The trip over (and back) to Grand Manan Island is done on one of two small car ferries operated by Coastal Transport Limited. The ferries have a gift shop, play area for kids and a restaurant. The food in the restaurant is quite decent and the price is reasonable. The ferry loads and unloads reasonably quickly and the trips we had were very smooth and comfortable. There is a nice lounge area were you can sit for the 1.5 hour ride or you can spend time on the open deck. The ferry dock in Black's Harbour is easy to find. Hint: fill the gas tank of the car in Black's Harbour as there is only one gas station on Grand Manan and the fuel costs more there.