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Halifax Harbour Ferry

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Cute little ferry ride!

My boyfriend and I decided to take the ferry ride from Halifax to Dartmouth to check out the view of the harbour--we were surprised to find out it was only $2.50 each for such a... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
Meghan S
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to take the ferry ride from Halifax to Dartmouth to check out the view of the harbour--we were surprised to find out it was only $2.50 each for such a great ride! If you ask for a transfer, you're able to ride back again, so long as it is within 2 hours. Although the ride... More 

Thank Meghan S
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

If you are in Halifax ride the ferry! Great views and a fun way to see the city and Dartmouth. A definite DO IT!

Thank Dan L
Halifax ,Nova Scotia
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

We use the harbor ferry whenever we want to get to the Halifax waterfront. We part in Dartmouth and take the ferry over to Halifax. It is a short ride but beautiful and very reasonable. Ask for a transfer and you can return for free, or hop on a bus if you prefer.

Thank melissa51
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

You need $2.50 CA exact change for this. If you ask for a transfer when you pay your fare, you can travel back over within 2 hours for free. I had a great time! It's a trip across the harbor. There are two possible destinations, I went to Dartmouth. It was February when I went so there wasn't a lot... More 

Thank Mark M
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Great way to travel to and from Dartmouth or Halifax. A very calming experience and save time, money and gas. Halifax and Dartmouth both have great waterfront views and shopping.

Thank mnr2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

It's an interesting ferry the way it's shaped. Don't know much about it only took pictures of it from a distance.

Thank Glenda s
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Awesome to take the ferry to and from dartmouth. The views are great and it's very economical. cheap and quick alternative to a full on harbour cruise

Thank SeeingTHEworld2012
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

As I live here, I used to take the ferry all the time to get back and forth to work/home. It gives an on water view of the great harbour. Specially cool when you pass close by one of the large 900+ ft. long container ships. As Halifax is also home to Canada's East Coast Navy, you can view some... More 

Thank Andrew K
Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

love the ferry.. good scenary and cheap tour.. service was awesome, fee was wavered Tuesday is Seniors day) lol

1 Thank Gerry T
Kissimmee, Florida
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Reviewed January 27, 2017

The Dartmouth terminal is very clean and updated. It was a comfortable place to wait for the ferry. There was also a very talented performer playing the piano. I really enjoyed the entertainment.

1 Thank MandJ_Mac

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