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Halifax Harbour Ferry

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
490-4000
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It’s so quick

Just a quick way to get across with great views! You have to do it at least once while you’re here... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew A
via mobile
Cheap interesting view ofthe waterfrong

It is an inexpensive trip giving you a view of each city. I have used it each time I have been in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
craigb31
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  • Average6%
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“round trip” (47 reviews)
“both sides” (38 reviews)
“halifax harbour” (75 reviews)
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just a quick way to get across with great views! You have to do it at least once while you’re here! It’s cheep. It’s quick. It’s scenic. It’s fun. It’s also a great chance to check out the ship building and navel ships.

Thank Andrew A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an inexpensive trip giving you a view of each city. I have used it each time I have been in Halifax

Thank craigb31
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a communter ferry between downtown Halifax and downtown Dartmouth - it's a great way to have a water view of both cities. It's a very pleasant round-trip, and you can't beat the price!!

Thank VNKSmith
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was raining during our ride the food and scenery were very good. Great family adventure! The ferry fills up fast--place your reservation early.

Thank Paula M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is crazy downtown with all the construction going on so we park on the Dartmouth side and take the ferry. The kids (5 & 3) love it so it just adds to our adventure.

Thank SKMullins
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

If your drunk and would like to drink more on the other side of the harbour, the ferry is your best and cheapest bet. It takes you strait to where the action is and if you need to heave just aim it over the railing...More

2  Thank John P
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

It was a sunny day, and a simple thing to just take the ferry across the harbour and back again, but it's worth every cent as you get a view of Halifax like no other. It's a city largely defined by its harbour and the...More

1  Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Just a quick trip to Dartmouth to ride the ferry. I always do this when I'm in the city. Glad to see that the service hasn't changed over the years.

Thank jason87macdonald
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Used the Dartmouth- Halifax often when I was staying in Dartmouth. It was cheap $2.50 and an easy way to get to Halifax as I didn't have to worry about where to park in Halifax. The ferry gives you a unique view of the harbour...More

1  Thank Sandro Z
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The short ferry ride across the harbour enables visitors to get sweeping views of the skyline of Halifax on one side and the suburban city of Dartmouth on the opposite shore. It also enables visitors to see the Canadian Forces naval base with many ships...More

1  Thank Lewis D
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taylorjm61
31 August 2017|
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Response from kellyholdsworth | Reviewed this property |
Currently only service dogs are allowed, although a regional city counselor has suggested that all dogs be allowed to ride the ferry.
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taylorjm61
31 August 2017|
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Response from Reisen3 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw your question now. The answer is that I do not know.
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Dsurette
2 August 2017|
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Response from Smudgecats | Reviewed this property |
There is an inexpensive lot right by the ferry terminal. Google Halifax Ferry Dartmouth Parking for directions and costs
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