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Service Resumed May 3

Ferry service between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia resumed on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Our schedule for weekdays (Monday through Friday)
commencing with the week of May 3 is outlined below.

Under the guidance of the Chief Public Health Officer in Prince Edward Island and the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Nova Scotia, service to travellers other than large commercial trucks (larger than 30’ in length) and their drivers is not yet permitted.

Please monitor our website for further updates.

May 3 - 31, 2021
(Monday through Friday only)

Departing Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island 06:30, 09:30, 14:30, 17:30
Departing Caribou, Nova Scotia 08:00, 11:15, 16:00, 19:00

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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Sailing Toward Environmental Excellence

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.

Learn more and see the latest Green Marine report.