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Bay Ferries

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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MV Fundy Rose: Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia

Need to get from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia? Then take a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia with Bay Ferries Ltd., and you’ll save time, fuel and hours behind the wheel. Once onboard Bay Ferries’ MV Fundy Rose, you’ll have a variety of amenities and a full range of services, plus incredible views of the world famous Bay of Fundy. Spend less time driving and more time resting and relaxing—which is what any great road trip should be all about.

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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

Sail to Nova Scotia aboard Fundy Rose

Route: Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia
Operational Dates: Year-round service
Crossing Time: Times vary between 2 hours 15 minutes and 2 hours 45 minutes, depending on season. 
Departures: Up to 2 departures per day (each side)

Onboard amenities include:

  • Live music performances by Musique de la Baie during the summer months
  • Acadia Eatery, Crow's Nest, Mid Ship Cafe and Fortune Movie Lounge
  • Supervised children’s play area (June 22 - August 31)
  • Fundy Treasures gift shop
  • Complimentary wireless Internet

Live Music featuring Musique de la Baie

If you’re planning your next great adventure in Nova Scotia, then do we ever have a fantastic idea for you! Travel by sea, save time and drive less, plus enjoy some great Maritime music in the process courtesy of Bay Ferries. With performances by Musique de la Baie—which combines Acadian, French and Cajun musical influences—your road trip playlist is already done. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the live entertainment on select crossings during July and August. 



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