We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Halifax Harbour Ferry

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
490-4000
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Nice way to spend an hour or two

Took the ferry over to Dartmouth from Halifax on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in early June. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hoosier1960
,
Indianapolis, IN
Excellent value

We stayed in a Dartmouth hotel (cheaper than downtown Halifax) and took the ferry across the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mumzed
,
Sudbury, Canada
Read all 758 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“round trip” (39 reviews)
“both sides” (35 reviews)
LOCATION
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
CONTACT
Website
490-4000
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (758)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 726 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the ferry over to Dartmouth from Halifax on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in early June. I believe the fare is $2.25 or $2.50 Canadian per person. Takes about 10-12 minutes to get across and then you can eat, drink and/or shop at a couple...More

Thank Hoosier1960
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in a Dartmouth hotel (cheaper than downtown Halifax) and took the ferry across the harbour to see the sites in the big city. Since it's part of the local transit service, the ferry runs frequently. Very economical, plus you get to see what's...More

Thank Mumzed
Reviewed 4 days ago

Growing up in Dartmouth, I have used the Halifax - Dartmouth Ferry all my life. Leaves on the quarter hour from one side and on the hour/half hour on the other. Super quick crossing into the heart of the two Downtown's ! Its the most...More

Thank KAnthony13
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice way to see the skyline of Halix and take a quick stroll in Dartmouth. Inexpensive and doesn't take long.

Thank CaminoGord
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love taking the Halifax Harbour Ferry any time of year. It's public transit so it's very cheap and sails approx. every 12 minutes depending on time of day The ferry travels from HFX to Dartmouth on the other side of the harbour. At Alderney...More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 1 week ago

For just a few dollars (and keep the transfer they give you, for the return trip), you get a good view of downtown Halifax. Not much in Dartmouth, the destination, but there is a great restaurant there, The Canteen on Portland Street.

1  Thank Smudgecats
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a trip over to Dartmouth and walked along to woodside to get ferry back. Not the most scenic of walks but the ferry trips were nice

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ferry between Halifax and Dartmouth, very convenient. 5 dollar fare, is return, but you need to use it two hours after your first trip. It takes about 10 minutes. Quite scenic. Landing also handy, right in the middle of the waterfront walk

Thank Bea T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can take our ferry across the Halifax harbor for about 2 dollars per person. it is not a tour company all you do is look they give no facts but it is nice to watch the boats and maybe you might be lucky and...More

Thank jadenstorage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a quick tour of the waterfront and Dartmouth, take the Ferry across the harbour. Don't forget to get a tranfer when you pay. You can ride across; tour the other side, and then as long as you use the transfer...More

Thank Wanderingwindsorite
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Salty's
1,214 reviews
.18 km away
Bluenose 2 Restaurant
529 reviews
.33 km away
Baton Rouge
381 reviews
.30 km away
Lower Deck - Downtown Halifax
487 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
2,117 reviews
.40 km away
HMCS Sackville
271 reviews
.42 km away
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
222 reviews
.37 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Majcape
Is it necessary to buy tix ahead of time or can we wing it?
26 May 2017|
Answer Show all 11 answers
Response from janjh75 | Reviewed this property |
You get tickets right at the ferry booth... you need exact change!!
0
Votes
Joangillcrawford
The address for the ferry to Dartmouth
12 August 2016|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from W A | Reviewed this property |
The ferry leaves Dartmouth a block from the Holiday Inn in Halifax harbour. It's a 6 minute walk from the hotel
0
Votes
Joangillcrawford
Directions from Cambridge suites hotel to the ferry to dartmouth
12 August 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Cathy B | Reviewed this property |
...and you'll need exact change which you can get at the ferry landing(s). It's easy!
1
Vote