Sorry, no ferry, or boat of any kind, to Nova Scotia. The ferry was hemorrhaging money, and stayed in business only on government subsidies. There was a change of government in Nova Scotia in 2009, and the new cabinet canceled the ferry two years ago.
In the summer months, you can take short coastal ferries through the Fundy Isles of New Brunswick, from Campobello Island (where President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his summer place) to Deer Island and on to the New Brunswick mainland, if you'd like to soak up some coastal scenery. Good luck in finding a clear, sunny morning to do it!
I live in west-central Nova Scotia, and I've never ever taken this ferry. It was very costly, and after you consider the time involved for boarding and making your connections, it usually consumed less time to drive to Maine than to wait for the ferry.
If you were driving to Nova Scotia from Bangor, ME located on I-95, it would take you about 7 hours to drive to Halifax. If you could take a ferry, there's an hour's drive to Bar Harbor, an hour wait for lining up, boarding and disembarking from the ship, a three hour ferry crossing, and another three hour drive to Halifax. See why we would always save our money and take the freeway instead!
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