Dave Gorvel
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Dave Gorvel Taxi Tours Locally born accredited Silver guide licensed taxi driver and guide. My Honda Accord Executive is a comfortable 4 seater with sunroof and I will take you to beautiful places where Renoir and Victor Hugo spent time. We can stop at these and take photos or if you wish have coffee or something to eat. I will take you to sleepy little secluded harbours where I fished from for lobster, chancre and spider. We will be going down narrow “tranquille” lanes that only cars, cyclists, pedestrians and horse can use. You may see the iconic Guernsey cows and Golden Goats whom my grandfather farmed during the occupation. There is the history from 1204 with castles and Napoleonic Martello towers built to protect the island in the 500 year war with the France. Some of the 1,000 German fortifications in the four and half years of occupation my family had to endure in both islands. The Channels were said to be the most fortified place in the world.
Guernsey, Channel Islands

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earlyearlytravel
Boston, MA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had the pleasure of hiring Dave Gorvel to be our guide for our one day on Guernsey. He met us at the pier and drove us all around Guernsey for almost 4 hours. He showed us not only the well-known tourist spots, but also many locations that were off the beaten path. Using his history of living on the island all his life, and the history of his family who have lived there for generations, Dave gave us an absolutely fantastic tour filled with information about the history of the island, what his family and other islanders lived through during the WWII German occupation, what it’s like for the people who live on the island full time and so much more. He showed us scenic vistas, historic locations, lovely beaches and picturesque villages. Dave is very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and very proud of Guernsey. You could not get a better guide to show you around Guernsey. We recommend Dave Gorvel to anyone traveling to Guernsey who would like to enjoy a very thorough and fun visit.
Written 21 May 2019
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Thank you for your kind comments and much appreciated. I love my island, love taken people on tours and showing them around all the lovely places I have spend all my life going to. I come from the generation that valued the visitors to this island and am privileged to live here with all my children, grandchildren and great grand children within a short distance of my family home. I am not doing as many tours this year as I have family history to write up.Again thanks for the nice comments and it is always enjoyable to do tours. As I love going back to those places with the good memories of growing up in an island second to none. Hope to see you again.
Written 24 May 2019
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Michael M
Lakewood Ranch, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We cruised to Guernsey on QE 2 and were fortunate enough to have Dave as our taxi driver. We specifically wanted to see where my father went to school before WW 2 and learn about the occupation of Guernsey by the Germans. Dave knew the history of the school, took us to visit the German military museum and was a wealth of information.
We have travelled extensively throughout the world and Dave is one of the best guides we have had.He was humorous, extremely knowledgeable and unassuming .

Contact him if you are planning to visit Guernsey
Written 26 August 2017
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It always nice when you can help someone on a tour and alway good to have good response. My experience is being born and raised in Guernsey and knowing my island.
Written 20 May 2018
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blilli60
DeBary, FL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
After reading about the German occupation of the Guernsey Islands during WW2 I became fascinated by this small island in the English Channel. I did not want to take a big bus tour from our cruise ship so I was able to discover Dave Gorvel by calling the local tourism office. I am so glad I found him! He picked my husband and I up at the pier and gave us a wonderful 2 hour tour of this beautiful island. I wish we had more time because despite Dave's extensive knowledge of the island we just touched the surface. Having Dave as our guide was like having our very smart, long lost cousin show us around. We learned about local history, the environment, the culture with personal stories sprinkled in. I would give him a 10 rating if I could!
Written 12 May 2017
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It is always a pleasure when a tour is appreciated and love taking welcome guests around the island of my birth, seeing the wonderful places over and over again. Like a good wine they get better with age the more times you see them. Tourism has always been a big part of Guernseys economy and history and am glad to be involved all my working life in it. I look forward to showing and talking to more guests around the 26 scenic miles of coast line having now being voted best island in the British isles. This will welcome even more visitors to our shores to view and appreciate the unique paradise I am lucky to live on.
Written 14 May 2017
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Bruce R
Island of Malta, Malta6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Dave picked us up at the Pier and you can tell by the local people interacting around him he is a well known character of the Island. He takes you to interesting places and tells you fascinating stories that took place there. Simply, this Island is beautiful and what is not to like. Dave runs thru the historical events that shaped the Islands history, the economic history, infrastructure and government over view, all the things you want to know about and all delivered to you via colourful stories. Touring around with Dave was like catching up with an old friend, thanks Dave. Gail and I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with you.
Written 9 May 2017
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I am glad you liked the tour as it is enjoyable to take visitors around the island of my birth. There are so many wonderful and beautiful places tucked away which, unless you have the local knowledge, may be difficult to find. Taking these tours is a real pleasure for me, meeting people from different shores, sharing experiences and seeing this unique island with its 26 mile coastline through my eyes. "Its not a bad day at the office". A thanks also to you as it takes two to tango.
Written 10 May 2017
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