What you need to know before touring with Ambassatours

Congratulations on booking your upcoming adventure with Ambassatours Gray Line - we’re looking forward to welcoming you on tour with us! Whether you’re taking in a journey on land or sea (or both), we hope you enjoy every minute of your experience.

Before you head over from your home or hotel, there are a few things to keep in mind to help make your experience more enjoyable:

Bring a light jacket or sweater

Temperatures on the water and in neighbouring towns such as Peggy’s Cove, can be warmer or cooler than those in the city. Having an extra layer of warmth on hand can certainly come in handy.

Say Cheese!  

Imagine spending time planning a trip and forgetting your camera at home or at the hotel. Fortunately, most smartphones have amazing cameras but if you prefer to use a traditional camera to capture memories, don’t forget to bring it along.

Boats = motion sickness.  

If you don’t have your sea legs and find that you are prone to motion sickness, you may want to chat with your doctor or pharmacist about a motion sickness remedy.

Here’s your hat what’s your hurry?  

Wearing a hat can block the heat from the sun, protect your head from the sun’s rays, and keep your hair in place on windy days.

Pack your sunscreen.

We encourage all guests to be sun-safe and apply sun protection before heading out of any of our tours.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!  

Stay cool and hydrated all day long – bring along a bottle of water to keep your body quenched, especially during hot summer days.

These shoes were made for walkin’

Believe us when we suggest that you leave your fashion footwear at home – opt instead for a pair of comfy shoes.

Don't forget your sunglasses.  

If it’s bright on land, it will be brighter on the sea. Light reflecting on the water will make things that much brighter on the vessel so if you have sunglasses, bring them along.

Singing in the Rain.  

Halifax is known for predictably unpredictable weather so you may want to pack a light poncho, rain jacket or an umbrella. Locals will tell you that the umbrella becomes more of a hassle so pack one only if there’s no wind.

ID please.  

If you are joining a 19+ party cruise or plan to purchase an alcoholic beverage while onboard our vessels, you WILL need to show government issued photo ID – no ifs, ands or buts.


If you have a smart phone, especially one with a decent camera, you WILL want to have it with you. Take photos, videos and be sure to post on your social channels – and tag us!

Tickets please.  

It goes without saying that you WILL need to show your proof of purchase – so be sure to bring a printed or email copy of your tour booking confirmation.

Your total is...  

If you plan on purchasing a beverage onboard participating tours, something in our retail shop, you will need to have some sort of payment method in hand. Please note that we do not accept cash as a form of payment, but we do accept Mastercard, VISA, Interac Debit, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Park it.  

Driving into the city for your scheduled tour? Give yourself plenty of time to find a parking spot. For a list of parking options please visit this link and scroll down to the “Plan Ahead” section.

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