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Bluenose II

Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
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Be part of the "wooden ships and iron men legacy" while touring a...

Be part of the "wooden ships and iron men legacy" while touring a replica of the famed racing schooner.

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Check your Dimes its the Bluenose

Enjoyed seeing the replica of the famous tall masted Bluenose as it departed from Lunenberg dock. Its sails every 3 hours so you can see it under power or sail if you time it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2016
Debbie W
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the replica of the famous tall masted Bluenose as it departed from Lunenberg dock. Its sails every 3 hours so you can see it under power or sail if you time it right. You need to book months in advance if you want to take the cruise, but check at the dock as they sometimes have cancelations or... More 

Thank Debbie W
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We were lucky enough to be in Lunenburg for the first sailing of the season and on a very windy day. This is an experience not to be missed. Watching the professionalism of the crew as they put up and take down the sails is awe inspiring. When not taking care of their duties the crew mingle with the passengers... More 

Thank Lois1954
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Now, I'm not a sailor. I don't live near a harbour (actually I do, but we don't have anything like this in the Hammer), and I don't know the original Bluenose. But as a tourist, visiting Halifax for the first time (she was docked there) I have to say sailing on the Bluenose II was a highlight of my trip.... More 

Thank KimberleyJoyM
Ames, Iowa
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The Bluenose 2 is docking at various ports in Nova Scotia. The two hour sail up the Halifax harbor had spectacular scenery. It was fascinating to watch the crew of approximately 20 work to raise sails, come about, and fold the sails as we came in. At $52 per person, a real bargain for a truely memorable experince

Thank Gail J
Napanee, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Basically, it's an old boat that is on my $0.10 cent dime (Cdn money). Either this one is or the original boat. Again, I've heard about it my whole life so I had to see it. I found it more interesting that they were loading fish right off the boat into a tractor trailer down the wharf.

Thank equipmqn
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My personal view of the ship is that the problems were not fixed and still trying to make believe the matters of steering are all cleared NOT SO not even touched. My personal feelings watch what you sail on.

Thank Elroy T
San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This place had a "special" the late afternoon when we were there: a complete large lobster with all the sides for only $19.99 Canadian. The lobster chowder was great!

Thank Sharon K
Saskatoon, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We got shipped here by the concierge of a nearby hotel. Its a fairly standard mid-city diner. Seems to attract locals. Its a dated interior and the food was mediocre. I wouldn't wander back but... it the old diners appeal... hey, this is your place.

Thank Roger P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Beautiful ship! Unfortunately, we weren't able to go on board as they were painting and varnishing it, which was interesting to observe. Very impressive to see up close.

Thank FromToronto123
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124 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

The whole family was amazed to jump aboard the Bluenose II and walk all over its deck. Such a great activity for tourists walking along the harbour. And on the boat there are guides who answer any questions you may have and share in the excitement.

Thank Anne D

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