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“Day Trip to Banff and Lake Louise”

Hammerhead Scenic Tours
Ranked #4 of 45 Tours in Calgary
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Owner description: Hammerhead Scenic Tours is an experienced small tour company with many years of successful operation in Southern and Central Alberta offering a wide variety of single or multi-day city and scenic tour options to our customers. Our knowledgeable and friendly guide provide tours of Alberta’s unique natural beauty in comfortable touring van making Hammerhead Scenic Tours the best choice for discerning customers. Our Mission statement is to provide safe, friendly and personalized service to our customers. To achieve this goal we limit our tours to 14 people giving our tour guide ample opportunity to make each customer feel most welcome when enjoying their own personal experience of Albertan hospitality. We believe that there is a tour for everyone’s interests and abilities and we are always happy to be flexible and accommodating for our customers who will enjoy the relaxed and casual pace. Yours sincerely Petar Opacak
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fantastic time!

Location(s): picturesque winter tour of the Rockies via Banff & Lake Louise.

- Punctual pick-up
- Smooth driving
- Very enthusiast, knowledgeable, amusing and overall amicable guide (thanks, Petar!)
- Plenty of time and flexibility to get a full experience at each stop

Absolutely recommend.

- S.

1  Thank Ess S
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

While visiting Calgary from NYC this past September my friends and decided to take a guided tour of the city. We chose Hammerhead Tours and were quite pleased. Our guide, Petqr, picked us up and drove us around the city covering its most popular areas. He was knowledgeable and interesting offering many insights into the areas we visited. Our 3 hour tour flew by! I would definitely recommend this scenic day tour company should you visit Calgary.

1  Thank Lorraine L
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Petar picked us up on time at our hotel and gave us a great tour of Calgary. He was great and let us tour at our own speed. Would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Calgary.

1  Thank Grace F
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We made advanced reservations for the Calgary city tour online and received an email confirmation for the date we were to be in Calgary. The confirmation email stated that we would be picked up at our hotel between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM. No one showed up. After waiting one hour we called to office and no answer. Left a voice message and no return call. I emailed them and no reply. A message machine stated that they would be closed the previous week with tours resuming during the week of our stay.
All I can say is I hope you have better luck with them than we did.

6  Thank Ben M
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Petar O, Manager at Hammerhead Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2013

Dear Sir,

We are sorry for the confusion that has arisen in this circumstance. The email you received upon requesting the booking on our website is an automated response that only acknowledges that your requested booking has been received on the website.

It is only after we have received this initial booking that we can personally assess our availability and contact you to provide confirmation and make detailed arrangements such as pickup time and place.

At the time you made this booking request we were unable to take this booking and a message was on our voice mail service explaining that we were unavailable due to a family emergency.

To alleviate similar confusion in the future we are analyzing opportunities to clarify the steps in the booking and confirmation process on our website.

Best Regards

Petar Opacak - Owner/Manager

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Guide (Petar) picked us up (2 couples) at Calgry Tower at 7 a.m. for an enjoyable, wonderful 12 hour tour of Banff, Lake Louise and Lake Moraine and places inbetween. We found Petar to be informative, proud to be a Canadian, humorous, a true gentleman, pleasant, humble and friendly. We chose Hammerhead Tours over another tour company because he was open to allowing us to ride the gondola at Banff Nat'l Park - that was not an option at other tour company. In the end, we didn't ride the gondola due to long wait to get on and time was at a premium. In place of gondola, however, he took us to a hot spring museum outside Banff that recently opened to the public. This hot spring/spa used to be used to people but is now closed for public use because govt. is trying to protect a certain species of snail only found in this hot spring. Petar made excellent suggestions for lunch at Banff which we entertained and walked with us on various paths to get good pictures of Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. If we're ever in Calgary again, will seek out additional tours from Petar - he was a marvelous guide and we all enjoyed him.

Thank Dianne P
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