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Halifax Harbour Ferry

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

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Cheapest way to get on the water! Great way to see Halifax.

The ferry between Halifax and Dartmouth runs frequently through the day and is very inexpensive. It is an excellent way to see Halifax from the water without breaking the bank and... read more

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ferry between Halifax and Dartmouth runs frequently through the day and is very inexpensive. It is an excellent way to see Halifax from the water without breaking the bank and taking hours. The ferry is clean and runs on time. It was the highlight of our day and the children loved it after our harbour hopper tour was cancelled... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is so nice to take the ferry over and back, just to be out on a hot summer's day and to overlook the changing skyline. You can see the cranes, showing some of the recent changes, with more to come. If you take the ferry from Halifax to Dartmouth, when you pay, ask for a paper transfer and then... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One can take a ferry across the river between Halifax and Dartmouth. The tickets for the ferry are sold right before you board the ferry. Discount if you are over 65. Very well organized. Nice ride not to long.

Thank meris55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great vue from the Harbor , polite cashier and well informed, 2.50$ per adult is a must, sitting inside or outside it is very very clean

Thank Caroline P
Halifax Region, Canada
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I like getting the ferry, as it can be a fun way to cross the water. the views are pretty, and it's reasonably priced.

Thank JenCanadian
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I paid my $2.50 for a round trip visit to Dartmouth. It was a beautiful, blue sky day when everything glittered. So for those 10-12 minutes in each direction, I was at one with the sea and scenery. Yes, I did stop in Dartmouth for lunch outside at the Wooden Monkey. And yes, it prolonged the entire experience.

1 Thank LeahPhiladelphia_PA
Harvey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took ferry over to food truck party in Dartmouth. Beautiful day and very convenient and enjoyable way to travel.

Thank bam233
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you've been to Vancouver, then you know about the seabus. This is basically the same. $2.50 / person and ticket is valid for 2 hours. There are 2 ferries. We took the one from Alderney to the Halifax waterfront

1 Thank Sarah v
Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget the high priced boat tours. Take the ferry to/from Halifax and Dartmouth for just $2.50. If you go within two hours you can use the pass to go back.

Thank quelinda2015
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very practical if you are just looking to visit the market, and miss the ferry...wait on weekends is 30 mins

Thank Petey B

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