Marine Atlantic is the company that provides the ferry services from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland. Our options were a 7 hour trip to Port aux Basques, or a 16 trip to Argentia. The decision was easy – the 7 hour trip. Less time on the ferry and less expensive as well. It was easy for us to book last minute because we had a passenger car. If we had an RV, we likely would not have been able to cross over. Advance reservations are highly recommended for families with RV's.
The time of departure was 12:00 noon – we were advised to arrive 2 hours early. It was a good time to chat with other passengers, clean out the car, and prepare a bag for taking aboard for the duration of the trip. We will not be allowed to come back to our car during the trip.
The view of the main level of the ferry parking area as we enter. The trailers and RV's that board last will be on this level.
We thought we'd be out on the deck enjoying the view for much of the trip, but it was COLD! The view was definitely beautiful, but we stayed indoors for most of the trip.