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Activities & Attractions May 17, 2017

5 Cant-Miss Activities on the Halifax Harbour!

Here’s our latest Halifax round-up: 5 things you HAVE to experience on the Halifax Harbour.

1. Hitch a ride on the Water Taxi

Whether you’re in Halifax or Dartmouth, you’ve got a couple of options to get across the harbour. The bridges and the ferries are the most common choices, but have you ever considered taking a water taxi?

The Harbour Water Taxi serves commuters in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford Basin, Eastern Passage, the Northwest Arm and McNab’s Island.  Exact pick up and drop off locations are listed on their website.

2. Visit McNab’s Island

Now that you’re familiar with the water taxi, hop on board and make your way over to McNab’s Island.

Located in the mouth of the Halifax Harbour (it’s the larger island that you can see from the roof of the Seaport Farmer’s Market), it features an abundance of hiking and history.

3. Take a ride on the Harbour Hopper!

While a good portion of the Harbour Hopper tour takes place on land, the best part of the family-friendly experience is when the amphibious vehicle makes its way out onto the water.

Get the best possible view of Halifax while enjoying the salty ocean breeze.

4. Kayak the Harbour!

Experience a guided tour of the Halifax Harbour or just rent and head out on your own!

You can customize your adventure with one of the tour operators that can be found around the harbour, including Kayak Halifax and Kattuk Expeditions.


5. Watercraft Rentals

If you’re looking for something with a little more speed, make your way to Dartmouth’s King’s Wharf and visit East Coast Watercraft.

Wave Runners and Pontoon Boats are available for rent, providing the perfect outing for both small and large groups.

East Coast Water Craft Rentals

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