Since 1941, Northumberland Ferries has been transporting passengers and their vehicles between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Sailing across the Northumberland Strait with fresh sea salt air and the sun sparkling off the water, it’s hard to imagine a better way to arrive on the Island. As you approach the shores of our gentle Island, you and your guests will be captivated with the picturesque scene of red-cliff shores and a crisp white lighthouse that will guide you into this little slice of paradise.

This 75-minute voyage runs across the Northumberland Strait between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia, just outside of historic Pictou. Walk or drive aboard our vessels– then relax, stretch your legs, and experience the beauty of the Maritime sea and sky.

Spend less time behind the wheel and more time taking in the beauty of the Atlantic coast, listening to live music, savoring local flavors, and catching up over a cup of hot coffee.

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