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Pleasant Ride

Thought it would be a little more scenic than it was, but a good way to get onto the island... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
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Kitchener, Canada
Nice ride

This ferry travels between Wood Islands to Caribou. The ride is about 75 minutes. Loading and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
622eagle
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Toms River, New Jersey
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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...more
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23 Service Road, Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island C0A 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought it would be a little more scenic than it was, but a good way to get onto the island, especially when you know you're going to leave via the cosway. It's free to go over, just pay cosway fee when leaving the island. Ride...More

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Round trip reservations will guarantee space for the time you would like to travel. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ferry travels between Wood Islands to Caribou. The ride is about 75 minutes. Loading and unloading the car was very easy. The ship inside was comfortable. Food was available as well as various travel information.

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our service. We love offering local food onboard too. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Great day for a ferry ride. Clear and sunny. Drove up about 45 minutes ahead. No reservation. Loading and unloading was seamless. If you are parked on lower deck there are a lot of stairs if you have mobility issuesMore

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our services and crews. Please let us know if you require any assistance at all, our crews are always available to provide assistance. We hope to welcome you back onboard...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were abler to drive on without a reservation in late August. Fast, easy and comfortable trip, and the locals gave great advice about things to see on PEI. Also, the visitor center on Wood Island had great travel resources, coffee and bathrooms.

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We do recommend reservations to secure the time and space, especially in July and August. We are glad we were able to get you onboard and we hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The on line booking gave a reference number, which I fortunately wrote down, there was no follow up email confirming the booking. I emailed their booking office and received a prompt reply saying that the booking was confirmed, but that should have been automatic The...More

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We do apologize that our system did not generate an email, we will look into that issue. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

I sailed on the ferry to Prince Edward Island on Sept 14. The ferry departed and arrived on time. The crew is efficient- vehicles were loaded and unloaded quickly. The passenger area is basic- a small restauant, a couple of seating areas. I prefer taking...More

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our crews both on land and at sea here at Northumberland Ferries Ltd. We are glad you enjoyed the relaxing ride with us and we hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

We took the ferry from Caribou to Wood Island at 1115 on a Monday and had no problem getting on board without a reservation. It was a 75 minute ride to PEI and very comfortable. You could buy lunch on board and the whole ship...More

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed travelling with us. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed September 8, 2018

This is about a 75 minute crossing. This being our first time we really enjoyed the ride. The view was beautiful.

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

We love the views too! Thank you for sailing with us. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is a very good ferry to the mainland from Prince Edward Island. The journey is smooth, the vessel reasonably comfortable, and the crew helpful. It's also a little cheaper than going over the bridge.

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

We are very proud of our ferries and our crews and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed September 4, 2018

If you don't mind a long wait in the heat and expensive greasy food at a crowded canteen then take the ferry. The ferry itself is a nice trip but also adds more time to your trip while crossing. I have done it a number...More

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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy sailing with us. We work hard to ensure good food, clean ships and a friendly crew. Our crew is always available to assist with any issues you might have while travelling with us, please feel free...More

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rayguy99
July 28, 2018|
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Response from ExperiencedTravelers | Reviewed this property |
We took the ferry and the bridge back. Unless you get to the ferry very early you may not make it on and have to wait until the next one. The bridge is quite a long detour. It is long and, despite what is commented below... More
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Sheri I
July 23, 2018|
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Response from GlenMcKenzie1 | Reviewed this property |
To add to my response, check the ferry website. It seems their policy changed on July 1. It appears you can make a reservation to travel from Nova Scotia to PEI as a one-way trip. It would be $78 if booked online or $83 if... More
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Victoria_BCTall_Guy
July 4, 2018|
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Response from SteveKinNS | Reviewed this property |
30 minutes is fine. In July and August you must have a reservation or you'll likely not get on your sailing and have to wait for the next one or maybe even the second so making the reservation is highly recommended.
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