Discover what’s beyond the horizon the way explorers always have. By sea.
The high-speed CAT ferry will take you between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in just 5.5 hours. At half the driving time, you’ll have even more of an opportunity to explore the beauty beyond the horizon. And with plenty of onboard amenities and a knowledgeable staff and crew, your journey will be more than just fast, it will be an experience you’ll never forget.
Immerse yourself in Maritime culture with the finest music, entertainment, food, wine, and beer samplings that the region has to offer with our seaside experiences. Gather everything you need for your Nova Scotia vacation by stopping by the visitors’ center and browse for the perfect souvenir at the Scotia Market gift shop.
During your crossing, keep your family entertained at the kids’ play area and movie lounges. Fuel up for the journey ahead at one of the onboard dining areas: Sip Café, Scotia Market Cafeteria, and Forchu Lounge. And don’t forget to bring your furry friends along for the ride—The CAT has a kennel area with a limited capacity for cats and dogs.
There’s no more beautiful backdrop for a coastal getaway, and no better way to get there than The CAT.
The Fundy Rose
Take an unforgettable journey across the Bay of Fundy in comfort & style!
Welcome aboard Fundy Rose—with daily crossings between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick, Fundy Rose transports all types of vehicles including cars, RVs, trucks, tour buses, and motorcycles, as well as walk-on passengers and four-legged friends. The Fundy Rose also offers daytime sailings and a host of new and improved amenities. With a crossing time of just 2 hours, 15 minutes, you’ll arrive at your destination rested and ready for adventure.
Relax in the outdoor seating and viewing area as you search the Bay of Fundy for whales and other sea life. Enjoy better onboard accessibility with two elevators, an escalator, and ramps throughout. During your cruise, pop by the Mid Ship Café for a Starbucks coffee and a light bite, grab a drink at the Crow’s Nest, or visit the Acadia Eatery—featuring a full daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.
Catch up in the Business Centre with complimentary Wi-Fi, watch live entertainment (on scheduled occasions), or catch the latest flick in one of Fundy Rose’s two movie lounges. There’s even a children’s play area, trucker’s lounge, visitor information centre, gift shop, and animal shelter—everyone is taken care of on Fundy Rose
mv Confederation & mv Holiday Island
The way Atlantic Canada was meant to be explored—by sea.
Let the mv Confederation and the mv Holiday Island take you on a journey across the Northumberland Strait. This 75-minute route runs between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia, just outside of Pictou. Summertime crossings feature unforgettable Seaside Experiences—a showcase of the finest music, entertainment, food, wine, and beer samplings the region has to offer. An outdoor seating area means passengers can enjoy the fresh sea air during crossing. Book the ferry ahead of time for any of the nine departure times—each side—and save up to 100km of driving between Charlottetown and Halifax, or up to 300km from Charlottetown to any eastern Nova Scotian destination.
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 Prince Edward Island’s easy, relaxed pace as you discover world-class golf, a renowned culinary scene, the home of literary heroine Anne of Green Gables, fun-filled festivals, and events, and some of the most stunning beaches in the world—featuring the Island’s signature red soil.