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The CAT: Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

The fastest way to get from Maine to Nova Scotia is The CAT. The new high-speed ferry service runs from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. You’ll experience the Maritimes the way they’re meant to be seen — by sea! The CAT is fast, with a crossing time of just 5.5 hours. Wouldn’t you rather spend less time driving and more time… discovering? With onboard amenities and knowledgeable staff and crew, The CAT offers passengers an enjoyable ride to their destination.

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Add the ferry to your travel plans, and add memories to your journey.


Sail to Nova Scotia aboard The CAT

Route: Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Operational Dates: June 15 – October 1
Crossing Time: 5.5 hours
Departures: Portland, Maine daily afternoon departures / Yarmouth, Nova Scotia daily morning departures

Onboard amenities include:

  • Scotia Market Gift Shop
  • Scotia Market, Sip Cafe and Forchu Lounge
  • Movie lounges
  • Little Mates play area
  • Visitors' Services Area

Seaside Experiences

Immerse yourself in a truly Maritime experience on The CAT with the Seaside Experiences program. All summer, the finest music, entertainment, food, wine, and beer samplings that the region has to offer are showcased during select crossings of the ferry.


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    Arriving in Nova Scotia

    Discover the beauty of Nova Scotia when you arrive by sea aboard The CAT.

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    Viewing Deck

    Make the journey part of the destination with The CAT Ferry.

  • Scotia Market Cafeteria
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    Scotia Market

    Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, be sure to stop by The CAT's Scotia Market Cafeteria.

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    Digby Scallops and more

    From decadent Digby scallops to craft beer and freshly brewed tea and coffee at Sip! Café, there's something delicious for everyone aboard The CAT.

  • Scotia Market Cafeteria

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