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Halifax Harbour Ferry

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Address: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number:
490-4000
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Cheapest water tour you'll ever do!

When a friend visited a few years ago I pointed her to the ferry to make her way back to her hotel in Halifax. She was thrilled! It was a sunny day and the views of the whole of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Theresa R
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When a friend visited a few years ago I pointed her to the ferry to make her way back to her hotel in Halifax. She was thrilled! It was a sunny day and the views of the whole of the harbour, bridges and waterfront of both the Halifax and Dartmouth side are visible. In addition you can see Georges Island... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take the ferry between Dartmouth and Halifax for $2.50 each way. If the weather permits - ride up top. The views of the harbour and the shipping are spectacular. Get a great view of the Royal Canadian Navy at home.

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Thank Nova_Scotian_guy
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recommend the ferry enough if you want an inexpensive Way to tour the Halifax and Dartmouth waterfronts. You get a wonderful view of the Halifax city skyline as you're leaving Halifax and you can also explore the Dartmouth waterfront which has a very picturesque park and a small peace pavilion. It's the cost of busfare - $2.50.Well worth... More 

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Thank Nina W
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to see the harbour and the 2 cities. You can also see the 2 bridges that span the harbour. Cost about 3 dollars and ride last about 20 minutes. You can catch the ferry at Alderney Landing on the Dartmouth side. If the weather is great you can sit outside on the top deck. The ride allows you... More 

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Yarmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a walk-on ferry used mainly by working individuals, but great scenic views for visitors in the summer months.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hopped on the ferry on a whim. It was a rainy day but we enjoyed the nice views of the harbour. The sailing was smooth with no waves.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very cheap and fun way to see the Halifax Harbour. You can use a city bus ticket or just pay cash fare which is less than $3.00 for an adult. You can sit up on the top deck, or if the weather is not good, just ride downstairs in comfort. At the Dartmouth end you have to... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry is a great way to see the Halifax and Dartmouth skylines and city coastline. It is inexpensive at $2.50 (less for kids) and you get a time based transfer good for your return. The ferry is best in warm and clear weather, though I've been outside in the winter on sunny days. Downtown Dartmouth has a lot of... More 

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novascotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is about a 7 minutes ride. You can get off and explore both sides of the harbor. You have to choice of sitting inside and enjoying the trip or going upstairs and enjoy the outdoors while you view the beautiful harbor.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

you'll do well to take a ride on the Halifax/Dartmouth ferry. The view from the water is fabulous. Get great fresh Nova Scotian air.

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