The crossing is approximately 75 minutes.
The crossing is approximately 75 minutes.
Reservations are recommended in order to guarantee passage on the departure of your choosing. Passage is available without a reservation however it is on a first come, first served basis. Online bookings are available for walk-on passengers, motorcycles and automobiles less than 7’ high and 20’ long (car, pickup truck, SUV). All other vehicle types must call toll free 1-877-762-7245 to book. Accurate overall vehicle height and length are required at time of booking.
If using a rental vehicle, please enter “RENTAL” in the license plate field when booking online.
One-way travel from Caribou, Nova Scotia, to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, is available for automobiles (car, pickup truck, SUV; less than 7’ high and 20’ long) at no fee on a first come, first served basis, however spaces cannot be guaranteed without a reservation. Travellers who wish to book a one-way reservation from Caribou, Nova Scotia, will be subject to a fee of $84. One-way reservations from Caribou may later be converted to a round-trip reservation should travellers decide to exit Prince Edward Island via ferry. Travellers departing Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge will be responsible for paying the Confederation Bridge toll.
There are parking lots at each terminal which are accessible for passengers to be picked up.
Yes, parking is available at both terminals. In Wood Islands, parking is located behind the terminal building. Look for signs marked “public parking”. In Caribou, parking is located beside the terminal building/cafeteria and can be accessed by taking a right turn at the junction at the entrance to the compound. Parking is at your own risk.
In event of a cancelled crossing, Northumberland Ferries Limited will send you an email advisory including options on how to rebook or cancel your reservation.
If you have not provided us with an email address, our agents will attempt to call you as soon as possible.
Please be sure to give us contact information that you will have access to while travelling. If you are travelling out of country, please keep cell phone data access in mind.
When in doubt, please call our toll free line or our ferry terminals – they will be able to advise you of service interruptions and help you rebook/cancel your reservation.
Want to receive updates on ferry schedule changes?
Text “OPT IN” to 902.200.0247. You will receive updates from Northumberland Ferries Limited. Text frequency may vary. To stop receiving alerts simply text “STOP” to the same number.
Northumberland Ferries has adopted safety measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provide a safe 75-minute ferry voyage between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia.
Proof of vaccination is not required for travellers at this time.
Masks are highly recommended in all indoor public spaces on board and at terminals.
Join us in the Salt Water Café for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Hot and cold menu items and beverages are available.
Electric vehicle charging is not available on our vessels at this time.
Pets may remain in vehicles for the duration of the voyage. Owners may also kennel or leash their pets and remain on the exterior passenger decks. Pets are not permitted in interior passenger areas with the exception of service dogs.
No, there are no ATM’s on board. However, there are ATM’s in the Wood Islands and Caribou Terminals.
We offer onboard accessibility. We also recommend you make your requirements known at time of check-in and our crew will be more than happy to assist you.
Seating is first-come, first served. We offer a variety of seating options.
The Viewing Decks offer a great opportunity to walk around the ships, as well as take in the beautiful views of the Northumberland Strait. It is quite common to spot seals, birds and often porpoises swimming alongside the ships. The Viewing Decks are a fantastic place to relax and enjoy the crossing!
In an effort to provide and support the health and wellness of our passengers and employees, Northumberland Ferries Limited is pleased to provide a smoke-free environment on board the vessels and within the Wood Islands and Caribou Terminal properties. No smoking of any kind is permitted including vapor products, e-cigarettes, and cannabis.
Yes, WIFI on board is free.
Two Gift Shops, operated by third-party vendors, are available for Northumberland Ferries passengers to enjoy. Caribou Gifts, operating seasonally in the Caribou Ferry Terminal, features locally made Nova Scotian products as well as international items. Branching Out Island Artisan Market operates seasonally aboard MV Confederation (E Deck), offering a collection of local crafts made by PEI artisans.
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Do you offer gift cards?
Northumberland Ferries offers Ferry Passes that can be purchased at various locations in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia! Ferry Passes cost $89 and cover a round-trip for a standard passenger vehicle up to 7′ high and 20′ long. Passes do not guarantee boarding but can be upgraded to a reservation online with no additional fees. Click here for more details.
Production companies may be permitted access to NFL vessels and terminals as a venue for filming or photoshoot efforts. Film/photo shoots must be coordinated in advance with NFL in order to minimize the impact on operations.
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If you have another question that is not addressed above, we invite you to contact us by email [email protected] or call 1-877-762-7245 for further assistance.
Wood Islands, PEI
23 Service Road
Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island
Caribou, Nova Scotia
3722 Highway 106
Caribou, Nova Scotia