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“Depends” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Harbour Hippo

Harbour Hippo
Lower Prince St. Wharf, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
(902) 628-TOUR
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“Depends”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I think this tour must really depend on the guide you get because I really wanted to like it and have enjoyed this type tour other places but our experience was not what the others write about. There just was not anything to see that we had not walked to in our own exploring.
I want to be kind, but our guide was very new and in our opinion he was just not quite ready to go it on his own yet. To be fair, others on the same Hippo did seem to enjoy it, we did not.

Visited July 2013
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Niagara Falls CANADA
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“Fun for the whole family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The Harbour Hippp is really cool! First they take you on a short tour of some of the main streets in Charlottetown, then back the wharf. Then into the water you go! From the street to the water in the same vehicle! You get a nice little tour of the harbour from the water as well! It's fun and the kids will enjoy it as well. It's not cheap but not to bad. Worth doing at least once. We've done it a few times over the years. The double decker bus tour is cool too! If you like learning the history of where you are, both are pretty cool!

Visited August 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Worth the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

My family enjoyed this land and water tour is charlottetown. It was neat to see the historic buildings and get the stories behind them, as well as get out on the water and see the town from the harbour side! The tour guide was entertaining and fun, although her mike was a little loud! All in all, we are glad we did it! If you go, have some chips before or after at the chip shack, they are SO good and located right where the hippo starts and ends!

Visited July 2013
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“Interesting and Hilarious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is a great little tour to do in Charlottetown...it does not take long and it is not overly expensive. Our tour guide, Brandon, was hilarious and made this tour so much fun and full of laughs. This Hippo takes you around downtown and then dives into the water for a harbour tour. Great fun. And, here's some good advice...after this excursion, be sure to buy some poutine or french fries from The French Fry Queen booth which is right next to the ticket booth. Yikes!...they are ssoooo good and you can share with someone so it's only half the calories.

Visited September 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“What an experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

What a great experience this tour was. Driving through downtown Charlottetown, learning about all the great history this city has, then going into the water was so cool. We have done this tour 2 times and would go again next time we are on the Island.

Visited July 2012
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