Harbour & Wild Islands
Conveniently located on Sands at Salter on the vibrant Halifax Waterfront, @ 1521 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Your next adventure awaits a stone’s throw from downtown Halifax attractions, restaurants, hotels & the cruise ship terminal.
Join us for an authentic East Coast experience on a 2 hour exploratour, a full day or overnight island adventure. Paddle from sunrise to sunset or under the full moon. Discover & explore the second largest natural harbour on the planet & our wild islands. Enjoy marine life encounters, coastal hikes & beautiful beaches, island ecotours, culinary & glamping adventures. To have as much fun as our guides, just remember to pack a sense of adventure & sense of humour!
For a fortnight in August 2018, the Halifax Harbour Islands will host an intimate world class culinary, outdoor adventure & glamping experience: Nova Scotia’s most celebrated & up-and-coming chefs paired with homegrown musicians. Tasting tour featuring award-winning craft beer, wine & amuses-bouches followed by a 4-course sunset dinner. Each intimate experience is limited to 18 guests.
Our Guided Tours
What You Need to Know
Safety is always our first priority. Each person must have a life jacket on board (we provide life jackets). Our qualified guides are CPR and First Aid-certified. Alcohol is prohibited on the water by City of Halifax ordinance.
No experience necessary.
We are proud to offer our customers high-quality touring kayaks (sometimes called sea or ocean kayaks), in single or double occupancy.
No experience necessary.
What to bring
Valid Photo ID
(Provided at the dock)
Credit card for security deposit
(Visa or MasterCard)
(in a non-glass container)
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, a Hat.
Gloves & Waterproof Jacket (especially for October tours), Quick dry shirt/shorts.
Items such as shoes, towels and keys can be stored with you onboard or can locked in our secure locker.
Parking is available at the Salter 1521 Lower Water St. lot.
Daily flat rate: $16 (8am–6pm)
FREE Parking: 6pm–8am (Mon–Fri), all day on weekends
Pay & Display (meters) available along the waterfront (credit card & coin).
You can find us on the Sands at Salter, a new urban beach area on the Halifax waterfront at the foot of Salter Street and Lower Water Street.
Our professional and experienced guides are trained in: emergency rescue procedures, pre-trip briefing, communication and ethics, navigation, wildlife, local history, island use and the like.
Your safety is our priority. Our guides are First Aid and CPR-certified.
Guide gratuities are always appreciatively accepted.
(we have precious cargo onboard)
(to the earth and others)
(our guides are experienced, trained, and knowledgeable)
(that’s the point, isn’t it?)
"For what it costs, it's the best tour of the harbour and Georges Island. Really loved it!" David M.
"Loved every minute of tonight's Sunset Tour of Downtown and Georges Island. Kayaks were top-notch, as was the company and guide." Simon C.
"I can attest to this as an awesome experience. Great scenery, and a humble guide." Griffin L.
"Had an amazing time. Thanks to our guide for such a great experience!" Nina-Lee A.
- "Experiencing Halifax from the water was awesome – the highlight of my trip. Eric was a fantastic guide. I highly recommend Kayak Halifax." ~ Katelyn M.
- "A great day out on the water in the Halifax harbor with our family! The guides were patient and knowledgeable." ~ Karen S.
- "We had a half day in Halifax, kayaking the harbor seemed like a great way to get a little exercise and see the city from a different perspective - and it 100% was amazing. From the little things (the owner, Ed, fed the meter when we realized we would be out on the water past the point when our parking would expire) to the bigger things (our guide, Kate, was knowledgeable and super friendly) the entire experience was terrific. We even saw a few seals, including one that surfaced about 20 feet from the kayak. This was a really fun way to experience a new city in a way I'd never really considered." ~ Doug B.
- "This was a great tour. Our guides, Ana and Kate, were very knowledgeable and informative. We paddled around Georges Island and then farther down the harbor and back. It was a wonderful 2 hours. I would highly recommend it, even if you have no kayaking experience." ~ Philip S.
- "Capturing one of the most amazing moments of my life! #Kayaking with Kayak Halifax drew a large smile on my face and in my heart! Eric & Anna were beyond friendly and nice. It was my first time in a kayak and they made me feel so safe. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!" ~ Warde B.
- "I've lived here my whole life and never have I experienced the views of Halifax as I did doing the kayak tour. It was amazing and the tour guide was so sweet and it made me fall in love with my city all over again." ~Gracie P.