We will be on the Aug 26 sailing of the Victory to St. John, NB and Halifax, NS and are interested in renting a car for the day (well, 6 hours) in Halifax. Rather than take the excursion to Peggy's Cove, we can get an excellent rate on a 1-day car rental for just a little more than the cost of one excursion ticket (there will be 3 of us, possibly 5).
Although I know the Budget office is located about 1/4 mile from the port, does anyone know what other car rental companies are located a quick walk from the pier? We are planning on picking up the car around 10am (the ship docks at 9am) and returning no later than 4pm (the ship leaves at 6pm).
Just back from a cruise to Halifax and i rented a car in advance through Enterprise. Could not have been better. they picked us up at the pier and took us back to the pier. It cost about $60. The drive to Peggy's cove is very nice. We also stoped at the Citadal on the return trip. For St Johns we went kayaking for the day wih a lobster bake on the beach afterwards. The bus made a quick stop at the reversing falls on the return trip. Hope this helps.