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Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

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Overview
Though you can always hop on a boat cruise to see Halifax Harbour, for a traditional sailing experience, few tours compare to sightseeing aboard an actual tall ship. With this scenic sail, hop aboard your boat and help raise the sails as you set out on the harbor. Enjoy views of the waterfront, grab a drink at the cash bar, and enjoy curious stories about the region's maritime history.
Highlights
  • Set sail on the Tall Ship Silva for a sightseeing cruise on Halifax Harbour
  • Enjoy views of landmarks like Georges Island, and the Halifax Waterfront
  • Learn as you go, with commentary about area history and famous shipwrecks
  • Choose the most convenient departure time—in the early or mid-afternoon
Important Information
Departure Point
1655 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S3, Canada
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Parking is not included
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 19 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair (washrooms are below deck and are accessed by stairs)
  • Please dress warmly and it is recommended to wear layers. Temperature is generally about 10 degrees cooler (Celsius), on the water than it is on land.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
49Reviews
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Will J wrote a review Feb 2020
Riverview, Canada140 contributions13 helpful votes
It was a little chilly, and the guy talking about ghosts was a little long-winded and "reaching" for ghost stories. However, the pirates were phenomenal. Very well turned out with authentic weaponry and dress. They were engaging, funny, and musical. I reccommend this just to
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Date of experience: October 2019
rickcardo wrote a review Nov 2019
St. John's, Canada1,717 contribution340 helpful votes
We took the harbour hopper cruise it was excellent,Such a value for 55 minutes on a sailing ship.Very enjoyable and informative.Great for the whole family
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Cas P wrote a review Oct 2019
Basingstoke, United Kingdom52 contributions13 helpful votes
Had a lovely afternoon's cruise on the Silva. The crew were very friendly and the commentary was great. Drinks and snacks available on board. My mum (87!) and I even helped raise one of the sails. The boat is beautifully looked after and we really enjoyed the trip.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Hi Cas P, Thanks so very much for this wonderful review and 5-bubble rating of the Tall Ship Silva! We're proud of the team that keeps the Silva looking and running in tip top shape and the individuals that share her history and facts about Halifax, with our valued guests. So wonderful to hear that you and your mother had such a great sail.
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BobcatNS wrote a review Oct 2019
Windsor, Canada101 contributions14 helpful votes
I have taken this trip many times with coworkers and it’s always a blast. The one thing I always find is that it can be sunny and warm on shore but as soon as you get out into the harbour it is cold and windy. Bring warm clothes a hat and sunglasses. Be prepared for a change in
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Response from AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise
Responded 2 Oct 2019
Hi BobcatNS, So great to hear that we've been able to host you on more than one occasion on the Tall Ship Silva! We agree will all of your points- a jacket and sunglasses are a must, especially as we make our way out of the summer season and into fall. A sail on the Silva during the summer months is often just the ticket to cool off from the summer's sun- however it too can be quite warm out of the water. We look forward to your next sail with us!
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Bob S wrote a review Sep 2019
Irondequoit, New York37 contributions7 helpful votes
On September 26, 2019 at 1 PM, at a nearby dockside ticket office, we bought two tickets for the 1:30 PM sailing. Two clerks, Zac and Anis, gave us information from their computer on the sailing and processed our credit card. They required me to insert and process
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Hi Bob S, Thanks for sharing this review with us and please accept our apologies again for not having provided you with a much better experience. Please know that we issued a refund right away and that it would have taken up to a few days before it would have been reflected on your credit card statement- something I'm afraid we do not have control over. Our Guest Services Representatives would only have access to tour information via their computer so if a tour was in the process of being cancelled, this most certainly could have been a result of that- and for that we again apologize. If you would like us to address any other concerns, please feel free to contact us at (902) 420-1015. Thanks again.
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Will J
Riverview, Canada
9813
Loved the pirates
It was a little chilly, and the guy talking about ghosts was a little long-winded and "reaching" for ghost
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rickcardo
St. John's, Canada
576340
Great cruise great experience
We took the harbour hopper cruise it was excellent,Such a value for 55 minutes on a sailing ship.Very enjoyable
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rayadams14
Dartmouth, Canada
175
Ghost Ship Sail
This sail was wonderful. My wife and daughter and I enjoyed the cruise last night. We have to say that it was
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bonitabuffalo
Bonita Springs, Florida
596118
An experience to try
It's certainly a fun ride, not a long distance during their sail. Perhaps because it was cold 45 F and windy, we
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Cas P
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
5013
Lovely ship, a wonderful experience.
Had a lovely afternoon's cruise on the Silva. The crew were very friendly and the commentary was great. Drinks and
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BobcatNS
Windsor, Canada
10014
Bring warm clothes and a hat.
I have taken this trip many times with coworkers and it’s always a blast. The one thing I always find is that it
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Bob S
Irondequoit, New York
347
Poorly managed. Dockside ticket sellers don't know if ship is scheduled to sail
On September 26, 2019 at 1 PM, at a nearby dockside ticket office, we bought two tickets for the 1:30 PM
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CruiseNextKing
10
Sailing on Silvia
Enjoyed this ship very much. Crew asked for volunteers to help set the sails. Enjoyed that a lot. Music on board
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Gary B
Toronto, Canada
91
Fun way to start
We arrived that day and it was a fantastic way to start a vacation on a tall ship. The staff and crew friendly.
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Justin M
10
Had a great time!
Went with my girlfriend and we had a blast. The crew was very friendly and the MC provided a lot of interesting
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Key Details
  • Gray Line Halifax, Tall Ship Silva, and 1 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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