Ferry Schedule

The Shoreham
The Wm. G. Ernst
The Scotian
The ferry before the Wm. G. Ernst
The day of commissioning
The refit ferry

In order to reach The Tancooks you will take a passenger ferry ride from Chester, Nova Scotia for a very reasonable round-trip fare of $5.00. (Children under 12 are free.) The following is the current schedule. Please note that the last run leaving Chester daily DOES NOT RETURN to the mainland. The ferry is transportation for the people of Tancook and remains docked at Great Tancook overnight, hence the ferry crew are residents of the island. Use Sunday Schedule for holidays.

Tancook6:00 am6:00 am6:00 am6:00 am6:00 am9:00 am9:00 am
Chester7:00 am7:00 am7:00 am7:00 am7:00 am1:00 pm10:00 am
Tancook8:00 am8:00 am8:00 am8:00 am8:00 am6:00 pm5:00 pm
Chester10:20 am10:20 am10:20 am10:20 am10:20 am7:00 pm6:00 pm
Tancook1:30 pm1:30 pm1:30 pm1:30 pm1:30 pm
Chester3:40 pm3:40 pm3:40 pm3:40 pm3:40 pm
Tancook4:30 pm4:30 pm4:30 pm4:30 pm4:30 pm
Chester5:30 pm5:30 pm5:30 pm5:30 pm5:30 pm
Tancook6:30 pm
Chester8:30 pm
Tancook9:30 pm
Chester11:00 pm

***NOTE: The 8:00 a.m. ferry runs are direct to Chester and take approx. 30-35 min. The 3:40 p.m. runs and the 5:30 p.m. run on Friday are also direct from Chester to Big Tancook. All other runs take approx. 50-55 min.

*Graciously supplied by Friedemann Brauer

DRL Coach Lines - phone 1-902-450-1987
The stop in Chester is at the Quik Way convience store.

Lv. Halifax daily 6:25 pm, arr. Chester 7:25 pm. (Connecting ferry only Fri 8:30 pm.)
Lv. Chester Mon-Sat 10:55 am, arr. Halifax 1:55 am. (Leaving Tancook 8:10 am.)
Lv. Chester Sun/Hol 3:50 pm, arr. Halifax 4:50 pm. (Leaving Tancook 9:00am, spending most of Sunday in Chester...)

The fare is $11, one way.