We’re back, and faster than ever.
Sometimes the road less traveled isn’t a road at all. This summer, get off-road and on board with a seafaring adventure that’ll bring you between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and Bar Harbor, Maine, in just three and a half breathtaking hours. Spend less time driving and more time taking in the sights of the Northeastern United States and the Canadian Maritimes from the decks and onboard venues of The CAT high-speed car ferry.
From ship to shore, get a taste of East Coast life before you arrive in port with great locally inspired dishes and refreshments, live entertainment, and other onboard delights through our Seaside Experiences program. Through partnerships with local organizations including the Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association, Nimbus Publishing, the Atlantic Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and Digby Area Tourism Association, each passage aboard The CAT packs a lot of Maritime flavor. This summer’s Music at Sea program features three great options: jazz and blues artist Kim Doolittle will perform on Thursdays; Celtic Rant, our Celtic folk band returns, performing Fridays and Saturdays; and on Sundays, we’re welcoming the easy-listening Leblanc-Kerr duo from Yarmouth.
Lovers of the arts will enjoy weekly viewings of Maudie—the award-winning film about renowned Digby County folk artist Maud Lewis—along with written works by popular Maritime writers with our popular Authors on Board showcase at the Scotia Market Gift Shop. More of a foodie? We have three unique dining venues to savour. Grab a cup of jo and a variety of snacks to go at our Sip at Sea Café, take a break from the scenery with breakfast, lunch or dinner at our Scotia Market Cafeteria, and dive into the regional surf and turf at Forchu Lounge with a selection of local wines and beers, paired with fresh seafood and locally-sourced ingredients.
Life can’t always be fun and games? Of course, it can! With our variety of board games, children’s play area, and daily onboard tours, The CAT is the easiest—and fastest—way to navigate a road trip for all ages that doesn’t include the words: “are we there yet?”
Setting sail in late June The CAT now departs Yarmouth, Nova Scotia at a comfortable 9:30am so travellers who need to check in an hour before sailing will be well rested and fueled before boarding. Departing Bar Harbor at 3:00pm Eastern Time you will arrive in Yarmouth just in time to enjoy dinner before settling in for the evening.
It’s the best of both worlds—experience land and sea with The CAT. *
*Launch date subject to change. Please check the schedule at
ferries.ca for updates.