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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!
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Harbour Hopper Tours
Gray Line Halifax
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.
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
  • Learn about the city’s origins and its important naval role during the British Empire
  • Choose from a variety of departure times to suit your schedule
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fun Trip

We had a great narrator Adrian who made up for the fact our boat was falling apart. The awning which was supposed to give us shade from the hot afternoon sun was broken. There were umbrellas to help us out but the fact remained it...More

Thank Sandra E
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Sandra E, Thanks very much for joining us on the Harbour Hopper Tour! We're glad that overall, you enjoyed the tour, Adrian's commentary, and the sites of the city. We very much regret that the awning was not in working order at the time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great but.

The host and captain were great. The awning broke on the hill so they had to take it down and it was a very hot day. We couldn't hear the host on the hills due to the diesel engine noise but otherwise it was wonderful....More

Thank Sandi B
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Sandi B, Very sorry to hear that you had to park so far away to get on board the Harbour Hopper tour. Judging by the date of this review, I gather that many of the lots located near the Harbour Hopper point of embarkment...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A lot of fun.

The tour was well worth taking. We went at 7:30 p.m. and got a beautiful view of the sunset over Halifax Harbour. The captain and the tour guide were fun. We saw a number of things to which we returned the next day to spend...More

Thank Bill K
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Bill K, Very cool to hear that you joined us on a later tour- I wonder if you happened to take any photos and if so, would you share them with us on our TripAdvisor page? Among other things, we think the tour is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very good tour

This is really the only decent tour of Halifax, because the hop on/off bus has been criticized for infrequent departures and unpredictable timing. It covers a lot of good history and many of the sights in Halifax, but is limited to a narrow part of...More

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello travelbelle88, Thanks for joining us aboard the Harbour Hopper Tour! You're correct when you say that the Harbour Hopper vehicle, also known as a LARC-V, is water vessel that's been designed to also travel on land. Much like the City of Halifax, the LARC...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Good place to start

Vacation there with my family on July 27, 2018. When we arrive in Halifax we immediately went to the pier try and figure out what to do, we saw the tour so we figured It was a good place to start. We did not regret...More

Thank mikeduval
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Halifax, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi mikeduval, We glad that you decided to vacation in Halifax, and that you chose to venture out on the Harbour Hopper Tour- it really is a GREAT place to start when exploring the city. The tour is indeed informative, and our guides are such...More

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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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