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Service Update

Northumberland Ferries Limited is currently operating with service between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia. View schedule below.

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.

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.

Northumberland Ferries Sailing Schedule

Enjoy a 75-minute ferry crossing between Caribou, Nova Scotia and Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island.

Passengers are advised to check-in at least 40 minutes before departure to allow time for the additional screening procedures implemented for everyone’s safety.
Walk-on passengers may check-in 30 minutes before departure.

Departing Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island

October 12 - November 30, 2021

Days Time
Monday - Friday06:30, 09:30, 14:30, 17:30
Saturday and Sunday08:30, 11:30, 17:30

December 1 - 20, 2021

7 Days a Week08:30, 11:30, 16:30

Departing Caribou, Nova Scotia

October 12 - November 30, 2021

Monday - Friday08:00, 11:15, 16:00, 19:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00, 13:00, 19:00

December 1 - 20, 2021

7 Days a Week 10:00, 13:00, 18:00*

* There will be no 18:00 departure from Caribou on Dec 20

Cancellation Policy

Reservations may be modified or cancelled for a full refund prior to the scheduled departure. Refunds are not available once checked-in for departure or once the first leg of a round-trip voyage is taken. Please note that a one-way reservation from Caribou, Nova Scotia, may later be converted to a round-trip reservation at no additional fee should travellers decide to exit Prince Edward Island via ferry.

Travelling with
Northumberland Ferries

Northumberland Ferries Limited has introduced new safety measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Watch our video for a full breakdown of what’s changed so you can be prepared for your next ferry voyage.

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Notice to Customers

  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
  • Crossing time is approximately 75 minutes.
  • Reservations are recommended.
  • Customers with reservations should arrive at the ferry terminal 40 minutes prior to departure. Customers without reservations should arrive 1 hour prior to departure. Boarding is not guaranteed for those travelling without a reservation.

See a full list of Terms and Conditions.

Ferry Terminal Contact Information

Wood Islands, PEI
23 Service Road
Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island
C0A 1R0

Caribou, Nova Scotia
3722 Highway 106
Caribou, Nova Scotia
B0K 1H0

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