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Grand Manan Island

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Address: New Brunswick, Canada
Phone Number: 5066621999
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Scenic island where author Willa Cather summered.

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Fabulous island experience

Getting to Grand Manan involves a 1.5 hour trip on a very modern ferry. The ferry ride is beautiful and a good start to your trip. If you don't go with your car you will be very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kath C
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Barrie, Canada

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Durham, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It takes a salty sole to live on this island. Generations have made their lives there. Although I enjoyed our stay camping there and whale watching from our tent at Hole in the Wall CG - this is an island that is very maritime typical. Small homes, fishing and lobster operations, churches, few stores about 10 roads. Its nothing fancy.... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Getting to Grand Manan involves a 1.5 hour trip on a very modern ferry. The ferry ride is beautiful and a good start to your trip. If you don't go with your car you will be very limited in what you can access, so plan to drive on and off the ferry. Grand Manan has several interesting places to visit... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grand Manan is a great place to visit with very friendly people, all kinds of scenery and wildlife as well as wonderful food and accommodations. However, getting there is a lot of the fun and on a nice day the ferry ride there and back is a great way to start and end your holiday. I have been whale watching... More 

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Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry ride over was fantastic, We just went for the day and wish we would have stayed longer. Beautiful views every where. If you are looking for the best Donuts ever.... they are at the little stand on the right as you arrive off of the ferry. Seriously the best.

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Lincoln, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from my first trip to Grand Manan Island and all I can say is where has this island BEEN all my life? Whales, puffins, beaches, ocean, friendly locals, sheer cliffs, great food, golfing... and that was just TWO days of exploration!! My advice: Take the family for a week!

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Thank Roger546
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun time had by all. Great place to visit for a few days or a week Be sure to take the boat to Puffin Island. It was a trip to remember and see Puffins in the wild, just as they are meant to be. Trips are only available during certain times due to breeding season

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my visit to Grand Manan Island - the ferry rides to and from, the meals eaten, the touring, the birding, the whale watch - this is a wonderful destination, and I hope to return again and again.

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Come prepared to slow down! Beautiful island with spectacular views, great trails (don't miss Hole in the Wall) beautiful quiet beaches to explore (go to White's Island on the free ferry) fresh seafood caught that day. Be prepared for ever changing weather, with fog rolling in and out, rain at times, next minute a warm sunny period. There are things... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Grand Manan was awesome. The ferry ride was so much fun and it just got better from there. We spent 4 days exploring this wonderful island. We explored every part of it, we loved every part of it. We took in the sunsets from the lighthouses. We spend an afternoon whale watching with Sea Watch tours. We explored every beach.... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Driving through Grand Manan last weekend we happened on the highly picturesque Seal Cove at low tide. A nineteenth century herring capital, this collection of building is a national historic site but appears mostly abandoned. We took a tonne of images and they will serve well for painting subjects in the coming months and years. Such a peaceful spot as... More 

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