Halifax Harbour Ferry

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Halifax Harbour Ferry
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Pal H
Halifax, Canada26 contributions
Mar 2022
For an afternoon's enjoyment I boarded the Halifax ferry, in Halifax, and took my mini-cruise over to Dartmouth. The view from the ferry was fabulous and the fresh air invigorating. From there I bought a coup of tea and took my picnic lunch over to Ferry Terminal Park next to the Alderney Landing Ferry terminal. There I had a delightful picnic lunch, sitting on a bench beside the waterfront watching the ferries and other boats pass by and took in the view of the Halifax waterfront. Thereafter, I returned on the ferry to Halifax after having a most enjoyable and relaxing afternoon. The staff at both ferry terminals were very friendly and hospitable, the ferries, themselves, were spotless and the ride very affordable - a most enjoyable "voyage".
Written March 28, 2022
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Landrys05
Halifax, Canada415 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Halifax is on 1 side of the harbour and Dartmouth the other.
Driving across one of the two bridges or going via Bedford Hwy is long and often backed up during rush hour.
The ferry is cheap and takes about 10 minutes...you cant beat it.
You can sit inside in cold weather or up on deck during good weather.
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My kids looked forward to taking the ferry to Halifax and spending the day on the waterfront,every summer.Such a treat!
Written January 12, 2020
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wolfesraven1313
Halifax, Canada7 contributions
Oct 2020
I take the ferry on a fairly regular basis, both to Alderney Landing and to Woodside. I am a senior so the fare for me is a toonie, the regular adult fare is $2.75. It is a great way to see both skylines, Halifax and Dartmouth, especially if you ride on top. There is always shipping and pleasure boats on the move. You get a nice view of HMCS Dockyard and any RCN ships in port. It only takes about 10 minutes for the crossing, so if you get a transfer when you pay, you can explore for about an hour, then use the transfer to ride back, so you are only paying one way. If you don't want to take the ferry, the transfer works on the buses also. In the summer it is a nice way to decide if you want to see more.
Written November 19, 2020
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Tim Y
Reno, NV305 contributions
Sep 2019
On a nice day, this is a very pleasant way to cross Halifax harbour.
You also get nice views of the naval base. Once on the other side, there is really nothing much to do. We strolled around a bit, but found ourselves on the next ferry back to Halifax.
As it is not very expensive, it is a swell boat ride, even if the other side is not.
Written February 10, 2020
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nowgivemeyourreviews
Halifax, Canada350 contributions
Feb 2020
We came here to check out the ferry in the winter time. It was chilly but it was a fun little zip over to the harbour. You can sit upstairs in the outdoors or inside below. You have to have exact change to get a ticket and it is a bit dated, as it is public transport after all.
Written August 22, 2020
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JadeinHali
Halifax, NS3 contributions
Use a bus transfer, or pay fare and hold on to your transfer to use public transit in Dartmouth and Halifax. Lots of things to do on either side, gorgeous views on sunny days, haunting fog on cooler days.
Written August 20, 2009
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Wilier97
Halifax, Canada3 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
For the price of a bus ticket you get a relaxing 15 minutes in Halifax harbour, with a great view of the city. At certain hours of the day you can also do a circuit: take the ferry to Woodside one way, walk the footpath along the harbourfront to downtown Dartmouth, stop at the Celtic Corner Pub, and then take the ferry back from Alderney Landing. I find this enjoyable in any kind of weather.
Written March 20, 2015
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rhiaus
Welland, Canada122 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
The ferry is cheap ($2.50 per person round-trip) and offers a beautiful view of Halifax. The unfortunate part is that it takes you to Dartmouth. Not being familiar with the area, and clearly not having researched enough, we timed it to ride the ferry so that we could have lunch in Dartmouth before returning. We realized what a mistake that was as soon as we stepped out of the ferry terminal. There are a large number of sketchy characters wandering the streets of Dartmouth. It was very unnerving with the children. My suggestion is that you take the ferry for the view, not the destination.
Written August 13, 2014
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YYZ T
Toronto, Canada101 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
The Halifax Harbour Ferry is very convenient and quickest way to get to Dartmouth from downtown Halifax. It is all part of the transit system.
Written August 22, 2018
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John W
Halifax, Canada13 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
For $2 you can ride across the Halifax harbour on our commuter ferry. Not posh, but a nice way to see the city from the water. Park in Dartmoith (always easier and cheaper too) ride the ferry across and spend a few hours on the Halifax waterfront. Another $2 gets you back to Dartmouth. Pretty inexpensive way to spend an afternoon or morning on Halifax plus you get a water ride.
Written May 27, 2015
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