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Halifax Harbour Ferry

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Address: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number:
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Quick trip to Dartmouth

I used the ferry to go across to Dartmouth for lunch. It was quick and a fun ride. It's close to the small shopping area, also with restaurants near the terminal.

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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I used the ferry to go across to Dartmouth for lunch. It was quick and a fun ride. It's close to the small shopping area, also with restaurants near the terminal.

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Brantford
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took this ferry while on a girls weekend to Halifax. Went to Dartmouth for dinner! Fantastic staff and a must do in Halifax.

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Thank Steph D
Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had not used the ferry in 20-25 years ... it was so easy and the new ferry is great. Best of all, was the views of the Halifax, Dartmouth and the Bedford Basin. All for under $2!

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Thank Janet S
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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fun trip across the shipping channel into Dartmouth and back...go when there is a shipping freighter by and see the size...a little farmers and market on the Dartmouth side as well as 2 restaurants and a Timmy's express...worth the $2.50 across and back.

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Thank Gary R
Toronto, Canada
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649 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it is going to feel a little bit of being the little guy among the big boys, this ferry is one of the best experiences in Halifax, especially if you can time the trip for the arrival of a big cargo ship (try a website that tracks marine AIS). Even if not this is going to give a great... More 

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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For $2.50 round trip, you get a stunning view of both the Halifax and Dartmouth sides. It's not a five star cruise but it is the cheap and easy way to see the city from the harbour. And why not take a few minutes and pop into the shops on the Dartmouth side, there's lots hiding over there!

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Nova Scotia
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 2 people to cross and return is $10. This is a 15 minute ride one way. If you are just crossing to see downtown and return. I would pay the. Bridge toll and parking and you'd still be after and cheaper. Not worth the hassle of ignorant commissionaires and panhandlers

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1 Thank welltravelled2409
Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful experience to have any day of the week. Why pay for an expensive cruise? Both ends have great restaurants and other venues.....its like a new adventure every time.

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Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a connection for employees to get back and forth to work, also a terrific way to view the harbour and both the Dartmouth and Halifax waterfronts. Very inexpensive for all types of visitors, young and old

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Dartmouth, Canada
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

View both sides of Halifax-Dartmouth, any time of the year, everyone loves the Ferry ride especially on nice sunny days, fresh air, great views and affordable!

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