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“Cheap Boat Ride” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Halifax Harbour Ferry

Halifax Harbour Ferry
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
490-4000
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Ranked #10 of 118 things to do in Halifax
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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cheap Boat Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

For $2 you can ride back and forth between Halifax and Dartmouth across Halifax Harbour. If you are visiting the city, this is great value as you dont have to get off until you are ready, and a few trips back and forth will allow you to see all that's going on in the harbour

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Canada
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“Cheap Cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed at a hotel on the Dartmouth waterfront, and hopped the ferry for two round trips. Really nice view of highly developed Halifax waterfront upon approach.

If you are staying in Dartmouth to beat sky high room rates in downtown Halifax, but want to enjoy that area, the ferry's great. as it docks smack downtown. Buy a return ticket, which is cheaper (about $5.)

Check schedules though, as some late evening crossings have been cut because of low ridership.

Visited May 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Don't leave Halifax without taking a trip on the ferry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Taking a trip across to Dartmouth on the ferry is a great (and very inexpensive) way to capture a completely different set of views of Halifax.

Visited January 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Seriously? This is an attraction??”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

It's a ferry that's a cheap, effective way for commuters to cross the harbour from Dartmouth to downtown Halifax and back. As part of the transit service, it's right on (except one of the two runs ends at six pm - caught at the office? too bad for you!). 4 / 5 for a transit connection, if this was PublicTransitAdvisor.ca.
I suppose if your kids love boats, give them a half-hour thrill (round trip) for a couple of bucks a head... This is not Disney though. I'm still totally surprised to see this as an "Attraction" - someone must have entered this as a joke!

Visited March 2013
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Middle Sackville, NS, Canada
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“Central transportation across the harbour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Rather than taking the bus from Dartmouth to Halifax, consider the ferry. It is a quick trip and deposits you in the downtown of each city. The Alderney Gate Library is right beside the Dartmouth Terminal as well as several restaurants. The Halifax Terminal is on the boardwalk which runs from Purdy's Wharf to the Seaport Market.

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