We are interested in seeing Peggy's Cove when our ship docks in Halifax. Is there a local company that provides tours to Peggy's Cove. (the prices of excursions provided by the cruiseline are very expensive because they take their cut; the only time we do ship excursions is in places that have a language barrier or we feel are not as safe). If there is a tour company, which one do you recommend?
We took our motorcycles around NS last year and I would waste the time and money on a guide. Be venturous and rent a car. It is a nice ride and PC is real small but nice. Also if your heading toward PC just before it is a memorial for i beleive flight 111 just before it. Also there is a stop for an area where UFOs where sited.
While your at it an interesting place to visit is the Titanic cemetary (forgot actual name). Most passengers on the Titanic was from NS and they aligned headstones in the shape of the hull of the ship. Very interesting to read the headstones and there was also a baby that was buried there and nobody knew the parents and come to find out after years of investigation they actually buried the baby next to its mother.
Oh and you have to try the mussels..... some of the best I have every had and I live in New England.
Thanks for all the advice about Peggy's Cove Gunner 22 and John. It is always great to get first hand knowledge about an area prior to going there. Rob and I are really looking forward to our Canada @ New England cruise; the itinerary is fabulous!
Someone wrote: ``Nothing there but a small community and a lighthouse to see``.
I live in the neighbouring province of New Brunswick about 30 miles from the Nova Scotia border. I've been to Peggy's Cove several times. I have driven through all 10 provinces of Canada, I've driven from Maine to Key Biscayne, Fl. I've driven most of the south western states of the USA.
Beleive me, if you like natural beauties (not Disney World or Las Vegas style, they are also nice to see) don't pass up the opportunity to visit Peggy' s Cove. It is small but spectaculor. Not the Grand Canyons or the Canadian Rockies but, never the less certainly worth the time and effort. Five minute drive from PC is a memorial of flight 111.
If times permits, continue to see Lunenburg which is an UNESCO World Historic Site.
I do agree with gunner22A with the organized tour. If you can get another couple to go with you, rent a car or hire a taxi and enjoy the scenery. Also, make sure you have good foot wear as the rocks as Peggy'c Cove can be quite slippery.
Take your address book with you to Peggy's Cove. The lighthouse is a post office (at least it was when we were there in 1997) and you can send postcards with a "Peggy's Cove" postmark.
Personally, I think Peggy's Cove is spectacular and well worth the effort to see it. Lunenburg is pretty great, too. Lots of touristy stuff to see and do.
I believe the NICEST people in the world live in Nova Scotia. We caravanned in our motor homes with another couple. Everytime we came to a highway from a side road the FIRST car to come along would stop and let us enter the highway. We asked a man how to get to the local WalMart…he got in his car and led us there. We took a walk thru a neighborhood and commented on the beautiful flower garden a lady was working in. She literally dragged the four of us into her home and insisted we have lunch.
It was hard to come back after spending 5 weeks in the Maritime Provinces!
I haven't used any of these as I live right by Peggy's Cove, but you couldn't go wrong with any of them. There are some in the phone book; Peggy's Cove Express , Peggy's Cove Whale&Puffin Tours. If you like, I can give them a call on Monday when they are open. How many adults/children, total in group, etc. I will also see if they transport you or find one for you.
Enjoy your visit, but dress warm if you are coming soon!! It is cold and snowy here right now. When are you coming?
I'm not as stunned as I seem! "Dani is short for Danielle" duh!
Hope you enjoy your cruise. Be sure to post your highlights when you return. I'll be getting ready to go when you are coming back. The Med., you lucky guy!
Are you getting any of this nasty weather? Snow mixed with freezing rain. Cancelled schools........