Ferries offer new summer programs
Bay Ferries and Northumberland Ferries have launched a new summer program for the Maritimes highlighting local culture.
Coined Seaside Experiences, the program will run in conjunction with crossings of the Bay of Fundy and the Northumberland Strait. Maritime music, entertainment, food, wine and craft beer will be showcased on select sailings throughout the summer.
For decades, the ferry was the only way to travel between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. In celebrating the past, present, and future of Maritime culture, Seaside Experiences hopes to encourage more people to take the ferry while also giving travellers the opportunity to enjoy unique regional experiences at sea.
“Seaside Experiences is a natural progression for us,” said Jeff Gaudet, director of marketing and customer experience for Northumberland and Bay Ferries. “Our focus has always been on promoting ferry travel through the Maritimes. We believe the best way to explore our region is by road and by sea. Why not take the amazing experiences you get on land and bring them onboard?”
The program officially launched July 1 and the first Seaside Experiences will feature chef Ilona Daniel and her lobster tacos, as well as an exclusive “welcome to P.E.I.” performance featuring Mark Haines and Brad Fremlin on the Northumberland Ferries service.
Other events will include wine and craft beer tastings, lobster lunches, P.E.I. mussels, live music, “blueberry madness,” and more.
“We’re extremely excited to bring these experiences to our guests, and to showcase what makes travelling through the Maritimes so great — be it for summer vacations, weekend getaways or business trips,” said Gaudet. “We’re hoping the community will be equally excited about everything we have in store for them, too.”
To find out more, visit seasideexperiences.com
Northumberland Ferries runs the Wood Islands, P.E.I. to Caribou, N.S. ferry service. Two ferries make the trip during the peak season (MV Holiday Island and MV Confederation) and one ferry during the shoulder seasons. Sister company Bay Ferries operates the Saint John, N.B., to Digby, N.S., service year-round.