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Tancook Island

Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 3G0, Canada
+1 902-228-2927
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Tranquil

Went over on bikes and checjed out every road and some beaches. We were amazed as to how quiet it... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
THECARDINALS
,
Halifax, Canada
via mobile
Great destination spot

Full day needed to explore this island gem out of Chester. Bring a pic nic lunch or stop by one... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
andreaainnovascotia
,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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“ferry ride” (4 reviews)
“round trip” (2 reviews)
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Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 3G0, Canada
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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.

Thank THECARDINALS
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
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Along with another couple, my husband & I planned a visit to Big Tancook Island. The ferry ride (very affordable at $5.50 CDN each) was great, the weather fabulous, and we looked forward to a walk about the island and lunch. The ferry stopped first...More

5  Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I traveled to the island with my girlfriend on the 10:20 and we walked first to Carolyn's Restaurant to get some ice cream. Upon entering the restaurant we were looked upon rather unpleasantly by the owner before more tourists came in behind us. The owner...More

4  Thank Allison M
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We arrived in Chester about 9:30 to take the 10:20 ferry. We got the last spot designated as ferry parking. The other parking spots had a four hour time limit, which would not have been long enough for this round trip. Since we were early,...More

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

After living in the region for nearly 40 years we finally "got out to Tancook"... And we liked it so much we returned the next day! This isolated island community lies within distant sight of the gin-and-tonic swilling Chester summer gentry, but is a true...More

Thank DrSchmincke
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