay(Lucky Stone) or even a bird tour guide(Dean)...More

2  Thank Michael H
Synergy01, Owner at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Hi Michael, Thanks for choosing Pelee Island for your trip! Happy you enjoyed all my suggestions! Hope to see you back on Pelee Island soon! Cheer!

Reviewed October 16, 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

2  Thank Cathy B
Reviewed September 23, 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

2  Thank Rene D
Explore Pelee I... I, Manager at Explore Pelee, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 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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Jan N
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Explore Pelee I... I | Property representative |
Hi there! The ferry departs from Leamington April-July and takes about 1.5 hours (Switches to Kingsville for August-December). For a day trip, you could take the 10am ferry and, arrive at About 11:30 and then take the 4pm... More
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Michael H
December 7, 2017|
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Response from Kerri K | Reviewed this property |
Anne Marie is awesome
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sandrapenotiere
July 31, 2017|
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Response from Synergy01 | Property representative |
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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