Don’t miss the chance to learn about the importance of lighthouses and the lobster fishery to the Atlantic region! Walk with your guide from the cruise ship pavilion on a short stroll of approx. 15-minutes to board your vessel. As we pull away from the dock and head out into the mouth of the harbor and the Great North Atlantic, guests will enjoy a brief commentary on the Halifax Harbour and prepare to watch the captain and crew pull up a lobster trap. The captain and crew will educate the guests on lobster fishing in Nova Scotia and the life cycle of a lobster and other crustaceans. Guests will have a hands-on real-life experience of holding a live lobster! Upon releasing the traps back into the ocean, the Captain and crew will make their way towards the first of the two or three lighthouses (depending on conditions) you will view on the trip. The captain and crew will educate guests on the importance of lighthouses to the mariner boating trade in Nova Scotia. After the tour, guests will have the opportunity to shop in some local waterfront stores for souvenirs before returning to the Cruise Ship Pavilion at their leisure which is a stroll along the boardwalk.
See a real lobster trap, learn about lobster fishing in Nova Scotia, and even have the chance to hold a live lobster!
Learn of the important role that lighthouses play in the mariner boating trade in Nova Scotia.
View at least two local islands and lighthouses while enjoying a brief commentary on the Halifax Harbor.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Shoes with non-slip soles
• Wind/water-resistant jacket
• Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
• Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
• The vessel has a fully licensed bar, canteen, and washroom facilities.
• Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.