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Tall Ship Silva

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N5, Canada
+1 902-420-1015
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Great Craft beer cruise on tall ship Silva

My adult son and I went on July 10, 2018. We had a really nice time. We enjoyed the cruise, we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Margaret C
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Halifax, Canada
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Cancelled at the last minute

We’d like to be able to review the tour but they cancelled at the last minute (2 hours before the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelingNicx
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London
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Relax onboard Tall Ship Silva and take in the view of our charming seaside city. With miles of shore line guarded by George's Island and its graceful lighthouse, guests can keep a look out for marine life. Enjoy a cold drink or snack from our fully licensed pub. If you choose to participate, you can haul on lines with the crew, set sails or steer from the helm.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible8%
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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N5, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My adult son and I went on July 10, 2018. We had a really nice time. We enjoyed the cruise, we loved the craft beer samples, and appreciated the education that the craft beer representatives gave. A great evening. Will definitely go again.More

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Margaret C, Thanks for the 5-star rating and review! Great to hear that you and your son were able to attend our Craft Beer Cruise. As you may recall, this season we're hosting two local craft breweries who sample three unique beers from their...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’d like to be able to review the tour but they cancelled at the last minute (2 hours before the trip was due to take place) by email due to low ridership. As international travellers, we didn’t receive the email and turned up expecting for...More

Thank TravelingNicx
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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello TravelingNicx, We're disappointed to hear that our staff was not helpful in this unfortunate situation- it's most certainly not our intention to make our guests feel this way. We host thousands of travellers every year and understand the challenges that may come when communication...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...was absolutely marvelous because the day itself was 30 degrees and being on the harbour made a nice breeze. The ship itself was nice and the crew were wonderful. Definitely great for a hot sunny summer day!More

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Carmelita C, A hot day such as you describe is indeed a perfect day for a sail on the Halifax Harbour - that cool breeze, the view of the Halifax waterfront, and the journey through the Northwest Arm always hits the spot! Thanks for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this for a Sunday afternoon. It was a good way to see the Halifax harbour, learn a bit about the explosion and spend some time on the water. The crew was friendly, interactive. Passengers could be hands on. It was a bit disappointing...More

Thank Barb H
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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Barb H, We can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Glad to have had you onboard and thanks for the rating and review. It's great to see Halifax from a mariner's point of view, and even better when you're onboard...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Expensive and disappointing. This ‘Cocktail Cruise’ (1.5 hours) takes you through the inner harbour on the Tall Ship Silva. Two sails were hoisted and passengers were invited to assist, which was fun, but the boat cruised under engine power for the duration. Not really a...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon spent on the Silva. Must do when in Halifax. Great value for your money. The 2 young men that were deckhands on Thursday afternoon were knowledgeable and fun to visit with.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

We did the tall ship cruise on the Silva on a Sunday after in late September. The crew were very friendly and informative. Learned a lot about the history of Halifax. Passengers were able to help with the sails if they wanted...or sit back and...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Tall Ship Silva was a great and leisurely experience! A relaxing sunny cruise full of history and wine. The bartender - Bob - made the experience for sure!

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The exterior of the boat itself was rusty and dirty with faded paint all around. Its seems no care is put into the maintenance of the Silva. The deck is what you'd expect, but underneath where the bar is was gross. The curtains on the...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Halifax after getting off Queen Mary 2 and had no reservations about getting on another ship. The Silva is a tall ship with character in a beautiful area which provides a great water based experience over a couple of hours. The crew were...More

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