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Relax onboard Tall Ship Silva and take in the view of our charming seaside city. With miles of shore line guarded by George's Island and its graceful lighthouse, guests can keep a look out for marine life. Enjoy a cold drink or snack from our fully...more
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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the tall ship experience. Just a very slow short sail along the waterfront harbor and the sails are down for half the time. There is a bar on board.

Thank Shaun S
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review our tour! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your experience in Halifax

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed this relaxing sail and watching the sun set over Halifax. Great crew! Would gladly do this again.

Thank Kathy N
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience aboard the Silva! We're glad your would gladly do it again!

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Nice relaxing cruise through Halifax harbour. Passengers are invited to help hoist the sails. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertained us with some Halifax history. The bar on board was a good bonusMore

Thank ShaunaM449
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Shauna M, We also love cruising the harbour and especially enjoying the sites and relaxing sounds of our surroundings. We often hear that one of the best parts of the sail (besides the availability of our on board Murphy's Pub) is the fact the...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Grandson had a wonderful time onboard, especially when they fired the small cannon. That being said, if not for Halifax Tourism stop at the border I would not have known that they do not do the Pirate excursion on a daily basis. A volunteer memeber...More

Thank Marj R
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi Marj R, We're so glad that you and your grandson were able to get onboard the Silva for the Pirate Cruise, and especially glad that you were provided with such great help at the Nova Scotia Tourism Centre. The cruise is indeed a favourite...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We decided at the last minute to try this tour and were so glad we did. Great crew, very friendly and worked hard to look after all the guests. Hostess was extremely personable and took time to meet, greet and chat with every single guest...More

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi Mark, Thank you for reviewing our Wines on The Water cruise! It is one of the best ways to sample some of the best wines Nova Scotia has to offer and enjoy some delicious pairings by our talented chefs. We hope you will re-visit...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This 1 and a half hour cruise round the harbour gave us a great view of Halifax from the water as well as a very good commentary from Matthew giving us some of the local history and points of interest. The sails were raised as...More

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Mark, Thank you for writing such a great review of the Silva. Us and our crew work hard to ensure all of our guests leave informed and entertained. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Booked our trip on the Silva on Travel Zoo at a great price! We had an awesome day for a cruise, weather was 32 on the Waterfront so getting out on the Silva in the harbor was a treat! The crew were fantastic, friendly and...More

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review the Tallship Silva. We're happy that we could make your experience extra memorable. Our crew works hard to make sure all of our guests have a comfortable and fun time on our tours. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

We almost missed the boat because we thought Sackville Warf was in Sackville and not at Halifax Harbor, but that's our fault not yours! We were a family of 15 (3 generations) travelling to Nova Scotia from all over Alberta and Ontario, and this was...More

Thank CgyNancy
Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hello CgyNancy, Thank you for your fantastic review of the Tallship Silva. We're so happy you chose our cruise to make your family vacation more memorable. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Halifax and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Called and cancelled on my girlfriend and I about an hour and a half before due to "low numbers". This leaves me with the impression that booking a ride is a gamble. If anyone else is like me they may wonder is it even worth...More

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Mike S, Second to safety, guest experience aboard the Tall Ship Silva is of the utmost importance to us. From time to time, whether due to lower ridership, inclement weather, or otherwise, we're forced to make the tough decision on whether to launch a...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

I only had a short time in Halifax and it was bloody hot, so I was looking for something on the water to keep cool. The greeter was sweet, the staff and sailors were knowledgeable the information on the history of Halifax poignant and the...More

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hello Gemini_Reno, So wonderful to hear this news! Judging by the date of this review, I recall the weather that you speak of and would have personally enjoyed a sail on the Silva on several of those days. Spending time out on the water is...More

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The price was $51 and change Canadian after the taxes and fees, but the amphibious vehicle was almost the same price and only 55 minutes, whereas this harbor cruise was 1.5 hours long. It really was lovely...and they have a... More
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