New summer pilot project will offer customers access to the Scott’s Cove area of Channel-Port aux Basques

Marine Atlantic and the Town of Channel-Port aux Basques are pleased to announce another summer pilot project that will offer customers access to the Scott’s Cove area.

The pilot project will offer customers travelling on the 2345 sailing a free shuttle service to the gate at the end of Marine Atlantic’s terminal property to access the boardwalk to Scott’s Cove.

This service will only be available in the evening to align with Scott’s Cove promotion as an evening entertainment venue. The shuttle service will have designated times for drop off and pick up.

“There will be a tourism ambassador that will meet passengers at the access gate and we will work with the vendors at the park to strengthen their knowledge of the area and the many attractions we have to offer in our quaint little town. This is a great opportunity for the downtown core and for the business community.  We are very optimistic that this will be a successful tourism season,” says Todd Strickland, Mayor of Channel-Port aux Basques.

Safety and security considerations remain the top priority during this pilot project, with measures being implemented to protect customers, employees and operations. Marine Atlantic has worked with Transport Canada regarding details of the trial and will review and monitor the results from a security perspective. Due to operational, docking and fueling activities, all individuals wanting to access Scott’s Cove must use the shuttle bus service.

Marine Atlantic and the Town of Channel-Port aux Basques look forward to receiving customer feedback related to this initiative and will evaluate the results following the summer season.