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Halifax Harbour Ferry

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Relaxing ,inexpensive way to see the harbour.

For people visiting we always take this ride.There are many boat tours but this is just fun to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joyce s
Quick and easy way to avoid downtown weekend parking

First time trying the ferry after many visits to Halifax , our main focus on this trip was a quick... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For people visiting we always take this ride.There are many boat tours but this is just fun to do. Ride the ferry from Halifax or Dartmouth. You will see so much of the harbour and which ever city you end up in ,go for tea...More

Thank joyce s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time trying the ferry after many visits to Halifax , our main focus on this trip was a quick visit to the boardwalk area and also to have our 2 year old experience the ferry. It was nice to not have to drive around...More

Thank thephilster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cheap, but make sure you have exact change, as they don't give you change and the machines don't always work. Greta to be able to explore other parts of Halifax without breaking the bank. Easy to find and wasn't busy.

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Halifax for the Halifax Busker Festival so rides on the ferry were free the day we rode across to Dartmouth. You get a nice view of the Halifax harbor and the city above. We stopped for lunch and then rode the ferry...More

Thank astronomer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not wanting to drive around from Dartmouth to the waterfront Boardwalk we took the ferry. The ride was approx. 12 minutes you could get a transfer that would allow you the return and save $1.45 on a seniors ticket.

Thank Seniorskamloops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When taking the ferry just over to Dartmouth and back you get a great view of the Halifax skyline and it is a good value for the small price.

Thank rjenkfam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my reference is as a parent. This ferry is a commuter ferry for crossing the harbor, but for the bus fare, we take our children on it and park on one side in order to take it and visit the other side of the...More

Thank rob19321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At $2.50 p.p.,this is an economical way to get a nice view of Halifax harbour and the city line. It's a pleasant 10 minute ride over to Dartmouth. This is a commuter ferry so don't expect any narration as you cross. There is really, nothing...More

Thank Myles_Long
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For under $4 you can see the beautiful harbours of both Halifax and Dartmouth. It's an affordable way to travel and see the city.

Thank Terrence H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we took this short trip via ferry instead of driving across. Provides a unique view of the harbour with a mix of cruise ships, passenger ferries and barges.

Thank ontariomom870
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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