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gigicruiser August 6th, 2009 05:32 PM

Best way to get to Peggy's Cove?
 
Looking for the cheapest (and maybe quickest) way to get to Peggy's Cove from Halifax. I'll only be Halifax 7a-6p ship's time, but would also like a recommendation for time to go to avoid the biggest crowds. I'll be going Mid-September.

Thanks for the specifics :)

ARVNSTL August 7th, 2009 06:23 PM

Re: Best way to get to Peggy's Cove?
 
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Originally Posted by gigicruiser
Looking for the cheapest (and maybe quickest) way to get to Peggy's Cove from Halifax. I'll only be Halifax 7a-6p ship's time, but would also like a recommendation for time to go to avoid the biggest crowds. I'll be going Mid-September.

Thanks for the specifics :)

...gigicruiser...On a cruise ship or ships day ..(some days 5 ships) ... http://www.cruisehalifax.ca/index.html ..There is NO good time to go to Peggys Cove...Buses all day..When in Halifax i would recommend take the 3 hrs it would take to go to Peggys Cove and spend 3 hrs exploring a Very Historic and beautiful City..Theres alot more to Halifax Nova Scotia then Peggys Cove..

gigicruiser August 8th, 2009 11:45 AM

Thank you.
I definitely want to spend most of my time in Halifax, but wanted more info on Peggy's cove for planning whether or not I can squeeze both in. It seems like a shame for me to finally get to Nova Scotia and not try to fit as much in as possible. :)

MTL August 8th, 2009 02:13 PM

Hi gigicruiser,
When were in Halifax you have to take the ship excursion that make a city tour and Peggy's Cove,very very interresting and worth it.
Have a good cruise.

MTL

lannp August 10th, 2009 11:47 AM

Have you seen this website:
http://www.peggyscovewebcam.ca/live/

ARVNSTL August 10th, 2009 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gigicruiser
Thank you.
I definitely want to spend most of my time in Halifax, but wanted more info on Peggy's cove for planning whether or not I can squeeze both in. It seems like a shame for me to finally get to Nova Scotia and not try to fit as much in as possible. :)

..gigicruiser...Yes you can do both..If you are right off the ship and right in a car..Beat the buses to Peggys..then with the right driver(one that narrates your tour) you can enjoy Halifax a very vibrant.. very historic city the Crown Jewel city of the North..

gigicruiser August 11th, 2009 10:31 AM

Thanks, everyone.
Looks like I need to look into the rental car now and plan to get to Peggy's Cove 1st. That should allow all the rest of the time to take the FRED in and around Halifax for the remainder of the day. No worries about missing the boat then. :) DH and I are usually in the last group to board in ports (never late, but at the five minutes or so).

Thanks again for the help.

Parrot Mom August 21st, 2009 09:52 PM

Peggys Cove
 
Along the boardward are taxis which will take you out there, but be forwarned if it's an overcast, rainy or foggy you won't see a thing..We live close to the ocean and the cab driver cautioned us. When you get off the ship there are tour kiosks in the building and they can help you.. Our driver took us (we have been there twice) to the graves of the Titantic victims...it is a magnificent site and quite memorable..then on to the Citaddel for rhe shooting of the cannon.. Halifax is a beautiful, hilly and colorful college town.. lots o bars.. but dont get hung up on Peggys Cove.. smelly and loaded with tourists..

gigicruiser September 17th, 2009 07:53 PM

Thanks for all your help
 
Well, I'm off tomorrow am for NYC then cruisin' on Sat.
Decided on a rental car first thing in Halifax, taking the HWY to get there early then more casual on the way back to squeeze in every remaining second in Halifax.
Thanks again for all the suggestions.

Parrot Mom September 17th, 2009 11:07 PM

HALIFAX
 
Remember, lobster is dirt cheap... so check out prices.. normally away from the tourist area.. the waterfront.. enjoy. colors are starting u p there now.

Popeye September 18th, 2009 07:00 AM

Re: Thanks for all your help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gigicruiser
Well, I'm off tomorrow am for NYC then cruisin' on Sat.
Decided on a rental car first thing in Halifax, taking the HWY to get there early then more casual on the way back to squeeze in every remaining second in Halifax.
Thanks again for all the suggestions.

If I cought you in time, I would suggest doing this loop if you are driving yourself http://tiny.cc/VAesb . If you don't do the loop you will be miising some senic areas. I drive it al least once a year on my bike. The western part of the loop is the most senic.

ARVNSTL September 18th, 2009 07:35 PM

Here is a link to the best display of Mother Natures Fury during Hurricane Bill at the Peggys Cove Lighthouse.5.53 and 9.35... of the video .. AWESOME...A good as it gets... :shock: .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQzdUW7xqmI

ARVNSTL September 18th, 2009 07:52 PM

Re: HALIFAX
 
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Originally Posted by Parrot Mom
Remember, lobster is dirt cheap... so check out prices.. normally away from the tourist area.. the waterfront.. enjoy. colors are starting u p there now.

..Best lobster in Halifax on price and freshness .. claws down..off the BOATS..in the POT ..on the PLATES..is Boondocks ...20 minutes from the ships in the other COVE.. Fishermans Cove in Eastern Passage.. A REAL 250 year old working fishing village..were they catch fish not TOURISTS...... http://www.fishermanscove.ns.ca/

Thoth September 26th, 2009 12:25 PM

Last week I did the ship's tour....easy as pie. :idea:

hankm October 4th, 2009 10:39 AM

We just returned from C&NE cruise. Taxi to Peggy's cove was $123 for three hours which gives you a full hour at the Cove. It was misty and cool but it was none the less kind of eerie and beautiful. We went with two other couples so with the tip it was about $24 per person

ARVNSTL October 7th, 2009 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hankm
We just returned from C&NE cruise. Taxi to Peggy's cove was $123 for three hours which gives you a full hour at the Cove. It was misty and cool but it was none the less kind of eerie and beautiful. We went with two other couples so with the tip it was about $24 per person

..the Flat rate is 135.00..Did the driver narrate.??


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