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Harbour Hopper Tours

Address: 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3E4, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
Phone Number: (902) 490-8687
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Ranked #20 of 67 Activities in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Halifax
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This hour long tour around the downtown core (and into the water) gives you a snapshot of history and local traditions. It's a fun trip around, and give you an idea of places you might like to see more of. I highly recommend doing this at the beginning of your trip!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We enjoyed our tour. It's only an hour long- half on land and half in the water. The land portion passes most of the attractions you might want to visit on your own, so it's a good orientation to Halifax. The harbor portion wasn't terribly interesting (there's not really that much to see) but going into the water on the... More 

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Millis, Massachusetts
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35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A group of 6 friends from the States were spending 9 days in Nova Scotia and PEI trying to see as much as possible in that time frame. We only had one night and half day in Halifax so the best way to see the city was on a duck boat called the Harbour Hopper. We had a very energetic... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We had pre booked this tour and unfortunately the weather was rainy. Because of the heavy plastic covering the open air vehicle we were unable to see any of the sights clearly. The tour guide was knowledgeable and personable, but did little to enhance our tour.

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Booked this tour on-line and after finding there location (could use a sign on Lower Water St.) to direct you in the right direction. Very informative tour of Halifax then out into the bay past the Navy ships and submarine. Always wanted to try a duck tour and we really enjoyed it.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had such a good time on this tour! The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable about Halifax. It was fun to go out in the water and see the harbor. We like to do a tour first, so we can see what we'd like to do on our own. We felt like we learned a lot, it was reasonably... More 

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Regina, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We selected the harbour hopper as our first excursion of the day ... it provided us with an overview of what Halifax had to offer, provided some local history and it was fun going from land to water in the same tour. The tour guide was a university student with quirky jokes ... but it made the tour entertaining. I'm... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is exactly what I expected it to be, which is a quick informative fun ride around Halifax. Nothing more, nothing less. The guide was a bit over the top at times, but hey, he's a university student trying to earn tips, so we'll forgive him for that.

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Calgary, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
45 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a terrible experience with harbor hopper and in general Murphy tours. They offer many different options on boats for tours.In town for A local wedding many of our out of town guests were wanting to explore Halifax. We bought 6 tickets on the 1:15 hopper, the only timing Hopper had left that would work with everyone's schedule. We... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My best friend and I took this Harbour Hopper tour, and had a blast. We started in Halifax Harbour, and up and around Citadel Hill, then around Halifax. I would recommend Harbour Hopper Tours to anybody, who's looking for a fun way to see the city of Halifax. I almost felt like a kid again :) Did this in July,... More 

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