Kayak Halifax

Months of Operation

May 15 - October 31

Hours Of Operation

May 1st to October 31st

9:30am - 7pm


1507 Lower Water Street, Sands at Salter, Halifax, Halifax Metro


Ed Dowell

T: 902-210-7728

E: info@kayakhalifax.com



Experience Halifax from a different perspective. Kayak Halifax Outdoor Adventure Centre is conveniently located on The Halifax Waterfront. Your next adventure awaits a stone’s throw from downtown Halifax attractions, restaurants, hotels & the cruise ship terminal. 

Paddle from sunrise to sunset or under the full moon. Explore the second largest natural harbour on the planet & our wild islands. Marine & wildlife viewings, coastal hikes & beautiful isolated beaches, and island ecotours await.  

From the grandeur of tall ships, mega yachts, cruise ships, architecture & art installations, your sea level journey will leave you in awe. In sharp contrast to the sights, smells & sounds on the vibrant waterfront, you’ll also discover a world below the boardwalk & piers where the Atlantic is teeming with marine life – only accessible by kayak. You will be amazed by the sheer number of starfish, mussels, periwinkles, sea urchins, crabs, the odd lollygagging lobster & more. We have occasional encounters with curious seals & sea otters who are enjoying lunch on this abundant marine life or just playing alongside us in the harbour. You'll love our good nature!

A stone’s throw from the Halifax Waterfront lies a lone sentinel in middle of the Harbour – Georges Island, home to Fort Charlotte & the infamous lighthouse most visitors only see from a distance. Our short, serene paddle affords sweeping views of Point Pleasant Park, McNabs Island & the open Atlantic Ocean. 

As we circumnavigate Georges Island, the fort, lighthouse, beaches & urban wilderness come to life. Endangered piping plovers & sandpipers dance along this abandoned shoreline. Eagles & ospreys hunt above. Seagulls play in the wind. Cormorants bask in the sun. And occasionally, we are lucky enough to paddle with harbour porpoise & pilot or minke whales.

We strive to make all our adventures fun, packed with moments of Zen & adrenaline, interesting facts & folklore and we travel at a comfortable pace. Our 2 hour Exploratour is designed for those with no previous kayaking experience, and anyone with a moderate fitness level may easily enjoy it. 

For the more adventurous and fit, you may enjoy our full day McNabs Island Coastal Hike, Paddle & Picnic.

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Facilities / Services

Limited accessibility

Detailed Information

This property accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa.
Activities: Birding & wildlife, Canoeing, Hiking, Kayaking, Sightseeing tour