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Old 08-11-2015, 10:17 PM   #11
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So how expensive is it?
Looks like a return crossing with two people and a combined car and trailer length of 34 ft is about $650 Cdn, which is next to nothing in U.S. Dollars. They also rent kennel space on the ferries for your dogs.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:17 PM   #12
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Tomorrow we will board the ferry in North Sydney, NS bound for 6-weeks in Newfoundland. We have ferry reservations for tomorrow and for our return on September 24. Otherwise, we plan to wing it.

We have gotten quite a bit of advice from Norm & Ginny, frequent forum contributors, and another couple as to places and things to see and do. We've been told NL is the friendliest and safest place in North America.

David & Rosemary
Hi David and Rosemary: Have a good trip! Newfoundland remains one of our favorite trips, even though we did it before we had our 19 Escape. Its good that you are getting tips, because there is lots to see and do- and it was all good. My top tip to you would be to make an effort to see a singing group called "Anchors Aweigh". They play every other night in the only hotel in a small town called Rocky harbour in Gross Morne National Park. They were hands down the most fun evening we had while there. They give you a warm welcome to their island, and a good introduction to the well known music and songs of Newfoundland. The scenery, the friendly people, the food, the music---enjoy it all!!

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Old 08-11-2015, 10:20 PM   #13
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We lived in St. John's for three years while I was in graduate school. Newfoundland is a wonderful place with fantastic people. We loved our time there.

You will have the opportunity for a great time on your vacation.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:33 PM   #14
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So how expensive is it?
Not as bad as I figgered -- had to look it up.

TV & trailer between 30 & 40' overall, plus driver & passenger, approx $320 for a 6-8 hr crossing, according to the ferry operator website.

Compared to $160-220 (depending on exact TV/trailer length) for same for 1.5 hr crossing between Vancouver Island & mainland, & a whopping $1,300-1,700 for same for 20 hr trip between Vancouver Island & Prince Rupert.

So if the Eastern trip is mortgage expensive, does that make the Western trip first-born expensive?

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So if the Eastern trip is mortgage expensive, does that make the Western trip first-born expensive?

Happy travels.
Well, you have to get to the ferry...
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Looks like a return crossing with two people and a combined car and trailer length of 34 ft is about $650 Cdn, which is next to nothing in U.S. Dollars. They also rent kennel space on the ferries for your dogs.
Well, that really makes me mad. When we went on our cross Canada trip in 2012, we got to Sidney and they told us for two people , our tow vehicle and our 19, it would cost just under $1,000. It was too rich for us at the time so we didn't make the trip. We definitely would have done it for $650. BALLS !!!

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Old 08-12-2015, 07:53 AM   #17
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So how expensive is it?
$697.23 CAD round trip for truck and trailer up to 35', maybe less for shorter. Includes reserved airline-type seat, $37.50 outbound, $22.50 back, can't explain difference.
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$697.23 CAD round trip for truck and trailer up to 35', maybe less for shorter. Includes reserved airline-type seat, $37.50 outbound, $22.50 back, can't explain difference.
Hi: D&R_MA... That sounds about right for NFLD. Probably a shorter trip back Eh?
So far the cost of your tickets equals about what it's cost us to convert Can.$$$'s to US.$$$'s for the winter south. Now the extra health ins. coverage!!! Alf
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If you are a light sleeper, bring a light mask for the "airline seats" as they leave the TVs on all the time and make pa announcments at all hours of the night. If cost was no object I would get a cabin.
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Hi: yardsale... No prob for me as I do my best sleeping in front of the TV. Alf
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