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 who has over twelve years’ experience boating on the Halifax Harbour and surrounding areas. 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 now 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 eight 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 25 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) licenses acknowledged by Transport Canada, along with Emergency First Aid Level C.  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 bar with 4 bar stools, dual helm chairs and a beautiful, comfortable front lounge area. There is also a Mirage changing room with a toilet on board. 

Our impressive Bluetooth stereo system consists of 4 high powered speakers with sub-woofer and RGB Speaker Lights.  There is even RGB courtesy lighting throughout the interior and exterior.  Our beautiful bar located in the rear includes a fridge, sink, 4 bar stools with footrest and bag hooks, lit-up cup holders and a cabana top to shade you from the sun.  We also have a large bimini and side enclosures for those cooler days on the water.  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 of the comfort and entertainment on the water!