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Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

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    Board the Harbour Hopper, a renovated amphibious vehicle from the Vietnam War era, at the Halifax Ferry Terminal. Take a seat on the covered open deck for great views of the city's top attractions -- by water and by land! -- on this 1-hour tour. Your knowledgeable driver/guide will keep you entertained with engaging commentary and tales of naval history, and offer suggestions for where to head next during your stay in this bustling seaside city.
    The tour begins on land in Halifax’s historic district downtown. Your driver will point out the city's oldest building, St Paul’s Church, which dates to 1749, as well as Citadel Hill, where landmark Fort George sits as a tribute to Halifax’s key naval role during the British Empire. Flower-filled Halifax Public Gardens is a lovely example of a Victorian-era garden, with its linden and elm trees, wrought-iron gates, bandstand, fountains and statues.
    Then it's time for an exciting plunge into the waters of Halifax Harbour to learn about the city’s naval fleet. While learning about Halifax's naval history, you'll enjoy waterfront views of navy ships and submarines. The tour ends where it began, and you'll be ready to hit the town with dining, shopping and entertainment suggestions from your entertaining driver/guide. Have fun further exploring Halifax on your own!
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Awesome tour guide and driver. These girls were cheery, welcoming and educated! A great way to spend an hour touring Halifax. A fun tour!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Connieledrew
    Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Hello Connieledrew, Thanks so much for leaving this great review. Our guides definitely add to the already wonderful experience! We're glad you enjoyed.

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I had never been on the Harbour Hopper before and it was really enjoyable! There were a group of 10 of us including 2 four year olds and 2 nine year olds. Everyone had a good time. Our guide Maia was great and funny while...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Bythesea902
    Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks so much for this great review! Taking the tour on your first day here is a great idea as it gives you an idea of other sights to see and exactly where they are. We hope the rest of your trip was just as...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The first part of the tour was fun and informative. Our driver Logan brought us through the holiday traffic and guide Maia had some interesting stories to share. However, when we got to the harbour they joked about doing a big splash or not. I...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank janet-in-canada
    Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Oh no! 'The splash' is usually regarded as a favourite feature of the tour by many guests. We are surprised that the warning about the splash was misleading. Regardless, thank you for bringing this to our attention, I will pass the information along to our...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    You should just book directly with the company. It costs more to book with trip advisor. And I picked certain languages and it ended up there is no such an option and I paid more for it. When I asked for a refund - they...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Touristatbest
    Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. We disappointed to hear about your troubles with booking, when it comes to reserving through third party booking agents, refunds become much more complicated on our end. I will forward this information to the...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Fun fun tour. Our tour guide Katherine made it very fun. Very knowledgeable young lady. Our captain too had a great sense of humour. So much to see so much great information. Highly recommend it

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Roxy1964
    Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks for this great review, Roxy1964. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that our team helped you to learn lots and laugh lots too!

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    Response from Anonymous C | Reviewed this property |
    20 -30 minutes walking or a $5. cab ride.
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    July 19, 2018|
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    Response from 133pollyj | Reviewed this property |
    I went on the Harbour Hopper in late afternoon, but going to catch the sun setting must be gorgeous, go with what pulls you along and have fun whatever in delightful Halifax. I'm over in Cheshire, England but would love... More
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    July 12, 2018|
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    Response from margot4nier | Reviewed this property |
    No it is a 30 min drive away
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