My husband and I decided to do this tour as a fun and unique way to learn some history of the island. We are intelligent, educated people who don't believe in ghosts, but we were looking forward to some entertaining stories after reading all of the excellent reviews on here.
Diane, the guide, was very nice and you can tell that she cares about what she does. Her "stories", however, were completely lacking and I have no idea how she gets so many great reviews. Basically at each house we learned the names of a few people who lived there, how they died (usually yellow fever), and how guests in the B&B's today say that the ghost moves their jewelry from one nightstand to another at night or knocks candlesticks off of the mantle. These were not exactly thrilling stories. There were very few stories about the people who lived there and what their lives were like - it was mostly just names and dates. More than half of the tour was wasted by everyone talking about their cameras and which kinds pick up the best images and comparing their pictures. Umm folks, the reason why your pictures look fuzzy is because it is DARK outside, not because a ghost is draining your camera battery and making your photos fuzzy.
While this was mostly a waste of a way for my husband and I to spend our wedding anniversary, we did enjoy laughing together (and trying not to be loud about it) at the ridiculous nature of our tour. We also had fun tapping each other on the shoulder, pretending to be the ghosts she was talking about.
We learned MUCH more history of the island on Amelia River Cruise - I highly recommend it. Don't waste your time on this unless you really believe in ghosts. The stories are not entertaining at all. Also, if you're looking for something to do at night, we saw several horse drawn carriage rides go past us during our ghost tour....I found myself wishing I was on one of those instead. It was Christmas time and the carriages had Christmas lights on them - very pretty!
On another note, I totally disagree with the other negative review that complained about it being a sales pitch for the B&B's. I didn't sense that at all, and she never told us about rates and availability. Diane is a genuinely nice person, but I just didn't care for her tour.
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