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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. The wharf and beach are open and free when the site is open.

Take the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line

Ferry and admission fees

Your ticket includes ferry travel to and from the island and Parks Canada admission fees.

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

Reserve tickets for the ferry to Georges Island:

About the ferry to Georges Island

Where do I board the ferry to Georges Island?

The ferry to Georges Island is boarded at the Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Vessel accessibility

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

Ferry accessibility on Mondays and Thursdays

Smaller vessels with more limited accessibility options are used for ferry crossings on Mondays and Thursdays.

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

What if I have a Parks Canada Discovery Pass?

Enjoy a discount with your Parks Canada Discovery Pass!

If you book the Discovery Pass Holder Rate for the Ambassatours Gray Line ferry, please enter your Discovery Pass number during the reservation process and present your pass when you board the ferry.

Do I have to buy tickets for a specific time/day?

Advance booking is required to guarantee your space. Secure your reservation by booking a specific day, departure time, and tour.

How much time can I spend on the island?

The Georges Island ferry ticket is designed as a flex ticket, allowing you an open-ended return time.

You must book a departure time from the Cable Wharf, but your return time can be chosen based on availability for the return boat times.

Does the ferry operate in all 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.

Are smoking and vaping permitted on the ferry?

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

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 Discovery 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: Call Ambassatours Gray Line: 902-420-1015

Phone: Call Parks Canada: 902-426-5080

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