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Harbour Hopper Tour

By Gray Line Ambassatours
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Highlights

  • 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

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Halifax by amphibious vehicle

  • What's included

    Commentary in English

Know Before You Book

  • Children under 1 year old are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity is unable to accommodate pushchairs or baby carriers.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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.

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Activity Location

  • Halifax NS

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Murphy's Cable Wharf
  • 5050 Salter Street
  • Halifax NS
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