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Bluenose II

1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
+1 902 634 1963
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Ranked #27 of 41 activities in Halifax
Type: Ships
Traveler Description: Nova Scotia is best known for the tall sailing ship made famous on the Canadian dime, the legendary racing schooner Bluenose; both the original... more »
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

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

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London, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

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New Glasgow, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
428 helpful votes 428 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

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Keswick
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143 reviews 143 reviews
67 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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

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British Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Visiting family in Nova Scotia, Canada in Jan. 2012. We were not expecting to travel to Lunenburg on the early morning that we set out for Peggy's Cove, but one thing led to another and there we were, in a historic maritime town where we learned that the Bluenose II was being re-fitted and would be re-launched in 2012. We... More

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Bluenose II is a beautiful ship for us sailor to visit. It had just been relaunched and was being fitted out. Hopefully the masts will be stepped in the next week. Work on the interior was still underway. We inquired about chartering her for a family retreat. We have done that before with other ships.

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Mokena, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

the schooner is to be launched Sept. 28 with lots of celebration... we were in Nunenburg to just walk the town and have lunch but were told that the Bluenose ll is here and being restored so we took a short walk to see the progress and visit the office of information on the schooner... this interest gave us the... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We saw the Bluenose sitting in dry dock - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It will be up and renovated Spring 2013!

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Brampton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Bluenose 2 was being restored; currently no masts so not much to look at right now. Small museum and staff available to explain what work is underway.

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