After being suspended for the third straight year, there is hope that the CAT, a high-speed ferry that travels between Bar Harbor, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, will be back up and running in the spring of 2022.
The ferry service has allowed faster transport of people, pets, and vehicles via the CAT so, you can cut your travel time down if your destination is beyond Nova Scotia or Bar Harbor. What would take 7 hours by car only takes 3.5 hours via boat. The ability to move quickly between the locations allows for another choice for travel between Maine and Nova Scotia for tourists looking to hit both destinations or for Mainers and Canadians to pass through quicker.
The service has been put on hold for years due to several factors, including needed renovations for the ferry terminal and the occurrence of the pandemic.
According to the ferry's website, the money needed to run the service has also contributed to stopping service the past few years, stating: "As with air service, restarting an international ferry route requires substantial upfront investment which is impossible to recover in a very short season."
Currently, the CAT is recommending those wanting to travel utilize the Fundy Rose, which allows for travel between Nova Scotia, St. John, and New Brunswick.
Start planning for a quicker way to get to some of the most beautiful locations on the East Coast of North America starting in the spring of 2022.