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Peggy's Cove Day Trip from Halifax

Halifax, Canada
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3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Escape to Peggy’s Cove, one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful destinations, on this guided, 3.5-hour trip from Halifax. After an informative overview of the area, explore this small fishing village, located on the eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay, at leisure. Visit the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of the world’s most popular lighthouses, as well as local shops, restaurants and cafes. For the adventurous, spend a couple hours hiking, kayaking, fishing, golfing or whale watching. Round-trip transportation included.
  • 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
This half-day getaway begins at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in downtown Halifax, approximately 10 minutes from the Port of Halifax. Climb aboard an air-conditioned motor coach for the 50-minute drive west to Peggy’s Cove, one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful destinations.
Along the way, enjoy a detailed commentary from the friendly and knowledgeable guide about what to expect and look for in Peggy’s Cove.
Upon arrival, take a self-guided tour of this serene fishing community. Browse the small, locally owned gift stores, galleries and craft shops, featuring Canadian and Nova Scotian artists. Enjoy some fresh Nova Scotia seafood at one of the many restaurants or cafes (own expense). Walk along the seawall and enjoy the sight of scenic St. Margaret’s Bay and the rugged Atlantic coast.
For the adventurous, there are hiking trails, kayaking adventures, whale watching, birding activities, plus fishing, golfing and more.
Without question, don’t miss the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. Not only is it one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia, it’s one of the most popular and most photographed lighthouses in the entire world.
The tour concludes with a return trip to Halifax.

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Magical Peggy's Cove
, Jul 2019
This was an excellent tour of Peggy's Cove, a breathtakingly beautiful, truly enchanting place to visit. Paul was an erudite, informative, and very helpful guide/driver. My wife and I enjoyed every minute of the tour and will certainly try to return. Thank you so much.
Perfect Weather for a perfect Day!
Anne M
, Jul 2019
Ed our tour guide described the history of St. Margaret's Bay. The story behind how a ship wrecked survivor with an unknown became known as "Peggy of the Cove", hence the now recognized name of the cove "Peggy's Cove came to be. He did also point out the key tourist points and discussed a little bit about Halifax's history. The story of how the town of Halifax assisted with the aftermath of the Titanic. The stories are endless when it comes to the Maritimes.
Ginny V
, Jul 2019
On line we booked the tour for 2.5hr and got on the bus but was told it was 3.5 hr and so we got off. We would not make it to our cruise ship on time. And you now force me to pick a number for review. I would be more optimistic.
Excellent for solo travelers
Lynnette P
, Jun 2019
Unlike more structured tours, this half day trip to Peggy's Cove is great for independent travelers. Our driver/guide Bob provided a knowledgeable, personable commentary from and back to Halifax. However, we were on our own at Peggy's Cove to hike around, take photos, eat in a restaurant, or shop. I liked being able to do what was most important to me and not being herded in a group. Lovely way to see the Peggy's Cove area.
Great Tour
kim c
, Jun 2019
Roger was super nice and informative. We got to make several stops along the way. It was my first visit to the area and was very impressed with the tour in every way.
Wonderful driver/host
, Jun 2019
It was a foggy and wet day so not ideal but the driver was so knowledgeable and entertaining that the trip was well worth it. He talked about the history of Halifax and major events. Great tour.
Great Place with Amazing Guide
, Jun 2019
Really fun trip! The guide, Bob, was amazing. It was the first visit of the season and the bus actually broke down on the way there, but Bob was friendly and cheery the whole time and fixed it in no time and made sure we got the full amount of time at Peggy’s Cove. I had a great day with my partner and I would recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Halifax.
Excellent Tour
, Oct 2018
Our driver was fabulous. Provided lots of interesting local history & information about the Halifax area.
Peggy’s Cove
, Oct 2018
This was our first experience with Viator. Highly recommended by friends. Great experience. Great excursion. Very informative/friendly tour guide. Will definitely use Viator again. Very reliable company. Highly recommend this tour and company.
Peggy's Cove Review
, Oct 2018
It was a long cramped bus ride to get there. We saw a lighthouse and a souvenir store.It may have been better if we had had more time to look around, but they don't give you more time.

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