About Us

Our Story

Meet Karl:

Karl has always been an entrepreneur at heart and always had a love for the water. He’s a born and raised Haligonian with over 14 years’ experience boating on the Halifax Harbour and surrounding areas and is a serving member of the Eastern Canada Response Corporation, whose role is to provide marine oil spill response service. Karl also has over 30 years’ experience working in the service industry and always enjoys directly relating with the public. For many years, Karl had a vision of opening a water-based business and has made his dream a reality and looks forward to cruising the waters with you!

Meet Rochelle:

Rochelle was born and raised in Digby, Nova Scotia and spent most of her childhood and adolescent years on Brier Island, NS where her family is from.  She has always had a special place in her heart for the ocean, and over the past 10 years, she has had many opportunities boating on the Halifax Harbour and surrounding areas.  The combination of Rochelle’s love of the ocean and over 26 years of customer service experience, is a great asset to City Harbour Cruises Ltd.

Both Rochelle and Karl hold their Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) and Small Domestic Vessel-Basic Safety (SDV-BS) certificates, acknowledged by Transport Canada, along with Standard First Aid CPR-C & AED. As well, they both hold Maritime Radio Operators Certificates. You can rest assured your safety is of most importance while you’re enjoying your time with City Harbour Cruises.

Our Boat – Uptown Girl

Our boat is a 26’ Grand Entertainer pontoon that we refer to as Uptown Girl. She is the ultimate personal floating lounge which is a great venue for gathering friends and family alike. The main features of our boat are the amazing entertainment licensed bar, dual helm chairs and a beautiful, comfortable lounge area. There is also a mirage change room with a toilet on board.

Our impressive Bluetooth stereo system consists of 6 high powered speakers with sub-woofer and RGB Speaker Lights. There is even RGB courtesy lighting throughout the interior and exterior. Our beautiful, entertainment bar (named The Pineapple Bar), located in the rear includes a fridge, sink, four bar stools with footrest and bag hooks, lit-up cup holders and a cabana top to shade you. We also have a large bimini that helps protect from sun exposure and light rain. Uptown Girl also has plenty of storage to keep your belongings safe along with our life jackets and other safety devices. We also have cozy blankets on hand if needed.

These are only some of the great features of our boat, but one important feature we feel should not be left out is what makes this boat float! It’s the patented 30” PTX HULL TECHNOLOGY that provides maximum riding stability and comfort and makes this boat handle like a dream and allows you to enjoy all the comfort and entertainment on the water!