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“Beautiful views of the City(ies)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Halifax Harbour Ferry

Halifax Harbour Ferry
Ranked #8 of 134 things to do in Halifax
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St. Thomas
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51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful views of the City(ies)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Best value in a city tour. Hop aboard the Halifax-Dartmouth Ferry for a fifteen minute trip across the harbour. Even if you don't have time to explore the Dartmouth waterfront the round trip ferry ride is a great way to appreciate the beauty of this wonderful seaside city. Bring your camera and head for the open air top deck. just make sure your bound for the Aldernney terminal as the Woodside destination is decidedly industrial in nature

Visited November 2013
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Langley, B.C.
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“Nice way to travel over to Dartmouth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

A great way to travel across to Dartmouth from Halifax. Perfect timing before it rained that afternoon. Nice way to travel other than the bus. Would definitely suggested it to others.

Visited August 2013
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Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Canada
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“An Ocean Crossing That Could End With The Titanic...If You Choose”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

A water view of the Halifax skyline that is unequalled.....and all for $2.25. This is one of the most enjoyable and cost effective sightseeing tours you will find anywhere. History, water and fun all from, what feels like, you very own tour boat.....what could be better? Halifax...where else could you take a harbour crossing and end up at the Titanic!

Visited October 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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23 reviews
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“Great for a jaunt over to Dartmouth!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

The Ferry is a practical mode of transportation for workers travelling from Dartmouth to Halifax for work. It is also a fun activity if you have children! You can take the Ferry across the Harbour and explore the waterfront on both sides. There are shops on both sides near the Ferry Terminals, although more on the Halifax side.

Visited May 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“A tradition in my family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

When my kids were younger,we had to take the ferry across from Dartmouth to Halifax every summer...my kids were more excited about this,than a trip to PEI.We would then walk through Halifax or take the free "FRED" bus(not sure if it is still around?
Now,my husband and I are (happy) empty nesters...we love to rent a hotel on the Dartmouth side and take the ferry to Halifax. We hang out in town,then take the ferry back to Dartmouth.
My first year in Nova Scotia,my husband and I spent New Years Eve ,taking the ferry back and forth across the harbour...free on New Years eve...and watched the fireworks.Great thing to do on a very tight budget.
Kick back and enjoy the ride!

Visited October 2013
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