Lighthouses Of Halifax's Chebucto Peninsula -- A Custom Tour

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Lighthouses Of Halifax's Chebucto Peninsula -- A Custom Tour

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We'll travel from Chebucto Head to Peggy’s Cove during this lighthouse lovers tour!.

Lighthouses have helped guide your vessel into port, so here’s a chance to show your appreciation. Nova Scotia has more than 160 lighthouses, and while most are on off-shore islands, a number are within easy reach of the Port of Halifax, on the Chebucto Peninsula. We’ll visit two major and two minor lighthouses, and view several more from afar.

This tour includes:
- Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
- Scenic drive
- Lots of amazing photo opportunities!
Visit/see:
- Maugher Beach Lighthouse
- Chebucto Head Lighthouse
- Sambro Island Lighthouse
- Sambro Harbour Lighthouse
- Terence Bay Lighthouse
- Peggy’s Point Lighthouse

Leaving the port of Halifax, we'll drive along the western shore of Halifax Harbour. After a brief stop to view Maugher Beach Lighthouse from Ferguson’s Cove, we’ll continue to Chebucto Head, a 75'(25m) tall headland at the southern entrance to Halifax Harbour that has hosted a lighthouse since 1872. The view of the harbour and its approaches is most impressive.

Our next destination is Sambro Harbour, but en route we’ll stop at the best vantage point to view the Sambro Island Lighthouse, lying two miles offshore. This is the oldest (est. 1778), original, still-functioning lighthouse in North America, but access is tricky due to rocks, waves, currents, and tides.

In Sambro Harbour, we’ll enjoy the quaint Sambro Harbour Lighthouse, established 110 years ago. Afterwards, we'll drive for approximately an hour to our next lighthouse in the small fishing community of Terence Bay. A short walk across the coastal barrens will take us to the Terence Bay Lighthouse, first built in 1885, offering superb views in all directions.

Our final destination is Peggy’s Cove, where Peggy’s Point Lighthouse is the star attraction, and within which is a still-functioning post office from which you may mail your postcard highlighting your day’s adventures. We’ll return to the cruise ship pier via the picturesque eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay.

- Please note: All tour times are local port times.
- Please be aware that most Carnival Ships do not adjust to local time when in port. The actual time will be +1 from ship time. Please double-check with your cruise line.
- In groups of 6, one traveler will not have a window seat.
- Water will be provided.
- Please notify us in advance if you'll want to stop in a restaurant for lunch during the tour (the price of lunch is not included in the tour price), as this will effect planning for the day’s activities.
- We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes. The short walk to Terence Bay Lighthouse is on an unpaved trail, with occasional uneven ground and the possibility of small wet spots. The well-defined trail to the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse involves slopes and a few stairs.
- Nova Scotia has a maritime climate, producing weather that is changeable, cool, and moist. Temperatures on this trip will rarely exceed 75 F (25 C), and may be much cooler in the autumn. It is usually breezy (or windy) along the coast. Dress in layers, and remove or add them during the trip as required.

- This is a private tour, so if you wish to alter the itinerary “on the fly” it will often be possible to do so. We will be as flexible as possible.
- The tour vehicle is not adapted for wheelchair use, but if a wheelchair user (collapsible wheelchair, no scooters) is able to transfer to and from a minivan seat, the tour itinerary can be modified accordingly. There are accessible washrooms and restaurants along the route, though none of the lighthouses are accessible. The guide has experience working with visitors who have limited mobility. You must notify ShoreTrips at the time of booking if someone in your party will be in a collapsible wheelchair.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 08:00 AM, duration: 6 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking
  • 09:00 AM, duration: 6 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking
  • 10:00 AM, duration: 6 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking
  • 11:00 AM, duration: 6 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking


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