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Tall Ship Sailing / Pirate Cruises


The Mar is a 75 foot wooden ketch and offers daily sailing tours of Halifax Harbour. Passengers can choose from a number of tour types including afternoon pirate cruise, cocktail cruise, party cruise, and moonlight cruise. The vessel is also available for private charters.

For information on booking tickets, our regular schedule, or chartering this vessel, please contact us for more details.

Pirate Cruises

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Step back in time aboard our wooden tall ship the Mar for an authentic Halifax sailing experience. Join our Pirate Captain and his crew of outlaws and see where the wind takes you. Passengers have the opportunity to help hoist the sails, steer the wheel, and help the crew. Fun for adults and children alike!

Afternoon Sailing Cruise

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Come aboard the Mar for a beautiful afternoon sail around the waters of Halifax Harbour. Enjoy a drink or two as you glide through the water.

Cocktail Cruise

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Join our captain and crew aboard the Mar for a relaxing and beautiful sailing tour of Halifax Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, and see where the wind takes you. Relax with a drink while our crew members offer you complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Sunset Cruise

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Join our captain and crew for a relaxing evening aboard our authentic tall ship sailing vessel the Mar. Get the best of both worlds; begin your sailing adventure in the beautiful summer sun over Halifax Harbour, watch the sun set over Halifax harbour, and experience the city lights at night from the water.

Moonlight Cruise

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Experience a beautiful moonlit view of Halifax at night from a unique perspective. Sail away and relax aboard the Mar as you enjoy cruising through the moonlit waters.


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The Tall Ship Silva is a 130' schooner built to the highest safety standards. It features a spacious deck, so you can stroll while enjoying the view. It offers plenty of safe, comfortable seating inside and out. It can be a ton of fun for kids with lots of room for strollers, and our friendly crew interact and answer questions about points of interest. It also has large modernized washrooms onboard.

Relax onboard Tall Ship Silva and take in the view of our charming seaside city. With miles of shore line guarded by George's Island and its graceful lighthouse, guests can keep a look out for marine life. Enjoy a cold drink from our fully licensed pub. If you choose to participate, you can haul on lines with the crew, set sails or steer from the helm.

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