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Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

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Overview

On this 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.
  • 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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5050 Salter St , 5050 Salter St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S2, Canada
This activity will end right where it started.
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. 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!
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Harbour Hopper Tours
Ribbit Ribbit! All aboard Atlantic Canada's most popular tour – a fun, fast-paced adventure that introduces you to the best of Halifax by land and sea!
Duration: 55 minutes
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Halifax Public Gardens
Sitting 10 feet high, you'll have an exclusive view of our historic, vibrant city’s famous sights, such as the Halifax Public Gardens
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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
See the Citadel Hill National Historic Site
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St. Paul's Church
From your duckboat see St. Paul's Church and bustling Spring Garden Road
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Georges Island
The real adventure begins when you make your big SPLASH into the Halifax harbour! Your driver is now your Captain, and it’s time to explore. Prepare your camera for unique photos of Georges Island
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Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
See Cable Wharf and the waterfront boardwalk,
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Historic Properties
From the water see the Historic Properties. This fully narrated amphibious tour shares stories of the Halifax Explosion, Halifax’s connection to the Titanic tragedy, and the rich history of the Canadian Naval dockyards.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Murphys Sailing Tours Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Nice time
Fabian_C
, Jun 2022
Nice Promenade. Very good Experience and the person give a good histories of the city, I want come back.
star-5
A must do tour!
Oldfield_C
, Jun 2022
Capt Geoff & Teya were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about Halifax. I would definitely recommend it and would do it again.
star-5
Amazing experience with Harbour Hopper Tour
Rosy_D
, Jun 2022
Me and my friends joined the Harbour Hopper tour, although it was Owen’s first tour, he was great, he gave detailed story of the the Halifax tourist spots and events. Highly recommend tour!!!
star-5
Fun trip
Debbie_L
, May 2022
Going from land to water and seeing the Pier from waterside. Learning about some history of Halifax.
star-3
Halifax Hopper Tour
janet_c
, May 2022
A one hour tour by land and water of selected Halifax streets and then along the waterfront, led by a tour guide. This tour would be best suited for tourists from a cruise ship who have limited time in port and want a quick overview of the immediate area.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect tour around Halifax
Bilha_N
, May 2022
The tour guide was so knowledgeable of the city of Halifax. The tour was comfortable and completely worth it. My family loved it. Will do it again.
star-5
Great way to spend an hour!
Kelly_H
, May 2022
Great tour. Got to see some highlights of Halifax and a beautiful tour out in the harbour. Abigail, our tour guide, was wonderful. I’m from NS but still learned some things I didn’t know. She was knowledgeable, friendly with a bit of humour thrown in. Her, and the Captain made the experience very pleasant.
star-5
Halifax Hopper-- 👍👍👍👍👍
Deborah_L
, Sep 2021
We enjoyed the tour with our guide Joanne. She was very informative and whitty. The Hopper was a fun ride going from road to water. We would recommend it to any visitor
star-5
The best “surf and turf” in Halifax.
Frank_P
, Sep 2021
Driver Geoff and tour guide Abigale were great on the tour. Geoff gave us a lot of info about the bus/boat and Abigale keep the trip interesting with her great insight on points of interest and funny stories along the way. Definitely a must to do while in Halifax
star-5
Joanne and Captain Mark...
Evelyn_W
, Sep 2021
Joanne and Captain Mark were very informative It was a very unique experience and we had an great time
star-5
Great time
Shelly_S
, Sep 2021
This was a fantastic experience . Abigail was amazing . Thanks so much for the fun facts !! Halifax is wonderful
star-2
Not worth the money
Richard_P
, Sep 2021
Ride was smooth….but sound system needs updating. If you were any farther back than two rows from the already severely distorted speakers, then you couldn’t make out a single word. That, and a overly loud Diesel engine made it impossible to really enjoy.
star-3
It was cool to go on the...
Micheline_M
, Sep 2021
It was cool to go on the water. It was very difficult to hear the guide due to the shield and noise of machine.
star-5
Very interesting
Shomar_G
, Sep 2021
Tour guide very knowledgeable and interesting. Dress accordingly to the weather conditions. For anyone who gets sea sick, not to worry, your in the water for 15-20 minutes and it's a smooth ride.
star-4
Fair price for the value
Ross_T
, Sep 2021
Great scenery. Could not hear commentary over roar of engine when on land but the tour guide seemed knowledgeable.
star-5
Super fun
Gary_C
, Sep 2021
The trip was super fun! Both the Captain and the tour guide were wonderful. Enjoyed hearing the history of the Harbour and surrounding area. Didn't even mind getting a bit wet during the plunge!!
star-5
Excellent
Tyrone_H
, Sep 2021
Certainly worth the time and experience. It's just enough history and experience packaged with hilarious commentary. I did a bunch of tours with the same company and absolutely loved their approach to tours: just enough talking about the right things lol.
star-5
Awesome!
Margaret_O
, Aug 2021
Good information from a great guide and of course the big splash upon entry to the water. Kids loved it!
star-5
I would Definitely...
wendy_c
, Aug 2021
I would Definitely recommend anyone to go on the Harbour Hopper You get a real few of the downtown and it’s absolutely beautiful once he hits the water breathtaking & to be on the water to see all the waterfront is so beautiful & the guide tours sure know what they are doing loved hearing all the history
star-5
Loved it
Dan_S
, Aug 2021
Awesome tour! Don’t usually enjoy these types of tourist activities but this one was awesome. Fun and learned a lot. Views from the street and sea.

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