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Ara's Tours

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Address: Nantucket, MA
Phone Number: +1 508-228-1951
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Knowledgeable but rehearsed

We enjoyed the tour with Ara and her little dog... She shared many details of famous/wealthy local property owners while pointing out their homes. And she was very accommodating... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Zurheide
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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a tour with Ara and her dog a couple weeks ago. We had called for times and prices, but never heard back. We went over to Nantucket anyways. When we got there we heard someone calling out,come to find out it was Ari, who had lost her phone. When she got it back,she came out of her... More 

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1 Thank holycow709
hermosa beach, california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is conducted in a van and includes the original village and outlying areas. You will see the original whaling captains homes, lighthouses and even an organic cranberry bog. Ara even took us to a specific house that was the setting for a novel that my wife wanted to see.

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1 Thank howie05
Monroe, LA
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour with Ara after seeing reviews on Trip Advisor. We only had 3 1/2 on the island and wanted to make full use of our time. We were very pleased with Ara! She was very friendly and gave us an interesting tour of the island. I loved hearing about who owned which house, etc. We fell in... More 

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1 Thank marmc60
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour with Ara and her little dog... She shared many details of famous/wealthy local property owners while pointing out their homes. And she was very accommodating to the group in making stops for ATM and rest room.

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1 Thank Zurheide
SailSalty, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this review

Hello Zurheide, Yes, the tour does appear REHEARSED to some because in the heavy traffic areas, it is necessary, for the safety of the group, to use STORYTELLING, weaving threads of history and ecology as we wind through the narrow streets .. this allows us to hear about Nantucket AND enjoy the natural beauty ... S A F E L... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

So glad we used Ara's tours on Nantucket. She was very accommodating and didn't mind all of our questions. Gave us time for photo ops too. Loved her little dog riding along. Ara is very personable.

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1 Thank Tom F
SailSalty, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for the great comment! It is always a winning situation when the person taking the tour and the person giving the tour both have a good time. Thank you also for all the interesting questions. Looking forward to your return. Ara More 

Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

She is way to rehearsed! She does NOT like if you ask questions when she is reciting her speech! She told my husband not to distract her, then took a call on her cell phone while on our tour! It could have been fun and interactive if she could just talk to us and not recite prepared speeches on each... More 

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1 Thank blhjwilson
SailSalty, Owner at Ara's Tours, responded to this review

Hello Mrs. Wilson, It was my pleasure to rearrange my morning to accommodate your party of ten on a tour of Nantucket on Saturday. Yes, I did have other plans, but, when I found out that you were only here for the day, and, wanted to have breakfast before the tour, I accommodated your group. Al did make the arrangements.... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Good small van 90 minute mini tour of east end of the island. Drove around city, and got to see two light houses up close. Learned about property values on the island and many of the CEO residents who live there. Heard there are beautiful beaches but never got to see one. FYI, her cute little dog rides along in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Me and mom decided last minute to take a tour since it was raining heavily. Ara drove us around pointing out highlights and stopped to let us out for a photo ops despite torrential rains!! Thankfully there were only 4 of us in the van. I would highly recommend it.

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1 Thank Teri M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Toured Nantucket with Ara yesterday. She was extremely accommodating to our group. She lives on Nantucket and was a wealth of information . She spent about 3 hours with us. One lady with us had lid her phone charger. She mentioned she had one she didn't need. She called us after the tour and actually brought it to us. One... More 

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1 Thank carla w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We took our tour with Ara and couldn't have been more satisfied. We learned so much about Nantucket from Ara's informative narrative. We stopped to take pictures of Nantucket's highlights and got to experience their beauty up close and personal. We definitely recommend Ara's tour. You will enjoy every minute!!!

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