Harbour Hopper Tour

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 5:15pm  

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 historic, vibrant city’s famous sights, such as the Halifax Public Gardens, Citadel Hill National Historic Site, St. Paul’s Church and bustling Spring Garden Road. The real adventure begins 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, the waterfront boardwalk, and the Historic Properties. This fully narrated amphibious tour shares stories of the Halifax Explosion, Halifax’s connection to the Titanic tragedy, and the rich history of the Canadian Naval dockyards. 

Where to Board:  

Halifax Harbour Hoppers depart from 5050 Salter Street, on the Halifax waterfront.

 

Tour Duration: 

45 minutes 

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols: 

All Harbour Hoppers are operating with several COVID-19 protocols, including: plexiglass shields between seats, face shields or face masks for crew, shared surface sanitizing between tours, pre-boarding access to hand sanitizer for guests, physical distancing markers, and one-way routing. All Harbour Hopper tours are operating at reduced guest capacity. 

 

Ticket Pricing*: 

Adult: $32.75 
Senior: $29.35 
Youth (7-15): 18.70 
Child (2-6): $11.05 

Infant (0-2): FREE 

Family (2 Adults and 2 Children): $84.60 

Add a child to family rate (2-5): $9.80 

 

*15% off reflected in ticket pricing 

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Please Note:

We encourage all passengers to be sun-safe: apply sun protection, bring along a light layer (jacket, sweater), and a hat before traveling on the Harbour Hopper Tour, especially on days when our Harbour Hopper tops are retracted. We love when the sun is out and shining but to some passengers, it can make the journey a little less comfortable. Keep in mind that we do carry sun protection and clothing in our waterfront gift shops.

 

​Wheelchair Accessibility:

We are devoted to providing guests with the best tour experience so we recently introduced a new Harbour Hopper which is capable of accommodating one wheelchair user per tour. To ensure the schedule reflects the additional time required to load and unload, and that properly trained staff are scheduled for the tour, we require guests who require the service to provide us with 24 hours’ notice. Please contact us directly with any questions regarding accessibility on the Harbour Hopper at 902-490-8687. 

Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

Saturdays, Sundays - 3pm  

About This Tour:

A cruise aboard The Tall Ship Silva is the perfect way to fully appreciate a beautiful day on the Halifax Harbour. Join us on our comfortable and thoroughly impressive vessel for this relaxing afternoon outing on the water. Your journey beings on the Halifax waterfront as you set off into the big harbour where you’ll have a unique perspective of some of Halifax’s most notable landmarks including Georges Island, the Halifax Waterfront, Historic Properties, and more. Our guides will share anecdotes of some of the city’s rich history including accounts of Halifax Explosion, lesser-known stories of Halifax shipwrecks, and historical facts about the Silva. Passengers will be invited to help the crew hoist the Silva’s sails, enjoy a beverage or two from the onboard Murphy’s Pub, and then simply sit back, relax and enjoy a beautiful day out on the water.

Where To Board: 

The Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum), 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Tour Duration: 

1.5 hours 

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols: 

For your comfort and enjoyment, the Tall Ship Silva is operating at 1/3 capacity and its main deck has been laid out in marked 'Zones', to enable guests to have their own space aboard. Tall Ship Silva sailings are operating with several additional COVID-19 protocols, including: pre-boarding hand sanitizing for all guests, face masks for crew, shared surface sanitizing between tours, physical distance markers, and one-way routing. 

 

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $34.50 

Senior: $31.50 

Youth: (7-15) $22.50 

Child: (2-6) $14.99 

Family (2 adults, 2 children): $92.99 

Add child to the family rate: $13.50 

 

Dinner Cruise aboard Harbour Queen

Thursdays - 7pm

 

About This Tour:

During this unique, two-hour cruise and dining experience, you will travel through the Halifax harbour and along the scenic Northwest Arm to enjoy the sights, and flavours that best represent the city. On board guides will share a brief history of Halifax including stories of the Halifax Explosion and the origins of Point Pleasant Park, while you pass by notable landmarks including the Dingle Tower, the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Georges Island, the home of Canada’s east coast navy and more. A highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the three-course meal:

Appetizer

Field greens, blistered cherry tomato, cucumber & feta cheese served with a creamy balsamic dressing

 

Entrée

(choice of)

Slow Braised Short Rib with pan jus

-OR-

Grilled Halibut with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

Entreés are served with roasted fingerling potato and baby carrots.

Dessert

 

Strawberry Shortcake

House made tea biscuit topped with fresh strawberry compote and topped with whip cream

Where To Board:

The Dinner Cruise departs from Murphy's on the Water, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Duration:

3 Hours 

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols:

For your comfort and enjoyment, the Harbour Queen is operating at 1/3 capacity. During the Dinner Cruise, guests will be served dinner, at their assigned private table. Harbour Queen sailings are operating with several additional COVID-19 protocols, including: pre-boarding hand sanitizing for all guests, face masks for crew, and shared surface sanitizing between tours, physical distancing markers, and one-way routing. 

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $79.99 

Senior: $74.99 

Youth: (7-15) $41.99 

Child: (2-6) FREE 

Family (2 adults, 2 youth): $195.20 

Wines on the Water aboard the Tall Ship Silva

Fridays, 7pm

About This Tour:

Local Sommelier, Sean Buckland, hosts this evening cruise, introducing five, signature Nova Scotia wines, paired with five Executive Chef-selected food pairings. During your 2.5 hour cruise of the picturesque Halifax Harbour, learn more about Nova Scotia’s flourishing wine industry: the varietals, the terroir, the climate, the grape growing regions, the wine awards.  Wine- and food-lovers agree that Wines on the Water is Halifax’s must-attend culinary tour. Start the night a Nova Scotia Wine Enthusiast, end the night a Nova Scotia Wine Lover! Wines on the Water aboard the open, upper deck of the Tall Ship Silva is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.*

Where To Board:

Wines on the Water aboard the Tall Ship Silva departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum) 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Tour Duration: 

2.5 hours 

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols:

For your comfort and enjoyment, the Tall Ship Silva is operating at 1/3 capacity. During this cruise, guests will be served food and drink in their own Bistro Zone. Tall Ship Silva sailings are operating with several additional COVID-19 protocols, including: pre-boarding hand sanitizing for all guests, face masks for crew, shared surface sanitizing between tours, and physical distancing markers, and one-way routing. 

 

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $99 

Senior: $99 

Reserve tickets for your entire party, under one name, to ensure that you're all assigned the same main deck Bistro Zone. Zones available up to a party size of 10. 

Craft Beer Cruise aboard the Tall Ship Silva

Saturdays, 7pm

NOTE: August 8th & August 15th Craft Beer Cruise will take place August 9th & August 16th, 6:30pm

About This Tour:

Nova Scotia is home to more craft breweries per capita than any other province in Canada, a distinction that’s led us to create the perfect East coast pairing- sailing and great beer! The Craft Beer Cruise is a fun, laid back tour that features some of the best Nova Scotian craft breweries and their latest creations. The tour includes highlights of the participating breweries, details of the brewing process and the tasting profiles that you’ll discover in each beer. Your ticket includes a cruise on the Halifax  Harbour along with samples of each unique beer. We're very proud to be highlighting  some of the best of Nova Scotia's craft beer on Nova Scotia’s most unique  floating  pub. The Craft Beer Cruise is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.* 

Where To Board:

The Craft Beer Cruise aboard the Tall Ship Silva departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum) 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Tour Duration: 

2.5 hours 

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols:

For your comfort and enjoyment, the Tall Ship Silva is operating at 1/3 capacity. During this cruise, guests will be served food and drink in their own Bistro Zone. Tall Ship Silva sailings are operating with several additional COVID-19 protocols, including: pre-boarding hand sanitizing for all guests, face masks for crew, shared surface sanitizing between tours, and physical distancing markers, and one-way routing. 

 

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $49 

Senior: $49 

Reserve tickets for your entire party, under one name, to ensure that you're all assigned the same main deck Bistro Zone. Zones available up to a party size of 10. 

Deep Sea Fishing

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 11am  

 

PLEASE NOTE: Masks will be provided and are required to be worn by all staff & guests while on the Deep Sea Fishing tour. 

​About This Tour:

Experience isn’t required to join us on this fun, Deep Sea Fishing tour- a desire for a truly authentic East Coast experience is all you’ll need to get hooked! Our experienced captains know exactly how to reach the very best fishing grounds, and when to move on to a new spot. With all gear onboard, including bait, rods and lures, you and your experienced and helpful crew are ready to set off in search of mackerel, cod, haddock, and Boston bluefish. Should guests want to keep their catch, they’ll be delighted to know that our team will clean, filet and pack it on ice to-go. During this three-hour journey, guests will appreciate stunning views of the coastline and the grandeur of the Atlantic Ocean so have your cameras ready. Our vessels are also fully licensed which means guests will be able to enjoy a cold beverage while trying to land the big one!

Where To Board:

The Deep Sea Fishing tour departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum) 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Tour Duration: 

3 hours 

  

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $57.99 

Senior: $53.50 

Youth: (7-15) $39.99 

Child: (2-6) $19.99 

Family: $157.50 

Add a child to the family rate: $18.99 

New Scotland Brews Cruise

Thursdays, 8pm 

​About This Tour:

We're thrilled to welcome back this amazing summer concert series! New Scotland Brewing is once again taking over the Tall Ship Silva every Thursday night for the The New Scotland Brews Cruise. The evening features artists performing original songs, and two craft brewing brothers serving original brews onboard the Tall Ship Silva. Bands will alternate weekly, so be sure to keep an eye on social media to see who will be putting on a show this week! The New Scotland Brews Cruise is open to those 19+ with valid government issued photo ID.

Where To Board:

The New Scotland Brews Cruise departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum) 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Tour Duration:

2.5 hours 

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols:

For your comfort and enjoyment, the Tall Ship Silva is operating at 1/3 capacity. During this cruise, guests will be served food and drink in their own Bistro Zone. Tall Ship Silva sailings are operating with several additional COVID-19 protocols, including: pre-boarding hand sanitizing for all guests, face masks for crew, shared surface sanitizing between tours, physical distancing markers, and one-way routing. 

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $25 

Reserve tickets for your entire party, under one name, to ensure that you're all assigned to the same main deck Bistro Zone. Zones available up to a party size of 10.

Open Deck DJ Cruise

Select Saturdays in July & August, 10pm 

​About This Tour:

This summer’s hottest ticket takes place on board the Tall Ship Silva! Join us for our wildly popular Open Deck DJ Cruise aboard the Tall Ship Silva, a two-and-a-half-hour cruise which combines all the necessary ingredients for an amazing time including a skilled and professional DJ, a cash bar, and of course, the Silva’s floating pub. Gather your friends, your bachelor or bachelorette crew, and your out-of-town guests for crowd-pleasing hits on the harbour, and make summer 2020 extra memorable! The Open Deck DJ Cruise is open to those 19+ with valid government issued photo ID. Per Nova Scotia COVID-19 requirements, small groups of up to 10 can be booked on this tour. 

Where To Board:

The Open Deck DJ Cruise departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum) 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Tour Duration:

2.5 hours 

  

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $25.50

​Reserve tickets for your entire party, under one name, to ensure that you're all assigned to the same main deck Bistro Zone. Zones available up to a party size of 10. 

Floating Beer Garden aboard Harbour Queen

Fridays, 8pm, beginning August 7th

​About This Tour:

Did you hear? Halifax has a brand NEW Beer Garden and it’s unlike any other! Grab your ‘friend-bubbles’ and join us aboard the Harbour Queen for the first ever - and only - Halifax Floating Beer Garden. Choose from a selection of local craft beer and international favourites, chilled and ready to enjoy while cruising out in the open air. Enjoy local, live music while sipping your favourite craft brews on this two and a half hour summer cruise. Halifax's Floating Beer Garden is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Where To Board:

The Floating Beer Garden departs from the Cable Wharf (Murphy's on the Water) 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Tour Duration:

2.5 hours 

  

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $25

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols:

For your comfort and enjoyment, the Harbour Queen is operating at 1/3 capacity. Harbour Queen sailings are operating with several additional COVID-19 protocols, including: pre-boarding hand sanitizing for all guests, face masks for crew, and shared surface sanitizing between tours, physical distancing markers, and one-way routing. 

Cider on the Sea with Chain Yard Urban Cidery

Sunday, August 23rd, 7pm

​About This Tour:

We’ve once again partnered with Chain Yard Urban Cidery to bring you another Cider on the Sea, an afternoon, two-and-a-half-hour sail celebrating traditional ciders made from 100% Nova Scotia apples! Join host ‘pommelier’ Nick McDow for a cruise on the Halifax harbour and Northwest Arm, sample unique ciders and listen as he he shares his passion for the craft. Listen to live music while sipping cider and sailing on the Tall Ship Silva. What could be better? Open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Where To Board:

Cider on the Sea departs from the Sackville Wharf (near the Halifax Wave) 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Tour Duration:

2.5 hours 

  

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $25

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols:

For your comfort and enjoyment, the Tall Ship Silva is operating at 1/3 capacity. Tall Ship Silva sailings are operating with several additional COVID-19 protocols, including: pre-boarding hand sanitizing for all guests, face masks for crew, and shared surface sanitizing between tours, physical distancing markers, and one-way routing.

Lightning Trivia with Adam

Sunday- August 23, 7pm

​About This Tour:

Q: What's another great way to have fun while cruising the Halifax Harbour? A: By joining us for Lightning Trivia with Adam onboard Harbour Queen I! 

Teams of four or more are invited to put their trivia skills to the test during this two-and-a-half hour cruise on the Halifax harbour. Expect a fast-paced, competitive and super fun night that not only tests groups on how much they know, but also how quickly they can respond with the correct answer. This event is perfect for groups, friends and families who are looking to do something different, and fun! The winning team wins four tickets to an upcoming Floating Beer Garden Cruise on the Harbour. Lightning Trivia with Adam takes place Sunday, August 23rd - 7-9:30pm.

Where To Board:

Lightning Trivia with Adam departs from the Cable Wharf (Murphy's on the Water) 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Tour Duration:

2.5 hours 

  

Ticket Pricing: 

Adult: $25

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols:

For your comfort and enjoyment, the Harbour Queen is operating at 1/3 capacity. Harbour Queen sailings are operating with several additional COVID-19 protocols, including: pre-boarding hand sanitizing for all guests, face masks for crew, and shared surface sanitizing between tours, physical distancing markers, and one-way routing. 

 
 
 
 
 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to weather, demand, private charters or any other circumstances beyond our control, schedule is subject to change.

To confirm departures please call 902-420-1015 • 24-hour notice required to issue refunds • Family: 2 adults, 2 children (15 or under) Maximum two children for family rate • We accept the following methods of payment: Cash ($CDN, $USD), MasterCard, VISA, WeChat Pay, Alipay, Apple Pay and Debit card payments • Children under the age of one ride FREE • All prices subject to a surcharge of 6% per person + 15% HST •  For further information call (902) 420-1015

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Nova Scotia, B3J 1S5, Canada 

902-420-1015

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Murphy's Company Store Hours

Thursday to Sunday:  10am - 7pm

Murphy's Restaurant & Patio Hours

Thursday & Sunday: 11:30am - 8pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30:am - 9pm

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