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Halifax Harbour Ferry

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Address: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 490-4000

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Cheap and quick

Nice 2 dollar trip across the harbour. Lots of seating. Beautiful views of the harbour on a warm sunny day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Nice 2 dollar trip across the harbour. Lots of seating. Beautiful views of the harbour on a warm sunny day.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

For the price of a bus ticket you get a relaxing 15 minutes in Halifax harbour, with a great view of the city. At certain hours of the day you can also do a circuit: take the ferry to Woodside one way, walk the footpath along the harbourfront to downtown Dartmouth, stop at the Celtic Corner Pub, and then take... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Reasonable fare to get back and forth from Halifax to Dartmouth. Part of the transit system. Will be busy during regular commute times.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed in Dartmouth where the hotels are less expensive than Halifax. the ferry is inexpesive and an easy way to get to Halifax. Saves on the toll to cross the bridges and the expensive parking in Halifax.

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What an inexpensive way to soak in some views of the Halifax harbour and Dartmouth. Round trip is less than 30 mins or take some time to do the walk around the seawalk on the Dartmouth side. A must do!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The ferry can take you from Dartmouth to Halifax and back again. It gives you an excellent view of the harbour and entrance to the Bedford Basin. It costs very little to take the ferry. It does not take you to MacNab's island or into the northwest arm.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You go to the other side an visit Dartmouth. And it is very nice ride in the summer. An it runs all day so you can go walking Dartmouth. The fare is cheap an quick. Lots of seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Halifax Ferry is part of Halifax's transit system so tickets are only the cost of a bus ride. The return journey is covered by asking for a slip of paper called a transfer. For older kids, a windy ride on the top deck is exhilarating, with great views of both bridges and McNab's Island. For families with strollers, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I always encourage visitors to Halifax to take a ride across and back on the Ferry. The only glitch is not obvious to new people where to get a token and the fact that you'll probably need change to make it happen. When the weather is nice, ride up top. If on a weekend, park your car on the Dartmouth... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is one of the best secrets in Halifax and great way to get around esp. for Cruise Travellers. 15 minutes each way across the Harbour and great views both way.

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