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About Harbour Hopper Tours
Ribbit Ribbit! All aboard Atlantic Canada's most popular tour - an amphibious adventure that shows you the best of Halifax by land and sea! As you travel along your journey, you will view places of interest in our historic, vibrant city, such as Citadel Hill National Historic Site, the Halifax Public Gardens, St. Paul’s Church and bustling Spring Garden Road. Continue through the downtown before making the big splash into Halifax Harbour! Cruise past George’s Island Lighthouse, the Halifax waterfront Boardwalk, the stone buildings of Historic Properties, and the world renown Maritime Museum of the Atlantic- just to name a few. This fully narrated tour includes topics such as the Halifax Explosion, the rich history of the naval dockyards and Halifax’s role during war and peace. As the best of Halifax unfolds before your eyes, your spirited tour guide will deliver many little-known facts and fascinating insights about our charming city on the water.
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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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LW J wrote a review Nov. 2021
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Hopper Tours
Responded Nov. 9, 2021
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.
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karen109488 wrote a review Oct. 2021
Surrey, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Hopper Tours
Responded Oct. 22, 2021
Hi there, Thanks for joining us on the Harbour Hopper tour! We're delighted to hear that you really enjoyed the experience and we appreciate the recommendation. Hope to see you again in our wonderful city!
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Stephanie S wrote a review Oct. 2021
Milton, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
So much fun to experience the Harbour Hopper on our first visit to Halifax. Abigail was a charismatic and hilarious tour guide. The team obviously really enjoys what they do. Very cool to travel the hilly streets of Halifax in such a large vehicle, and the trip into the water was exhilarating! Thanks for a great time!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Hopper Tours
Responded Oct. 22, 2021
Hi there, We'll join in that cheers to Abigail & Captain Jeff! Our team are quite amazing - there's no doubt about it. We're so glad that you enjoyed the Harbour Hopper Tour and thank you so much for sharing this review and 5-bubble rating with us.
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pgrogy wrote a review Oct. 2021
St. Thomas Ontario Canada64 contributions33 helpful votes
Fabulous tour. Great tour guide….Abigail, red haired Irish girl. She was amazing….so informative and a great deal of fun. Super value for a wonderful view of the city and Harbour. Captain Jeff was great as well. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Halifax. Cudos to all of you for making this so enjoyable for two seniors visiting for the first time.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Hopper Tours
Responded Oct. 22, 2021
Hi there, Thanks for joining us on the tour and for sharing these very kind words. We're so glad that we were able to make your trip to Halifax, that much more enjoyable! Hope to see you again on your next visit!
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Christopher Joh... B wrote a review Sep. 2021
4 contributions6 helpful votes
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Joanne and Mark were knowledgeable and fun hosts. Great tour. We highly recommend! Sitting up front you might get a little bit splashed!
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Response from AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Harbour Hopper Tours
Responded Oct. 26, 2021
Hi there, We're so glad that you had the opportunity to experience the Harbour Hopper Tour - splash and all!! Thanks for sharing these kind words and your recommendation, with us. We truly hope you'll visit us again in 2022!
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