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Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

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Halifax, Canada
Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Help hoist the sails as you take a ride on the Tall Ship Silva. An afternoon cruise on the Halifax Harbour on this 130’ schooner is complete with the opportunity to join the crew manning the sails, tying knots or even taking a turn at the helm! If you prefer, you can sit and watch the action while taking in the history and Maritime beauty of Halifax.
  • See Harbour Bridge, Fort George, McNab’s Island, and Point Pleasant Park
  • Relax on the deck with a drink from the onboard bar (extra cost)
  • Hear the story of Nova Scotia’s rich naval history from the crew
  • Remember to bring a sweater or light jacket, it can get cold on the water
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Live commentary on board
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Drinks (available to purchase)
Parking is not included
1655 Lower Water St , 1655 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S3, Canada
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 72 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Murphys Sailing Tours Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise.

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  • "The deck is open with lots of space to walk around.There is a bar with seating." See review
  • "Seating was not particularly comfortable, but we still had a great experience." See review


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Great ride, great mic
, Jul 2022
Good price, good ride, and the sweet older lady on the mic was very friendly and welcoming. Not choppy at all
See you again silva
, Jun 2022
Amazing Experience. The hosts were very informative and entertaining. Good for all kinds of crowd. I am planning to book again.
Sunday Sailing
, Jun 2022
The crew were pleasant and helpful. We had a nice chat with a fellow passenger. The commentary was interesting but I would have preferred a little more historical information and perhaps pointing out the direction in which we were sailing to help get bearings.
Everything was perfect
, Jul 2021
The boat trip was excellent and the staff was very friendly the weather was nice it was a special moment for us
Good value, as advertised, nice staff, clean ship
, Oct 2019
Everything about our experience was positive. For example, it left the dock on time. The trip covered a large area of the outer harbor. The narrator was articulate and knowledgeable. He walked around answering individual questions when not on the PA system.
Great Time
, Sep 2019
It was one of the highlights of our vacation. It was a short trip though about 90 minutes. The staff were super explaining the history of the harbor. We would have loved to have taken a longer too as the weather was amazing that day and the wind from the sails made an extra special escape from reality for a little period of time.
Family event
, Aug 2019
Our family had a wonderful time! Lovely harbour, historical information provided and friendly staff!
Great experience
Nadia B
, Aug 2019
The entire family enjoyed their time aboard the Tall Ship Silva. The crew was really awesome. I strongly recommend this.
Refreshing and Relaxing
, Aug 2019
It was one of the most relaxing and refreshing cruise that I have ever been on. My family was visiting from Dubai and they absolutely loved it.
, Aug 2019
The crew was wonderful!! They did a great job of making everyone feel comfortable and highly entertained as well as very informative. Won't give anything away as you'll have to take the cruise and find out for yourself. The scenery is wonderful. Great opportunity for some amazing pics. Loved it!!
Nice cruise
, Aug 2019
Very enjoyable time cruising around the Halifax harbor. Different perspectives on the fort and other attractions.
Day Off. Nice day to be on the Harbour
, Aug 2019
Very nice cruise. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the surroundings. The deck is open with lots of space to walk around.There is a bar with seating. I didn't go below deck. I recommend this cruise.
Wonderful experience!
, Aug 2019
My husband, son, and I took the 1.5 hour cruise at the beginning of August, and it was not only interesting but educational. The crew was courteous, the ship was beautiful, my husband helped hoist the sails. A crew member provided stories about Halifax and its naval history, and answered questions. The pub inside offered drinks and they pulled out blankets for anyone who didn't dress warm enough. East coast music played when there wasn't anyone discussing history. Overall, a great experience and something I would recommend.
Great Cruise!
, Aug 2019
Great cruise. Staff were super friendly and knowledgable. The ship was beautiful and historic. Seating was not particularly comfortable, but we still had a great experience. Would definitely recommend this tall ship!
Tall ship Silva owned by Murphys Restaurant
, Jul 2019
The tall ship was beautiful. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The cruise itself was nothing impressive. Went out and went in a circle and back. The restaurant affiliated with the ship Murphys was horrible. 2 finerling potatoes a third of a piece of corn plain salad. The only thing hot was the Lobster. Not worth the money. Left hungry.
The sightseeing was lovely, but the...
Susan T
, Sep 2018
The sightseeing was lovely, but the tour description states that the crew gives history and other commentary which did not happen on our trip - which was disappointing. We were given a half-hearted spiel on where the life jackets and boats were to be found in case of emergency and that the bar was open. The best part, other than the sightseeing, was the crew allowed guests to help raise the sails. Otherwise, I felt like we were more of a bother to the crew and that they would rather be elsewhere maybe because it was the 4:30 cruise and we were a small group.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The...
Celine H
, Aug 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The captain and his crew were friendly, engaging and very knowledgeable. Would do it again in a heart beat.

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