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Service Update

Under the guidance of provincial Chief Public Health Offices, ferry service between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia, is currently available only to large commercial trucks and vehicles transporting livestock (larger than 30’ in length) and their drivers until June 22, 2021.

Bookings for travel from June 23 – September 6, 2021, are now 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 monitor our website for further updates or call 1-877-762-7245.

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.

May 3 - June 25, 2021
Monday through Friday only

Location Time
Departing Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island06:30, 09:30, 14:30, 17:30
Departing Caribou, Nova Scotia 08:00, 11:15, 16:00, 19:00

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Location Time
Departing Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island09:30, 14:30, 17:30
Departing Caribou, Nova Scotia 11:15, 16:00, 19:00

June 27 - September 6, 2021
7 Days Per Week

Departing Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island06:30, 09:30, 11:15 14:30, 16:00, 19:00
Departing Caribou, Nova Scotia 08:00, 11:15, 13:00, 16:00, 17:30, 20:30

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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