• Pets

    OPTION 2: Reserve Onboard Kennel Space

    You may reserve a space for your own pet travel carrier.  For your pet’s safety, the pet travel carrier must be constructed of hard plastic (collapsible wire or soft sided carriers are not permitted).

    • The price for reserving a space is $16.75 + HST for all routes.
    • The size and configuration of kennel stowage spaces varies from vessel to vessel. In the event of a vessel switch, your space may not be guaranteed. If a vessel switch occurs and we are unable to provide space in the kennel stowage area, then you will have the option to select an alternate sailing or leave your pet in your vehicle.
    • Space is limited and must be booked in advance through our Reservations Office at 1-800-341-7981 or online.

    The kennel stowage area is intended for longer crossings or for pets with special needs (please visit our FAQ section for advice on whether your pet might benefit from travelling in the kennel stowage area). 

    For the safety of our passengers and crew, all pets must be transported to the kennel stowage area inside a pet travel carrier. It is your responsibility to transport your pet from your vehicle to this area. Our staff will gladly provide directions. Walked or carried dogs must be muzzled and leashed.  Failure to muzzle and leash your pet while outside of your vehicle may result in your reservation being cancelled.

    Please inform our staff at check-in that you have reserved a kennel stowage space for your pet’s travel carrier. Your vehicle will be placed accordingly during the loading process.

    Each kennel stowage area includes a relief center where pets may relieve themselves. Pet owners are responsible to clean up after their pet. The area contains disposable plastic bags and a shovel-type tool, along with a trash receptacle and water.

    Pet travel carriers must comply with the following measurements (please measure your travel carrier's height, width and depth prior to reserving the kennel stowage space). Please select the size which most closely matches that of your pet travel carrier. It is your responsibility to provide a lock for your pet travel carrier.

    Pet Travel Carrier Sizes



    Measures NO GREATER THAN 40” deep x 27” wide x 30” high

    Usually suitable for Afghan Hounds, Dobermans, large Labradors, Pointers, German Shepherds



    Measures NO GREATER THAN 35.5” deep x 25” wide x 27” high

    Usually suitable for medium to small Labradors, Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, Boxers, Dalmatians, Airedale Terriers



    Measures NO GREATER THAN 31.5” deep x 22” wide x 25” high

    Usually suitable for Beagles, larger Shetland Sheepdogs, small Border Collies, English Bulldogs, Springer Spaniels



    Measures NO GREATER THAN 27.5” deep x 21.5” wide x 21” tall

    Usually suitable for medium to small Shetland Sheepdogs, Miniature Poodles, Shi-Tzu, Lhasa Apso


    *Only available on Atlantic Vision.

    If your pet travel carrier does not meet our requirements, you must choose Option #1.