The waterfront is were all the action once happened and is today beautifully restored. The waterfront also has many services available to cottage guest and mariners such as boat hook up with water and electricity for $0.50 CDN per foot per night. Showers for $2.50 each and there is a coin operated washer and dryer available.
There is a regular ferry that operates between Mary's Harbour, Labrador on the southeast coast and direct to Battle Harbour.
I have to strongly stress don't think of your $40 per person round trip as a transportation fee. It is an experience and really a boat tour.
I never saw so many ice bergs, birds, whales and seals in all my life, seriously. This is really a treat and excursion off the beaten path and the small charge is a steal.
Here is one of the views I got to experience from the ferry and if you want to see a picture of the boat from a distance just click on the link and the boat is in one of my "off the beaten path" tips in Cape Charles, Labrador.
Here is another important tip. When you get to Mary's Harbour you will head for the public wharf around the harbour. You will clearly see plenty of parking and a sign for Battle Harbour parking. You park here but the boat actually leaves from the dock. Some people hang around there waiting for a boat to show up. You have to take a 3 or 4 minute walk over to the wharf where you will find the ferry.
You will also see lots of workers there at the local crab plant. You can get buy fresh crab meat here that I also highly recommend.
Battle Harbour is located on the south east coast of Labrador.
With this tip I just wanted to provide a map of its location. You can drive to Mary's Harbour and then catch the ferry over to Battle Harbour that runs a couple of times per day.
I have also provided a good link to an external site that has more information on Battle Harbour and the southern Labrador region that will help with other transportation details.