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“i want to buy dion a drink and pick his brain.”

A Ghostly Encounter
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Haunted Stroll Through Old St Augustine
Ranked #17 of 121 Tours in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Join us on a Ghostly Encounter. Enter the Love Tree Cottage to hear strange and unusual stories of those who refuse to leave. We also visit two cemeteries, the city gates the grounds of the Old Fort and many of your guides favorite haunts. Tour will last approximately 90 minutes with about 35 to 40 minutes of actual walking. People come from all over Florida, Ponte Vedra, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine Beach, Hastings, Palatka, Daytona Beach, and Orlando to name a few to take our tour. We have been touring longer than all other ghost tours in St. Augustine, except one, which now does not have the same owner. We offer an exceptional experience for the entire family and are pet friendly as well. No one tries harder to make you happy than the guides at "A Ghostly Encounter"!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We went on a different ghost tour earlier in the week, and i must admit, i had heard a few of the same stories he told, but he gave them such an awesome spin and great delivery, that i was just excited to hear them for a second time. Being a French Creole, his accent/dialect made it that much more fun, and you could tell he really loved his job not just for the performance aspect, but the history it involved. overall a great experience that gave just as much history as it did ghostliness, which i absolutely loved.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We did the 8 oclock tour on 9/22. We are from Daytona and have been to St. Aug many times and seen the all the most popular attractions. We wanted to try something different. Very pleased with the tour. It was very informative and we had a great time. I was glad that we chose the walking tour as opposed to the ride with a guide talking over a loud speaker. The walking tour is much more intimate. We thought Dion was great and very entertaining without being over the top. You may pass other 'ghost tours' as you walk along the streets. If you do, listen to the guides then you will be glad that you picked THIS tour with Dion. We appreciated the fact that he was honest in what he said and didn't try to lay a lot of BS on you about the sites and tour. Don't worry aboutyour children on this tour. Our 4 year old daughter, who is very shy, loved Dion and he was great with her. We will bringing friends and relatives on this tour when they come down to visit.

2  Thank Greg B
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

tues evening cheryl an i decided to do this ghost tour.
we had dion as a tour guide. alls i need to say is wow. we have been on ghost tours in salem mass an this one just topped the list. this tour was so good we wanted to do it again. but spet being a slow month there ws nobody on the wed nite tour. this tour is a must for all who see an want to experience. friendly information an history was the best i have ever seen. get there before five an 2 dollars is taken off. the cheepest an the best encounter i have been on. we will see u all next time we travel there. thanks an god bless

1  Thank drumsticks050
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Just last night Dion gave us the 8pm tour. My husband thought he was very informative with his historic knowlege. At first I thought he was really hokey and he had a weird accent or tried to sound too southern, anyways, he was pretty entertaining. I wanted a little more than what he offered, because I just knew he had more to tell us. I got the feeling he was selling himself more than selling us on history. My advise to Dion is to give your people more history, because we know you know it. You have great passion, so give your patrons more.

1  Thank VickyandDanny
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DianeLane53, Manager at A Ghostly Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2012

I am very sorry that our tour was not what you expected, We try to add some history but keep it light as it is a ghost tour.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have been on ghost tours in other old cities such as Savannah and Charleston but this was the favorite by far. Our guide Dion was very animated and interactive without being annoying as tour guides can sometimes be. He had lots of great stories and relevant little jokes to keep us engaged and entertained. To be true to the other reviews, there is not a lot of in-depth St. Augustine history (but there is some) - you are here for the fun ghost stories and the colorful guide. You can get your history by walking around the city and looking at the plaques in front of the buildings.

I saw several other tour groups run by different operations while we were on our tour and I think that the walking tour appeared to be the best way to really get the feel of the city and a hands-on experience. I am sure that the trolley tours are nice and probably a good idea if you are hard of walking, but the walking tour really lets you get the feel for the streets at night and gives the guide a chance for engaging the street folk to a very entertaining result!

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