Wood Islands
Ferry to Prince Edward Island
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Caribou Wood Islands Ferry

The Caribou Wood Islands ferry route connects Nova Scotia with Prince Edward Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Northumberland Ferries. The crossing operates up to 63 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 15 minutes.

Caribou Wood Islands sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Caribou - Wood Islands Route summary
Departure Country Canada
Destination Country Canada
No. of Operators 1
Operators Northumberland Ferries
Average Price £55*
Average Daily Sailings 8
Average Weekly Sailings 54
Average Sailing Duration 1h 15m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 18:30
Distance 7 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Caribou to Wood Islands?

    The ferry crossing time from Caribou to Wood Islands is approximately 1h 15m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Caribou to Wood Islands?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Caribou to Wood Islands and this is
    • Northumberland Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Caribou to Wood Islands?

    Book ferries from Caribou to Wood Islands through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Caribou Guide

The small village of Caribou lies on the northern coast of Nova Scotia and is named after the woodland animal that lived on the land until the nineteenth century. There are six Northumberland Ferries services to the Wood Islands on a daily basis.

What is there to do in Caribou?
Though Caribou itself is little more than a few houses near the port, the larger town of Pictou is just a few minutes’ drive to the south. Every year Pictou hosts its historic Lobster Carnival, an event featuring live music, parades and even an amusement park to celebrate the end of the fishing season. It is also an area with a vibrant history that centres around the many Scottish settlers that arrived to Canada in the late eighteenth Century. However there are a couple of maritime marvels situated close to the harbour, with the beautiful Caribou Harbour Lighthouse and Ship Hector.

What transport is available?
The port in Caribou is found directly at the end of Nova Scotia Highway 106 that feeds into routes covering the width and breadth of the region. The passenger terminal here is a small cabin alongside a marina that sits within view of the flats of Munroes Island on the opposite coast. Facilities at the terminal are limited to just a check-in point for passengers and a compact car park.

What ferries operate from the port?
Ferries from Caribou are operated by a single service that leaves the port multiple times throughout the day. A Northumberland Ferries line sails the short distance north to the community of Woods Island across the chilly waters of the Northumberland Strait, a route that takes passengers past the picturesque shores of Pictou Island in just an hour and fifteen minutes.

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