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Address: 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902 634 1963
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Be part of the "wooden ships and iron men legacy" while...

Be part of the "wooden ships and iron men legacy" while touring a replica of the famed racing schooner.

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Beautiful ship!

Beautiful ship! Unfortunately, we weren't able to go on board as they were painting and varnishing it, which was interesting to observe. Very impressive to see up close.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015

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Saskatoon, Canada
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137 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got shipped here by the concierge of a nearby hotel. Its a fairly standard mid-city diner. Seems to attract locals. Its a dated interior and the food was mediocre. I wouldn't wander back but... it the old diners appeal... hey, this is your place.

Thank Roger P
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Beautiful ship! Unfortunately, we weren't able to go on board as they were painting and varnishing it, which was interesting to observe. Very impressive to see up close.

Thank FromToronto123
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111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The whole family was amazed to jump aboard the Bluenose II and walk all over its deck. Such a great activity for tourists walking along the harbour. And on the boat there are guides who answer any questions you may have and share in the excitement.

Thank Anne D
Southern California
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52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lunenberg is a nice place to visit in NS, home of Blue Nose. The museums are average pertains mostly to sailing. I would not really spend time for them. Well, the clipper ship was close and under repair when we visited the place.

1 Thank Ebuc
Hamilton, Canada
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453 reviews
295 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

If you are heading to Halifax to see this legendary ship you will be disappointed. She was refitted last year and the repairs did not work. She is now considered not seaworthy as she cannot be steered and there are concerns about her stability in the water. If you want to see the ship you have to go to Lunenburg... More 

Thank trainfan2000
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Came in this morning for breakfast. Ordered bacon and eggs over easy, white toast ~pretty easy one would think, you'd be wrong. Eggs were cooked hard not over easy and barely warm. Toast was burnt and deep fried hashbrowns were hard in the centre, bacon was cold. The only good thing about the visit was that the waitress who served... More 

2 Thank Kevin H
London, Canada
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109 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Of course it is a great ship with lots of history. We were given a map and the Bluense 2 was not in the listed location. After driving around and finally locating it behind some old warehouses, we found it docked and nobody around but a handful of tourists. Wasn't able to get a great photo. Some people were walking... More 

Thank RCMommy
New Glasgow, Canada
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77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

A beautiful scooner recreated by Nova Scotians.......you should see her in full sail with a slight breeze....WOW

1 Thank Wally389
Thornbury, Canada
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164 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Make sure you stay overnight in one of the lovely inns or BandBs in downtown Lunenburg, tour the maritime museum, and get as close to the Bluenose II as you can. She is still be refitting and security is somewhat tight.....the masts/rigging were not installed when I wats there...but she is the progeny of a long line of great schooners......and... More 

Thank Nigel G
British Columbia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We were fortunate to be in Halifax when the refitted Bluenose II was launched. Not a big splash, but a slow (very slow) slide into the water on a cradle. An excellent musical performance in the evening.

Thank Yeoman_9

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