The CAT — The Ship

Discover what’s beyond the horizon the way explorers always have—by sea.

There’s no more beautiful backdrop for a coastal getaway than Nova Scotia, and no better way to get there than on The CAT.

The high-speed CAT ferry will take you between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in just 5.5 hours. At half the driving time, you’ll have even more of an opportunity to explore the beauty beyond the horizon. And with plenty of onboard amenities and a knowledgeable staff and crew, your journey will be more than just fast, it will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Immerse yourself in Maritime culture with the finest music, food, wine, and beer samplings that the region has to offer with our Seaside Experiences program on select departures. Gather everything you need for your Nova Scotia vacation by stopping by the visitor information center and browse for the perfect souvenir at the Scotia Market gift shop.

During your crossing, keep your family entertained in the Little Mate’s Quarters Children’s Play area or catch a daily feature film in the movie area. Fuel up for the journey ahead at one of the onboard dining areas: enjoy a speciality coffee at Sip Café, grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at Scotia Market or relax and enjoy a selection of Nova Scotia wine and craft beer at the Forchu Lounge. Even bring your furry friends along for the ride— cats and dogs can remain in your vehicle or in the kennel area on The CAT.

We’ve Joined Green Marine

Green Marine LogoWe care about the waters we sail. They’re our playground and we’re committed to keeping them clean and safe. That’s why Bay Ferries Limited have signed on as the newest members of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.

Green Marine certification is a rigorous and transparent process, and the program offers a detailed roadmap to address key environmental issues such as air and greenhouse gas emissions, underwater noise, oily water, and garbage management. Learn more about the Green Marine program here.

Discover our Onboard Amenities

Add The CAT high-speed ferry to your travel plans, and you’ll add adventure to your vacation.

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