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Boat Tours & Sightseeing Experiences

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tickets Available for 2024
The Harbour Hopper in the Halifax Harbour against Purdy's Towers and a bright blue sky.

Harbour Hopper Tours

All aboard Halifax's most popular boat tour – the Harbour Hopper Tour - a fun, fast-paced adventure by land and sea!

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Drone shot of the Tall Ship Silva with sails up as it cruises the Halifax Harbour against the Halifax Skyline.

Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

A cruise aboard The Tall Ship Silva is the perfect way to fully appreciate a beautiful day on the Halifax Harbour.

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SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15

Halifax Dinner Cruise

A relaxing cruise on the water, an intimate, three-course dinner, and local live music make the perfect ingredients for this one-of-a-kind culinary tour.

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Tickets Available for 2024
Three smiling friends raise a toast with wine glasses in hand while on Wines on the Water aboard the Tall Ship Silva.

Wines on the Water

Each week, a local winery “takes over” Wines on the Water and leads you through a variety of Nova Scotia wines including Nova Scotia’s signature wine – Tidal Bay.

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SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Peggy's Point Lighthouse seen from a distance, the Peggy's Cove viewing deck in the foreground to the left.

Peggy's Cove Tour

Built over a century ago, the lighthouse stands tall among enormous granite boulders and the crashing waves of the powerful Atlantic Ocean.

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Tickets Available for 2024

Wine Enthusiast Tour

We invite you to share our passion for Nova Scotian Wines by joining us on a Sommelier-guided tour of our local wine region.

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SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
A group of friends raise a toast while on the Floating Beer Garden aboard Harbour Queen as it cruises the Northwest Arm.

Floating Beer Garden

Halifax has Beer Gardens, but this one is unlike any other! Join us aboard Harbour Queen for the first - and only - Halifax Floating Beer Garden.

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SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
The Tall Ship Silva sails the Halifax Harbour. Photo by Acorn Art & Photography.

Halifax Sunset Cruise

Experience golden hour, that magical time of night when the sun makes its way below the horizon, on the Halifax Sunset Cruise.

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A shark opens wide as it breaches the water's surface.

Atlantic Shark Expeditions:
1-Day

Guests can view sharks from the boat or experience these incredible creatures underwater from the safety of a shark cage; scuba-certification is not required.

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NEW Experience for 2024
A group of four friends enjoy their time on the Coldstream Party Boat.
NEW Experience for 2024

Coldstream Party Boat

Transform your typical Thursday night (and Sundays on long weekends) into a night of high-energy fun on this brand new for 2024 party cruise!

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East Coast Lifestyle Kitchen Party Cruise

Celebrate the experiences, music, and good times of the East Coast with those who love and know it best!

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SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Harbour Queen cruises the Northwest Arm against a pink blue evening sky.

Halifax Party Cruise

We’re taking the dance club to the water for the Halifax Party Cruise – perfect for a night out with friends, a bachelorette, or to celebrate the best part of the week – the weekend.

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Tickets Available for 2024
Two friends take a selfie on the Blue Lobster Party Cruise.

Blue Lobster Party Cruise

Check into the Tall Ship Silva on Friday & Saturday evenings for the Blue Lobster Party Cruise featuring DJ Karate Kactus & Nova Scotia Spirit Co.'s Blue Lobster Tropical cocktails.

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Tickets Available for 2024
Drone shot of Harbour Queen with Georges Island in the background.

Hot Country Party Cruise

Join one of Hot Country's DJs for this two-hour cruise on the Halifax harbour and take in today's hottest country under the stars.

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Tickets Available for 2024
A smiling guest on Cider on the Sea aboard Tall Ship Silva enjoys a Chain Yard cider.

Cider on the Sea

This two-hour 'sail-ebration' features traditional and unique ciders made from 100% Nova Scotia apples paired with local, live music.

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SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Pink Double Decker parked in front of the Halifax Public Gardens.

Hop On Hop Off City Tour

Your Hop On Hop Off City Tour ticket provides you with an entire day’s freedom and flexibility to take in the city sights on your own schedule.

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SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Three guests follow a Georges Island guide during their visit to Georges Island. Halifax skyline is seen in the background.

Visit Georges Island

Plan your visit to Georges Island National Historic Site in the heart of Halifax harbour, the place the Mi’kmaq called Kjipuktuk or “The Great Harbour.”

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Fall Colours Cruise

This two-hour cruise passes alongside Point Pleasant Park and into the Northwest Arm where the fall foliage will be particularly impressive during this time of year.

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Tall Ship Silva sails the Halifax Harbour on a foggy afternoon.

Ghost Ship Sailing Cruise

Join us aboard the Tall Ship Silva for as we depart under a nighttime sky for an evening of unusual tales and haunting stories of Halifax’s past.

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Halifax Experience Pass

Halifax Experience Pass is an all-access pass to some of Halifax’s best attractions, museums and tours - allowing you to do so much more, for less!

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Fall Colours Cruise

This two-hour cruise passes alongside Point Pleasant Park and into the Northwest Arm where the fall foliage will be particularly impressive during this time of year.

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Wine Enthusiast Tour

We invite you to share our passion for Nova Scotian Wines by joining us on a Sommelier-guided tour of our local wine region.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Tall Ship Silva sails the Halifax Harbour on a foggy afternoon.

Ghost Ship Sailing Cruise

Join us aboard the Tall Ship Silva for as we depart under a nighttime sky for an evening of unusual tales and haunting stories of Halifax’s past.

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Tickets Available for 2024
The Harbour Hopper in the Halifax Harbour against Purdy's Towers and a bright blue sky.

Harbour Hopper Tours

All aboard Halifax's most popular boat tour – the Harbour HopperTour - a fun, fast-paced adventure by land and sea!

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Pink Double Decker parked in front of the Halifax Public Gardens.

Hop On Hop Off City Tour

Your Hop On Hop Off City Tour ticket provides you with an entire day’s freedom and flexibility to take in the city sights on your own schedule.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Peggy's Point Lighthouse seen from a distance, the Peggy's Cove viewing deck in the foreground to the left.

Peggy's Cove Tour

Built over a century ago, the lighthouse stands tall among enormous granite boulders and the crashing waves of the powerful Atlantic Ocean.

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Tickets Available for 2024
Drone shot of the Tall Ship Silva with sails up as it cruises the Halifax Harbour against the Halifax Skyline.

Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

Join us aboard Halifax’s signature ship, the Tall Ship Silva, to see the sights, city, and coastline, from a unique perspective.

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SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Tickets Available for 2024
The Harbour Hopper in the Halifax Harbour against Purdy's Towers and a bright blue sky.

Harbour Hopper Tours

All aboard Halifax's most popular boat tour – the Harbour HopperTour - a fun, fast-paced adventure by land and sea!

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Drone shot of the Tall Ship Silva with sails up as it cruises the Halifax Harbour against the Halifax Skyline.

Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

A cruise aboard The Tall Ship Silva is the perfect way to fully appreciate a beautiful day on the Halifax Harbour.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Three guests follow a Georges Island guide during their visit to Georges Island. Halifax skyline is seen in the background.

Visit Georges Island

Plan your visit to Georges Island National Historic Site in the heart of Halifax harbour, the place the Mi’kmaq called Kjipuktuk or “The Great Harbour.”

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Peggy's Point Lighthouse seen from a distance, the Peggy's Cove viewing deck in the foreground to the left.

Peggy's Cove Tour

Built over a century ago, the lighthouse stands tall among enormous granite boulders and the crashing waves of the powerful Atlantic Ocean.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Tickets Available for 2024
A shark opens wide as it breaches the water's surface.

Atlantic Shark Expeditions:
1-Day

Guests can view sharks from the boat or experience these incredible creatures underwater from the safety of a shark cage; scuba-certification is not required.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
NEW Experience for 2024

Fall Colours Cruise

This two-hour cruise passes alongside Point Pleasant Park and into the Northwest Arm where the fall foliage will be particularly impressive during this time of year.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Three smiling friends raise a toast with wine glasses in hand while on Wines on the Water aboard the Tall Ship Silva.

Wines on the Water

Each week, a local winery “takes over” Wines on the Water and leads you through a variety of Nova Scotia wines including Nova Scotia’s signature wine – Tidal Bay.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15

Wine Enthusiast Tour

We invite you to share our passion for Nova Scotian Wines by joining us on a Sommelier-guided tour of our local wine region.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15

Halifax Dinner Cruise

A relaxing cruise on the water, an intimate, three-course dinner, and local live music makes the perfect ingredients for this one-of-a-kind culinary tour.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Tickets Available for 2024
Peggy's Point Lighthouse seen from a distance, the Peggy's Cove viewing deck in the foreground to the left.

Peggy's Cove Tour

Built over a century ago, the lighthouse stands tall among enormous granite boulders and the crashing waves of the powerful Atlantic Ocean.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Tickets Available for 2024
Pink Double Decker parked in front of the Halifax Public Gardens.

Hop On Hop Off City Tour

Your Hop On Hop Off City Tour ticket provides you with an entire day’s freedom and flexibility to take in the city sights on your own schedule.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15

Wine Enthusiast Tour

We invite you to share our passion for Nova Scotian Wines by joining us on a Sommelier-guided tour of our local wine region.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15

Wine Enthusiast Tour

We invite you to share our passion for Nova Scotian Wines by joining us on a Sommelier-guided tour of our local wine region.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Three smiling friends raise a toast with wine glasses in hand while on Wines on the Water aboard the Tall Ship Silva.

Wines on the Water

Each week, a local winery “takes over” Wines on the Water and leads you through a variety of Nova Scotia wines including Nova Scotia’s signature wine – Tidal Bay.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15

Halifax Dinner Cruise

A relaxing cruise on the water, an intimate, three-course dinner, and local live music makes the perfect ingredients for this one-of-a-kind culinary tour.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Tickets Available for 2024
Two friends take a selfie on the Blue Lobster Party Cruise.

Blue Lobster Party Cruise

Check into the Tall Ship Silva on Friday & Saturday evenings for the Blue Lobster Party Cruise featuring DJ Karate Kactus & Nova Scotia Spirit Co.'s Blue Lobster Tropical cocktails.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Tickets Available for 2024
Drone shot of Harbour Queen with Georges Island in the background.

Hot Country Party Cruise

Join one of Hot Country's DJs for this two-hour cruise on the Halifax harbour and take in today's hottest country under the stars.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Tickets Available for 2024
A group of four friends enjoy their time on the Coldstream Party Boat.
NEW Experience for 2024

Coldstream Party Boat

Transform your typical Thursday night (and Sundays on long weekends) into a night of high-energy fun on this brand new for 2024 party cruise!

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Harbour Queen cruises the Northwest Arm against a pink blue evening sky.

Halifax Party Cruise

We’re taking the dance club to the water for the Halifax Party Cruise – perfect for a night out with friends, a bachelorette, or to celebrate the best part of the week – the weekend.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
Tickets Available for 2024

East Coast Lifestyle Kitchen Party Cruise

Celebrate the experiences, music, and good times of the East Coast with those who love and know it best!

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
A smiling guest on Cider on the Sea aboard Tall Ship Silva enjoys a Chain Yard cider.

Cider on the Sea

This two-hour 'sail-ebration' features traditional and unique ciders made from 100% Nova Scotia apples paired with local, live music.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Drone shot of the Tall Ship Silva with sails up as it cruises the Halifax Harbour against the Halifax Skyline.

Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

Join us aboard Halifax’s signature ship, the Tall Ship Silva, to see the sights, city, and coastline, from a unique perspective.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
A group of friends raise a toast while on the Floating Beer Garden aboard Harbour Queen as it cruises the Northwest Arm.

Floating Beer Garden

Halifax has Beer Gardens, but this one is unlike any other! Join us aboard Harbour Queen for the first - and only - Halifax Floating Beer Garden.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Three smiling friends raise a toast with wine glasses in hand while on Wines on the Water aboard the Tall Ship Silva.

Wines on the Water

Each week, a local winery “takes over” Wines on the Water and leads you through a variety of Nova Scotia wines including Nova Scotia’s signature wine – Tidal Bay.

Learn MorePurchase TicketsGift Certificates
SAVE 15% with promo code EARLYBIRD15
Harbour Queen cruises the North West Arm.

Lightning Trivia with Adam

Join us for the return of Lightning Trivia with Adam aboard Harbour Queen. Winner of this event will earn a spot in the LTwA championships happening this November

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"The tour guide was outstanding, she really knew her stuff and kept the whole trip fun and interesting."

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"Was an excellent way to get to see the city of Halifax and learn the history of the city. Highly recommended."

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"We had a marvellous tour of Halifax Harbour on the tall ship Silva. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful to everyone on board."

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"The Harbour Hopper was unbelievably fun. My SO and I really enjoyed ourselves, and I was very comfortable even though I was 7 months pregnant."

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"Had a fantastic time on the Wine Enthusiast tour. Loved all three vineyards that we visited, had a good amount of time at each. Highly recommend taking this tour!"

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"We had a lovely late afternoon cruise on the Silva tall ship on Canada Day. We learned some interesting history of Halifax harbour. The staff were friendly and courteous and eager to make our cruise enjoyable."

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"We did the Valley Wine Tour last summer and it was by far one of the highlights!! They take such care to thoughtfully create a fun and unique experience !! We loved it. Would definitely do it again."

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"Wonderful tour of downtown Halifax on land and then a plunge into the harbour and the view of Halifax from the water. A great experience! Captain Dave and crew did not disappoint."

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"Gather some friends, rent a bus and head towards Wolfville to visit a few wineries. Sean was an amazing sommelier and guide. Everything was perfect, highly recommended! Thanks again Ambassatours for tailoring a custom tour for us!"

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"I booked a tour to Peggy's cove through the website. The bus was comfortable and clean. The guide was perfect, he was talking and joking during the way. And the tour was very interesting with stunning views."

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"Our trip to George's Island was wonderful! The boat ride is nice and quick (10 minutes), and you're free to stay on the island as long as you like. We had a great time and would recommend it to our friends!"

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"Harbour Hopper tour was our absolute favourite! Recommend it to everyone! Lots of interesting facts about Halifax and its history. The guides were super friendly and answered all the questions! Thank you so much! Great job!!!"

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