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On this 1-hour Harbour Hopper tour, you'll travel on both land and water aboard a nifty, renovated amphibious Vietnam War vehicle. The unconventional method of transportation gives you an overview of some of Halifax's key landmarks: First, drive by St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and Halifax Public Gardens, then splash into Halifax Harbour for panoramic views of the waterfront.

Highlights

  • Harbour Hopper amphibious sightseeing tour in Halifax
  • Drive through Halifax’s historic district to see its main attractions like St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and Public Gardens
  • Prepare for a splash as you cruise around Halifax Harbour
  • Learn about the city’s origins and its important naval role during the British Empire
  • Choose from a variety of departure times to suit your schedule

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What You Can Expect

Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

Harbour Hopper

Board the Harbour Hopper, a renovated amphibious vehicle from the Vietnam War era, at the Halifax Ferry Terminal. Take a seat on the covered open deck for great views of the city's top attractions -- by water and by land! -- on this 1-hour tour. Your knowledgeable driver/guide will keep you entertained with engaging commentary and tales of naval history, and offer suggestions for where to head next during your stay in this bustling seaside city.

The tour begins on land in Halifax’s historic district downtown. Your driver will point out the city's oldest building, St Paul’s Church, which dates to 1749, as well as Citadel Hill, where landmark Fort George sits as a tribute to Halifax’s key naval role during the British Empire. Flower-filled Halifax Public Gardens is a lovely example of a Victorian-era garden, with its linden and elm trees, wrought-iron gates, bandstand, fountains and statues.

Then it's time for an exciting plunge into the waters of Halifax Harbour to learn about the city’s naval fleet. While learning about Halifax's naval history, you'll enjoy waterfront views of navy ships and submarines. The tour ends where it began, and you'll be ready to hit the town with dining, shopping and entertainment suggestions from your entertaining driver/guide. Have fun further exploring Halifax on your own!

Customer Reviews

lin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour, the tour guide is very nice and knowledgeable!
we totally enjoyed it and will recommend it for sure!

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We were delayed getting into port and they happily accommodated us at a later time in the day. In addition, David our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and interesting that the time flew by and we all hated to see it end. Our group of six would highly recommend this tour!

Terry W K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was an excellent tour with just the right amount of information and a great way to see the area by land and by water.

Ken H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Awesome trip, informative guide, very windy day so they gave us rain ponchos so we wouldn't get wet on the water, very considerate of them. Would do it again if ever back this way.

shirley r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was great fun and well worth the price. We particularly enjoyed the water part of the ride but the whole was great. Guide was very well-informed and amusing. We saw all the sights we wanted to see around town and the locals seemed pleased to wave as we passed by - lovely!

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour and excellent host.

Yvonne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent tour combining both land and sea! Ideal for our extended family including seniors.

christopher c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

excellent . very friendly

Debra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide was fantastic! She was energetic and funny, and also knew a lot about the city. Great tour!

Dovid O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Informative and interesting. The pilot and the guide were knowledgeable and very responsive and helpful. The ONLY negative was that there was fog/mist for some of the journey. I would recommend the tour to anyone.

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