Getting Here

A Private Island Like No Other
Accessing Battle Harbour involves flight, ground, and water transportation. Arrive by plane to Mary's Harbour, then charter a ferry to Battle Island, leaving your vehicle parked in Mary's Harbour.
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Battle Harbour's Island Escape

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Battle Harbour, a remote island retreat steeped in history and natural beauty. Accessing this hidden gem involves a seamless blend of transportation modes, ensuring a truly unique travel experience.

By Air, Land, and Sea
Your adventure to Battle Harbour begins with a mix of flight, ground, and water transport. Travel to Mary's Harbour, a picturesque coastal town on the Labrador coast. From there, embark on the next leg of your journey via ground transportation to the ferry terminal.

Board our ferry
Upon reaching Mary's Harbour, you'll board our passenger ferry to transport you across the Labrador Sea to Battle Island.

Leave Your Vehicle Behind
Please note that vehicles are not transported to Battle Island. You'll leave your vehicle parked securely in Mary's Harbour for the duration of your stay. Embrace the slower pace of island life as you explore Battle Harbour on foot.

Arrival at Battle Harbour
Upon arrival at Battle Harbour, you'll be greeted by the charm and hospitality of this historic island community. Check into your accommodations and prepare to immerse yourself in a world of rich history, stunning scenery, and warm island hospitality.
Private Charter
Consider chartering a private plane or boat for flexibility and direct access. This option lets you customize your schedule, ideal for groups or specific timing needs. Contact regional charter companies for pricing and availability to Battle Harbour.
Mary’s Harbour Ferry
There is one trip each day, departing Mary’s Harbour at 11:00 am. We ask that you arrive at our visitor center no later than 10:30am for an 11:00am departure. This will give you time to get booked in, look at the displays in the center, and meet our staff prior to your departure.
Rich In History
Battle Harbour thrived as a pivotal center for the cod fishing industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries, bustling with fishing operations, processing facilities, and trade, supported by a diverse workforce including merchants, fishermen, and tradespeople.

Battle Harbour FAQs

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Most Common Questions

General Questions
For the 2024 season, we’ll be open from June 9th to September 9th.
There is one trip each day, departing Mary’s Harbour at 11:00 am. We ask that you arrive at our visitor center no later than 10:30am for an 11:00am departure. This will give you time to get booked in, look at the displays in the center, and meet our staff prior to your departure.
Mary’s Harbour’s distance from: Red Bay – 89 Km (55 miles) Blanc Sablon (Labrador Ferry) – 172 Km (107 miles) St. Anthony – 296 Km (184 miles) Rocky Harbour – 401 Km (249 miles) Happy Valley-Goose Bay – 457 Km (284 miles) Port aux Basques – 735 Km (457 miles) Labrador City – 967 Km (601 miles) St. John’s – 1102 Km (685 miles) Quebec City – 1951 Km (1212 miles)

Battle Island is just 1 km long and a half kilometer wide. It is impossible to get lost here. Most accommodations are less than 200 meters from the dining hall (Salmon Store). Acreman House is the most distant at a half kilometer.

You can see the whole island on this map. And you can find your accommodation in relation to the other buildings on this map.

All meals are eaten at the same time every day: 8:00am for breakfast, 12:30pm for lunch, and 6:00pm for supper. Meals are eaten around communal tables where you’ll get a chance to chat with other travellers to the island. Most of the meals are reminiscent of traditional Newfoundland & Labrador dishes with fish, potatoes, and fresh bread and rolls featuring prominently.
Individuals are welcome to stay in any of the accommodations on Battle Island, but we have specially designated the Elizabeth Green Artisan Workshop with the artist in mind. This workshop is located on the harbour shoreline to enable you to fully immerse in all that is Battle Harbour. If you are lucky enough to be in the workshop when whales are visiting, you may awaken to the breathing of a humpback. The building has a 10′ x 10′ studio in the front with a Jotel woodstove to keep you warm on cool days. In the back you will find a cozy bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with shower. The studio area is perfect to store your supplies while you explore the island. But then again, you may decide to paint right off the wharf as the view out the door is incredible. There is a three-night minimum stay for the Elizabeth Green Artisan Workshop. Per-person package must be purchased as well.
For their dedication to our country, Veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families that hold CF1 cards are entitled to a 10% discount on accommodations.
We request your cooperation in providing a ‘scent free’ environment in consideration of individuals who have sensitivities or allergies to scented products. The fresh salt air is all the scent you will need while in Battle Harbour.
Due to the many manual steps by Battle Harbour staff transporting luggage from the ferry terminal at Mary’s Harbour to your accommodation on the island, we ask guests to limit luggage to one bag per person with a maximum weight of 30 pounds, and one small carry on.
Yes, we regularly welcome seafaring folks from across the world. A modern kitchen and restaurant is in operation in the Salmon Store on the waterfront. Let the kitchen know an hour before meal time and they will prepare you a gourmet meal. Breakfast is 8am, lunch 12:30, and dinner 6pm. There is a wharfage fee of $1/foot for overnighting vessels. This fee includes showers and electricity. The National Historic Site admission fee of $25/person includes access to all of the historic buildings on the Island and a fantastic walking tour which starts at 1:30pm each day. Phone and free WIFI services are available in the Loft (the island’s pub). Laundry services are also available. A call on Chanel 69 is appreciated before arrival. Island staff will help you dock on the two new wharves rebuilt over the 2018-19 seasons.
We do not recommend that you try to make any ferries with departures before 2pm. You must be at the ferry terminal in Blanc Sablon an hour before departure time. The 1:00 pm departures would only provide 1.5 hours to drive 172 km, which we don’t recommend.
Yes, Spearing Cottage and Constable Forward Cottage are pet friendly.
There is off the beaten path. And then there’s this place. Without the distractions of roads, cars, TVs or cell service your group can focus on the task at hand and experience a most unique executive retreat. We can arrange for exclusive use of all accommodations and dining facilities on the entire Island for your group! The Island would be yours. Your meetings are held in the Salmon Loft Conference Center above the dining room on the waterfront. The conference area can accommodate up to 25 participants. For your comfort we have an evening bar and beverage service in The Loft, a public laundry, a landline phone, WIFI hotspot, a craft shop and an artisan workshop. We do NOT have cell service, paved streets, cars or traffic jams. As well, there are no streetlights or overhead power lines, so bring your camera because our vistas and sunsets overlook Iceberg Alley!
Free WiFi is available in the Loft but not in the rooms or cottages. We want to help you escape from the modern world without cutting you off completely.
Battle Harbour, and Battle Island itself, is just a short distance from Mary’s Harbour, Labrador. Located on the southeast coast of Labrador, you are a few hour’s drive from both Blanc Sablon, QC and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador.
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