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 picturesque Town of Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Founded in 1753 by Halifax Governor, Edward Cornwallis, Lunenburg is one of the most accurate surviving examples of a British Colonial Era town. The “Old Town” of Lunenburg is well known for its rich history in ship building and involvement in the fishing industry.
Arriving in Lunenburg, you will spend approximately 2:30 hours there.
You can participate in a walking tour of Lunenburg hosted by Anchor Tours. Lasting approximately an hour, you will explore the streets of Lunenburg, seeing and learning about the many historical landmarks in the town. You will feel as though you are stepping back in time as you see beautifully restored homes and civic buildings that are meticulously kept and maintained.
The walking tour is optional and at no extra charge.
Afterwards, take some time on your own and walk Lunenburg’s working waterfront. See how the area’s traditional ship building and fisheries industries have survived to this day. If in port, perhaps you will have an opportunity to see the pride of Lunenburg, the world famous Bluenose II schooner. If you wish, you can even take some time to visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
Interested in joining Anchor Tours on a day trip to Lunenburg? As a local tour operator, we know Lunenburg well. Here is our list of the 10 best things to do in Lunenburg.
After spending time in Lunenburg, you are then taken to Peggy’s Cove, home to the most photographed lighthouse in all of Canada. Founded in 1811 by six enterprising families lured by the prospect of free land granted by King George III of England, Peggy’s Cove established itself as a fishing community from its inception. Today, all that remains of the settlement are a few local fishermen.
Peggy’s Cove erected its first lighthouse in 1868. The one that stands today was built in 1914 and during World War II, it was even used as a radio station for the Royal Canadian Navy. Over the years , the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove has guided many sailors to safety during the black of night and the thick of dense fog.
You will have over an hour to explore on your own or take a guided tour of the area provided by Anchor Tours.
Your day tour finishes in Peggy’s Cove and you will then return to Halifax to be dropped off at your hotel or cruise ship terminal by approximately 4:30 PM.
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Pick up guests.
9:00 AM: Tour begins.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Halifax to Lunenburg
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunenburg (2:30 hour tour)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunenburg to Peggy’s Cove
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Peggy’s Cove. (1:00 hour tour)
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Peggy’s Cove to Halifax.
4:30 PM: Drop off guests.