Tours & Experiences in and around Halifax

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wine Enthusiast Tour

About This Tour:

​You're invited to share our passion for Nova Scotia wines by joining our Sommelier-guided tour of three Annapolis Valley wineries. Travel by bus to & from Halifax, using one of our three convenient pick-up locations. You'll visit three very distinct wineries, enjoy lunch made with the freshest, local ingredients, and discover why Nova Scotia wines have received over 200 national and international awards. Discover and savour a new VIP tasting experience, while enjoying some of Canada's most celebrated wines. Please join us!​

Schedule:

June 26 - October 23: Saturdays, 10am - 5:30pm

Ticket Prices:

Adult:

$140 +HST per person (price includes gratuity for restaurant server)

Where To Board: 

The Wine Enthusiast Tour departs from three convenient metro Halifax locations:

1) Halifax - Salter Street parking Lot, 1521 Lower Water St, B3J 1R9

2) Dartmouth - Zatzman Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, B3A 1A2

3) Bedford - Atlantic Superstore,1650 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, B4A 4J7.

Tour Duration: 

7 hours 

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 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. 

Schedule:

June 1 - June 29: Saturdays & Sundays, 12:15pm, 1:30pm & 3pm

June 30 - July 4: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm & 3pm

July 5 - July 15: Monday to Friday, 12:15pm, 1:30pm & 3pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 11am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:15pm & 5:30pm

July 16 - July 23: Daily, 11am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm & 5:30pm

July 25 - July 26: Saturday & Sunday, 11am, 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm & 5:30pm

July 26 - July 30: Saturdays & Sundays, 12:15pm, 1:30pm & 3pm

July 31 - August 29: Monday to Friday, 11am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:15pm & 5:30pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 11am, 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm & 5:30pm

August 30 - September 3: Monday to Friday, 11am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:15pm & 5:30pm

September 4, 5 & 6: 11am, 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm & 5:30pm

September 7 - September 24: Saturdays & Sundays, 12:15pm, 1:30pm & 3pm

Ticket Prices:

Adult: $35.65 

Senior: $32.17

Youth (6-15): $20.83

Child (2-5): $12.74

Child (0-1): $0.00

Family Rate*: $93.68

Additional Child for Family Rate (With purchase of family ticket): $11.39

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

Where to Board:  

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

 

Tour Duration: 

55 minutes 

Tall Ship Silva Sailing

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. 

Schedule:

June 1 - June 24: Saturdays, 10am & 4pm

June 24 - September 6: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 2pm & 4pm

September 11 - September 25: Saturday & Sunday, 4pm

Ticket Prices:

Adult: $37.61 

Senior: $34.39

Youth (10-15): $24.87

Child (6-9): $16.91

Child (0-5): $0.00

Family Rate*: $103.64

Additional Child for Family Rate (With purchase of family ticket): $15.83

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

Where to Board:  

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

 

Tour Duration: 

1.5 hours 

Dinner Cruise

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. You’ll dine against picturesque, notable landmarks including the Dingle Tower, Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Georges Island and more.

Schedule:

June 26 - September 25: Saturdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Ticket Prices:

Adult: $95.50 

Senior: $90.50

Youth (6-15): $50.95

Child (0-5): $0.00

Where to Board:  

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

 

Tour Duration: 

2 hours 

Wines on the Water

About This Tour:

A local Sommelier hosts this evening cruise, introducing five, signature Nova Scotia wines, paired with five Executive Chef-selected food pairings. During your 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 is open to those aged 19+ with valid, government issued ID.

Schedule:

June 25 - October 1: Fridays, 6:30pm - 8:45pm

Ticket Price:

$129

Where to Board:  

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

 

Tour Duration: 

2.25 hours

Craft Beer Cruise

About This Tour:

Nova Scotia is home to some of the most 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. 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 aged 19+ with valid, government issued ID.

Schedule:

June 27 - October 2: Sundays, 7pm - 9pm

Ticket Price:

$59

Where to Board:  

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

 

Tour Duration: 

2 hours 

Cider on the Sea

About This Tour:

We’ve once again partnered with some of ours (and your) favourite local cideries to bring you another season of Cider on the Sea, a two-hour sail celebrating traditional ciders made from 100% Nova Scotia apples! Join us for a cruise on the Halifax harbour and Northwest Arm, sip & savour unique ciders & 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.

Schedule:

July 1 - September 2: Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm

Ticket Price:

$30*

*This event will be seated in bistro zones to follow social distancing guidelines. We are selling these tables/zones in groups of 4-10. For party sizes outside of this parameter, please call us at: 902-420-1015, or email us at: store@mtcw.ca and we would be happy to assist you.

Where to Board:  

Cider on the Sea departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum), 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

 

Tour Duration: 

2 hours 

Floating Beer Garden

About This Tour:

This year will be especially perfect to grab your ‘friend-bubbles’ and join us aboard the Tall Ship Silva for this season's 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.

Schedule:

June 27 - October 1: Sundays, 4pm - 6pm

Ticket Price:

$30*

*This event will be seated in bistro zones to follow social distancing guidelines. We are selling these tables/zones in groups of 4-10. For party sizes outside of this parameter, please call us at: 902-420-1015, or email us at: store@mtcw.ca and we would be happy to assist you.

Where to Board:  

The Floating Beer Garden departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum), 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

 

Tour Duration: 

2 hours 

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New Scotland Brews Cruise

About This Tour:

Halifax's favourite concert series on the water is returning for the summer! New Scotland Brewing is taking over the Tall Ship Silva every Thursday night. The New Scotland Brews Cruise features artists performing original songs, and two craft brewing brothers serving original brews on-board the Tall Ship Silva. Bands will rotate weekly, so be sure to keep an eye on social media to see who will be putting on a show this week! New Scotland Brews Cruise is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Schedule:

June 24 - October 7: Sundays, 9pm - 11pm

Ticket Price:

$30*

*This event will be seated in bistro zones to follow social distancing guidelines. We are selling these tables/zones in groups of 4-10. For party sizes outside of this parameter, please call us at: 902-420-1015, or email us at: store@mtcw.ca and we would be happy to assist you.

Where to Board:  

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

 

Tour Duration: 

2 hours 

 ​

Hot on the Harbour with Hot

Country 103.5

About This Tour:

Experience new country on the water with Halifax’s HOTTEST country music radio station, Hot Country 103.5! Grab your friends and join us on this two-hour sail on the Halifax harbour and take in some of today's hottest country stars including Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay and Dean Brody. The team from Hot Country along with our captain & crew will be ready to help you kick-off your weekend - the best way possible. Full cash bar onboard. Hot on the Harbour is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Schedule:

July 2 - September 24: Fridays, 9:30pm - 11:30pm

Ticket Price:

$30*

*This event will be seated in bistro zones to follow social distancing guidelines. We are selling these tables/zones in groups of 4-10. For party sizes outside of this parameter, please call us at: 902-420-1015, or email us at: store@mtcw.ca and we would be happy to assist you.

Where to Board:  

Hot on the Harbour departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum), 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

 

Tour Duration: 

2 hours 

Live Music on the Silva

About This Tour:

Nova Scotia’s eclectic & flourishing music scene has long been centered around the city of Halifax so what better way is there than to enjoy local, live music then while sailing on our beautiful harbour? On Saturday evenings you'll find us out on the Tall Ship Silva with a live local band or musician, cold drinks and great times, all against the backdrop of Halifax's summer sky. We're taking Saturdays from good to GREAT with Live Music on the Silva - join us!

Schedule:

June 26 - September 25: Saturdays, 9:30pm - 11:30pm

Ticket Price:

$30*

*This event will be seated in bistro zones to follow social distancing guidelines. We are selling these tables/zones in groups of 4-10. For party sizes outside of this parameter, please call us at: 902-420-1015, or email us at: store@mtcw.ca and we would be happy to assist you.

Where to Board:  

Live Music on the Silva departs from the Sackville Wharf (in front of Maritime Museum), 1655 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

 

Tour duration: 

2 hours 

Deep Sea Fishing - Group Tours

Private Group Bookings Only

​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 you want to keep your catch, you’ll be delighted to know that our team will clean, filet and pack it on ice to-go. Our vessels are also fully licensed which means you can enjoy a cold beverage while trying to land the big one!

Where To Board:

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

Tour Duration: 

3 hours 

 

COVID-19 Public Health Protocols

 

Harbour Hopper: 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. 

Tall Ship Silva: For your comfort and enjoyment, the Tall Ship Silva is operating at limited capacity and its main deck has been laid out in marked 'Zones', to enable guests to have their own space aboard. Harbour 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.

Wheelchair Accessibility

 

Harbour Hopper: We are committed 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

Terms & Conditions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to weather, demand, private charters and 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

PLAN AHEAD: We encourage all passengers to be sun-safe: apply sun protection, bring along a light layer (jacket, sweater), and a hat before traveling on any tour. Keep in mind that we do carry sun protection and clothing in our waterfront gift shops. On cooler days & evenings, we recommend you bring along an additional layer (jacket, sweater) as temperatures can be several degrees cooler on the water.

PARKING: To ensure that you and guests have sufficient time to board your tour bus or vessel, please plan your parking accommodations in advance. For further information, please visit any one of these links: Halifax Parking; Downtown Halifax Parksmart; Waterfront Parking.

 

 
 
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Ambassatours Gray Line

Billing Address

6575 Bayne Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 2V6 Canada

Ambassatours Gray Line

Waterfront Office

1751 Lower Water St, Halifax

Nova Scotia, B3J 1S5, Canada

902-420-1015

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