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We Are Kayak Halifax

Conveniently located on Sands at Salter on the vibrant Halifax Waterfront, 1521 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Established in 2013, we are a locally-owned company with a passion for healthy living and life on the water.

Our guides are outgoing, engaging, and certified to provide you with both instruction and knowledge, ensuring that your experience on the water is one you won’t forget. We are dedicated to the environment, and ensure that we leave no imprint while exploring the local islands.

To experience Halifax from a different perspective, join us for a guided paddle exploring the Halifax Harbour & Georges Island or a full-day guided paddle & coastal hike around McNabs Island.

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. Mingle with chefs, vintner, brewers & musician(s). Each intimate experience is limited to 18 guests.

Our Guided Tours

What You Need to Know

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    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.

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    Our fleet

    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.

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    What to bring

    Valid Photo ID

    Rental Waiver
    (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.

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    Parking is available at the Salter 1521 Lower Water St. lot.

    Daily flat rate: $16 (8am–6pm)
    Short-term: $3/hour
    FREE Parking: 6pm–8am (Mon–Fri), all day on weekends

    Pay & Display (meters) available along the waterfront (credit card & coin).

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    If the weather presents unsafe conditions, we will halt tours until it is safe again. No boats may launch if there is lightning, thunder, or if fog is too dense to clearly see the shore. Please check our NEWS or call us if you’re unsure.

    Today’s forecast

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    Our location

    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.

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    Our guides

    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.

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    Our values

    We’re Safe
    (we have precious cargo onboard)

    We’re Friendly
    (to the earth and others)

    We’re Qualified
    (our guides are experienced, trained, and knowledgeable)

    We’re Fun
    (that’s the point, isn’t it?)

Rave Reviews

  • "
    For what it costs, it's the best tour of the harbour and St. Georges Island. Two hours go by quickly, but you can customize your tour to also include McNabs Island. You can probably even talk Mark into going anywhere in the harbour. Really loved it!" David M.
  • "
    Loved every minute of tonight's Sunset Tour of Downtown and St. Georges Island. Kayaks were top-notch, as was the company and guide. Cheers to Chris and Matt—thank you. I will be back before I head back to Calgary." 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 time!" Nina-Lee A.

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