Tall Ship Silva & Tall Ship Mar

Murphys the Cable Wharf

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In a Nutshell

Historic Swedish and Danish schooners afford views of Halifax Harbour as passengers relax or help crew to hoist sails or steer the vessel

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Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather and availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Not valid on federal holidays or for special events. Tax included. Tours run until mid-September. Valid for either Tall Ship Silva or Tall Ship Mar sailing cruises. Not valid for party cruises. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$42 for one-hour or 90-minute sail for two adults (C$68.98 value)
  • C$52 for one-hour or 90-minute sail for two adults and two kids (C$86.24 value)

All tours leave from Murphy’s the Cable Wharf.

Manned by Transport Canada–certified crews, the tall ships glide guests across the protected waters of Halifax Harbour on cruises lasting up to 90 minutes. As they take in panoramic views of city skyline and George’s Island, passengers can lounge on traditional varnished-wood benches or aid their crew in vital tasks such as teaching W.B. Yeats poems to the ship’s parrot. Children can also take part in a junior sailing program, an interactive experience in which kids help raise and lower sails or aid the captain as he steers the ship.

Though there is no tour guide aboard, guests can freely ask crew members questions about the ships’ storied histories or force them to recite whale songs from memory. Throughout the voyage, seadogs can sip chilled brews from a fully licensed onboard pub (not included in this deal). A stroll-ready boardwalk, retail shops, art galleries, and The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic await explorers upon their return to shore.

"Tall Ship Silva" and "Tall Ship Mar"

Buoyed by the winds and guided by skilled crews, the Tall Ship Silva and tall ship _Mar_—a 130-foot schooner and a 75-foot ketch respectively—allow passengers to explore Halifax Harbour while gently cresting swells and gliding across calm waters. Morning, afternoon, evening, and moonlit tours leave whenever conditions permit. These outings can provide guests with distinctive views of the Halifax skyline, George's Island and its iconic lighthouse, and any marine life that happens to swim past the vessels. Although passengers have the opportunity to simply sit back and enjoy the sights, they can also take a more active role by asking about local landmarks or assisting crew members as they set sails and blow into the mainmast whenever the winds die down.

The Tall Ship Silva and the Mar also cater to groups' needs by providing them with access to modern amenities throughout each voyage. Each vessel includes below-deck lounging areas, washroom facilities, and a fully licensed bar area where guests can savour anything from a locally brewed beer to a single-malt scotch. The larger Tall Ship Silva also has space for additional features intended to make outings every more luxurious. A wide outdoor deck lined with varnished wood seating allows as many as 150 passengers to pick their favourite view of the harbour and settle in for a while.

Customer Reviews

Dress warm or bring a blanket!
Claire H. · September 16, 2014
Bring a sweater, it gets chilly out there!
Jenn C. · September 15, 2014
Great family adventure!
Natasha R. · September 13, 2014
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    Murphys the Cable Wharf

    1751 Lower Water St.

    Halifax, NS B3J 3E4


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