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Boat Tours

Murphy's on the Water (tel. 902/420-1015) runs daily boats from Cable Wharf in downtown Halifax daily in summer for C$15 and up round-trip; a range of harbor, whale-watching, nature, and sightseeing tours are offered by Captain Gerard Murphy and his family. Or, to see McNab's Island, drive instead to Eastern Passage (south of Dartmouth), park free at Government Wharf, and take the McNab's Island Ferry (tel. 902/465-4563). For the brief trip, captain Mike Tilley (known locally as "Red Beard") charges C$12 for adults, C$10 for seniors and children, and there's no extra charge for bikes or dogs. Captain Tilley will also charter you around the harbor for C$75 per hour.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.