Fundy’s Isles: Island hopping from Shore to Shore

Follow the coast to discover charming hidden gems!

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Follow the coast to discover the charming gems hidden in the quaint seaside towns along the Bay of Fundy. From the world’s highest tides and stunning views to delicious seafood and hospitable people, this is a part of the world that rarely gets seen but is treasured by all visitors.

What road shall I take?

If coming from Saint John, take Highway 1 to reach this adventure. For Blacks Harbour, get off on the 176.

To get to Grand Manan, there is a ferry out of Blacks Harbour. For details on the schedule, go to Coastal Transport Limited. On this ferry, you can leave your car and use the inside lounge or walk out on the deck. Nothing makes the time pass like the smell of the ocean air and trying to see some whales and seals. We recommend getting there early and booking tickets online beforehand to ensure you have a spot.

The ferry to Deer Island leaves from L’Etete and is free year-round. Take Highway 1 from Saint John and exit 56. Turn left onto NB 172 and continue until you reach your destination. For more details on the ferry schedule, go to Coastal Transport Limited.

For St. Stephen, take Highway 1 from Saint John and exit 9B-A, following signs for St. Stephen.

Take Highway 1 from Saint John to Saint Andrews and get off at 127, following signs for Saint Andrews.

Where Locals Love to Go

Blacks Harbour

Connors Bros. Nature Preserve at Pea Point

With many hiking trails, beachcombing for washed-away treasures, and a 144-year-old lighthouse, this preserve has it all. Explore its 100 acres of land and 2 km of coastline to experience the Bay of Fundy tides and all it has to offer.

Grand Manan

Compass Rose Heritage Inn

This 100-year-old seaside inn offers breathtaking ocean views and salty breezes to wake its guests in the mornings. With decks looking out on the sea, this is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing getaway.

Adventure High Sea Kayaking

Get on the water with a guided kayaking tour. Whether you want to go on a 2-hour adventure, sunset paddle, or a multi-day excursion, it is up to you. Explore the fundy ecosystem up close and take in the beauty of the world’s biggest tides.

Grand Manan Art Gallery

Open June to September, this gallery features local artists' work that shows different sides of the coast we are not used to seeing. From scenes of nature and majestic paintings of animals to the impact of the tides on nearby towns, it is always interesting to see different artists' interpretations of this environment.

Anchorage Provincial Park and Campground

Visit the beach to watch the migrating birds and seals come to shore. Spend the weekend in the campground to explore the trails and watch the sunset on the water. This park has everything you need for the perfect mini vacation.

Deer Island

The Cap Sill Restaurant

Where islanders gather, this restaurant specializes in coastal comfort food. Whether you want breakfast to get the day started or are looking for fresh seafood to get a taste of the Atlantic, this restaurant never disappoints.


Fireball Gallery & Studio

This gallery has everything: felt toys, knitted garments, hand-crafted pottery, and locally made jewelry. Being right on the waterfront sets this shop in beautiful scenery, making the view outside almost as good as the hand-made goods inside.

Clark Gregory Nature Preserve

This 73-acre preserve includes the two headlands on either side of the entrance to Chocolate Cove. The locals love to enjoy picnics with the scenic views and the trails that circle the property, allowing you to explore its cliffs, wetlands, forest and meadow on your hike.

St. Stephen

Ganong Nature Park

Just outside of St. Stephens, this 350-acre park engulfs forest, fields, and beaches, with 180 acres of intertidal beach zone. At low tide, you can explore the ocean floor where the freshwater river meets the salty ocean. This park hosts events, 11 hiking trails, and educational programming.

St. Andrews

Rossmount Inn

This inn is a renowned culinary destination with an eclectic wine list, making this one of the most talked about restaurants in the province. With a pool, lounge bar, and rooms with views of the 87-acre countryside, the Rossmount puts in all the stops to make your getaway as luxurious as possible.


Honeybeans Coffee, Tea & Treats

In the heart of St Andrews sits a quaint cafe, serving delicious drinks, freshly baked goods, and even cocktails during events. Stop in to get a taste of maritime hospitality at a staple of this town.

Serendipin Art

With the work of over 70 artisans on display, browse the locally made fine art, pottery and jewelry. This is actually 2 galleries connecting to promote maritime artists in all mediums and support creatives in their area.

Quoddy Link Marine

Take a cruise into the sea to witness the best St. Andrews has to offer: whales! Tour the Fundy Isles to experience the seascapes, lighthouses, and wildlife up close. This family-run business uses smaller boats for speed and efficiency to ensure you see whales and everything the Bay of Fundy has to offer.