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Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

Highlights
  • Harbour Hopper amphibious sightseeing tour in Halifax
  • Drive through Halifax’s historic district to see its main attractions like St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and Public Gardens
  • Prepare for a splash as you cruise around Halifax Harbour
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Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour
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Overview
On this 1-hour Harbour Hopper tour, you'll travel on both land and water aboard a nifty, renovated amphibious Vietnam War vehicle. The unconventional method of transportation gives you an overview of some of Halifax's key landmarks: First, drive by St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and Halifax Public Gardens, then splash into Halifax Harbour for panoramic views of the waterfront.
What to Expect
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!
Reviews (94)
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Reviewed 15 October 2018
Surprised to enjoy this land and water adventure

We were “accidental tourists” on this journey on a wet, windy and wild day in Halifax. The guide was informative, interesting and entertaining. The vehicle kept us dry and as warm as we could be. Our original tour had been canceled due to the bad...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LAM58
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi LAM58, We're so happy to hear that despite the weather, you were ultimately able to make it aboard the Harbour Hopper Tour. It really is a fun and convenient way to see the city by land and sea! Thanks very much for the recommendation.

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile
We loved this tour!

Go on this tour. Choose Ben for your trip. Informative, friendly and fun. Learn about the city and it's history. Tour downtown and the harbor. Great way to get a lot in, in a short amount of time. Dress warmly!

Thank Melissa M
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Hi Melissa, thank you for taking the time for leaving such a great review. We always hire the very best guides to ensure all of our guests are entertained and informed, and Ben is no exception! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Great time on this tour!

My friend and I really enjoyed this tour! They offered a great introduction to Halifax, the city, the host and driver was great! Also, on what other tour can you experience travelling both by land and by sea in the same vehicle! I found this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mapperD
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Hi Dana, We're so happy you enjoyed your tour! The Harbour Hopper is definitely one of the highlights of Halifax. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile
A NICE WAY TO SEE HALIFAX!

My husband, adult daughter and I rode the hop on hop off bus while in port for a day. A tour guide is on the bus and if you stay on the bus for the entire tour it takes about 90 minutes. Or you can...More

Thank TripTips14
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Hi there, Thank you for leaving a great rating! We completely agree the Hop on Hop off is the best way for visitors and newcomers to be introduced to our city. We hope you come back and visit us.

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Fun on land and sea

A family friendly tour of historic Halfax. The land/ water vehicle visits highlights and gives a great overview of the city and its history. The little lads in our tour said it was " awesome"

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gail L
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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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No it is a 30 min drive away
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Hi, I am really sorry not to have a straightforward answer but I would suggest you email or phone them, my feeling is that they would be as helpful as possible to make it happen with a bit of notice. It wasn't an... More
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