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A Good Trip

We took the ferry from Chester Basin (45 minutes) and explored the island for a couple of hours. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shediac, Canada
Great a trip to Tancook Island today.

We took the 10:30 ferry over to the island and returned on the 1:30 ferry. That gave us enough time... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Christine M
Kentville, Canada
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“A Good Trip”
6 days ago
“Sunny day to visit the Island, not so great visit to Carolyn’s”
Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 3G0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the ferry from Chester Basin (45 minutes) and explored the island for a couple of hours. It was a beautiful day, and the walk was pleasant with plenty of opportunities for taking photos. The island is fairly flat, green, and very sparsely populated....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the 10:20 ferry with my twelve year old daughter. We had fun exploring the island by bike until we stopped at Carolyn’s for a bite. We sat down and ordered a hot dog, which took about 30 minutes to receive. A group of fisherman...More

1  Thank jghunter2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our bikes on the ferry to Tancook Island from Chester. It is a nice little island to bike around on, mostly flat with some lovely ocean views. A couple little shops to get a drink or small bite. The island is truly like...More

1  Thank SunnyMcBunny
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Seriously, I’ve been to Tancook Island many, many times. We use to go as children in the 1970s and early 1980s. Last summer I went back for the first time since I was a kid. Of course, quite a few things have changed, but the...More

1  Thank Colleen H
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Went over on bikes and checjed out every road and some beaches. We were amazed as to how quiet it was there. People are friendly very quaint.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Full day needed to explore this island gem out of Chester. Bring a pic nic lunch or stop by one of the islands restaurants. Great place to hike, bicycle rentals available. Make sure you stop by the Sea Myst gift shop and visit Angela and...More

Thank andreaainnovascotia
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We took the 10:30 ferry over to the island and returned on the 1:30 ferry. That gave us enough time to walk to the other side of the island to visit the mesuem and gift shop by the beach. Great walk but a bit dusty...More

2  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

My fantastic day at Tancook Island started with a excelent Lunch at Patricks Café. He is offering bikes for a visit to the museum, art shop & the beautiful beach where I met some really fun local people. Biking along, I found some outstanding spots...More

1  Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 26 September 2015

A short ferry trip from Chester and well worth the visit (check out the website for Ferry timetable) We spent a lovely relaxing day walking around the island. All the locals were really friendly and had a great time chatting with the owners of the...More

1  Thank sarah b
Reviewed 3 July 2015

For years we had been saying that we must visit Big Tancook Island. Well today we did and instantly fell in love with the people and island. We picked up the ferry in Chester and mad the hour ride to the island. The ferry is...More

3  Thank Matthew L
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