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Service Resuming in 2021

Thank you for joining us on board mv Holiday Island and mv Confederation in 2020. Ferry service between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia has ended for the season and will resume in the spring of 2021. Check back soon for our 2021 schedule and to begin planning your next ferry adventure.

Less Changing Lanes. More Riding Waves.

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Northumberland Ferries Limited

Two provinces separated by the sea. United by tradition.

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.

Relive the memories. Create new moments. Take the ferry.

Experience Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

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.

Destinations to Remember

Explore the Maritimes

Explore the Maritimes

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

Book Online & Save

Book Online & Save

Reservations are recommended.
Pay no reservation fee when you book online.

A $5 fee applies to telephone reservations.

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Advancing Environmental Excellence

We care about the waters we sail. They’re our playground and we’re committed to keeping them clean and safe. That’s why Northumberland Ferries Limited is a participant of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.

Green Marine certification is a rigorous and transparent process, and the program offers a detailed roadmap to address key environmental issues such as air and greenhouse gas emissions, underwater noise, oily water, and garbage management. Learn more about the Green Marine program here.