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Welcome Back

The international high-speed ferry service between Bar Harbor, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is planned to resume in May 2022. The operating season is scheduled to commence on May 19, 2022, and conclude on October 10. Operating four days per week in the early season, service will increase to seven days per week from late June until the day after Labor Day. The fall will see departures six days per week (Wednesdays off) from September 8 onward. View the operating schedule here.

Bookings are now available online or by calling our toll-free reservation line at 1-877-762-7245. Our flexible cancellation policy permits modifications or a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure.

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Bay Ferries is committed to providing a safe onboard environment for passengers and crew. Please refer to Safe at Sea on our website.

All elements of the ferry service, including the schedule, are subject to change as required by public health and regulatory requirements from the Governments of Canada, United States, Nova Scotia and Maine.

Travelers should be aware of border measures and travel documentation for entry to Canada and the U.S. in advance of travel. For the most up to date travel information, please refer to the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency websites.

We are very excited to welcome you back aboard The CAT in 2022.

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The CAT High Speed Ferry

Adventure is now only 3.5 hours away.

When a journey from Maine to Nova Scotia calls, the open ocean answers. The CAT isn’t only the fastest way to travel between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth. It’s also a wonderful sightseeing opportunity and ocean adventure.

The high-speed CAT ferry travels between Bar Harbor, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in just 3.5 hours. RVs, pickups, SUVs, cars, tour buses, motorcycles, and bicycles are welcome aboard The CAT—as well as walk on passengers and four-legged friends.

Jumpstart your maritime vacation by taking your hands off the wheel and your foot off the pedal. Sit back and enjoy fabulous onboard amenities and entertainment. With awe-inspiring coastal views on both sides, it’s a fantastic way to see the natural beauty of Maine, Nova Scotia, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Speed, convenience, and fun are just the beginning—are you ready for a seafaring adventure?

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Sailing Toward Environmental Excellence

Bay Ferries 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.

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