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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
From US$ 33.42
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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!
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Vacation in Halifax

Seat came loose and my mother in law fell and hurt her hip while the hopper was on citadel hill. Took away from what would have been a great excursion. However, that being said, the staff was very attentive to us and to my concerns...More

Thank Wally M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great tour! Lots of fun!

Really enjoyed our tour! Was quite neat to go from land to water and back again. Graham our tour guide was informative and entertaining (and gave some good recommendations for things to visit, restaurants and shops in town), and Tony was a safe and smooth...More

Thank Alexis J
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

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Jacqueline W
20 July 2018|
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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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wanderingyahud
12 July 2018|
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Response from margot4nier | Reviewed this property |
No it is a 30 min drive away
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3 July 2018|
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Response from 133pollyj | Reviewed this property |
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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