Foodies on the Ferry: A Look at Dining On the Water

From quick snacks to full meals, grabbing a bite to eat aboard Northumberland Ferries has never been easier, or more delicious!

If you’re travelling to Prince Edward Island this summer, you’re going to need to fill up. No, we’re not talking about your vehicle, we’re talking about your stomach! Luckily, when you travel on the mv Confederation or mv Holiday Island, you’ll find authentic culinary delights waiting for you. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast boost, a lunchtime snack, or a delicious dinner, you’ll find something to hit the spot as you sail the Northumberland Strait.

Welcome to the Salt Water Cafe

The Salt Water Cafe is your main dining area aboard the mv Confederation and mv Holiday Island. It offers comfortable seating, ocean views, and, most importantly, delicious food for travellers of all ages. Here, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your journey as you savour a delicious meal from our diverse menus. And speaking of menus…

french toast sticks

Enjoy Traditional Favourites and Exciting New Dishes From Our Revamped Menus!

On the ferry, we’re all about tradition, that’s why you’ll find favourites like the Islander Breakfast, seafood chowder, and more available on our menus. That said, we’re always excited to mix it up and try something new! With this in mind, we’re happy to let you know our menus have a fresh look, complete with delicious new meals for you to sink your teeth into!

Want to start your day off with something different? Try our brand new fried French toast sticks. Or, stick with an old favourite like the Islander Breakfast mentioned above. Looking for French fries with a twist? Try our new chowder cheese fries or dill pickle fries. Maybe a salad is what you’re craving? We have an Asian sesame chicken salad you’ll want to try. Smoked salmon bagel? Check. Lobster croissant? Double check. We even have fantastic BBQ pork handpies from the PEI Handpie Company.

Don’t even get us started on our delicious weekend seafood specials.

The Salt Water Cafe serves up fantastic food on every crossing, meaning there’s always something good cooking for you!


Grab Something to go From the East Coast Snack Shack

If you’d rather pick something up for your drive, our East Coast Snack Shack will have you covered. Here, you’ll find a lovely assortment of treats and snacks provided by our east coast suppliers. At the Snack Shack, you’re sure to find something your taste buds will love, including:

Jercules Fine Beef Jerky
Maritime Madness Toffee
Daydrift Soda by Upstreet Brewing
Made With Local Bars
Bandha Bars
Maritime Marzipan
Old Dutch Chips
Gluten Free Brownies
Genuine Nova Scotia Oatcakes

Our mouths are watering just thinking about enjoying everything the Snack Shack has to offer! You can find the Snack Shack in the Grab & Go areas by our cash registers.

Have an Amazing Seaside Experience

If you’re looking for a distinct (and delicious) Maritime moment, be sure to check out our Seaside Experiences taking place all summer long aboard the mv Confederation and the mv Holiday Island. Seaside Experiences showcase Maritime music, entertainment, and, of course, food! Sample local delicacies while you sail, pick up a snack for the road, or watch world-class chefs create culinary masterpieces you won’t soon forget!

One of our favourite Seaside Experiences guests is PEI’s Chef Ilona Daniel. We’re so excited to have her aboard for select dates this summer, and the feeling is mutual. “Being able to share the best of Atlantic Canadian products as part of the Seaside Experiences program is an incredible opportunity to share our culinary story.”  said.“It’s a thrill to be back as a culinary ambassador for the 4th year in a row; this is sure to be the best year yet!”

To find out more about Seaside Experiences taking place during your crossing, be sure to check out our full schedule.

With new menu items, traditional favourites, and fantastic chefs joining us to show off their skills, it’s going to be a delicious season aboard the mv Confederation and mv Holiday Island. Book your passage today, and be sure to pack your appetite—you’re going to need it!

Sign up for our newsletter