Sailing Routes

We’re proud to offer our passenger and commercial customers these vital connections between the Island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

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Due to COVID-19 and associated travel restrictions, the Argentia service has been suspended for the 2020 season. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

North Sydney, NS <-> Port aux Basques, NL

Distance: 178 km, 96 nautical miles
Duration: Approximately 7 hours
Average Vessel Speed14 knots = 16 mi/h = 26 km/h
When: Year-round, daily service

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Marine Atlantic Vessel Sailing

North Sydney, NS <-> Argentia, NL

Distance: 518 km, 280 nautical miles
Duration: Approximately 16.5 hours
Average Vessel Speed17 knots = 20 mi/h = 31 km/h
When: Mid-June to late September, up to three times per week

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