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Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour
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Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

By Harbour Hopper Tours
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Travelers that can't choose between a Halifax sightseeing cruise and a bus tour get the best of both worlds with a Harbour Hopper experience, where you explore the city by amphibious vehicle. Highlights include viewing sights on both land and sea, where you pass attractions including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Citadel Hill. Complete with live commentary and views of area attractions, travelers won't be disappointed with this quirky sightseeing tour.
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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 55m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Sightsee in Halifax—by land and sea—on this amphibious vehicle city tour
  • Visit the Halifax Historic District, and enjoy a cruise on Halifax Harbour
  • Learn about the area's naval history with live commentary from your guide
  • Easily meet-up at the colorful tour booth, located on the Halifax Waterfront

  • Guided Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Harbour Hopper Tours
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink


Start:
  • 5050 Salter St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S2, Canada
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5861HOPPER

    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Most travellers can participate
    • 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 40 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    How much is Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour?
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    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5861HOPPER

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    • You'll start at
      5050 Salter St
      5050 Salter St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S2, Canada
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      Ribbit Ribbit! All aboard Atlantic Canada's most popular tour – a fun, fast-paced adventure that introduces you to the best of Halifax by land and sea!
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      Pass by
      Halifax Public Gardens
      Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
      St. Paul's Church
      Georges Island National Historic Site
      Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
      Historic Properties
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Harbour Hopper Tours
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      Joined in September 2011
    • dluffman
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      MUST DO in Halifax
      Great tour - first all the great sights on land followed up with the boat ride — Abigail was absolutely awesome and funny as heck … I just wish we learned a little more about her because she was so shy talking about herself LOL
      Written October 18, 2023
    • Timbo3765
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very good
      Really good tour well worth the cost. We had a great guide very informative. Booked direct from the UK which saved money rather than booking with cruise company. A good and different way to while away an hour.
      Written November 14, 2022
    • Shannon G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      I have lived in the area for over 20 years and first time taking the tour. My family really enjoyed it.
      Written September 13, 2022
    • patrickmF4766OT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lots of fun
      This is a land and sea tour. As our guide said it is not a truck that floats, it is a boat with wheels. A good tour to see the main landmarks. Excellent tour
      Written June 21, 2022
    • karen109488
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Halifax hopper
      great way to have some fun and learn lots about Halifax, All the staff were polite and helpful, had a great time and would certainly recommend doing this tour if you are visiting Halifax.
      Written October 19, 2021
    • Wabanaba
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun with Abby
      Got on this funny million dollar frog hopper and went with it ! Abigail was hysterical ! Seriously I believe she love’s her cat, Irish dancing and full bodied Rum ! 🤣 and Capt Truly knew his Navy boats ! Had a blast well worth the short tour ... 👍🏼🍻
      Written September 23, 2021
    • Darylralee
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So much fun
      Took my grandsons, we had a ball, they weren't expecting the boat to go in the water, so when we did they were thrilled. Lovely time, really good educationally too.
      Written January 8, 2020
    • 403Blackrob
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very cool excursion
      We had some problems with our tickets but the staff worked with us and got us on. The guide was very informative and fun. Classy outfit!
      Written November 5, 2019
    • Gary B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time!
      5 stars all the way! You will notice very quickly what makes or break a tour. Christen was the funniest little tour guide that we had all week. She made it a very pleasant afternoon..... not to mention that it was a lot of fun going on an amphibious vehicle!
      Written September 25, 2019
    • Jennifer G
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour
      We had Abigail for our guide and she was very informative and entertaining! It was a great way to see the city but learn some fun and some historical facts as you went. Abigail was a great guide hope you get her when you go!
      Written September 24, 2019
    • CrackedCrock
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and informative
      This is fun for any and all ages. Staff conducting the tour is knowledgeable and answered all questions asked. Make this a first tour of the city to see what else you want to see.
      Written September 21, 2019
    • Kathy O
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to see downtown Halifax and the port!
      Great for all ages. Saw many interesting points of interest in Halifax by bus. My Grandson loved it when the “bus” went into the what. Actually, so did I.
      Written September 19, 2019
    • Q2021GIjank
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fast Fun
      This 55 minute ride through the city and into the water is fun and informative. The bright green ticket sales building is on the waterfront and easy to find. Jokes, history, and a nice breeze as you see the sites. The vehicles are rehabbed transport from the Vietnam war.
      Written September 14, 2019
    • alaminvira
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and Different.
      This was the first time I have ever done a land and sea tour using the same vehicle. It was quite an experience. I would recommend it. It lasts about 1 hr but totally worth it. It does get cold if the outside temperature is below 17 Celsius.
      Written September 12, 2019
    • Verna B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Harbour Hoppers, Halifax
      This was a great tour! Lots of information and they made it fun! Great for families! The motor was a little loud, but they have a loudspeaker system which was great:
      Written September 10, 2019
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    4.5
    4.5 of 5 bubbles331 reviews
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    245
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    53
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    Carol K
    Mount Brydges, Canada82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Friends
    What an amazing way to see the city and learn all about it’s history. The mix of land and water tour made it especially unique. Our driver did an amazing job in some very tight situations and our tour guide told funny jokes to make it fun! I highly recommend this tour!
    Written June 8, 2022
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    Eddi-Wan
    Alexandria, VA10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    This was more fun than it needed to be. The guide was very knowledgeable and had a flair for making the information about the various sites interesting - a helluva performer.

    The duck boat managed the narrow downtown roads effortlessly and was effortlessly navigated in the harbor (or if you're not American, the harbour).

    The tour was roughly an hour - long enough to learn and see a lot, but not long enough to become tedious.

    If I had friends/family who were coming to Halifax, I'd recommend that they take the Harbour Hopper tour.
    Written August 26, 2023
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    Hi Eddi-Wan, We're thrilled that you had a great time exploring the city from both land and water on the Harbour Hopper tour. Your recommendation means a lot to us. Come back anytime to make more unforgettable memories!
    Written August 28, 2023
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    Victoria C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Family
    We went on the 4:15 tour on August 21st, and the service was amazing. Both Abigail and Kristen (the tour guide and trainee captain) were amazing. Abigail was a fantastic guide, but Kristen really stood out. My mother uses a wheelchair but can walk short distances and they were incredibly accommodating to help her get up the stairs onto the vehicle comfortably. They also allowed us to store her wheelchair in the Harbour Hopper ticket/merchandise building, and when my mother got down the stairs after the tour, Kristen had run to get her wheelchair from the building and rolled it over so it would be waiting for her at the bottom of the stairs. She went above and beyond for us, and we were so grateful.
    Written August 23, 2020
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    Hello VictoriaC0508, It's so wonderful to receive such great reviews of not only the Harbour Hopper Tour but also our team! Abigail and Kristen are fantastic individuals and it's no surprise that they stepped up to make yours and your mother's experience, that much more memorable. Thanks for sharing this review and 5-bubble rating with us!
    Written July 21, 2021
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    GingerHeat
    Montreal, Canada25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Couples
    We had such an amazing time on this tour!
    It’s quick, fun, and informative! My cheeks were sore from laughing so much, honestly had an amazing time!! The dynamic duo of Abigail and Captain Rachel made us cry of laughter and also made us feel super safe and welcome. I learned a lot about Halifax and got a better understanding of where to go and how to get around. Would recommend 10/10 especially if it’s with those two!! Thank you guys so much for the unforgettable experience!
    Written October 10, 2022
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    Hey GingerHeat, Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience with Abigail as your tour guide along with Captain Rachel. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon on another tour.
    Written June 1, 2023
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    TaraC2013
    Ottawa, Canada34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Couples
    We really enjoyed the tour! Abigail was our tour guide and she was very funny and very informative. Anyone complaining about the jokes is just far too sensitive. The tour would be pretty boring if she didn’t keep it nice and light like that. I would have loved to hear more ghost type stories but there were little people on board :)
    Price was slightly high IMO, but worth doing at least once.
    Other than being on the Hopper itself, it wouldn’t be super entertaining for children.
    Written August 30, 2021
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    Hi TaraC2013, Many thanks for sharing your valuable feedback! We're so glad that you enjoyed the Harbour Hopper Tour.
    Written August 31, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Chris H
    Elora, Canada124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Our family had a great time on our tour. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and entertaining, and the captain had surprisingly detailed knowledge of the military docks and the ships that were moored.
    The trip was fun (and an hour passed surprisingly quickly) and we would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a unique way to learn more about the history of downtown Halifax and the harbour.
    Written July 13, 2022
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    JS
    Houston, TX8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    This was interesting, informative and fun. A lot of good information was told buy our tour guide, but the highlight of the tour was "hitting" the water. If you are traveling with children, I recommend sitting a few rows in front of them and across the isle so you can take a picture of their expression when this ride goes into the water.
    Written August 22, 2022
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    Hi Jschorr101, Kids love it when the Harbour Hopper tour makes a big splash into the water! It's wonderful to hear that you had a great experience on the tour and we hope to welcome you back on another memorable sail.
    Written June 5, 2023
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    Lee B
    Red Deer, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a really neat way to see Halifax, especially the Harbour. Our host Katie was awesome, she did a really good job of pointing out different landmarks around the city. Also kudos to the captain, as it cannot be easy to navigate the narrow streets of Halifax in a vehicle that large. Highly recommend this tour.
    Written June 8, 2022
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    William G
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    This tour was beyond great! The amphibious bus itself is really cool, and fun to be in. Travelling around the city and on water was very enjoyable and informative, hearing all the interesting stories about Halifax.
    Saige, the tour guide, was a fun, knowledgeable narrator; Rachel, the Harbor Hopper captain – a great operator;
    The whole experience was awesome, definitely worth it. Highly recommend it!
    Written August 26, 2022
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    Hi Williamg, Your positive review of the Harbour Hopper and mention of the mesmerizing harbor and skyline views are greatly appreciated. We are glad that the tour guide and captain impressed you with their knowledge and enthusiasm. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable visits!
    Written June 5, 2023
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    LW J
    3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    Unfortunately, we were not able to enjoy this tour. We waited in line, and were told that they were experiencing some mechanical issues, so we had to wait about 15-30 minutes for the mechanics to show up. It was determined that we could not do the tour. We were told that we could get a refund and feel free to book another tour, but the tours were full for the day, so we would have to book another day. No discount, no attempt to compensate us for our time. We even tried to talk to people at the booking desk to see if they would do anything. Nothing! f
    We took the day off work, and made a special trip to Halifax for the Harbour Hopper Tour, and our guest that we were bringing had to fly out the next day, so we didn't get to go.
    They have a monopoly, because no one else does this sort of tour, so they along with many other businesses in Halifax continue on with the "you get what you get" attitude. Never striving for "Greatness", just settling for "it will do", because they will continue to get business from cruise ships and tourists because there is so little to do in Halifax.
    Written November 4, 2021
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    Hi there, Please accept our sincere apologies for this - it's most certainly not how we would have wanted your day (or our day) to have unfolded. Please understand that we do don't hold any disrespectful attitudes towards any of our guests - in fact we would not be where we are today if not for striving to provide the safest, most entertaining experience for locals and visitors to the city, year after year. We are but one of many great things to do in the City of Halifax and on the Halifax waterfront so we must always work diligently to continue delivering Halifax's #1 tour. The Harbour Hoppers are indeed one of a kind and as such, they require a one of a kind team to keep them running, and running safely. Regrettably, the Harbour Hoppers can and have experience mechanical issues which, if not possible to repair right away, have resulted in cancelled tours. On these rare occasions, we would work quickly to resolve any issues, but would never send out a Harbour Hopper unless it was 100%. We apologize again and truly wish that day had turned out better for all of us.
    Written November 9, 2021
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