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Northumberland Ferries Ltd.

23 Service Road, Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island C0A 1B0, Canada
+1 800-565-0201
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Ferry ride

We took this ferry from Nova Scotia to PEI which was fast and efficient. This is an older ferry but... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Cantal
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Lethbridge, Canada
The fast route to Nova Scotia

We decided to take the ferry back to NS, rather than driving all the way again, and it was a great... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
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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 allows passengers to enjoy the fresh sea air during the crossing.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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23 Service Road, Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island C0A 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We took this ferry from Nova Scotia to PEI which was fast and efficient. This is an older ferry but was just fine. Great view of Woods Island upon arrival to the island.

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We love the views too! We hope to see you back onboard again for our 2018 season.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We decided to take the ferry back to NS, rather than driving all the way again, and it was a great idea. This was one of the several ferries I took while in Canada, and I was really happy with the punctuality, the service and,...More

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our crew and service and we are glad you enjoyed travelling with us. We love the sunsets and views too. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard again soon.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We knew that NFL was pet-friendly and our Golden Retriever Levi was fearless, so we made reservations, loaded up the Escape and took our Granddaughter and Levi to Cavendish for the long weekend. The trip over was drizzle and rain so we stayed under cover...More

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to have been part of your travel plans! We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We took the ferry from PEI back to Nova Scotia. We had a reservation but arrived early and the friendly lady at the check in booth said there was room on the earlier ferry if we wanted to take that one. We appreciated the earlier...More

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our crew and we are glad to have been able to get you on an earlier ferry. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard again soon.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry from Wood Island PEI to Nova Scotia. The views at the start and the end are pretty spectacular. However, at 77 CAD for a car it feels a touch expensive!

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We think the views are spectacular too! We believe we offer great value in time and travel. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We took the Northumberland Ferry from Nova Scotia to PEI and drove the bridge on the way back. It is cheaper to take the bridge back as you only pay to get off PEI. We departed on time and boarding was super easy It was...More

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you found it easy to travel with us. We are very proud of our crew. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had reservations but actually arrived as they were loading the previous ferry to our time slot. The friendly lady at the check-in asked if we would like to go on the early one or wait for our booked time. We elected to go early....More

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed sailing with us. We are happy to have been part of your travels and we hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We took the ferry with Northumberland Ferries on our way to Cape Breton Island. Since we were doing the Wood Islands to Caribou NS route, we were able to reserve. Reservations were super easy and the fee is very reasonable. We arrived ~45 minutes ahead...More

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to have been a part of your travels. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard again soon.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We crossed on the Holiday Island ferry with a truck/travel trailer and both loading and unloading was easy, efficient, and safe. While crossing the time spent on the top deck was relaxing and the views amazing. We even treated ourselves to some snacks and Nova...More

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our services and our crew. We love the views too! Thank you for the recommendation and we hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Staff are great on the ferry. The ride is very comfortable. The food on the ferry is reasonable. They have a burger, fries and pop combo cheap. We went on a nice warm sunny day so it was great to be outside. Take the ferry...More

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Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed sailing with us. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard again soon.

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Julie Douglas C
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Response from Rose S | Reviewed this property |
If you cross on the bridge and then leave via ferry, yes, there is a ferry charge. We did the bridge on the way in and ferry on the way out. We wanted to experience both. Yes, extra for RV and per/person. It is a bit... More
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Response from Traveler1775 | Reviewed this property |
You know the ferry doesn't run again until May. If you are going to PEI the ferry is free. If you are using the ferry to leave PEI call 1.877.762.7245 for up to date information and pricing. FYI If you are taking the ferry... More
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