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JFarwell Sunset Wine and Cheese Yacht Sailing
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JFarwell Sunset Wine and Cheese Yacht Sailing

By J Farwell Sailing Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 19-100, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Experiential Sailing
  • Four Nova Scotian Wines
  • Cheeseboards


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  • J Farwell Sailing Tours, 1597 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S2, Canada
    You can find us on the Halifax Boardwalk. Our gangway is located directly next to our solar powered, white sea container yacht shop.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 312651P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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

    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: 312651P1

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    • J Farwell Sailing Tours
      303
      Canada
      Joined in March 2017
    • Paradise734263
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great views, wine and charcuterie!
      The views were amazing. The crew was very info and attentive to anything we needed. The person doing the wine had actually been to wine school and was very knowledgeable about the local wines and wineries. It was a great evening.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • iamwoman
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A five-star intro to Halifax!
      Excellent informational tour of the Harbour. Capt. Ryan and First Mate Madeline were knowledgable, personable, and were happy to answer all my questions. Great views and a wonderful first experience sailing.
      Written June 8, 2024
    • Connector58796616350
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful sailing
      The crew were amazing, the weather was fantastic. I have a great time and I may return on another day. I was alone but the crew members are so friendly and easy to talk.
      Written June 6, 2024
    • woods804
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience!
      Wonderful, scenic, informative sail aboard a beautiful on a terrific day! We wish we had more time in Halifax to take another trip with J Farwell Sailing Tours. Very, very pleased! US visitors from Pennsylvania
      Written May 27, 2024
    • shivam1panwar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it
      captain caleigh. first mate margaret . it was a blast soo much fun fun with these guys so professional and fun loved every second of it and will recommend to all please join them for a good time ...
      Written May 27, 2024
    • HoustonHeightsAbroad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful evening sail
      We had a beautiful evening for our wine and cheese sail. The wine steward explained choices of Nova Scotia wines which were accompanied by a lovely charcuterie board. The discussion of Halifax history was well done and in just the right amount. Kudos to Capt Angela for a perfect docking!
      Written May 25, 2024
    • JanetteDrost
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highlight of our trip
      Thanks to Brandon and Molly for an absolutely enjoyable sailing experience! This was a first sail for our boys ages 5-12, and we all had a great time. Molly brought out blankets for us, and Brandon answered our many questions, and even opened the hatches for our little guy who had a blast exploring down below. We lucked out with beautiful fall weather, and it was a highlight of our trip.
      Written October 2, 2023
    • LightPacker135992
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time
      Had a great time enjoying a relaxing sailing on the harbor!!! I would recommend this sailing if you want to have a smaller crowd experience.
      Written September 24, 2023
    • FuzzerNuzzer32
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Sailing Experience
      Loved the sailing trip. My husband and I had the boat to ourselves. Our captain and her stew were so nice and knowledgeable.
      Written September 21, 2023
    • yuefeiw2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice sailing.
      Nice trip that watching the ship parade from sea and helping hoist the main sail. Hope we have a downwind to sail further.
      Written September 18, 2023
    • U3233ECtimc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing; friendly and knowledgeable staff and great experience.
      Views were breathtaking, staff very friendly and knowledgeable, overall grand experience! Very happy with the experience
      Written September 12, 2023
    • echot225
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must-have experience
      I am glad that I went on this sailing tour before I left Halifax. The crew was super nice - patient with our questions and always open to sharing more sailing knowledge/personal sailing stories. As someone who is usually not comfortable with water, I felt safe and really enjoyed the relaxing 1.5 hours with the view and awesome company. Highest recommendations!
      Written September 10, 2023
    • 849ij
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great sailing experience in Halifax
      Great small group experience! Crew were welcoming and informative! Great views, real sailing, got to help raise the sails and learned a bit about basic sailing techniques.
      Written September 9, 2023
    • I7182LVjosepha
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great team - but bad weather!
      We had a wonderful time - great team, and fellow passengers were all great! Only drawback and reason for downtick on the "experience" rating was the weather - it basically rained the whole time so it did put a damper on the "experience." But it was the only day available to us on our first trip to Halifax. We absolutely would recommend them and would sail with them again if we got back to town.
      Written September 7, 2023
    • cyrilo92
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100%
      Couldn’t have fully experienced Halifax without this sailing tour! The sunset was absolutely breath taking, but what made the experience even better was the crew! Cpt. Caleigh, Molly and Avery were simply amazing. 10/10 that crew! I would definitely be doing that tour when we bring friends next year!!!!
      Written September 5, 2023
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    CanadianDairyFarmers
    Ottawa, Canada108 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    $296/couple got us a motorized 2 hour tour of Halifax Harbour in total FOG!! This tour SHOULD have been cancelled by the Tour Company, this was a total money grab. The only enjoyable part was the 4 different small glasses of wine served (although, the server didn’t know too much details about the wines) and we were given a small portion (a 6”x6”separated square on a tray, per couple). The Tour Guide/Sailor offered to put up a Sail so we could see that at least, and did, but we were always “sailing” by motor. We couldn’t see anything, just heard the motor…a waste of money & time.
    Written September 24, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    It would be an understatement to say that reading this review is heartbreaking. I promise that the connection we try to provide onboard is, in no way, a money grab, and I am so sorry you felt this way. As a small business, it is very disappointing to see a review like this without having the opportunity to speak with you about your concerns, either before or after the sail. I would really appreciate the opportunity to connect with you directly to find solution for you. I cannot find your reservation under your review name - but please do not hesitate to phone or email us. We do have a standard 24 hour cancellation policy, but also happily provide refunds or rescheduling within that time period as well. We are a small team of real people - we would never force someone to go on a sail in weather they are not excited for. With waitlists and limited availability, we do try to honour our departure times for those that truly want to go. Again, I do hope we can connect with you and make things right.
    Written September 28, 2021
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    Sandra F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic evening cruise with gorgeous sunset! The crew were professional and the captain (Kirsty) was so knowledgeable. The wine and cheese was well done and delicious! What a beautiful boat and amazing scenery down the Northwest Arm. We will be back!
    Written June 26, 2021
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    Faye G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    Went on the Wine and Cheese Sunset Sail. What a wonderful experience. Crew were professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. Was pleased that the wines were all Nova Scotian and excellent, charcuterie was locally sourced. Sailing was glorious. This was a not to be missed experience. 5 stars +++
    Written May 13, 2022
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    Jane S
    Penticton, Canada95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    Take a different approach and sail in the evening down the inlet in a sailboat, sipping wine and watching the sunset. Also, meeting other people was fun. By the end of the tour, we were all great friends lol. The crew was very professional and I always felt I was in good hands. This is a must do!
    Written September 5, 2022
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    Explore03139859248
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The crew was awesome! All very accommodating and friendly. Kip described the wines we tasted. There were 4 local NS varietals and we each had generous servings. The meat cheese and fruit board was a nice touch. The weather was great for a tour of the harbor. I liked the fact that only 10 passengers were on board making this an intimate trip.
    Written June 23, 2023
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    Thank you so much for sailing with us for the sunset wine and cheese, and taking the time to leave a review! We just love the atmosphere that comes from focusing on keeping our numbers intimate!
    Written June 26, 2023
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    Rebecca HM
    Halifax, Canada7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Couples
    Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening and sunset sail! It was in October but not to worry, they came equipped with lots of blankets for everyone to keep warm and cozy. The wine samples and cheese and crackers were so delicious, and our captain Kirsty and deckhand Paul were so personable and lovely. Could not recommend more! Can’t wait to go back :)
    Written October 15, 2021
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    aliciac3440
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Friends
    This was so fun! Maureen and Brandon were incredible and made the experience interactive, informative and hilarious. We learned so much about the history of Atlantic Canada, the wines, sailing, and the sights along the tour. Despite the foggy and rainy weather, we loved every second of it. The wines were delicious and the charcuterie board was so well done with the perfect amount of food for our group. Thank you Maureen and Brandon for being the highlight of our weekend!
    Written June 9, 2024
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    Mike B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    We were fortunate to have a lovely evening with both sunset and a beautiful moonrise. We took the sunset cruise and what made this special was the fabulous crew and the fact that the owner was our skipper. The crew (Molly and Anna) were fantastic and the wine and cheese and charcuterie were delicious. This trip is highly recommended and I am sure all of their other trips are as well. We would do this again!
    Written August 28, 2023
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    We're passionate about our products, and love being able to deliver them personally! So glad you enjoyed your time with us. Would love to welcome you back again!
    Written September 6, 2023
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    RachelCampbell15
    Nova Scotia, Canada7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021
    We had an absolutely fantastic evening sailing with J Farwell. The crew was engaging and very friendly and Sarah was extremely accommodating with rescheduling due to weather issues. I highly recommend J Farwell if you have the opportunity to sail with them. I can't say enough about how great they were to deal with! Absolutely worth it!!! Definitely a must!!!!
    Written October 4, 2021
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    Tourist551912
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    We were on the sunset wine and cheese tour and I can not say enough great things about it! The crew (Cayliegh, Molly and Avery) were friendly and chatty answering any questions we had about the wine, sailing and adding in fun facts about Halifax. We made lots of great new friends on the tour and had the most beautiful sunset to enjoy. I would 1000% recommend.
    Written September 5, 2023
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    Thank you so much for sharing about your sunset wine and cheese sail!
    Written September 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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