Just returned from a 10 day trip through PEI & NS. Found that one of my trusty (?) guidebooks was wrong about tolls on the PEI-NS ferry and bridge. The book indicated that, money-wise, it made no difference if you chose to leave the island via the bridge or the ferry for the tolls were the same. Wrong. The toll for the Confederation Bridge is $41.50; for the ferry, $68. ($61. + $7. fuel surcharge). Tolls are collected only going off the island.
Even though tolls are paid only leaving PEI, I thought they were somewhat exorbitant. The local (to me) Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, connecting Virginia Beach to the Eastern Shore of Virginia is a 20 mile long affair over the Chesapeake Bay and includes 2 tunnels and a high-rise bridge - the rest being a concrete pile supported causeway over the water. It costs $12. each way - or $24. roundtrip. Seems a much better deal than the Confederation Bridge - only 8 miles long. The Cape May, New Jersey - Lewes, Delaware Ferry - a 17 mile 80 minute trip, costs $28. one way for car & driver; $52. round trip - $16 cheaper than the PEI-NS ferry - for a roughly equivalent trip. Even with the exchange rates figured in, we seem to get better deals down here than are to be had in the Maritimes.