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Halifax Harbour Ferry

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Cheap boat ride

We wanted a short trip on the water so decided to ride the ferry to and from Dartmouth. Being... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Uxbridge, Canada
Nice view

My phone doesn't do justice with images but it was beautiful to see the whole harbor at night... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lafayette, New Jersey
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“round trip” (44 reviews)
“both sides” (37 reviews)
“halifax harbour” (74 reviews)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a short trip on the water so decided to ride the ferry to and from Dartmouth. Being seniors, we paid $1.75 each for a return trip. There is not much to see at Dartmouth so we took the next ferry back as it...More

Thank Tess379
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My phone doesn't do justice with images but it was beautiful to see the whole harbor at night!! Only 2.50 can get a transfer back free. 65 and older is free. Very nice view.

Thank Jamesc92887
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap and cheerful at $2.50 per person ($1.75 senior and child) and you get a free transfer within 2 hours. Run extremely frequently (every 15mins during the day mon-fri) and the trip duration is approx 10 mins.

Thank TravellyK7531
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry is a nice inexpensive way to "tour"the area on your own, and feel like you explored away from the cruise port area. It's a simple 20 minutes walk from the cruise ship up the waterfront. $2.50 per person US, exact change please.

Thank Waldowanders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the ferry to Dartmouth. Value for money. Need the right fare as you dont get any change. Nice trip.

Thank Rita6668
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For about $1.75 you can get on these little shuttles and go to the Dartmouth side. They give you a view from the ocean of Halifax, the shipyards, cruise ship harbor and all of the waterfront. You can cross and come back for the one...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry has two terminals in Dartmouth, one in downtown Halifax. Given the absolute impossibility of parking in downtown Halifax, this is a great solution. Park in Dartmouth, enjoy a ride across the harbour with excellent views of both skylines as well as the harbour...More

Thank MikeMcM2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Water life at the harbour is something to look into with its history ,natural resources, its culture and occupation describe about the place.

Thank ManopelloVolto2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An inexpensive cruise of the harbor on a clear day. Great view of the city. An inexpensive tourist attraction.

Thank DetailsByBill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheap way to get back and forth across the harbour. Very efficient loading and unloading. Be aware that Taxi's - if you need one - are hard to come by on the Dartmouth side.

Thank payforqualitynotcrap
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31 August 2017|
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Response from kellyholdsworth | Reviewed this property |
Currently only service dogs are allowed, although a regional city counselor has suggested that all dogs be allowed to ride the ferry.
31 August 2017|
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Response from Greg212 | Reviewed this property |
Yes.... on a leash..!
1 August 2017|
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Response from Smudgecats | Reviewed this property |
There is an inexpensive lot right by the ferry terminal. Google Halifax Ferry Dartmouth Parking for directions and costs