Getting to McNabs Island

McNabs Island is accessible by private boat, or commercial water taxi and charter boat operators from Halifax, Dartmouth and Eastern Passage. Depending on pick-up and drop-off locations, the trip takes about 20-30 minutes from downtown Halifax or Dartmouth, and 10 minutes from Eastern Passage.

A & M Sea Charters

Captain: Albert Conrod
Phone: 902-465-6617
Website: www.amseacharters.com
Email: albert@amseacharters.com
Home port: Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage
Boat capacity: 29 people per trip
Information: can dock at Garrison Pier or Ives Cove
Cost: $20 + HST per person - minimum 15 people - reduced rate for school groups

Chebucto Water Taxi

Captain: Alex Kawchuk
Phone: 902-222-6362
Website: www.cwtaxi.ca
Email: al551841@dal.ca
Home port: Halifax
Boat capacity: 6 people per trip
Information: Pickup: Horseshoe Island, Jubilee Road, Fleming Park, Oakland Road, South Street, Point Pleasant Park, Alderney Landing. Drop off: Garrison Pier, Ives Cove, or various beaches. No fixed schedule – call to book.
Cost: Varies depending on location of pickup

Harbour Water Taxi

Captain: Mike Goble
Phone: 902-818-0800
Website: www.harbourtaxi.ca
Email: waterways@harbourtaxi.ca
Home port: Dartmouth
Boat capacity: 6 people per trip
Information: Pick up from Halifax or Dartmouth to Garrison Pier or Ives Cove
Cost: Cost: $30 round trip (tax included) per person or $20 per person for three or more people.
Discount for Friends of McNabs Island members: $20 per person or $15 per person for three or more people

McNabs Island Ferry

Captain: Mike Tilley
Phone: 1-800-326-4563, 902-465-4563
Website: www.mcnabsisland.com
E-mail: redbeard@mcnabsisland.com
Home port: Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage
Boat capacity: 8 people per trip
Information: can land along shoreline Wreck Cove, Ives Cove
Cost: $20 per person - reduced rate for larger groups


Murphys- the Cable Wharf

Phone: 902-420-1015
Website: www.mtcw.ca
E-mail: info@mtcw.ca
Home port: Cable Wharf, Halifax waterfront
Boat capacity: Haligonian III & Harbour Queen - 191 people: Summer Bay - 100 people
Information: docks at Garrison Pier
Cost: $20 + HST per person - minimum 50 people - reduced rate for larger groups.


Taylor Made Tours

Captain: Steve Taylor
Phone: 902-448-4982 902-465-6272
Website: www.taylormadetours.ca/
E-mail: taylormadetours@hotmail.com
Home port: Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage
Boat capacity: 6 people per trip
Information: can land along shoreline Wreck Cove, Ives Cove
Rate: $20 per person - reduced rate for larger groups