Due to the increase in traffic, it is harder than ever to social distance onboard. On the advice of public health, we are recommending passengers wear facemasks while onboard. This recommendation does not apply to kids under two and those who cannot wear one due to health issues
We also ask passengers to please respect the crew while they are carrying out their duties by giving them 6 ft of clearance. Don’t crowd the after deck and stairs while waiting to get to the upper deck, clear a path when the crew needs to get by and wear a mask if you can.
Please click on the link below to read a summary of the Dec. 20 meeting re the future of the Tancook ferry service.
The NS Ferry Service has announced that tomorrow (Sept 11) and each following day (until power is restored) there will be a daily gas run.
The 6:00 am ferry will transport you and your empty gas containers to Chester. Full gas containers will be delivered back to Tancook at 9:00 am. Passengers can then return to Tancook on the 10:20 ferry.
The 8 am ferry will run as usual.
August 23, 2018
To all the day care operators and teachers that use the ferry for day trips and class trips to the island. Our policy is a minimum 1 adult chaperone for every 6 children that come onboard.
NOTICE TO TANCOOK ISLAND RESIDENTS AND VISITORS: The William G. Ernst is expected to depart to Meteghan this week for maintenance She is expected to return within a couple of weeks, provided there are no problems.The Scotian will be in service during this time and will begin with the Sunday, September 17th, 10am trip from Chester. Because the William G. Ernst is expected to be out of service for only a short time, there will be no crane supplied for the Scotian. It will be carry on cargo only.
|Day||Departs Tancook||Departs Chester|
|Monday to Friday||6:00 am||7:00 am|
|8:00 am||10:20 am|
|1:30 pm||3:40 pm|
|4:30 pm||5:30 pm|
|Friday Evening||6:30 pm||8:30 pm|
|9:30 pm||11:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am||1:00 pm|
|6:00 pm||7:00 pm|
|Sunday & Holidays||9:00 am||10:00 am|
|5:00 pm||6:00 pm|