FERRY to GEORGES ISLAND

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Visit 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! 

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Take the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line

The ferry to Georges Island is boarded at Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax. Advance booking is required to guarantee your space. Secure your reservation by booking a specific day, departure time and tour.

 
 
 
Ferry Schedule
Departure - Cable Wharf
Arrival - Georges Island
Departure - Georges Island
Arrival - Cable Wharf
10:00
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Safety & Accessibility

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Protect Yourself and Others

Parks Canada COVID-19 Information

Parks Canada encourages all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at any Parks Canada location. Ambassatours Gray Line will follow all Nova Scotia COVID-19 guidelines as required.

For Your Safety

Georges Island is a fortification that features steep masonry walls, surrounded by a ditch up to 9 metres deep. Please do not climb up on the walls or earthworks or out into gun openings. These areas are especially dangerous when wet. Young children should be under close supervision at all times. Be aware of steep inclines and watch out for low doorways, uneven steps, and floors.

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Vessel Accessibility

Ambassatours Gray Line will make every effort to ensure ramps and mobility friendly transitions are available during the embarkation and disembarkation process. While the vessel is not fully accessible, the embarkation and disembarkation process will help make the transition from the vessel to the dock and vice versa, as seamless as possible. Guests with specific questions or concerns about mobility are invited to contact us directly at 902-420-1015 to review the process, and determine if this excursion is right for them.

Picnic Lunch

  • Lunch orders may be placed online, or by phone, during the ticket purchase process for Georges Island National Historic Site. 

  • When ordered in conjunction with a timed ticket to visit Georges Island, your order will be ready to pick up as you board the vessel.  

  • If adding a lunch to an existing ticket purchase, or without a ticket purchase, please call 902 420-1015

  • Day of orders must be submitted before 10:00 am, for pick up 12:00 pm or later.   

  • Payment required at the time of ordering 

 
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Lobster Roll

  • Traditional lobster roll made with Fresh Atlantic lobster 

  • Kettle Chips, apple and a bottle of water

$25

(plus taxes)

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Ploughman's Lunch

  • Selection of local cheeses and meats, brown bread, pickles and pepper jelly 

  • Kettle Chips, apple and a bottle of water 

$16

(plus taxes)

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Ploughman's Family Lunch

Serves up to 4 people/family group

  • Selection of local cheeses and meats, brown bread, pickles and pepper jelly 

  • Kettle Chips, apple and a bottle of water (per person)

$52

(plus taxes)

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Caprese Foccacia

  • Fresh mozzarella, local tomatoes basil pesto and balsamic glaze

  • Kettle Chips, apple and a bottle of water 

$14

(plus taxes)

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Italian Coldcut Foccacia

  • Assorted cured meats, smoked cheese, garlic aioli 

  • Kettle Chips, apple and a bottle of water

$16

(plus taxes)

 

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