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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best on the island. Service was second to none. I’ve missed 2 ferries but not a chance this time with how awesome this ride was. Will use again each time to Nantucket.

1  Thank Cal C
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We loved this tour! Ara is such a nice lady. She replied to a message and left me her phone number I text her at 11:45pm and she text right back and then called to get us all set up for the next days tour....More

Thank SophiesMomma
SailSalty, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you. Wendy, for enjoying my tour and introducing me to Sophie, and, your latest addition, Zoe. U definitely arrived as a customer and left as a friend! I have enjoyed our text since the tour and look forward to meeting Sophie and Zoe in...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We just had a day on the island and this was a wonderful way to start it off. Ara was very knowledgeable about the island and is a lively storyteller! We stopped several times to take in the sights which was great! Her dog who...More

Thank Diane F
AraC149, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thanks, Diane, for the great review! Tour Dog extraordinare, Hunter, My hypoallergenic 15 pound Cavapoo, was asked for by name yesterday: She had taken the day Off! Some people do NOT even know she is there ... she is so quiet. Glad u liked her....More

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Great tour of the island, lots of local details, very knowledgeable, good story teller. Let us take lots of pictures of the sites. Would recommend Ara to anybody.

Thank David W
AraC149, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

David, It is always a great day to share the unique and beautiful island of Nantucket. Stopping along the way to take photographs has become my nitch. Thank you for sharing. Ara

Reviewed October 10, 2018

My wife, Chris, and I were spending one day on Nantucket proper and wanted to see as much as we could. We enjoyed riding our bikes but felt we couldn't cover enough on our own. So we looked for an option that would enable us...More

1  Thank cnsbaker
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Ara was wonderful and took very good care of our mother! The van is old but fine for the cobbled streets. Would definitely use her again!

Thank VB869
AraC149, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you, V, It was my pleasure to share the unique beauty of Nantucket with such seasoned travelers. Thank you for making Nantucket a reality for your Mom. I look forward to uour return with my new vehicle. Ara

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This was not a good experience, she kept on repeating herself over and over again, it was basically a gardening tour, she would drive by a house, look at the garden, and tell us about what type of flowers they were. It was like she...More

1  Thank Carter E
AraC149, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi Carter, It is obvious to me that u have an agenda! Ara’s Tours is a great tour for those who enjoy experiencing the natural beauty of Nantucket and would like to take photographs. Today we stopped at Brant Point Light, Sankaty Head Light and...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Ara bent over backwards to accommodate my family. We were travelling and had some health issues that needed some extra attentions, and Ara was great. The tour was very informative and enjoyable. Ara is a character and brings a great deal of spirit and passion...More

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SailSalty, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for allowing us to share Nantucket with you I am glad that you appreciated my accommodating your family needs: It was my pleasure. We use Storytelling to share Nantucket with you. It allows you to experience the era. Hunter, 15 pound hypoallergenic bundle...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Ara has been a Nantucket resident for decades and as such she can easily overload you with trivia. The fee charged is equitable but not taking credit cards seems odd and is certainly not convenient for her customers. We saw about a third of the...More

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SailSalty, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi Joe, What a shock for you and your bride to revisit Nantucket after honeymooning here so many years ago ...yes “...the only constant on Nantucket IS change!” What confused you? Your lodging booked your tour: We has no communication until u arrived for your...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Aravis a local resident of Nantucket who provides an unusual experience at this island. She is informative, albeit in a dramatic, almost flamboyant style of speaking. At first, had some difficulty understanding her, as she uses her voice in a rather poetic style. Sound system...More

1  Thank Sharon B
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October 7, 2018|
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Response from SailSalty | Property representative |
Hi SophiesMomma, The fee with others is $35 per adult [no charge for the dog] We accept small dogs that have Hair on group tours and furred dogs on private charters later in the day [I need to thoroughly clean the vehicle... More
Beverly S
July 16, 2018|
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Response from AraC149 | Property representative |
After u make a reservation, u TEXT me your location in town and I pick u up. This is NOT a good venue for booking tours less than 48 hours away: Please TEXT next time unless the same day as your message is NOT the correct... More
Beverly S
July 16, 2018|
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Response from AraC149 | Property representative |
$30 each adult=$90