Proof of full vaccination and the wearing of masks are required as of October 4, 2021. More information.

Masks are required while on board the ferry and when visiting indoor public spaces, including the tunnels.

Georges Island is located in the middle of Halifax Harbour. Travel to the island on the ferry to Georges Island with Murphy's on the Water in Halifax, 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 Murphy's on the Water.
    Book tickets with Murphy's on the Water online, by calling 902-420-1015, or by visiting one of the Murphy’s on the Water kiosk locations on the Halifax waterfront.
  • Travel to the island by private boat, canoe, or kayak.

More information about getting here

Hours of operation

June 19 to June 27, 2021

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays only
  • 10 am to 6 pm

July 2 to September 5, 2021

  • Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only
  • 10 am to 6 pm

September 11 to October 10, 2021

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays only
  • 10 am to 6 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

Murphy's on the Water offers excursions that include travel to and from the island and Parks Canada admission fees. 

  • Adult: $25
  • Senior (65+): $22.60
  • Youth (6-17): $14
  • 5 & Under: Free
  • Discovery Pass Holder: $14
  • Family of 4 (2 kids over 5): $72.75

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.

Facilities and services

Docking
Toilet Restrooms
Information Information
Lookout Lookout