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.
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
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.
Arriving in Nova Scotia
Discover the beauty of Nova Scotia when you arrive by sea aboard The CAT.
Make the journey part of the destination with The CAT Ferry.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, be sure to stop by The CAT's Scotia Market Cafeteria.
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.