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Merger creates Canada's largest sightseeing tour company

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Staff writer ▼ | August 15, 2014
Atlantic Canada's motor coach and tour company Ambassatours Gray Line has announced that it will welcome Murphy's The Cable Wharf into its company fold.
Dennis Campbel Jeff Farwell
Gray Line and Cable Wharf   Both companies successfully cater to markets nationally
Ambassatours Gray Line president and CEO Dennis Campbell, along with longtime Murphy's CEO Jeff Farwell, made the announcement at Murphy's waterfront restaurant in Halifax.

Murphy's established fleet of vessels deliver a wide range of Halifax harbour tour experiences aboard eleven vessels for groups and individuals. Well-known vessels include: Theodore Tugboat, Harbour Hopper, Mar, The Tall Ship Silva, and the Harbour Queen. Ambassatours Gray Line (Company With The Kilts), operates Peggy's Cove sightseeing tours, Halifax's Big Pink double-decker tours, cruise ship shore excursions, and customized charter bus services cross Canada and the USA. Both companies successfully cater to leisure, corporate, sport and cruise markets regionally and nationally.

Under the Ambassatours umbrella, Murphy's businesses (tour boats, restaurant and gift shops) will continue to operate under their well-established brands from their historic Cable Wharf location on the Halifax waterfront. This merger makes Ambassatours Gray Line the largest sightseeing tour company in Canada with over 400 employees.

As Ambassatours Gray Line, the new merger will have Dennis Campbell as CEO and Jeff Farwell as President (and majority shareholders), with employees Sean Buckland and Mary Dempster as minority shareholders.