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Georges Island National Historic Site

Downtown Halifax
2 hours
$25 CAD Per Person
June - October 2021

About This Experience

DiscoverGeorges Island National Historic Site in the heart of the Halifax harbour, the place the Mi’kmaq called Kjipuktuk or “The Great Harbour.”

Enjoy scenic views from a new perspective and immerse yourself in the rich history of Halifax! Take a self-guided tour of the fort or a guided tour of the historic tunnels.

Discover how this small island and its fortifications played a large role as a prison, as an internment camp for Acadians, in the development of Nova Scotia, and in the defence of Canada.

HALI-FACT: Georges Island is one of five national historic sites in Halifax which are known collectively as the Halifax Defence Complex.

photos: Acorn Art & Photography /@acorn_art_photography

What to Bring

Sturdy footwear
Hand sanitizer

Please pack in and pack out and leave no trash or recycling on the island.

What is Provided

Compost toilets

Things you should know

AccessibilityMurphy’s on the Water will make every effort to ensure ramps and mobility friendly transitions are available during the embarkation and disembarkation process. While the vessel is not fully accessible, the embarkation and disembarkation process will help make the transition from the vessel to the dock and vice versa, as seamless as possible. Guests with specific questions or concerns about mobility are invited to contact us directly at 902-420-1015 to review the process, and determine if this excursion is right for them.
Daily Availability:Sunday, Saturday
Meetup LocationThe Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water St
Hours10AM - 6PM
Getting ThereThere are two ways to get to Georges Island: 1) Take the ferry to Georges Island with Murphy's on the Water, or 2) Travel to the island by private boat, canoe, or kayak
Cancellation Policy

The ferry to Georges Island operates rain or shine. The ferry may be cancelled if there are unsafe conditions to travel by boat, such as high winds. Visitors will be notified with as much notice as possible in case of a cancellation and will be rebooked for a future departure or offered a refund.


Pets or other animals are not permitted on board the ferry or on the island. Trained service and guide dogs are permitted. Smoking, vaping, and alcohol of any kind are forbidden on Georges Island. Smoking and vaping of any kind are forbidden on all vessels.

$25 CAD Per Person
Downtown Halifax
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