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Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Once you board the Tall Ship Silva, our crew will brief you on the safety rules and procedures before we set sail in the beautiful Halifax Harbour. Relax and enjoy our fully stocked bar as our Captains and crew get us out on the water. You will cruise down to the bridge and up past George's Island while the Crew tells stories and the history behind both the Tall Ship Silva and the Halifax Harbour which is the reason Nova Scotia's capital city is located where it is. Nova Scotia has a rich sailing history, and your crew will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. Some prefer to sit back and enjoy the sights and views on a beautiful day, while others choose to assist the crew in raising and lowering our sails. Our large and comfortable vessel has more than enough space for everyone to enjoy the experience they are looking for. The Tall Ship Silva is a perfect way to experience Halifax the way it is best known for: the water with salt in the air. The views of the city from the water make for perfect photo opportunities for you to remember your trip, and your crew will be more than happy to assist in taking pictures. You do not want to visit Halifax without getting out to enjoy the water with the friendly and knowledgeable crew on the Tall Ship Silva!
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    Departure Point
    1655 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S3, Canada
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All activities
    • Live commentary on board
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks (available to purchase)
    • Parking is not included
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum drinking age is 19 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair (washrooms are below deck and are accessed by stairs)
    • Please dress warmly and it is recommended to wear layers. Temperature is generally about 10 degrees cooler (Celsius), on the water than it is on land.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Had a lovely afternoon's cruise on the Silva. The crew were very friendly and the commentary was great. Drinks and snacks available on board. My mum (87!) and I even helped raise one of the sails. The boat is beautifully looked after and we really...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Cas P
    AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Cas P, Thanks so very much for this wonderful review and 5-bubble rating of the Tall Ship Silva! We're proud of the team that keeps the Silva looking and running in tip top shape and the individuals that share her history and facts about...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I have taken this trip many times with coworkers and it’s always a blast. The one thing I always find is that it can be sunny and warm on shore but as soon as you get out into the harbour it is cold and windy....More

    Thank BobcatNS
    AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi BobcatNS, So great to hear that we've been able to host you on more than one occasion on the Tall Ship Silva! We agree will all of your points- a jacket and sunglasses are a must, especially as we make our way out of...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    On September 26, 2019 at 1 PM, at a nearby dockside ticket office, we bought two tickets for the 1:30 PM sailing. Two clerks, Zac and Anis, gave us information from their computer on the sailing and processed our credit card. They required me to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Bob S
    AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Bob S, Thanks for sharing this review with us and please accept our apologies again for not having provided you with a much better experience. Please know that we issued a refund right away and that it would have taken up to a few...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Enjoyed this ship very much. Crew asked for volunteers to help set the sails. Enjoyed that a lot. Music on board was really fun. Local and regional songs, many never heard before. Told us the history of the ship and how it sunk once. My...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank CruiseNextKing
    AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi CruiseNextKing, Thank you so very much for these very kind words and 5-bubble rating of the Tall Ship Silva. We very much look forward to your next visit to the city when we can gladly welcome you back on board!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We arrived that day and it was a fantastic way to start a vacation on a tall ship. The staff and crew friendly. Having a couple of drinks enjoying the history of the pier and the surrounding Islands was a nice way to welcome yourself...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Gary B
    AmbassatoursPR, Public Relations Manager at Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Gary B, Thanks so much for this great review and 5-bubble rating of the Tall Ship Silva and yes, what a great way to start your vacation! What other fun things were you able to do while visiting?

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    Ellen C
    30 September 2019|
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    Response from Terry L | Reviewed this property |
    I recall the tour guide saying they usually run until mid-October, dependent on the weather (sometimes they have a very early winter). Best to call them directly.
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    Response from karengN9891HI | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure since I had booked weeks in advance through Viator. I suggest you read the reviews before deciding to book with them. I was canceled at the last minute through e-mail and seems many others have been also though some... More
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