Islands in the Charlotte Coastal Region

The islands surrounding the coast of Charlotte County contribute to the diversity of this area, from their own unique cultures to their one of a kind views. Deer Island, Campobello, and Grand Manan are the larger, inhabited islands, each accessible year round by ferries, bridges, or planes. These islands offer places to stay, amazing food and drink, and many interesting features such as the Roosevelt Cottage and the Old Sow Whirlpool.

Smaller islands like Ministers Island, St. Croix Island, Navy Island, and White Head Island offer interesting history that helps link Charlotte County to many other places in the world. They also have some of the best views of the Bay of Fundy!

Campobello Island

Campobello Island, the most western of the Fundy Isles, is accessed via ferry from Deer Island in the summer, or by driving through Maine, year-round.
The island will capture your heart with breathtaking view, unspoiled nature at it’s best.

Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan, the largest of the Fundy Isles, is accessible by ferry or private plane. Here you can get up close and personal with puffins, whales, marine wildlife, and migrating seabirds. With working fishing villages, herring weirs and lighthouses, visitors are treated to a glimpse into authentic maritime culture.

Machias Seal Island

Located 20km from Grand Manan, this small, treeless, contested island is the site of an important nesting spot for thousands of unique migrating birds including Atlantic Puffins and Razorbill Auk.

Ministers Island

The former summer home of railroad builder, Sir William Van Horne. Visit the 50 room ‘summer cottage,’ the bathhouse on the shoreline and tour one of the largest barns you will ever see.

Deer Island

This island, only accessible by ferry, has been inhabited by fishermen for over a century. Whether you plan to spend a day, a week or longer on our charming little island, there is lots for you to do! Whale watching, sightseeing excursions, scuba diving, bird watching, canoeing, camping, hiking, cycling, boat tours, geocaching or just a little old-fashioned beach combing!

White Head Island

Sometimes referred to as the jewel of the Fundy Isles, White Head Island is located in the Grand Manan archipelago, and is accessible via a ferry from the main island. This rugged isle offers sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs, and other natural attractions.

Navy Island

The island is located a little more than 1 km off the south-west sore of St. Andrews and can easily be viewed from the town. The island provides a scenic backdrop for St. Andrews and hosts the Navy Island Nature Preserve and Conservation Easement as well as the Leigh Williamson Conservation Easement.

St. Croix Island

This small, uninhabited island in the St. Croix River is the site of the settlement of Samuel de Champlain and Pierre Dugua established for the winter of 1604-1605. It was from here that the French established the their presence in North America.