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Arriving from Nova Scotia

toronto
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Arriving from Nova Scotia

The ferry ride looks daunting. Is there any other way of moving between the two Islands?

(We are coming in the summer,)

thanks

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1. Re: Arriving from Nova Scotia

Flying....

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2. Re: Arriving from Nova Scotia

What feels daunting? Maybe we can help.

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I guess the fact that it is 6 hours plus whatever weather related delays might pop up. It would feel like spending a whole two precious vacation days getting out there and then back to NS. We were hoping to see both islands in the little time we have for a summer trip. (It's a long story but we will have to fly in and out of the same airport).

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Nova Scotia is firmly attached to the rest of Canada but Cape Breton Island is an island. I would not go to Newfoundland unless you have 12-14 nights on the ground there.

If you do, then buy a flight on one ticket through NS, probably Halifax, to St John's and one ticket back to Toronto through NS, probably Halifax. I don't think good advice can be offered to you for your trip with just this specific question. I think bnimo is noticing that too.

Edit: I forgot to say that "one ticket" does not mean travelling right through. You can stop to visit a place for a period of time on the way.

Edited: 08 December 2013, 22:08
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The Hichhiker's Guide to the Galaxy says "Space... is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is..." And so is Newfoundland. It's more a country than an island. You do need to have some time to see even a little of it. But that being said, the ferry is a beautiful ride and you can get a taste of NL traveling three or four days on the SW and W coasts. There's plenty to do without Gros Morne or the Avalon.

Everyone's traveling style is different. Have a great trip.

Jordan

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6. Re: Arriving from Nova Scotia

We are heading to the island next September, will only spend 3 or 4 days on the island, plus the 2 days for travelling on the ferry. Where should we go considering we only have 3 or 4 days? Any suggestions please.

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7. Re: Arriving from Nova Scotia

Hi Gracie ~

It's confusing if you ask a new question on a thread that is underway for someone else.

Please start a new thread so that your unique travel needs can be addressed.

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Hi there!

If you're concerned about loosing two days in ferry travel, there's often an option to take an overnight crossing. Marine Atlantic offers cabins, sort of similar to a cruise ship, where you can get a decent night's sleep. Although there's always a chance of delays due to weather, etc, this might be an option worth considering if your time is limited.

Have fun!

Brittany

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