Family Fun & Adventures

Tours for the young & young at heart

Harbour Hopper Tour

Daily, May-October; tours begin at 10:15am

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 Georges 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. 

Tour Duration:

55 minutes


Ticket Pricing:

Adult: $36.75
Senior (65+): $32.99
Youth (6-15): $20.99
Child (2-5): $12.50

Infant (0-2): Free

Family (2 Adults and 2 Children): $95

Add a child to family rate (2-5): $11.50



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. 

Theodore Tugboat's Big Harbour Tour

Daily, July-August - 11am, 12pm, 1pm -and- Saturdays & Sundays ONLY, June and September - 11am, 12pm, 1pm

About this tour:

Theodore is the forever smiling little tugboat who dons a bright, red cap and loves to discover and explore brand new things, especially out on the great big Harbour where there’s always something exciting to see and do. Designed for the young and young at heart, Theodore Tugboat’s Big Harbour Tour educates, entertains and brings the sights and sounds of an actual working harbour, to life. Sing along to Theodore’s famous television theme song as he introduces you to all his small screen friends from one side of the harbour to the other. After your tour, be sure to visit Murphy’s Company Store to pick up your very own official Theodore Tugboat Certificate and to check out all the neat Theodore Tugboat merchandise including t-shirts, books, mugs, toys, and everyone’s favourite-  the Theodore Tugboat Tub Toy! This is truly a one-of-a-kind tour and is perfect for children of all ages.

​Tour Duration: 

30 minutes


Where to board: 

Theodore Tugboat's Big Harbour Tour departs from 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax. 


Ticket Pricing:

Adult: $20.99
Senior (65+): $19.99
Youth (6-15): $15.99
Child (2-5): $9.99

Infant (0-2): FREE

Family (2 Adults and 2 Children): $65

Add a child to family rate (2-5): $8.99

Historic Harbour Cruise

July 1 - 31, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday - 1pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm; Monday, Wednesday & Friday August - 4:30pm;

August 1 - 31, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday - 2:30pm & 4:30pm; Monday, Wednesday & Friday August - 4:30pm

About This Tour:

This tour is inspired by the popularity of our fun, fast-paced hour-long Harbour Hopper Tour. During this one-hour cruise, we’ll share highlights of our Harbour's history, while you enjoy unobstructed views of beautiful Georges Island, the Historic Properties, and the picturesque Halifax skyline. This fully commentated tour provides some great history about Halifax, the founding, and some of our most notable moments in history such as the Halifax Explosion, our involvement with the recovery efforts of the Titanic tragedy, and our city's role in the World Wars. You’ll travel on board our iconic Mississippi sternwheeler which is conveniently equipped with restrooms, a full-service bar, and available snack options. The Harbour Queen I offers an upper level with a covered roof and open sides, perfect for enjoying the ocean breeze while also being protected from the elements. The lower level is wrapped in beautiful, bright windows and is heated. This Historic Harbour Cruise is a comfortable, informative and very relaxing way to experience Halifax from the water.

Where to board: 

Historic Harbour Cruise Tours depart from 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax. 


Tour Duration:

1 hour

Ticket Pricing:

Adult: $24.99
Senior: (65+) $21.99
Youth: (6-15) $15.99

Child: (0-5): FREE

Family: $65.99​​

Add a Child: (2-5) $14.99

Morning Family Fun aboard the J Farwell

Daily, June-October -10:00 am

About This Tour:

This fun filled adventure is all about getting all guests focused on the sailing experience.  Each passenger aboard the J Farwell will be actively involved in the sailing process learning about gybing, tacking, setting the course, turning the winches, and becoming a full crew member.


Tour Duration: 1.5 hours


Ticket Pricing:

Adult: $69.99

Youth: (10-15) $39.99

Child: (6-9) $20

Infant: (0-5) FREE

Family $210


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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Waterfront Location:

1751 Lower Water St, Halifax

Nova Scotia, B3J 1S5, Canada 



Murphy's Company Store Hours:

Monday - Saturday

10am - 6pm


12pm - 5pm


Murphy's Restaurant & Patio Hours:

Available for your Private Parties

Billing Address:

6575 Bayne Street

Halifax, NS B3K 2V6

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