Nova Scotia Ferries and Sea Travel
Nova Scotia by sea makes perfect sense. With loads of options from major cruise lines to ferries, it can be quick and convenient, and with the thrill of an ocean voyage, getting here really is half the fun.
Cruise to Nova Scotia
As part of the Canada/New England cruise corridor, more than 20 major cruise lines visit Nova Scotia ports of call each year. From the marquee ports of Halifax and Sydney, to the smaller ports of call, a variety of shore excursions will provide rich cultural experiences to suit every taste. Discover the birthplace of New Scotland - be a soldier for a day, immerse yourself in 1744 France or visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Visit www.atlanticcanadacruise.com for a wealth of booking options for cruises to Nova Scotia.
- For more information on our marquee ports, visit www.cruisehalifax.ca and www.portofsydney.ca
New in 2016: Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Effective March 15, 2016 most international visitors to Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before they are allowed to board an international flight departing for Canada. This authorization is required in addition to a passport. The authorization is not required for U.S. citizens, travellers with a valid visa, or visitors travelling by road or sea. Visit canada.ca/eta for more information.
Sailing to Nova Scotia
Our magnificent coastline, dotted with endless inlets, coves, and harbours, stretches over 7,600 kilometres (more than 4,700 miles). The character of the landscape changes dramatically from end to end and is perfect for exploring by sailboat. For more information on sailing to and within Nova Scotia, view our Nova Scotia Boating Guide.