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“Tour was pretty good, the island is kinda lame”
Review of Explore Pelee

Explore Pelee
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The eco-tourism based company ‘Explore Pelee’ was established by Anne Marie Fortner 9 years ago to help make your trip to Pelee hassle free. Local tour guides will show you all the secret magical spots of the island and give historical accounts of life in Canada’s most southern community. Southwestern Ontario is scattered with quaint, small communities full of culture, history and peaceful country landscapes. Pelee Island’s magical charm has been coined the Canadian Caribbean. Some travel far to vacation, but Canada’s most southern community, Pelee Island, is right in your backyard.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Booked this tour, guess you don't really need to since they attack you when you get off the ferry. However the tour was good, we all wanted to get on the 4:00 pm ferry so our 2 hour tour turned into an 1 1/2 hour tour by mutual agreement. The guide was knowledgeable and tour was interesting, the a/c in the van was a little weak, but other than that it was good.

Now as far as Pelee Island goes, I was not impressed, I know it's not touristy, but how about an information booth staffed in the summer or something to at least point you in the right direction. As far as the island goes, it has a few unique features and if you own one of the of lakeside cottages it's awesome. But for everyone else, it looks a heck of a lot like the rest of South Western Ontario shore along lake erie, soybean fields and vineyards. a big whatever. Unless your an experienced cyclist it's really to big to bike easily especially with smaller children. The ferry won't sell tickets for walk-ons until an hour before sailing which I don't understand and which forces you to be there way before you need to be. Guess the only attraction would be getting drunk at the winery, other than that save yourself and take a pass on this and drive around some dirt roads on the mainland if you wanna see farm fields. Definitely take your car and drive, which you will have to book way in advance.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This year we stayed at home for vacation,and we made a road trip to Leamington,about an hour from Windsor Ont. We stayed at The Comfort Inn on Erie Street. Although a chain Motel,this location was one of the best I have ever visited. Clean,quiet and comfortable,with a breakfast included.
The main treat in this trip was visiting Pelee Island. An hour and a half ferry ride from Leamington it is a little piece of heaven. We rented bikes and cycled from one end of the island to the other. So many things to see,including a nature reserve with the most southern part of main land Canada being a part of it.
My favourite part was visiting the winery! They have a huge picnic area, and a BBQ hut where you can purchase fresh meat and do it yourself BBQ! It is also possible to purchase glasses or bottles of the wines from the vineyard to have with lunch or take as a treat home with you.
When we visited a wedding reception was taking place what a great idea!
This was a great trip and I would highly recommend it for Canadians or visitors alike!
The ferry ride is very inexpensive but 24 hours notice is required if bringing your car,just a helpful hint!

6  Thank Lorraine K
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Pelee Island is a nice little getaway. A quiet island with relaxing atmosphere, We just spent one day and one night but were able to tour the entire island, visit the winery, eat yellow perch and trek to the light house and see a massive 6 foot yellow striper snake in the driveway - could have done without that. My goal was to see the most southern part of Canada - I have now - without a need to return.

1  Thank loyalist
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

So to begin we were going to take the big blue bus tour. So happy we choose these amazing ladies instead.
The tour guide Burney grew up there and knew so much about her home and was so informative. We made many stops along the way and she was more then willing to answer countless questions about the Island. She was also willing to take group pictures for us at various spots. On any of the stops if we wanted to get out of the van and take pictures she encouraged us to. I noticed on the Blue Bus Tour this was not an option they only got off once. The best thing about this tour I think is that it is more personal your not with 50 other people. I would recommend anyone going to the Island to go on this tour is more then worth your money. Oh and did I mention A/C and comfy seats!!!

These ladies made our trip to Pelee Island so enjoyed and fun we will be back for sure and will take the tour again.

Thanks =)

2  Thank Pickard34
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Absolutely beautiful. It is so nice to see a island like pelee so preserved and so well cared for. The inhabitants of the island should be applauded. Especially the farmers. What beautiful fields and farms. So clean and refreshing. No wonder people never want to leave.

Thank Joanne B
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