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Broughton Island Canada Cruise Port Guide


As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore.

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Broughton Island is a faraway place. It is always an adventure to visit. A fast boat, in good conditions, can get you to one of its sandy beaches in half an hour from Port Stephens. There are no landing facilities, so you have to get a little wet when wading ashore. Broughton is an island of sandy beaches, volcanic peaks and stunted, windswept vegetation. Twelve nautical miles from Nelson Bay, the sea journey is a kaleidoscope of sea cliffs, swells, terns, flying fish, dolphins and salt spray. Most visitors come for what lies below the water: snapper, drummer, kingfish, flathead and groper. For scuba divers there are undersea caves, coral, sponge gardens, boulders, sandy gutters, ledges, sheer walls and marine life of every type.

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It's considered normal to tip 10-15% of a restaurant bill. Tips are also usually given to bellhops, concierges, room cleaners, cab drivers, hairdressers, hotel attendants and, by savvy drinkers, bar staff.


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You will find ATMs in many grocery stores, malls, airports and so on, and most are linked to the international networks, the most common being Cirrus, Plus, Star and Maestro. You can also grab cash from an ATM if you use a major credit card although this method tends to be more expensive because, in addition to a service fee, you'll be charged interest immediately.

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In Canada the main languages are English 59.3%, French 23.2% (both official); other 17.5%. Quebec and New Brunswick being the most "French" The rest of the country is English speaking.

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Labour Day

First Monday in September; last holiday weekend of summer; honoring working men and women.

Thanksgiving Day

Second Monday in October; celebration of harvest.

Remembrance Day

November 11; Memorial Services are held for those who served their country in the Armed Forces.

Christmas Day

December 25

Boxing Day

December 26

New Year's Day

January 1st; most celebrations occur on the evening of the 31st day of December, as Canadians celebrate the end of the old year and the beginning of the new year.

Good Friday

Late March or early April

Easter Sunday

Late March or early April

Victoria Day

Third Monday in May; first holiday of summer, commemorates the birthday of Queen Victoria.

Canada Day

July 1, Canada's birthday

New Brunswick Day

First Monday in August; general public holiday

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