Deep Sea Fishing from Halifax Harbour
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Deep sea fishing: Seek out cod, haddock, mackerel, and Boston bluefish with views of the cliffs of Chebucto Head and the craggy Nova Scotia coast.
- Salty dogs: These long-time fishermen will teach you everything you need to know, provide the rod and reel, bait your hook, and even clean your catch.
- Bar onboard: Celebrate your catch (or lament your luck) with cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks from the bar. Please note that this is a no host bar, and any beverages are at extra cost.
About this Halifax, Nova Scotia tour
There's no place where the "Man vs. Nature" story gets more intense than the ocean. On this tour, you'll venture out onto the North Atlantic with a captain and crew who know the sea and will keep you in her good graces: man, woman, or child, rookie or old salt.
We'll motor out of Halifax Harbour, passing historic Fort Charlotte on Georges Island and the Maugher Beach Lighthouse on McNabs. We throttle up with Devils Island off the port bow and soon we're in open water, the waves slapping the hull and the ocean spray in your hair.
Now cast your line and savor the calm before the fight. Have a drink from the bar and survey the sea, waiting for the tug that means "Holy mackerel! I've got one!"
If you need help landing your catch, you'll get it. If you want the crew to clean it, they will. You've got bigger fish to fry. You've just caught dinner. And you want a drink.
Head-to-head with the enemy
During World War II, the Royal Canadian Artillery used a searchlight and coastal gun battery at Chebucto Head to help defend the port. The battery at this location was the key outer battery for defending against Nazi U-boats or surface raiders. On April 16, 1945, U-190 sunk HMCS Esquimalt, which was the last Royal Canadian Navy warship lost to the enemy in the war.
Please proceed to Murphy's The Cable Wharf at 1751 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3E4, at the foot of George Street on the Halifax waterfront.
This boat has a covered/enclosed main deck with an open bow and stern area. Upper deck is open with benches on either side. There are no guarantees you will catch any fish but if you do, the crew will clean your catch. Fishing technique is jigging and no license is required. If you plan to visit the bar, be sure you have ID to prove you are 19 years of age or older.
Fishing in open waters requires agility, good balance and some exertion at times. You have to be able to get on/off the boat without assistance. Bring a companion to help you if needed. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Adventure, Wilderness/Wildlife, Water Sports, Boat Tour, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages, but if you are under 19 years of age you won't be able to drink adult beverages on this tour. 19 is the legal age to consume alcohol in Nova Scotia. Bring your ID to prove your age if you are asked.
Travelers 7'0" and taller may not be comfortable on the boat.
Suitable for travelers weighing up to 400 lbs.
Special Medical Restriction
If you are prone to seasickness, you are advised to take your usual precautions in the event of rolling seas. If you suffer from knee, shoulder or balance problems, this may not be a suitable tour for you.
Participants can bring their own lunches/snacks if they would like.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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