How Do I Find the Best Savannah Ghost Tours and Guides – for Me?
Wondering which one or two of the dozens and dozens of Savannah, Georgia ghost tours to take? Well, start by asking yourself this very important question: Exactly what am I looking for in a Savannah Ghost Tour? Do I know? Does it matter if I don’t? Can’t I just decide when I get to Savannah? Consider going with several different Savannah ghost tour companies if you have the time while visiting historic Savannah. Regardless, this article will help you to decide on one or more Savannah ghost tours because in Savannah, Georgia ghost tours and guides are by no means created equal. Savannah is filled with dozens and dozens of ghost tours but there are only one or two that will best match your own tastes (or those of your family and friends). There are lots of options to choose from in touring haunted Savannah. Some Savannah ghost tours explore Savannah’s haunted history. Other ghost tours of Savannah focus on Savannah ghost stories. Some explore metaphysical Savannah and other forms of Savannah hauntings. Then there are haunted pub crawls in Savannah which, as the name implies, go in and out of haunted Savannah pubs – most of them emphasize drinking first and ghost stories second.
Before You Arrive in Savannah, Georgia — Visit Savannah Ghost Tour Websites
Are you still at home or work? Search online for Savannah, Georgia Ghost Tours regardless of whether you’re interested in riding, walking – or both. I always recommend walking over riding. In general walking ghost tours in Savannah are of higher quality but not always –depends on the guide. If a Savannah ghost tour ranks high underneath the paid ads on the first page of search results it doesn’t, of course, mean their the best fit. Look at those ghost tours first if you want to but don’t ignore the rest of Savannah ghost tour results on the first or even second pages of search results. Like what you see on a site? Save it, jot down a few words that strike you about the ghost tour description, the company’s philosophy, and types of Savannah ghost tours they offer.
Who Will Be Your Savannah Ghost Tour Guide?
Place special attention not on fancy graphics or how cool the website is but who your ghost tour guide will be on the type of tour you’re looking for. That is absolutely critical. Look for a bio on the guide. It’s hard to find completely objective tour guide bios on ghost tour company websites but a photo and a bio does help and at least you’ll get an idea of who the guide is and learn about the ghost tour company’s philosophy and types of Savannah ghost tours they offer.
Once you find the best guide for you, search for his or her name online. See if they show up anywhere else online. What often comes up are references to that guide on tour review sites like Trip Adviser. Visit those Savannah tour review sites to read customer reviews of their own experiences. But be warned! A small handful of Savannah walking ghost tour companies fabricate their own reviews on Trip Adviser and other tour review sites — either by submitting false Savannah ghost tour reviews from separate ISP addresses, by getting their friends to post false Savannah ghost tour reviews, or by farming out the job to pirate companies who excel at submitting false Savannah tour reviews. It’s not always easy to identify false Savannah tour reviews unless you know what you are looking for. So, make sure to look at all of the Savannah ghost tour reviews for that company and guide. Of course, no guide can satisfy every single guest taking Savannah ghost tours — no matter how good we may be. A small minority Savannah ghost tour reviewers may have simply had a bad day and it shows up in their review. And, hey, the guide may just have not been at their very best that night. We’re only human (most of us are, anyway). But still, read as many reviews as you have time for each of the Savannah walking ghost tours on travel review sites –regardless of their ranking. I learn a lot from authenticcustomer reviews and they improve my tour.
Savannah’s Most Original Tour Guides
If it’s originality in a guide that you’re looking for then I’ve listed some of my personal choices for Savannah’s most original ghost tour guides. There are a couple of other good ones who lead pub crawls and drive campy hearses. But these are ghost walking tour guides that I know best: Robert Edgerly with See Savannah leads The Hauntings Tour, Chase Anderson leads the Ghosts of Savannah tour through Savannah Ghost Walks. Shannon Scott of Shannon Scott Tours primarily leads cultural tours of Bonaventure Cemetery but his film “America’s Most Haunted City” just debuted and he’s coming out with a Savannah ghost tour phone app where his miniature double pops up on the screen at different points along your route if that’s your cup of haunted tea. Then there is Tobias McGriff with Blue Orb Tours who came into his own last year with his Savannah Shadows book tour and this year with his Modern Hauntings tours. Nicodemus of Ghost City Tours leads the tour, Beyond Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. For a journey into the world of Gullah-Geechee hauntings and spiritual beliefs consider Jamal Touree’s Drums and Spirits Tour. Jamal is another true original. Chris Allen, a super nice guy in an extremely competitive business, is a paranormal investigator and leads Haunted Savannah Tours. You’re not likely to find the whole group of us sitting down at a table anytime together –that’s for sure. We’re all very different but that’s the point. In an age of uniformity and an literal explosion of generic Savannah ghost tours and guides – look for originality and authenticity in your ghost tour and guide – above all else.
Savannah Ghost Stories, Haunted History or Both?
Hey, I love really well told Savannah ghost stories. Always have. Always will — whether they are historically true or not. Mark Twain said all ghost stories are true. However, an authentic ghost tour guide in Savannah will tell you which parts of their Savannah Ghost stories are based on documented Savannah history and which parts fall into the Savannah ghost stories world. Of course, that’s not always easy even for us to determine and it takes months of fact checking sometimes and even then it’s a judgment call.
I hope this helps you to decide which ones of the many Savannah ghost tours and ghost guides to choose from. Have fun with it. I’m dead serious.