Here are the most popular “tours” in the Halifax area.
Aberdeen Tours/Into The Wilderness
Pickford & Black Building, Historic Properties. Upper Water St.
902-425-9453 or 1-800-928-7245.
Day and half-day heritage tours; Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Bay of Fundy, Evangeline Trail. Whale-watching, hiking and kayaking adventures. Multi-day heritage and guided walking tours throughout Atlantic Canada. Small group custom tours and vehicle charters. Educational tours. English and French step-on guides.
Daily sea kayaking tours and river rafting adventures from Halifax. Includes door-to-door transportation within Halifax, CRCA certified guides, instruction, equipment, water, snacks and lunches. Outdoor lobster lunch available.
Alexander Keith’s Brewery Tour
1496 Lower Water St.
The heady aroma of hops permeates the air at the historic downtown landmark where it all began back in 1820: Alexander Keith’s Original Brewery. The massive granite building offers the sights, smells and tastes of a working brewery, as costumed interpreters guide visitors through a high-spririted walk back in time.
1-800-763-1963 or 902-634-1963
Nova Scotia’s famous sailing ambassador. Built in 1963, she is a replica of the original schooner Bluenose (1921-46) depicted on the Canadian dime. Call for schedule and reservations. May 19 to Sept. 30, two-hour harbour sailings daily.
Double Decker Tours Inc.
Departs across the street from Historic Properties.
City tours three times daily on an English-style double-decker bus. Private chartered tours available year-round.
902-423-6242 or 1-800-565-7173.
The company with the kilts! Daily sightseeing tours of Halifax on a London double-decker bus or San Francisco-style trolley named Desire. Breakfast tour, Lobster Picnic Lunch Tour, Peggy’s Cove Whale-watch Tour, Lunenburg “Home of the Bluenose” Tour. Ask about the Amphibious Water Tour, Saints and Sinners tour and two and three day tours to Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton.
Harbour Hopper Tours
Ticket kiosk on the Halifax waterfront.
Ride on a Vietnam War-era amphibious LARC-V converted to a 41-passenger tour bus/boat. Take a 55-minute narrated tour of downtown historical points of interest, including Citadel Hill and the Public Gardens. Then splash down into Halifax Harbour for a view of the naval fleet and the city skyline. Open 9 am to 11 pm.
29-foot cabin cruiser. Narrated harbour tours, shuttle service including islands. Whale-watching, deep sea fishing, birdwatching, picturesque Eastern Passage tour. BBQ on board. Custom tours.
Hatfield Farms Cowboy Adventures
1821 Hammonds Plains Road, Bedford
You’ll forget you were ever near a city. Hatfield farms offers pony and horse riding on wilderness trails, wagon rides, a petting pen and more. You’re bound to work up an appetite, so be prepared to feast at cookouts and scheduled pig roasts.
Charters for groups and special events using conventional transit and Access-A-Buses.
Murphy’s On The Water
Cruises, harbour tours and trips to McNab’s Island to suit every taste. Take either the Harbour Queen stern-wheeler (with live entertainment aboard), under full sail aboard the Mar II, whale watching cruises aboard the Haligonian III (with food and beverage service), and the Puffin with deep sea fishing.
Peggy’s Cove Express
An experienced captain and naturalist take you on a whale-watching/nature cruise, round trip from Cable Wharf to Peggy’s Cove. The stop-over in Peggy’s Cove includes a walking tour and seafood chowder dockside. The Coast Guard-approved, high speed vessel features the latest in safety, navigation and communications. Operating 8am to 8pm.