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Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902 223 2409
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Ranked #3 of 42 Activities in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: We invite you to join us for an eco-tourism adventure in Nova Scotia, Canada. Our eco-tourism and adventure tour company provides superior service and... more » Owner description: We invite you to join us for an eco-tourism adventure in Nova Scotia, Canada. Our eco-tourism and adventure tour company provides superior service and comfort from beginning to end. No need to waste your day planning, let Nova Scotia's #1 rated adventure travel operator do everything for you! Our small group tours ensure that your expedition with us will be the highlight of your vacation. All of our adventure travel tours include transportation, lunch and guiding services that will ensure you have a memorable expedition. We thank you for your interest in our company and we look forward to exploring Canada's Ocean Playground with you. « less
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Toronto ~ back home ... ... still getting my head together.* suffering from a serious infection of 'wanderlust'. prior to my tour 'round nova scotia, i knew nothing of the maritimes. my journey changed everything. it introduced me to the great atlantic; biology, geology and, especially, the human history of nova scotia, with an intimacy that i could not have... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This was definitely one of the best highlights of my trip. I am glad I chose Great EARTH over all the other tours. Ryan loves what he does and this reflects in his amazing energy and knowledge of the Atlantic. I would do it all over again. And Cape Breton in the future too!

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EarthGuide, Owner at Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions, responded to this review

If you wanna do it all over again you know Nova Scotia is just a quick flight away :) We look forward to having you join us again and make sure Cape Breton can be added to your travel plans for the next time you visit the East Coast of Canada. Thanks again for your business More

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I took two tours with this company during my time in Halifax, and I'm not hesitant to say that is been one of the best organized tour I've done. Ryan is very knowledgeable, approachable, and knows the area like only someone who has spent years exploring the area can. The lunch was great too! I hope to come back and... More

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EarthGuide, Owner at Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions, responded to this review

To have someone who has traveled to over 40+ countries say that our tours are "one of the best organized tours I've done" is the greatest feedback we could possibly imagine. It means the world to me to know that you and many others are enjoying themselves so much that you are rating us as one of the best. Both... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Choosing to go on a tour with Great Earth is probably one of the best decisions I've made while visiting NS. Our guide, Jesse, was so accommodating and enthusiastic. He is a great cook too, made us his favorite garden hodge podge. Everyone loved it! We got to see wildlife and some of the most photogenic sceneries. The only disappointing... More

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EarthGuide, Owner at Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions, responded to this review

Jesse really knows how to impress his groups with his incredible flare and zest for LIFE as well as some great home cooking. He makes one amazing tour guide and has a very bright future in the industry of eco/adventure tourism in which his educational background lies. Thanks again for touring with us and hope to have you join us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I did this Kayak and Hike tour with Ryan. It was perfect from start to finish. Ryan is up beat and high energy with great knowledge of beautiful Nova Scotia. The times at each location were well planned. We did a lot, but never felt rushed. The gear and instruction for us amature Kayakers was perfect, and... More

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EarthGuide, Owner at Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to have locals join us on this tour, goes to show you can explore your own backyard and have lots of FUN doing it. Thanks for taking the time to write these very rewarding comments on both my company and our lovely province of Nova Scotia. More

Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

In August I did four trips with Great Earth Expeditions and they really made my week in Nova Scotia very special. First was the Wentworth Valley and despite it raining most of the day it was brilliant. Having visited Sugar Moon Maple Syrup farm I now appreciate why it costs alot but that didn't deter me from bringing several pots... More

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EarthGuide, Owner at Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks Catherine, It was our pleasure to have you join us on so many of our tours and that you thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them. You chose a mix of tours and therefore got to experience many of Nova Scotia's various landscapes, wildlife and cultural aspects. The next time you make it to this part of the... More

manchester...for now!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I did this tour this weekend, the Bay of Fundy tour with Jillian. She's a Chemistry student, so as well as the local tales, music and stories we got a cool explanation of the sites that wouldn't normally be expected. Bus was very comfortable, lunch was delicious, I especially appreciated the local food: great for a visitor. The tour itself... More

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EarthGuide, Owner at Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and comments. Jillian has been a real valuable addition to the team this year and she really enjoys both her line of work, the many aspects of Nova Scotia but most importantly our clients. She is a great mix of humor, knowledge and just an all around genuine soul. I am happy to hear you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Both day trips were well run, informative and entertaining. The first stop going to the Bay was an excellent farmer's market-plan breakfast there if you go on a Saturday. Jillian goes above and beyond with her knowledge of the tour high points, geology, amusing side anecdotes and suggestions for restaurants post trip. Delicious lunches both days including smoked salmon, local... More

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EarthGuide, Owner at Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions, responded to this review

Great having you on 2 of our trips Louise. It's always great to have someone like yourself on a tour as it's obvious that when you travel you immerse yourself in the local culture and the people of the area you are exploring. The farmers market in Wolfville on your Bay of Fundy trip is one of my favorites, great... More

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I took the Cape Breton trip with Great Earth Expeditions. It was really good fun I had a fantastic time. Our guide Jesse was really good and had a wealth of knowledge about all sorts of nature and wildlife at Cape Breton. We covered loads of ground and saw tons of wildlife. We took the kayaking tour and bird watching... More

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EarthGuide, Owner at Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks Barbara for taking the time to write a great review on your trip to Cape Breton. Jesse is a SUPERSTAR. He just loves taking people to Cape Breton and showing them the abundance of wildlife and getting our groups to explore the hidden gems of the island and immerse the group with the local culture. Jesse has really brought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We recently did a beautiful Hirtle Beach/Gaff Point hike with Great EARTH. There were 5 of us, including our energetic, informative, fun guide, Jillian, who made a delicious lunch for us as well. . We especially appreciated the flexibility of Ryan, the director, who worked with us and agreed to a morning pick up in front of our hotel in... More

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EarthGuide, Owner at Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you join us for a trip to Lunenburg and the hike at Gaff Point. Really some amazing sights on this hike, including the fossilize trees and sea cliffs which I remember you were marveled over. Regarding returning your jacket to your hotel the following day, NO PROBLEM. If we were to keep all the belongings... More

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