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Ara's Tours

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Address: Nantucket, MA
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+1 508-228-1951

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Best overview of the island!

Ara, with her wonderful English accent, was able to not only drive us around to see the highlights of this beautiful place, but share some of its history, secrets and wonders. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rhode Island
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Rhode Island
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95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ara, with her wonderful English accent, was able to not only drive us around to see the highlights of this beautiful place, but share some of its history, secrets and wonders. We enjoyed the time and the experience so much. It was a rainy day in April, but we had the tour to ourselves, and could get out and see... More 

Thank rhodysmiles
Sterling, Virginia
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75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Hyannis and originally was planning to go to Martha's Vineyard but no boat so we headed to Nantucket instead. We called Ara from the boat and she picked us up as we landed. It was the perfect way to see the island. Visited two light houses and got lots of interesting stories and a nice overview. She was accommodating... More 

1 Thank Rune_VA
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This tour always gives us great experience than we could ever expect over past years. She has always been nice and kind to everyone, and takes good care of her customers. I highly recommend her tour in Nantucket to you all, I'm sure it's gonna be super fun! GrayMist P.S We love her Dog! When I see her in the... More 

1 Thank 明美 篠
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have used Ara's Tours for the past 5 years and we are never disappointed in her promptness and knowledge of Nantucket. She is a wonderful person who has great stories of the island, and recommendations of restaurants and sight seeing adventures. She is always accommodating to our requests and we have a great time with her.

1 Thank Dana M
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Ara provides a very professional taxi service and island tour company. Every year, we have a large group of women who go to Nantucket Stroll weekend, rent the same house, and, Ara is who we depend on while on island. She is prompt, professional, fun, and knows the island inside and out! Ara has lived on Nantucket for over 30... More 

1 Thank pinkpam21
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Ara always makes our Nantucket stroll trips fantastic. From sightseeing to recommendations for restaurants, shopping, and must see attractions. She always arrives a few minutes early and is so professional and courteous. We always use her services exclusively when we visit Nantucket.

1 Thank Judi C
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 

2 Thank holycow709
hermosa beach, california
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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.

2 Thank howie05
Monroe, LA
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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 

1 Thank marmc60
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 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.

2 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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