Northumberland Ferries Limited – The Ships

The way Atlantic Canada was meant to be explored—by sea.

Let the mv Confederation and the mv Holiday Island take you on a journey across the Northumberland Strait. This 75-minute route runs between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, Nova Scotia, just outside of Pictou. Summertime crossings feature unforgettable Seaside Experiences, a showcase of the finest music, entertainment, food, wine, and beer samplings the region has to offer. An outdoor seating area allows passengers to enjoy the fresh sea air during the crossing. Book the ferry ahead of time for any of the nine departure times (each side) and save up to 100km driving between Charlottetown and Halifax, or up to 300km from Charlottetown to any eastern Nova Scotian destination.

Please Note – One way and return reservations are available departing from Wood Islands. Return reservations only departing from Caribou, one way reservations from Caribou are not available. Payment is only required when you leave Prince Edward Island via the ferry or the Confederation Bridge.

Add the ferry to your travel plans, and add memories to your journey.

What to do in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

There is plenty waiting for you on both sides of the sea. In Nova Scotia, marvel at the world’s highest tides, legendary whale watching, majestic lighthouses, and extraordinary beaches. Nova Scotia has outdoor adventures, vibrant city life, and everything in between. Fall into PEI’s easy, relaxed pace and find out why this gentle island is famous for so many things: world-class golf, renowned culinary scene, literary heroine Anne of Green Gables, fun-filled festivals and events, and some of the most stunning beaches you’ll ever see. And of course, the Island’s signature red soil.

Cabot Trail of Nova Scotia

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Wine Tours & Vineyards

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