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Sydney by Harbour Hopper
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Settle into an open-air amphibious vessel for an enlightening tour of downtown Sydney and then drive straight into the harbor to enjoy a different perspective of the city.
After departing from the pier in an amphibious Harbour Hopper, you will begin an enlightening drive through Sydney. You won’t have to travel far before seeing the first attraction; Sydney’s iconic 50-foot-high Celtic fiddle is right at the cruise terminal.
Continuing on into downtown, you can expect to pass verdant parks, a statue that honors the Merchant Marines and the 19th-century Bank of Montreal building, which has been converted into a museum. A former steel plant has also been turned into a museum that showcases how steel production once drove the economy of Cape Breton Island.
Victoria Park Armouries, the oldest still-operating defense base in Canada, is another noteworthy historical highlight. For an insight into the First Nation culture, you will pass through Membertou, a community named for a 17th-century leader of the Mi’kmaw tribe.
In time, true to its amphibious nature, the Harbour Hopper will drive right into the harbor and become a boat. From this unique perspective, you will enjoy a sweeping view of Sydney’s beautiful coastline and skyline. Be sure to look for water birds, which are abundant. You might spot great blue herons, belted kingfishers and arctic terns, a species that may migrate farther than other birds, as many of them travel between the Arctic and Antarctica.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes limited walking. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Strollers and walkers are not allowed. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. All Guests on tour, including infants, must have a ticket due to marine regulations.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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