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Record #: MDC0157
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016
Last Full Update: 27 Feb 2014


Located In Tancook Island
Where To Find Us
Tancook, NS
Areas Served Chester ; Little Tancook ; Municipality of the District of Chester ; Tancook Island


Phone Ferry Contact: 902-275-7885

Description & Services

Information The Tancook Island ferry runs daily year-round on a predetermined schedule.  
The William G. Ernst transports passengers from the mainland to the islands.  
The ferry departs from Chester and services both Little and Big Tancook Islands.  
Visitors should arrive at least fifteen minutes before departure.  
If you have any questions regarding your sailing be sure to ask one of our friendly ferry crew for assistance. 
Hours Ferry Schedule 
Day Departs Tancook  
Monday to Friday  
6:00 am  
8:00 am  
1:30 pm  
4:30 pm  
Friday Evening  
6:30 pm  
9:30 pm  
9:00 am  
6:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
Sunday & Holidays 
9:00 am  
5:00 pm  
Day Departs Chester 
Monday to Friday 
7:00 am 
10:20 am 
3:40 pm 
5:30 pm 
Friday Evening 
8:30 pm 
11:00 pm 
1:00 pm 
Sunday & Holidays 
10:00 am 
6:00 pm

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