Halifax Peggy's Cove Excursion Reviews
Although the weather was inclement during our tour, our tour operator, Liz, made the trip very enjoyable with her stories about Halifax. Especially noteworthy were the roles Halifax played during the 9/11 disaster when flights arriving back to the U.S. were diverted to Halifax when the airspace over the U.S. was shut down. Also, Halifax was involved with the Titanic disaster by retreiving bodies at sea and burying those victims who could not be identified. Another trajedy was the airline crash off the coast of Halifax that left all passengers and crew dead. Peggy's Cove is a beautiful little fishing village with a picturesque lighthouse sitting on a stone outcropping. Even the terrible weather could not deter us from venturing out and taking photos. Liz also provided us a very humorous rendition of the mating ritual of lobsters. Who knew?
My favorite excursion of all.... Seeing magnificent Peggy's Cove (you really have to be there to really see it and experience it, but what a thrill!), and then stopping off in Halifax at the graveyard where many of the victims of the Titanic were taken. Oh my! It still gives me goosebumps.... You'd think it'd be depressing, but instead it's a feeling of connection. This was real, and you are sharing in its reality. Frankly, there are no real words to describe it. I can only say that everyone of us on the excursion could have easily stayed longer at the gravesites and absorbed so much more of that history.
Peggy's Cove was beautiful! Note that the ride to the cove was quite curvy and the bus moves at a notable speed to honor time restraints for the tour. Be sure to wear "sea bands" (excellent wrist bands obtained at pharmacies or Walmart) or motion sickness meds if you are prone to become sick) The tour guide shared interesting and educational information about the area as we traveled.
Our tour included a stop at the graveyard for the Titanic. The historical and personal stories shared by our tour guide was excellent. The realization of what these people experienced becomes a reality and you are reminded of the heartache of such a terrible tragedy.
This was a good excursion to help you experience the Halifax area.
First trip to Halifax and love lighthouses so booked the Coastal Tour to Peggy's cove. Interesting tour guide narrative of the history and sights on way to Peggy's cove. Saw cemetery for some of the Titanic voyagers. The Lighthouse sits on the most amazing terrain all granite from the receding glaciers. Was a nice trip. If you want to walk up to the Lighthouse wear good shoes and be agile. Saw several take tumbles. Typical gift store there. Small restaurant , coffee bar.
Peggy's Cove was worth the trip. While this was a long day, it didn't seem that way as it was broken up with photo-ops and stops. (Titanic Cemetary, maple syrup store, Citadel, etc) Tour guide was excellent giving stories and information the entire time. Highlight tour of the cruise for us!
Good destination very photographic
(This also appears in my main cruise review.)
We’ve been to Peggy’s Cove many times in the past. It’s a beautiful little place, everything you could wish of a quaint fishing village. This time it was still beautiful, but it was simply too freaking crowded. There must have been 20 buses there that day. The line to the bathroom in the little store/restaurant was out the door. The restaurant, which serves the most delicious gingerbread in the world, was absolutely jammed and there was no way we were getting any gingerbread that day. They also need to allow more time to explore this area, especially when you are rivaling against 20 other tour buses. This tour is obviously extremely popular, so book early.
The bus was clean and comfortable, our guide was informative and fun. Most of what you see in Halifax and Peggy's Cove are out of the bus windows but worth it all the same. Stops and the lighthouse in Peggy's cove and the Halifax cemetery with the Titanic graves.