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  • Location: Halifax, Canada
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Experience one of Nova Scotia’s most picturesque places on this half-day trip to Peggy’s Cove from Halifax, with convenient, comfortable round-trip transport included. Receive an informative overview of this popular area from your friendly onboard guide, and then take a self-guided tour to explore the small fishing village at your own pace. Don’t miss the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of the world’s most iconic lighthouses!


  • Day trip from Halifax to Peggy's Cove with round-trip coach transfer included
  • Admire coastal views of one of the most scenic places in Nova Scotia
  • Enjoy free time to explore the small village at your own pace
  • Visit the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of the world’s most photographed lighthouses
  • Learn about the area from your knowledgeable onboard guide

What You Can Expect

Peggy's Cove Day Trip from Halifax

Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove, Halifax

Board a comfortable coach at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in the afternoon and relax on your scenic journey southwest to Peggy’s Cove, a small rural community on the eastern shore of St Margaret’s Bay located less than an hour away from Halifax. Along the way, your friendly, knowledgeable guide will offer an interesting and informative overview of this area.

When you arrive, you’ll understand why this postcard-worthy fishing village is an artist’s paradise. This independent tour gives you the flexibility to create your own schedule and explore at your own pace, so the afternoon is yours to spend as you please.

Soak up the quaint charm of the fishing village, settled by Germans in 1811, as you walk along the seawall and enjoy views of the rugged Atlantic coast. In the village, browse shops, wander down tucked-away side streets, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many fine restaurants or cafes (own expense).

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are several activities to choose from: hiking, kayaking, fishing, golfing, whale watching (seasonal), bird watching and more (activities at own expense).

Don’t miss the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world! Walk along Lighthouse Trail and capture photos of the classic red and white lighthouse, situated on an extensive granite outcrop. This lighthouse is still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard.

After your Peggy’s Cove day trip, relax on the drive back to Halifax.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip, just the right amount of time spent on the tour. Great!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved it, must-visit-once-in-your-lifetime kinda place

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was fantastic! I have recommended it to everyone back home!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very good tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Convenient meeting place. Tour guide very knowlegable concerning Nova Scotia. Very entertaining. Bus comfortable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Excellent tour, excellent driver with highly informative commentary. Return leg via St Margaret's Bay beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We had a wonderful day at Peggy's Cove . We got the early morning tour which was prefect for traffic.
Our drive to Peggy's Cove was very picturesque and our guide was most informative. Learned so much about this area makes us anxious to return.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

A very enjoyable trip highlighted by our time in Peggy's Cove.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Very interesting tour and a knowledgeable guide. Enjoyed every minute. Thank you!

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, even though the weather was not great, we were so happy to finally visit Peggy's cove.

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