Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two round-trip tickets on the McNabs Island Ferry, operating out of Fisherman's Cove (up to a $24 value). The McNabs Island Ferry offers island trekkers a three to four minute scenic crossing along the Eastern Passage to and from the island from the cozy cocoon of Fisherman's Cove. The vessel's red-bearded sea sage, Mike Tilley, offers a flexible schedule that allows passengers to choose when he shouts all aboard and when he starts the shrimp jousting. Upon island arrival, Captain Red Beard can provide day-trippers with an orientation and suggestions for hike routes and times. Free parking is also available.
Though online reviews for the McNabs Island Ferry are still growing, Lonely Planet featured it.
99 Government Wharf Rd.
Fishermans Cove, Eastern Passage
Halifax, Nova Scotia B0J 3A0Get Directions