Travel to Prince Edward Island the same way the Founding Fathers did in 1864 – by boat! Make the journey part of the destination by travelling with Northumberland Ferries. Your vacation starts as soon as you drive onboard the MV Confederation or MV Holiday Island to begin your relaxing sail to the birthplace of the nation.
Stretch your legs, save time behind the wheel and watch your kids play on the ferry instead of fighting in the back seat, all while you enjoy the sea salt air of the Northumberland Strait.
Take in the stunning panoramic views from the deck, or head indoors to explore the ship. With so much to see and do, you’ll be disembarking before you know it.
Grab a bite to eat in the cafeteria. The recently expanded menu includes healthy options as well as classic ferry favourites. Save room for dessert! Ice cream is available on both ships – COWS on the MV Confederation and soft serve on the MV Holiday Island.
The Maritimes is known to produce some amazing musical talent, and what better place to hear the sounds of the region than onboard the ferry? The Music on Deck program is offered on both ships daily July through September during the 1 and 2:45 p.m. crossings.
Play vintage arcade games, visit the Olde General Store onboard the MV Confederation or take advantage of the free WIFI. Visit a travel counsellor at the onboard Visitor Information Centre for last minute tips and advice on vacationing in PEI.
Insider’s tip: Ensure you get on the crossing of your choice by reserving your spot online at ferries.ca or by calling 1-877-762-7245.