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Quiet out of the way.

A nice place for a mostly quiet and relaxing day. Nice beach with crystal clear water to swim or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greenwood, Canada
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 15 July 2018
Shediac, Canada
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Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 3G0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place for a mostly quiet and relaxing day. Nice beach with crystal clear water to swim or just to sit on the beach and relax. Natives are friendly and I have found very helpful in answering questions or giving directions. And whoever heard...More

Thank geesil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Tancook with my young kids on an extremely hot day. The only way to explore the island is walk or you can rent a bike, but with two little kids, walking is really the only option. Amazingly, we made it over to...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I, brother and sister in law and their grandson recently took ferry over to this location as my wife has family buried in local cemetery! Unfortunately don’t think locals are interested in either promoting their island or cashing in on tourist dollars....More

1  Thank doobie1771
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

7 for a round trip ferry ride. I went on a sunny day the beach water was warm. I used the free bike exchange. My bike worked fine. I took my lunch and drinks.

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome unique island. Such a beautiful day. Locals so friendly. Remember to check 511 for up to date ferry schedules as we went and it was down for maintenance and had to return the next day.

Thank Tara S
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

2  Thank jslocombe2016
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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 16 June 2018 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.

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2 August 2018|
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Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
I counted the seats there are 60 inside and about 30 outside. I am sure there would be a limited. The early morning one would be a safer bet. You buy your tickets on the boat. We parked a the gazebo/bridge parking and... More