10 Reasons To Take The CAT
And have an experience of a lifetime!
There’s no backdrop more beautiful for a coastal getaway than Nova Scotia, and no better way to get there than The CAT high-speed ferry. While there are a million reasons why you should set sail on The CAT, we’ve narrowed down our top ten:
1. CAN’T MISS CANADA
Canada has been named Lonely Planet’s destination of the year for 2017 and with just one visit to its East Coast, you’ll see why! With rugged shorelines shaped by ocean waves, lush green forests teeming with wildlife, stretches of pristine sandy beaches, majestic mountains, and rolling hills, The Maritimes have it all.
2. NOVA SCOTIA COASTLINE
Nova Scotia has more coastline than California and settlers, explorers, and visitors have been traveling to its shores by sea for centuries. As soon as you feel the thrill of sighting land, we think you’ll agree that the best way to truly discover its coastal beauty is by sea.
3. MARITIME ADVENTURE
On The CAT, you can trade in the open road for the open ocean and set sail on the high-seas. Propelled by our high-speed vessel, an adventure on the Atlantic Ocean is truly an experience you’ll never forget!
4. HIGH-SPEED TRAVEL
The journey on The CAT is fast! Its high-speed turbo jets propel you between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in just 6.5 hours, giving you more time to explore the beauty beyond the horizon.
5. WELCOMING CREW
From our reservation specialists who help plan your adventure to those aboard who can’t wait to welcome you, our knowledgeable staff and crew are there every step of the way to ensure that your trip is smooth sailing from port to port.
6. FAMILY VACATION
Your entire family is welcome aboard The CAT—that includes furry family members, who enjoy the ride from our kennel facilities. Your onboard experience offers tons of family-friendly activities, like daily movies in our onboard movie area and a variety of toys and games in our Little Mates Quarters.
7. SEASIDE EXPERIENCES
This summer, you can enjoy the finest food, beverages, and entertainment that the region has to offer with our Seaside Experiences. Your toes will be tapping with live music, your bellies full with local food, and your taste buds tantalized with wine and beer samples.
8. SIP N’ SAVOR
To fuel the journey ahead, The CAT has not one, but three dining options—Sip Café, Scotia Market, and Forchu Lounge. Whet your appetite for Maritime Cuisine with seafood specialties, try a locally crafted brew or wine, and serve up some kid-friendly snacks, all while taking in the beautiful ocean views.
9. BUY LOCAL
Our Scotia Market gift shop is filled with home to unique and authentic souvenirs, all locally made, making it the perfect place to grab a special memento of your Maritime journey.
10. UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS
The East Coast has a vibrant culture scene and the events taking place in the Maritimes this summer are not to be missed! Get the fun started as soon as you disembark by taking a look at what’s happening on the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores before making your way through the Maritimes on an unforgettable scenic drive.