High-energy tour on an amphibious Vietnam War vehicle
St Paul's Cathedral, Citadel Hill & Victorian gardens
Scenic cruise across Halifax & Dartmouth Harbours
Humorous Tour Guide shares interesting anecdotes & history
Chance to see the city landmarks & skyline by land & by sea
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Halifax by amphibious vehicle
Commentary in English
What you can expect
Set out in a refitted amphibious Vietnam War vehicle from Lower Water Street and weave through Halifax's city centre. From your seat on the covered deck, enjoy humorous and informative stories as you make your way to the harbour for a cruise of both by Halifax and Dartmouth.
Your tour starts on land, as you drive by landmarks in Halifax’s central historic district. Pass St Paul’s Cathedral – the city’s oldest building dating back to 1749 – and the first Anglican cathedral built outside of England. Capture views of Citadel Hill, where Fort George sits as a symbol and tribute to Halifax’s key naval role during the British Empire. Pass by Halifax Public Gardens, a stunning Victorian-era garden where you can catch glimpses of linden and elm trees, wrought-iron gates, statues and exotic and semitropical flowers.
Then, hold on as you plunge into the waters of Halifax Harbour, your vehicle switching into boat mode as you cruise by the waterfront, navy ships and submarines. Learn about the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the city’s naval fleet, and Halifax’s role during times of both war and peace. While making your way back to the pier, you might hear an anecdote about the supposedly haunted Five Fisherman's Restaurant or see the mysterious face in the window at St Paul's Cathedral that appeared after the Halifax Explosion.