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Tancook Island

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Tancook Island

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Pro-Fun wrote a review Oct 25
Montreal2 contributions
The trip out was wonderful and the island has changed little over the years. The challenge is finding parking on the mainland. Leave plenty of time as the locals are understandably touchy with their space.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jane Benvie wrote a review Aug 2020
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My husband and I visited your beautiful Island yesterday. The Rec Center was very welcoming by a young man pleasantly answering questions to tourists. We had walked to the gift shop/museum/library . It was very hot . Three lovely women were there , Grandmother ,daughter and Granddaughter. Great shop exceptional service. The grandmother ,Martha Farrah drove us back to the ferry so we wouldn’t have to walk in the heat .Thank you Martha! We were able to enjoy a cold drink ,the beautiful scenery at a little restaurant to your left as you get off the ferry . Great service !
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tony C wrote a review Sep 2019
Lunenburg, Canada7 contributions3 helpful votes
Search for beach glass or walk the roads of this island fishing community . Ocean and salt air is nectar for the soul.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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DartmouthHeather wrote a review Sep 2019
Dartmouth, Canada112 contributions25 helpful votes
Big Tancook is an inexpensive 50 minute ferry trip (one way) from Chester. The ferry has a very small outdoor viewing deck (upper level), so arrive early and head up quick if you want a spot. There is plenty of indoor seating, but it's hard to see through the grimy windows. Day-trippers can head back after a minimum 2-hour stay. The island is NOT equipped for those with mobility challenges. If you don't have a bike, be prepared for a lot of walking. Definitely bring a stroller for little ones. During our 2-hour visit, we enjoyed hunting for beach glass near the ferry wharf, but didn't have nearly enough time to walk across the island to the art gallery we'd heard about. Instead, we hung out at the playground across from the Visitor Centre (where the bathroom is) and got an ice cream at the single cafe we found (you'll know "Mean Carolyn" when you meet her). We would have liked more time, but it was very hot and staying another 3 hours with limited facilities and tiring elders & younger ones felt like too much. I'm glad we visited, but it was a lot of effort to get over for what we were able to see. Definitely a glimpse into a very different way of life.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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SharonMader wrote a review Nov 2018
Chester Basin, Canada14 contributions5 helpful votes
Different way to view surrounding waters of Mahone Bay starting with a ferry ride from beautiful Chester. A visit to Tancook is a great way to spend a day to relax and learn the history of the area.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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