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Ferry services

Take the ferry

Take the ferry

Nova Scotia is a peninsula, almost completely surrounded by water, so there are many ferry services that will bring you and your vehicle to the province.

Journey times range from a couple hours to overnight.

Ferry travel isn’t much of an option once you’re in Nova Scotia. There are only a few connections, including between Digby Deck and Long Island, a service to Pictou Island and commuter ferries in Halifax.

Here are the options for arriving in Nova Scotia by ferry:

  • From New England
    Take the high speed Cat Ferry from Bar Harbour or Portland in Maine to Yarmouth, on the southern tip of Nova Scotia. The daily service runs from late May through to early October. More…
  • From Newfoundland
    Ships go from Port-aux-Basques or Argentia to North Sydney. They leave once or twice daily, throughout the year, depending on weather. Crossings from Port-aux-Basques take up to 7 hours and from Argentia the journey is 17 hours. More…
  • From Prince Edward Island
    There’s a ferry from Wood Islands to Caribou, near Pictou. The service runs between May 1st and December 20th. Out of season, take the bridge from Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick and cross into Nova Scotia by road, near Amherst. More…
  • From New Brunswick
    A ferry runs between Saint John and Digby. During the peak summer season it makes two trips daily. More…