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Northumberland Ferries Limited is currently operating with service between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia. View Schedule.
Please review specific travel requirements for entering Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
Please note that a PEI Pass is required for entry to Prince Edward Island in order to be exempt from self-isolation.
Bookings for travel through September 6, 2021, are available. Please be advised that the schedule is subject to change without notice and is contingent on provincial travel restrictions. Travel will be subject to compliance with all company COVID-19 safety measures including screening and testing protocols imposed by Transport Canada or provincial Chief Public Health Offices.
Please note that one-way travel from Caribou, Nova Scotia to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island is available 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 $82. One-way bookings from Caribou may later be converted to round-trip bookings at no additional fee 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.
If you sail often with Northumberland Ferries, now you can save even more. SAVE $50 when you purchase a 5-pass booklet!
Northumberland Ferries has taken measures to keep you safe while still enabling you to move about the ship, enjoy a snack or meal, and get some fresh air.
Enjoy a 75-minute crossing between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia.
Since 1941, Northumberland Ferries has been transporting passengers and their vehicles between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. In fact, you probably remember taking the ferry as a child – it’s time to make those special memories again with your family! This 75-minute ferry trip runs across the Northumberland Strait between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia, just outside of historic Pictou. Walk or drive aboard our vessels – mv Confederation and mv Holiday Island – then relax, stretch your legs, and experience the beauty of the Maritime sea and sky.
There is plenty waiting for you on both sides of the sea. In Nova Scotia, marvel at the world’s highest tides, legendary whale watching, majestic lighthouses, and extraordinary beaches. Nova Scotia has outdoor adventures, vibrant city life, and everything in between. Fall into PEI’s easy, relaxed pace and find out why this gentle island is famous for so many things: world-class golf, renowned culinary scene, literary heroine Anne of Green Gables, fun-filled festivals and events, and some of the most stunning beaches you’ll ever see. And of course, the Island’s signature red soil.
Whether you’re searching for a journey on the high seas or adventure on dry land, we have a little something for everyone. Explore Today
Northumberland Ferries Limited is committed to sustainable operations. That’s why we’ve been a member of Green Marine — North America’s premier marine industry environmental certification program — since 2018.
The Green Marine certification is more than a symbol — it’s a promise. Our participation in this voluntary program represents our dedication to keeping our oceans clean and safe. By addressing key issues including greenhouse gas emissions, community impacts, and water and land pollution, we help ensure your vacation adventure by sea is kind to our planet, too.