Deer Island is the largest in the group of West Isles, New Brunswick. Where are the New Brunswick West Isles you ask? They are located at the western edge of the Bay of Fundy, where New Brunswick meets Maine. Deer Island boasts a year round population of 750 people, and of course one or two deer. But, to the delight of all who live there, no skunks or porcupines. It is 10 miles long and 2 miles wide.
Scallops, lobsters, sea urchins, seals and more call these island waters home. Scuba divers can mingle with these sea creatures in some of the best diving in the world. Porpoises and whales spend the summer here and they would love to see you some time. The Bay of Fundy is one of the most delicate and unique eco-systems in the world. Seventy-five percent of the world’s shore birds visit the bay in late summer and fall on their southward migration.
The free ferry runs every 1/2 hour from L,etete, on the mainland to Butler's Point, on the tip of Deer Island. June to September a toll ferry runs from Campobello and Eastport Maine on the hour. They land at Deer Island Point.