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Along the Waterfront

Things to do on the water and along the waterfront


Guided two-hour, all-day, or overnight island adventures.


Family Fun on Big Boats:

  • The Harbour Hopper: tour the downtown and part of the harbour on a refurbished amphibious vehicle.
  • Theodore Tugboat’s Big Harbour Tour: a 30-minute tour of the harbour that inspired the television show. Yes, it’s on a full-sized tugboat.
  • Historic Harbour Cruise: a one-hour tour of the harbour on a Mississippi River sternwheeler.
  • Be a deckhand on the Tall Ship Silva: a one-hour tour of the harbour on a real tall ship. Learn how to tie sailors’ knots, raise sails, and fire a cannon!
  • Tall ship and Yacht sailing: with or without wine or beer!

For more ideas about what to do on the water, go to and check under the Tour Schedule.


Segway Tours:

See the waterfront or the city’s downtown from a cool and fun vantage point. Tours begin with a quick training session.



Bike Rentals:

2.5- and 4-hour tours on bikes for people of all ages, sizes and abilities.


Running Routes Around Halifax-Dartmouth:

Check out these great maps for scenic running routes around the municipality:

5K (waterfront):

5.6K (downtown tour):

14K (city tour):

6.6K (tour de port et parc):