Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Anchor Tours provides guided tours and cruise ship excursions to popular locations such as Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Oak Island, Mahone Bay, Annapolis Valley, and The Bay of Fundy. We specialize in small intimate group tours for a more unique and personal Nova Scotia experience. Learn about our heritage and enjoy what our maritime culture has to offer. On your journey, savour delicious fresh local seafood and specialty treats.
Anchor Tours will pick you up at your downtown Halifax hotel, cruise ship terminal, or agreed upon meeting point prior to starting the tour. Your tour begins as you depart Halifax at 9:00 AM and travel to the timeless fishing village of Halls Harbour, located in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy.
Originally settled in 1826 by families who emigrated from the nearby Province of New Brunswick, Halls Harbour’s primary industry was forestry and the export of of timber and agricultural goods by way of the sea. Ship building was also very important to the area and a substantial number of vessels were produced there for almost 50 years, well into the early 1900’s.
Over the years, as the supply of timber was depleted, fishing became the primary source of income and remains the main industry in the area today.
Halls Harbour lies along the shore of Nova Scotia’s, Bay of Fundy. Here, you will get to witness the highest tides in the world, with tides rising and falling as much as 42′ in the area. It’s quite a site to see…pardon the pun.
You will spend approximately an hour exploring the area, seeing what rural life is like in one of Nova Scotia’s many coastal fishing villages.
Then you’ll be taken to the romantic and serene town of Grand Pre, located in the Annapolis Valley. Grand Pre is the ancestral home of the Acadian people, Canada’s first European French settlers. Here, you will visit one of the most popular wineries in the area, Luckett Vineyards, where you will sample local wines, enjoy a meal if you like, and view amazingly beautiful landscapes.
Next, you are off to the Grand Pre National Historical Site, where you will discover and learn about the Acadian people, their culture and way of life, and hear of the tragic events that lead to their forced exportation from their homeland by the British, in 1755.
After an approximate stay of 2 hours, the tour will conclude and you will begin the trip back to your hotel or cruise ship pier in Halifax.
8:30 AM -9:00 AM: Pick up guests.
9:00 AM: Tour begins.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Halifax to Halls Harbour (1:00 hour stay)
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Halls Harbour to Grand Pre
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Luckett Vineyard (lunch and wine tasting)
1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Grand Pre Historical Site
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Grand Pre to Halifax
4:30 PM: Drop off guests.