Have you ever wanted to see Maine’s Acadia National Park by day and Nova Scotia by night — all within the same journey?

As of July, The Cat — the ferry that transports people between Maine and Canada — has resumed after a 13-year hiatus.

The ferry service has an updated, sleek vessel and docking location, and the route is now even faster — the full journey is about 3.5 hours, which is less than half the driving time. Passengers can enjoy snacks like gelato, full meals, speciality coffees or local beer and wine. There’s also an onboard gift shop with locally-made souvenirs. 

The front of the ship has floor-to-ceiling windows optimal for interior viewing, which can get crowded, so passengers are encouraged to arrive early. The observation deck is also perfect for warm weather.

The ferry departs Bar Harbor, ME every day at 3pm EST, and Yarmouth daily at 9am AST. Passengers are allowed to bring pets. For this first season, which runs from May through October, up to three passengers ride free with the purchase of two adult tickets and a car.

For entry into Canada, fully-vaccinated passengers won’t need to provide a negative Covid-19 test, but they must fill out mandatory forms at ArriveCan.

GO Boston is ready to take you and your party to the ferry on time and without fuss. Contact us now to start planning your journey.