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Tours & Experiences in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Experience Halifax by Land & Sea. Enjoy local craft beers & ciders, Nova Scotian wines, live entertainment and spectacular coastal scenery.

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Harbour Hopper Tour

About This Tour:

Ribbit Ribbit! All aboard Atlantic Canada's most popular tour – a fun, fast-paced adventure that introduces you to the best of Halifax by land and sea! Sitting 10 feet high, you'll have an exclusive view of our vibrant city’s historic sights, such as Grand Parade and Citadel Hill National Historic Site. The adventure continues when you make your big SPLASH into the Halifax harbour! Your driver is now your Captain, and it’s time to explore. Prepare your camera for unique photos of George's Island, Cable Wharf, and the Halifax waterfront. This fully narrated amphibious tour is one you won’t soon forget! 

Tour Includes: 

55-minute guided tour

Schedule:

Tours begin May 13, 2023. View complete schedule here.

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult- $45

Senior- $40.65

Youth- $25.70

Child- $16

Infant- Free

Family- $106

Extra Child with Family Rate- $14

*Family Rate is for 2 adults & 2 children under the age of 6

Where to Board:  

This tour departs from the Salter Street Parking Lot on the Halifax waterfront

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Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

About This Tour:

A cruise aboard The Tall Ship Silva is the perfect way to fully appreciate a beautiful day on the Halifax Harbour. Your journey begins on the Halifax waterfront as you set off to view some of Halifax’s most notable landmarks, including Georges Island, the Halifax Waterfront, Historic Properties, and more. Help the crew hoist the Silva’s sails, enjoy a beverage or two from the onboard Murphy’s Pub, and sit back, relax and enjoy a beautiful day out on the water.

Tour Includes: 

1.5 hour cruise

Schedule:

Tours begin June 1, 2023. View complete schedule here.

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult: $41.60

Senior 65+: $38.20

Youth (7-15): $28.20

Child (2-6): $19.85

Infant (0-1): FREE

Family Rate*: $111.40

Additional Child for Family Rate (With purchase of family ticket): $18.50

*Family Rate is for 2 adults & 2 children under the age of 15

Where to Board:  

The Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Dinner Cruise

About This Tour:

Experience the sights and flavours that best represent the city while onboard Harbour Queen. Indulge on a three-course, locally sourced menu, as you travel through the Halifax harbour and along the scenic Northwest Arm. Take in the sights of notable landmarks including the Halifax waterfront, Georges Island, the Dingle Tower, and more. Enjoy wine, beer, and other beverages from our full-service bar. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Tour Includes: 

2-hour cruise

3-course plated dinner

Live music by a Jazz soloist

Meal gratuity

Dinner Menu:

Freshly baked bread and whipped butter 

Appetizer

Mixed Green - Salad heirloom cherry tomato, cucumber and feta cheese served with a honey-sherry vinaigrette

 

Entrée (choice of)

Slow Braised Beef Short Rib - natural jus, herb roasted smashed  potatoes, seasonal vegetable bundle
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Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon - lemon-tomato-caper vinaigrette, herb roasted smashed  potatoes, seasonal vegetable bundle
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Roasted Vegetable Timbale - seasonal vegetables, chickpea, zucchini grilled tofu, mushroom, spiced tomato cream sauce

 

Dessert

Nova Scotia Strawberry Shortcake local strawberry compote, Chantilly cream

Schedule:

Saturdays, 6pm:  June 10 - September 23

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult: $139

Senior 65+: $126.75

Youth (10-15): $72.75

Child (5-9): $27.50 (children's menu)

Where to Board:  

The Dinner Cruise aboard Harbour Queen departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Wines on the Water

About This Tour:

A local Sommelier leads you through a four-course wine tasting featuring the signature wines of Nova Scotia served with an accompaniment of charcuterie, cold meats, paté and cheeses.  A key ingredient for this tour is the musical stylings provided by our resident fiddler and guitar player, without which it would not be a true Nova Scotian Experience. You'll start the night a Nova Scotia Wine Enthusiast, and end it a Nova Scotia Wine Lover! Wines on the Water is open to those aged 19+ with valid, government issued ID.

Please note that we require 48 hours notice to cancel any booking for this event as we organize the preparation of meals in advance per person booked.

Tour Includes: 

2-hour cruise
Sommelier guide
4 wine samples
Charcuterie
Live music

Schedule:

Thursdays, 6:30pm: June 22 - September 21 

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

$125

Where to Board:  

Wines on the Water aboard The Tall Ship Silva departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Floating Beer Garden

About This Tour:

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. Choose from a selection of local craft beer and other favourites, chilled and ready to enjoy while relaxing on the open deck. Experience local, live music while sipping your favourite craft brews on this two-hour summer cruise. The Floating Beer Garden is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Tour Includes:

2-hour cruise

Live music

Schedule:

Cruises begin June 24, 2023. View complete schedule here.

Ticket Price (HST Extra):

$35.65

Where to Board:  

The Floating Beer Garden aboard Harbour Queen departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Peggys Cove Tour by Bus

About This Tour:

En route to this seaside village pass-by the Halifax Public Gardens, a quiet oasis amid a cosmopolitan city; see the Citadel National Historic Site, a fort perched high above the city; the Old Town Clock, a gift given to the city by Prince Edward the Duke of Kent in 1803; as well as other notable landmarks such as Province House, the naval dockyards and the famous Halifax waterfront boardwalk. As you travel along the winding coastal highway of the Lighthouse Route to the tiny fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, it is little wonder it has been an inspiration for artists and an irresistible lure for budding and seasoned adventurers for generation after generation. The colorful houses and fishing shacks perched atop the solid stone rocky outcrop that overlooks the restless waters of the Atlantic exhibit the wear and tear of the ocean and its punishing storms. Yet they endure, much like the small population of approximately 32 people who are year-round residents.

Tour Includes:

3.5 hour guided tour by bus

Schedule:

Tours begin May 19, 2023. For the complete schedule, please click here.

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult: $68.90 

Senior 65+: $62

Youth (6-15): $48.25

Where to Board:  

Peggys Cove Tour by Bus departs from 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Lunenburg Tour by Bus

About This Tour:

This quaint town located in Nova Scotia’s South Shore is brimming with history that dates back to the 18th century. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg is a warm and welcoming host to anyone eager to discover the many treasures and places of interest within the community. You may choose to learn more about the town and the Bluenose II while be accompanied by a local guide, or dive deeper into Lunenburg’s fishing industry during your visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Travel to and from Lunenburg will include commentary from a local guide who will share informative and intriguing stories including the Oak Island mystery, rum running, privateers, and more.

Tour Includes:

6-hour guided tour by bus

Schedule:

Tours begin Saturday, June 3. View complete schedule here.

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult: $109.20 

Senior 65+: $98.30

Youth (6-15): $76.45

Where to Board:  

Lunenburg Tour by Bus departs from 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Cider on the Sea

About This Tour:

Nova Scotia's love for Craft Cider continues to flourish so we're excited to once again be partnering with Chain Yard Cider to bring you another season of 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. Local ciders x local live music x local sailing - what could be better?

Tour Includes:
2-hour cruise
Live Music


Schedule:

Sundays, 6:30pm: June 25 - September 24


Ticket Price (HST Extra):
$34.65

 

Where to Board:  

Cider on the Sea aboard The Tall Ship Silva departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Wine Enthusiast Tour

About This 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. You will travel by bus to visit three very distinct wineries, enjoy lunch, and discover for yourself why Nova Scotian wines have been awarded over 200 international and national awards. The Wine Enthusiast Tour is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Tour Includes:

7-hour tour

Sommelier guide

Transportation 

Tours & tastings at three wineries: Bent Ridge Winery, Benjamin Bridge & Planters Ridge

Lunch at a local winery Bent Ridge: View lunch menu here

Schedule:

Tours begin June 3, 2023. View complete schedule here.

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult: $165 (price includes gratuity for restaurant server)

Itinerary: 

  • Halifax Pick-Up: Departs at 10:15am from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic,1675 Lower Water Street, B3J 1S3

  • Dartmouth Pick-Up: Departs at 10:30am from the Zatzman Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, B3A 1A2

  • Bedford Pick-Up: Departs at 10:50am from the Atlantic Superstore, 1650 Bedford Hwy., Bedford, B4A 4J7​

  • Tour, Tasting & Lunch at Bent Ridge Winery: Arrive at 11:30am in Windsor, Nova Scotia

  • Tour & Tasting at Planters Ridge Winery: Arrive at 1:30pm in Port Williams, Nova Scotia

  • Tour & Tasting at Benjamin Bridge: Arrive at 3:00pm in Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia

  • Tour & Tasting at Benjamin Bridge: Depart for home at 4:00pm from Benjamin Bridge

  • Bedford Drop-Off: Arrives 5:00pm at the Atlantic Superstore, 1650 Bedford Hwy., Bedford, B4A 4J7

  • Dartmouth Drop-Off: Arrives 5:15pm at the Zatzman Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, B3A 1A2

  • Halifax Drop-Off: Arrives 5:30pm at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic,1675 Lower Water Street, B3J 1S3

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Visit Georges Island

About This Tour:

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.” Enjoy scenic views from a new perspective and immerse yourself in the rich history of Halifax! Take a self-guided tour of the fort or a guided tour of the historic tunnels!

Tour Includes:

Ferry service to and from the island.

Entry to Georges Island.

Service fees.

Schedule:

The Ferry to Georges Island begins service on June 24, 2023  

Ticket Prices:

Adult (person 18 to 64 years of age): $23.26

Senior (person 65 years of age or over): $20.91

Youth (6 to 17 years of age): $13.09

Age 5 and under: Free

Discovery Pass Holder: $13.09

Family of 4 (2 kids over 5): $67.72

Order your Discovery Pass here!

Where to Board:  

The Ferry to Georges Island aboard Kawartha Spirit departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Hot Country Party Cruise

About This Tour:

Experience new country on the water, with Halifax’s HOTTEST country music radio station, Hot Country 103.5! 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. The team from Hot Country along with our captain & crew will be ready to help kick-off your weekend, country style! Hot Country Party Cruise is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Tour Includes:

2-hour cruise

Hot Country 103.5 DJ

Schedule:

Fridays, 9pm: June 30 - October 6

Ticket Price (HST Extra):

$35.65

Where to Board:  

Hot Country Party Cruise aboard Harbour Queen departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Blue Lobster Party Cruise

About This Tour:

We've teamed up with Nova Scotia Spirit Co. to deliver a unique celebration on the water - a Nova Scotia party with a tropical twist. Check in with us on Fridays and Saturday evenings aboard the Tall Ship Silva for the Blue Lobster Party Cruise, a 2-hour cruise featuring Nova Scotia Spirit Co.'s Blue Lobster Tropical ready-to-drink cocktails. Karate Kactus will join us to set the mood for dancing - so come ready to have fun and party! The sounds, flavours and good times of summer will be onboard this NEW, tropical-themed celebration on the water!

Tour Includes:

2-hour cruise

DJ

Schedule:

Fridays & Saturdays, 10pm: June 23 - September 30

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

$35.65

Where to Board:  

Blue Lobster Party Cruise aboard the Tall Ship Silva departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Halifax Party Cruise

About This Tour:

The Halifax Party Cruise is this summer’s hottest ticket! Round up your friends, your bachelor or bachelorette crew, and your out-of-town guests for this two-hour party cruise aboard the Harbour Queen. You’ll be cruising with DJ Mutts who will be spinning the best party favourites and taking your requests. Halifax’s most spirited floating bar will be lit up under the night sky - don’t miss out! Halifax Party Cruise is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

 

Tour Includes:

2-hour cruise

DJ Music

 

Schedule:

Thursdays & Saturdays, 9pm: June 15 - October 7

 

Ticket Price (HST Extra):

$35.65

 

Where to Board:  

Halifax Party Cruise aboard Harbour Queen departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

About This Tour:

Hop on board one of our authentic, vintage Double Decker buses for the best way to explore the best of our city. Your Hop On Hop Off ticket provides you with an entire day’s freedom and flexibility to take in the city sights on your own schedule. You’ll travel along our historic and ever evolving downtown, past the stunning Halifax Public Gardens, to the top of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and beyond. Our guides will share stories from Halifax’s rich history including tragic tales from the Halifax Explosion, our city’s involvement in the World Wars, and much more. Be sure to Hop Off at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery which is best known as the resting place for over 100 victims of the Titanic tragedy.* The Hop On Hop Off City Tour offers an easy, convenient, and fun way to explore Halifax!

*PLEASE NOTE: An additional guide will be stationed at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery to share stories of the Titanic’s ill-fated journey.

**PLEASE NOTE: Check into the Tour Ticket Centre on Lower Water Street first, to obtain your Hop On Hop Off Boarding Sticker

Tour Includes:

Guided Hop On Hop Off Tour

Schedule:

Select days beginning May 16, 2023. View complete schedule here.

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

TBA

Where to Board:  

There are several Hop On Hop Off Tour pick-up and drop-off points in Halifax. View map.

Terms & Conditions

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Fall Colours Cruise

About This Tour:

Fall will soon be in the air and Halifax will once again be painted with Mother Nature's artistic brush in a vibrant palette of reds, yellows, oranges and gold. Join us in celebrating this wonderful season on one of our Fall Colours Tours! This two-hour cruise begins in the Halifax harbour, passes alongside Point Pleasant Park and into the Northwest Arm where the fall foliage will be particularly impressive during this time of year. 

Please dress for the season and feel free to bring your own warm blanket or you're welcome to use one of ours!

Tour Includes:

2-hour cruise

Live music

Schedule:

TBA

Ticket Prices:

TBA

*Family Rate is for 2 adults & 2 children under the age of 15

Where to Board:  

The Fall Colours Cruise departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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Ghost Ship Cruise

About This Tour:

Join us aboard the Tall Ship Silva for an hour and a half cruise as we depart under a nighttime sky for an evening of unusual tales and haunting stories of Halifax’s past. Our resident storyteller will share forgotten stories of lost shipwrecks and the ghosts of Georges Island, and will shed some light on those things that go bump in the night. 19+ with valid ID.

Tour Includes:

1.5-hour cruise

Schedule:

TBA

Ticket Prices:

TBA

Where to Board:  

The Ghost Ship Cruise departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

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