General Information

Northumberland Ferries Limited

Wood Island, PEI Terminal

Address: 23 Service Road, Wood Islands,
Prince Edward Island C0A 1B0
Phone: 800-565-0201
GPS: 45°57.506N 62°44.791W

Caribou, Nova Scotia Terminal

Address: 3722 Highway 106, Caribou,
Nova Scotia B0K 1H0
Phone: 800-565-0201
GPS: 45°44.194N 62°41.361W

About the Ships

  • Two conventional ferries:
    mv CONFEDERATION
    mv HOLIDAY ISLAND
  • Service speed approximately 14 knots
  • Route 75 minutes
  • Save up to 100 km to Halifax
  • Save up to 300 km to eastern NS destinations
  • Up to 9 departures per day (each side)

Approximate Annual Traffic (Variable):

  • 475,000 passengers
  • 160,000 passenger vehicles
  • 18,000 commercial trucks

mv Confederation

An image rendering of the confederation NFL ferry on a sunny day.

General Particulars

  • Builder: Pictou Industries Ltd. – Pictou, NS
  • Class Society: Lloyd’s Registry
  • Length Overall: 114.2m
  • Beam Overall: 18.77m
  • Draft: 4.439m
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Gross Tonnage: 8060
  • Net Tonnage: 5997
  • Passenger Capacity: 600
  • Vehicle Capacity: 220
  • Propulsion: Oil Engines, Geared Drive
  • Engines: Oil
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Evacuation: MEC
  • Crew Compliment: 18

mv Holiday Island

An image rendering of a NFL ferry at sunset.

General Particulars

  • Builder: Port Weller Drydock – Port Weller, Ontario
  • Class Society: Lloyd’s Registry
  • Length Overall: 99.06 m
  • Draft: 5.00 m
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Gross Tonnage: 3037
  • Net Tonnage: 1593
  • Passenger Capacity: 486
  • Vehicle Capacity: 155
  • Propulsion: Oil Engines, Geared Drive
  • Engines: Oil
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Evacuation: MEC
  • Crew Compliment: 22
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