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Georges Island National Historic Site

Take the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line or travel to the island by private boat, canoe, or kayak.

Georges Island is located in Halifax Harbour and only accessible by sea.

Choose your adventure

Take the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line

New for 2024! Your ticket includes ferry transportation, Parks Canada admission, and a scenic boat tour around the island! Enjoy some extra time on the water and and the unique  view of the island fortifications.

Reserve tickets

How to book

Advance booking is required to guarantee your space. Secure your reservation by booking a specific day and departure time from Cable Wharf. Your flexible ticket allows you to choose your return time from the island based on boat availability.

If tickets are sold out, please check back for cancellations.

Website: Visit the Ambassatours Gray Line website

Phone: Ambassatours Gray Line: 902-420-1015

In person: Visit one of the Ambassatours Gray Line kiosk locations on the Halifax waterfront


Cost: See the Ambassatours Gray Line website

Parks Canada pass

Enjoy a discount with your Parks Canada pass!

Enter your Parks Canada pass number during the reservation process. Present your pass when you board the ferry.

About the ferry

Board the ferry to Georges Island at the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Smoking and vaping of any kind are forbidden on all vessels and on Georges Island.


Visitors with specific questions or concerns about mobility are invited to call Ambassatours Gray Line at 902-420-1015.

Ambassatours Gray Line will make every effort to ensure ramps and mobility friendly transitions are available during the embarkation and disembarkation process.

Cancellations due to weather

The ferry to Georges Island operates rain or shine. The ferry may be cancelled if there are unsafe conditions to travel by boat, such as high winds.

Visitors will be notified with as much notice as possible in case of a cancellation and will be rebooked for a future departure or offered a refund.

Travel to the island by private boat, canoe, or kayak

Parks Canada admission fees

Cost: See prices

Parks Canada admission fees apply to visitors arriving by private boat, canoe, or kayak.

Proceed to the Parks Canada information kiosk to pay admission or show your Parks Canada pass.

The wharf

Visitors arriving in private motorized vessels should dock in the designated areas of the wharf.

Visitors arriving in a canoe or kayak should dock along the shoreline in the designated area.

More information about the wharf

Temporary closures due to weather

Georges Island will be closed when the ferry to Georges Island is cancelled due to heavy rains or unsafe conditions for travel by boat.

Cancellations will be made by 9 pm the evening before (unless there are exceptional circumstances).

Before you travel, please confirm the island will be open

 Check the Ambassatours Gray Line website

Phone Ambassatours Gray Line: 902-420-1015

Phone Parks Canada: 902-426-5080

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