After a brief CAT nap, service will resume on May 31, 2017 and The CAT ferry will be back zipping passengers between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Once again, the fastest way to get from Maine to Nova Scotia will be The CAT. You’ll experience the Maritimes the way they’re meant to be seen — by sea! The CAT is fast, with a crossing time of just 5.5 hours (about half the time it would take to drive from Portland to Yarmouth).
With plenty of onboard amenities and a knowledgeable staff and crew, your journey will be more than just fast — it will be downright pleasant.
About the Ship and Crossing
Passenger and Vehicle Capacity
Crossing Time and Distance
Ship’s Crew and Vessel Maintenance
The CAT Brand
Comparison with previous CAT
The two ships branded as The CAT moved nearly 1.7 million people between Maine and Nova Scotia over 12 seasons. High-speed ferries and conventional ferries each have well-documented strengths and weaknesses. This catamaran has a slightly different hull form which is the same hull form used by the US Navy in its class of Joint High-Speed Vessels. It has a higher “tunnel clearance” and performs differently in certain sea conditions but, when the ocean is rough, so are most vessels.
Arriving at the Port
Please note that firewood is prohibited from entering the United States. If passengers attempt to cross into the US with firewood, it will be seized and disposed of properly.
Restriction of Imported Goods
Information Required for Reservations
Advanced reservations are recommended. When making your reservation, please have the following information ready:
- Passport (or other acceptable identification)
- Dates of birth for everyone in your party
- Credit card
- License plate number, if you’re bringing a vehicle
Yarmouth Terminal58 Water Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1L3
Canada Phone: 902-742-6800 Hours:
May 1-20: Open 7 days/week from 8am-4pm
May 21-Oct 15: Non-sailing days ticket office open 8:00am-8:00pm; Sailing Days 6:00am-10:00pm
Portland Terminal12 Ocean Gateway Pier
Portland ME, 04101
USA Phone: 207-417-7050