Georges Island is located in the middle of Halifax Harbour. Travel to the island on the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line in Halifax, or by private boat, canoe, or kayak.

Plan to spend one to two hours on the island, taking in the views of Halifax and exploring Fort Charlotte.

Dress for the weather as visits are rain or shine and the experience is almost entirely outdoors.

Getting here

Location

44.6413° N, 63.5593° W


Directions

Georges Island is accessible by sea only. There are two ways to visit:

  • Take the ferry to Georges Island with Ambassatours Gray Line.
    Book tickets with Ambassatours Gray Line online, by calling 902-420-1015, or by visiting one of the Ambassatours Gray Line kiosk locations on the Halifax waterfront.
  • Travel to the island by private boat, canoe, or kayak.

More information about getting here

Hours of operation

Open from June to October

June 11 to July 3, 2022
Open Saturdays and Sundays only
10 am to 5 pm

July 8 to September 5, 2022
Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only
10 am to 5 pm

September 10 to October 9, 2022
Open Saturdays and Sundays only
10 am to 5 pm

Temporary closures due to weather

Before you travel, please confirm the island will be open:

Georges Island will be closed when the ferry to Georges Island is cancelled due to heavy rains or unsafe conditions for travel by boat.

Cancellations will be made by 9 pm the evening before (unless there are exceptional circumstances).

Fees

Ambassatours Gray Line

Ambassatours Gray Line offers excursions that include travel to and from the island and Parks Canada admission fees.

More details
2022-2023
Adult $26.75
Senior (65+) $24.05
Youth (6-17) $15.05
5 & Under Free
Discovery Pass Holder $15.05
Family of 4 (2 kids over 5) $77.90

More information about Ambassatours Gray Line fees.

Parks Canada admission fees

Parks Canada admission fees apply to visitors arriving by private boat, canoe, or kayak.

Proceed to the Parks Canada Information Kiosk to pay admission or show your Parks Canada Discovery Pass.

More information about Parks Canada fees.

Facilities and services

Docking
Toilet Restrooms
Information Information
Lookout Lookout