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Harbour Hippo

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Address: Lower Prince St. Wharf, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Phone Number: (902) 628-TOUR
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Marco Polo. Commemorative Cruise

A wonderful way to tour the beautiful city of trees and churches;using an amphibious vehicle built for,but never used in the Vietnam War the tour trundles around the city before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Romford, United Kingdom
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Romford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A wonderful way to tour the beautiful city of trees and churches;using an amphibious vehicle built for,but never used in the Vietnam War the tour trundles around the city before entering the water for the harbour tour; the commentary was informative and comical making the journey a fun eventg, the booking kiosk is a short walk from the cruise terminal,... More 

Thank 314FatController
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I liked this tour so much I actually didn't mind doing it twice (with 2 different groups of people!). Staff was super friendly, the tour guide was funny and entertaining. It was the perfect way to see the city and learn more about it. Being able to go into the water was AWESOME. Overall, fun, relaxing, and definitely highly recommended!

Thank Dina M
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had an excellent day for our tour in Sept. Leah our guide was fantastic, even sang us a song! Recommend taking the tour before you check other things out there. We did it the other way and missed seeing some things. Off season have to have minimum number to go.

1 Thank prairiefolk
Pickering, Ontario Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We took the Harbour Hippo tour at the end of June because it was a cloudy afternoon and we wanted to get a quick tour of the city. It was one of the highlights of our trip to PEI!!! Our tour guide, Mike, was absolutely fantastic! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and very funny. We highly recommend this tour as a... More 

1 Thank 157Travel_bug157
Toronto, Canada
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118 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This land and see tour is similar to those in other cities except when it comes to hospitality. The folks who provide this tour in Charlottetown are exceptionally hospitable. The knowledge of the town and its history was terrific. We felt like we got see all the major points of interest. We were able to go and further explore areas... More 

Thank Sparky-1967
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were only in PEI for the day on a cruise ship. We decided to book the harbour hippo because of positive reviews on trip advisor. The tour was excellent value Noah the guide was excellent. Would recommend to anyone lucky enough to visit PEI that they take the Hippo Tour

Thank martin m
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

I went from fatalistic to angry this afternoon. I only have a few days in Charlottetown so I went down to the kiosk this morning to find out about the tours. I was told there was an 11.45am and a 1.15pm tour. Since the weather is a bit chilly I decided to go on the later one. Big mistake -... More 

Thank Dawn M
Edmonton, Alberta
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55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

It was a very hot day and we decided on the harbour hippo so we could get out onto the water and cool down. It's about an hour ride total and they drive you around the historic sites of Charlottetown where you greet dozens of smiling and waving locals, before driving into the ocean. Our guide was Becca and she... More 

Thank Raanalote
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Shout out to NOAH! Tour guide of the year! He was full of personality - funny, kind, and also was very knowledgeable about PEI and was available to answer any questions people had. My boyfriend from Germany and I thoroughly enjoyed the Harbour Hippo experience - it was so much fun! Definitely recommend this!

Thank alimac14
Midland, Canada
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Harbour Hippo is a must when visiting Charlottetown. You get a history driving tour around the town and then the hippo drives into the water and turns into a boat and the tour continues around the harbour. Our fun tour guide played the ukulele and sang us a song while on the water. Loved it.

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