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Tours & Experiences

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

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! 

 

Continue your journey of learning and fun with a Discovery Centre family pass! Four stories high with over 40,000 square feet of space, the Centre is the newest science museum in the country, boasting cutting-edge experiences, innovative galleries, and incredible exhibits from around the globe. Click here to purchase admission tickets. Harbour Hopper Tour tickets and Discovery Centre tickets sold separately.

Tour Includes: 

55-minute guided tour

Schedule:

June through to end of September. Please refer to our online calendar when choosing a tour date and time.

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult: $35.65 

Senior 65+: $32.17

Youth (7-15): $20.83

Child (2-6): $12.74

Infant (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:  

The Harbour Hopper Tour departs from the Salter Street Parking Lot on the Halifax waterfront

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.  Your journey beings 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. Our guides will share stories of the city’s rich history including accounts of Halifax Explosion, lesser-known stories of Halifax shipwrecks, and historical facts about the Silva. 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. Groups of 10 or more save 10% on any Tall Ship Silva tour. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

Tour Includes: 

1.5-hour sail

Guided commentary

Schedule:

June 19 - June 20: Saturday & Sunday, 4pm

June 25 - September 5: Fridays & Saturdays, 4pm; Sundays, 1:30pm

Monday, August 2 & Monday, September 6: 1:30pm

September 11 - September 26: Saturdays, 4pm; Sundays, 1:30pm

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult: $37.61 

Senior 65+: $34.39

Youth (10-15): $24.87

Child (5-9): $16.91

Infant (0-4): $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 departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Preview the onboard Beverage Menu

Dinner Cruise

About This Tour:

Experience the sights and flavours that best represent the city on the open deck of Halifax’s signature Tall Ship, the Tall Ship Silva. 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. Groups of 10 or more save 10% on any Tall Ship Silva tour. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

Tour Includes: 

2-hour cruise

3-course plated dinner

Live music by a Jazz soloist

Meal gratuity

Sample Dinner Menu:

Appetizer - Field greens, blistered cherry tomato, cucumber & feta cheese served with a cream balsamic dressing

Entrée - (choice of) Slow Braised Short-Rib with pan jus -or- Grilled Halibut with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce Served with roasted fingerling potatoes & baby carrots -or- Ratatouille with hummus, portobello mushroom, eggplant, tomato, onion & peppers

Dessert - Homemade tea biscuit with fresh strawberry compote, topped with whipped cream

Schedule:

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

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult: $95.50 

Senior 65+: $90.50

Youth (10-15): $50.95

Child (5-9): $19.95 (children's menu)

Where to Board:  

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

Wines on the Water

About This Tour:

From the deck of the Tall Ship Silva, a local Sommelier leads guests through a five-course wine tasting, featuring the signature wines of Nova Scotia, each perfectly paired with menu items prepared onboard by our Executive Chef. 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. Wine and food lovers agree that Wines on the Water is a must attend culinary adventure! Start the night a Nova Scotia Wine Enthusiast, end the night a Nova Scotia Wine Lover! Groups of 10 or more save 10% on any Tall Ship Silva tour. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

 

Wines on the Water is open to those aged 19+ with valid, government issued ID.

Tour Includes: 

2-hour sail

Sommelier guide

5 tasting plates paired with 5 wine samples

Live music

Menu:

Canape -

Smoked Salmon with herbed cream cheese and cucumber

Tasting Menu -

Citrus & Maple Grilled Digby Scallops

Butter Poached Atlantic Lobster Tail

Marinated Grilled Chicken Thigh

Beef Tenderloin with Compound Butter 

Finish -

Handmade Truffle

Schedule:

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

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

$129

Where to Board:  

Wines on the Water departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Craft Beer Cruise

About This Tour:

Nova Scotia is home to a growing number of award-winning Craft Breweries, a distinction that 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. We’re very proud to be sharing with you some of Nova Scotia’s best craft beer. Groups of 10 or more save 10% on any Tall Ship Silva tour. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

 

The Craft Beer Cruise is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Tour Includes: 

2-hour cruise

Six craft beer samples from two Nova Scotian craft breweries

Charcuterie Box of cured meats, cheeses and a soft pretzel with dill pickle and grainy mustard

Schedule:

June 27 - September 26: Sundays, 7pm - 9pm

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

$59

Where to Board:  

The Craft Beer Cruise departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Craft Breweries Representing on July 18th:  

Spindrift Brewing Co & New Scotland Brewing

Craft Breweries Representing on July 25th:  

Saltbox Brewing Company & Garrison Brewing

New Scotland Brews Cruise

About This Tour:

New Scotland Brewing is taking over the Tall Ship Silva every Thursday night for a concert series over the summer! The New Scotland Brews Cruise features artists performing original songs, and two craft brewing brothers showcasing original brews. Bands will vary weekly so be sure to keep an eye on our social channels for the featured artists. New for this year - several cruises will be departing from the Dartmouth Waterfront, just a stone’s throw away from New Scotland Brewery!  Join the fun every Thursday night from 9pm-11pm! Groups of 10 or more save 10% on any Tall Ship Silva tour. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

 

New Scotland Brews Cruise is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Tour Includes: 

2-hour cruise

Live Music (July 22nd: Willie Stratton; July 29th: Stand Back; August 5th: Cameron Hawes)

Extras

Add pizza or garlic fingers from Stone Pizza to your order! Add to your order when booking or call in advance of your tour. Only available for Dartmouth departures.

Schedule:

Cable Wharf Departures: June 24; July 1, 15 & 29; August 12 & 26; September 9 & 23; October 7: Thursdays, 9pm - 11pm

Alderney Landing Dartmouth Departures: July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 2, 16 & 30: Thursdays, 9pm - 11pm

Ticket Price (HST Extra):

$30

Where to Board:  

The New Scotland Brews Cruise departs from:

Halifax: The Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Dartmouth: Alderney Landing Wharf

 

Preview the onboard beverage menu

Floating Beer Garden

About This Tour:

Halifax has a brand-new Beer Garden, and it’s unlike any other! Join us aboard the Silva for the first ever - 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. Groups of 10 or more save 10% on any Tall Ship Silva tour. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

The Floating Beer Garden is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Tour Includes:

2-hour cruise

Live music

Schedule:

June 27 - September 26: Sundays, 4pm - 6pm

Ticket Price (HST Extra):

$30

Where to Board:  

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

Weekly Music Guest:

Tommy Green Jr

Preview the onboard Beverage Menu

Cider on the Sea

About This Tour:

We’ve partnered with two of HRMs most sought-after cider houses. Evening departures from the Halifax Waterfront will feature Chain Yard Urban Cidery, and evening departures from Dartmouth will feature Lake City Cider House. Join us on a 2-hour evening sail celebrating traditional ciders made from Nova Scotian apples paired with live, homegrown musicians. A representative from the host Cidery with share their passion for the craft while you enjoy unique ciders and scenery along Halifax Harbour. This brand-new cruise is one not to be missed! Groups of 10 or more save 10% on any Tall Ship Silva tour. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

 

Cider on the Sea is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Tour Includes:

2-hour sail

Live music (July 22nd: Brandon Davis; July 29th: Stand Back; August 5th: Becky Siamon)

Extras

Add pizza or garlic fingers from Stone Pizza to your order! Add to your order when booking or call in advance of your tour. Only available for Dartmouth departures.

Schedule:

Cable Wharf Departures: June 24; July 1, 15 & 29; August 12; September 9 & 23; October 7: Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm

Alderney Landing Dartmouth Departures: July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 2, 16 & 30: Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm

Ticket Price (HST Extra):

$30

Where to Board:  

Cider on the Sea departs from:

Halifax: The Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Dartmouth: Alderney Landing Wharf, Dartmouth Waterfront

Preview the onboard menu

Hot on the Harbour Country Cruise

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! Join one of Hot Country's DJs for this two-hour sail 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! Groups of 10 or more save 10% on any Tall Ship Silva tour. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

Tour Includes:

2-hour cruise

Hot Country 103.5 DJ

 

Hot on the Harbour Country Cruise is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Schedule:

June 25 - October 1: Fridays, 9:30pm - 11:30pm

Ticket Price (HST Extra):

$30

Where to Board:  

Hot on the Harbour Country Cruise departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Preview the onboard Beverage Menu

Live Music on the Silva

About This Tour:

Nova Scotia’s eclectic & flourishing music scene has long been centered around the city of Halifax. What better way is there to enjoy local, live music then while sailing on our beautiful harbour? On Saturday nights you'll find us out on the Tall Ship Silva with live music, cold drinks and great times, all against the backdrop of Halifax's summer sky. Groups of 10 or more save 10% on any Tall Ship Silva tour. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

Live Music on the Silva is open to those 19+ with valid, government-issued photo ID.

Tour Includes:

2-hour cruise

Live music (July 17th: Lindsay Misiner; July 24th: Braden Lam; July 31st: Greg Mitchell)

Schedule:

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

Ticket Price (HST Extra):

$30

Where to Board:  

Live Music on the Silva departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Preview the onboard Beverage Menu

Celebrating Bluenose 100

About This Tour:

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of a Canadian Icon!


For two nights only (July 26th & 27th, 8pm & 10:30pm) we’ll share the waters in the Bedford Basin with the pride of Nova Scotia, the Bluenose. This 2-hour guided experience will explore the fascinating 100 year history of Bluenose, while we venture out to catch a glimpse of her in the moonlight. Our vessel will host a fully stocked bar. Tours will depart from Mill Cove on the Bedford Waterfront. Free parking at DeWolf Park. Groups of 10 or more save 10%. Use promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

Tour Includes:

2-hour cruise

Guided commentary

Schedule:

July 26 - July 27: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Ticket Price (HST Extra):

Adult: $37.61 

Senior 65+: $34.39

Youth (10-15): $24.87

Child (5-9): $16.91

Infant (0-4): $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:  

Celebrate Bluenose 100 departs from Mill Cove Wharf, 200 Waterfront Drive, Bedford

Photo Credit: Tourism Nova Scotia

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. 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:

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

Ticket Prices (HST Extra):

Adult: $140 (price includes gratuity for restaurant server)

Itinerary: 

  • Halifax Pick-Up: Departs at 10:15am from the Salter Street Parking Lot,1521 Lower Water Street, B3J 1R9

  • 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 Salter Street Parking Lot, 1521 Lower Water Street, B3J 1R9

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:

June 19 - July 1st: Saturday & Sunday

July 2 - September 6: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

September 11 - October 11: Saturday & Sunday

Ticket Prices:

Adult (person 18 to 64 years of age): $25 

Senior (person 65 years of age or over): $22.60

Youth (6 to 17 years of age): $14

Age 5 and under: Free

Discovery Pass Holder: $14

Family of 4 (2 kids over 5): $72.75

Parks Canada Discovery Pass:

Adult (person 18 to 64 years of age): $69.19 

Senior (person 65 years of age or over): $59.17

Family Group: $139.40

Order your Discovery Pass here!

Where to Board:  

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

Click Here to Preview the Parks Canada Perfect Picnic Menu

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!

Tour Includes:

3-hour fishing trip

Rods, reels & bait

Fishing Guide

Where To Board:

Deep Sea Fishing tour departs from the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax

 
 
 

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.

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

Georges Island: Accommodating Persons with Special Needs aboard passenger vessels was identified as a focus area by Transport Canada Marine Safety in 2015. As a result, Murphy’s has developed and implemented a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for identifying and assisting such passengers. This SOP is part of the Murphy's Safety Management System (SMS) and includes procedures for assisting and accommodating passengers during boarding and disembarking, during emergencies, and while enjoying the onboard service delivery. While delivering the shuttle ferry service to Georges Island, Murphy’s operations will be guided by the Canadian Transportation Agencies Ferry Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Code of Practice. Vessel boarding arrangements will allow for convenient boarding for mobility impaired persons, including those in manual and powered wheelchairs.

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.