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Interesting experience and essential service to cut down driving time

The Northumberland Ferry is a great option to save yourself some driving time if your travels... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jjluke
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Calgary, Canada
A Nice Ride

Took the PEI to Nova Scotia leg on 15 September 2019. It was a smooth ride and loading and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donald D
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Westminster, Maryland
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Discover a regional tradition on a voyage across the beautiful Northumberland Strait with Northumberland Ferries. This 75-minute ferry trip between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia offers a variety of onboard amenities and...more
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23 Service Road, Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island C0A 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The ferry was on time and did the job of getting us to Nova Scotia. Average ferry, I recommend bringing your own food on board. You can get hot dogs but its basically local hockey rink canteen style food on the ferry we were on....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We work hard to bring healthy and local food to our guests onboard and continue to seek feedback from our guests. Our menus are reviewed and updated continuously. We hope to welcome you back onboard...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the ferry from Pictou to Prince Edward Island and then back the next day. Ferry is very clean, has a nice food cafetaria for food. Has great outdoor area for sitting or standing to watch the view go by. We didn't see any sea...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed travelling with us, we love making our guests happy. We love the views too. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Right from the start our crossing from Wood Islands, P.E.I to Caribou, N.S. was a straightforward affair; because we had booked I wondered if a printed ticket was necessary but we were waved through having given our name and confirmation number. The drive on (and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed travelling with us, we love making our guests happy. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our chances with no reservations for the 11am ferry on a Monday. We arrived an hour before and were about 15 in line. There is a nice visitors center, we had time to get some pointers from the lovely lady at the visitor...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our crews and the services they provide. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled from Caribou N.S to PEI. with our 30 foot travel trailer and if you do not make a reservation and want to try your luck at not making a reservation the cost is $0.00, travel the other way and you a charged. (only...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our crews both on land and at sea. Reservations ensure you get the space on the crossing of your choice. We are glad you enjoyed travelling with us and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Northumberland Ferry is a great option to save yourself some driving time if your travels happen to take you from Prince Edward Island (Wood Islands) to Caribou, Nova Scotia enroute to Cape Breton Island. A car cost $79 at the time of writing (this...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We sail two ferries between Caribou, NS and Wood Islands, PE. We are pleased to be able to provide entertainment and local producers through our Seaside Experiences programming. You can find our calendar on our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crossing was fine, wish we had not paid the $79 as we would have made it on board anyway, but whatever. The reason for the average review is that there was no live music, before we went everybody said you had to take the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We keep a calendar on our website of all of the events we host on all three of our services. Our programming is called Seaside Experiences. We feature local foods and have many delicious dishes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the PEI to Nova Scotia leg on 15 September 2019. It was a smooth ride and loading and unloading of the vehicles was done quickly and efficiently. It was nice to to have to drive for a couple of hours on our way to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Donald D
Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our crews both on land and at sea. We love being a part of your travel adventures. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry cuts off a lot of driving from PEI to Nova Scotia, particularly if you’re heading towards Cape Breton. The food was good, compost cutlery and interesting drink choices. The only downside is you have to pay return complete fare $79 even if you’re...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We believe we offer good value in time and money. There are only charges one way, from either the bridge or the ferry. You only pay when leaving PEI. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ride was great. No problems. The food was very good and served hot and in a timely manner. On board entertainment was very good as well. Very pleasant trip.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bruce K
Monica M, Guest Relations Manager at Northumberland Ferries Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We love sailing across the Northumberland Strait! We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon.

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Tania D
July 22, 2019|
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Response from MartineLamarck | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with another post. We could take photos from the ferry at a distance of the Wood Islands Lighthouse. You can walk to it and get better photos. If you get to the ferry about an hour early or more, you could get... More
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Li Z
July 6, 2019|
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Response from Luvz2play | Reviewed this property |
Having said all that, it’s rare to wait for more than two crossings. And since you’re traveling on a Monday, I’d go for the sail.
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TeeELInc
March 3, 2019|
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Response from 622eagle | Reviewed this property |
I traveled in September and it wasn't busy. I would imagine that July and August would be busy. Book way in advance.
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