Proud of our History - the Port aux Basques terminal

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the Port aux Basques terminal, which has been servicing the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing (Read More)




Why is there a two hour check-in to board the ferry?

by Darrell Mercer

While it may seem very organized when it takes place, loading our vessels with hundreds of cars, commercial vehicles, buses, motorcycles and off-road vehicles during every single crossing requires significant planning and good use of time. Marine Atlantic asks its customers to arrive two hours in advance of their scheduled departure time to allow these (Read More)




Proud of our History - the MV William Carson

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the MV William Carson, which served the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing, and later the (Read More)




Making a Reservation with Marine Atlantic

by Darrell Mercer

When travelling with Marine Atlantic, it is highly recommended that you make your reservation as soon as you identify your travel plans to secure your preferred crossing and amenities for the trip. While an advance reservation is not required, customers who make reservations avoid the disappointment of sold out sailings or the unavailability of cabins.  (Read More)




Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. We at Marine Atlantic have many historical photos of our properties, infrastructure and facilities that date back through the years. To share some of (Read More)




Argentia service finishes for another summer season

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic’s Argentia seasonal service is popular with local residents and tourists alike during the summer months, and this past Saturday marked the final crossing for the year.     While there were challenges during the first few weeks of August, overall customers have been very positive regarding the service, staff and facilities related to (Read More)




At Marine Atlantic, the safety and security of our passengers and employees is our top priority. Our policies are focused on protecting the well-being of everyone who uses our service or visits our terminal properties. We often receive inquiries from passengers as to why they are not permitted to return to the vehicle decks while (Read More)




Salty Visits Argentia

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic had the distinct pleasure of recently welcoming “Salty”, the huggable Newfoundland dog mascot for Downhome Magazine, to our terminal property in Argentia. A number of employees and customers took the opportunity to pose with the easily recognizable canine as he toured and provided his downhome Newfoundland charm to those in and around the (Read More)




High drama on the high seas! The excitement builds as tonight’s episode of Amazing Race Canada will feature Marine Atlantic as part of the continuing race across Canada. Earlier this summer, the Amazing Race Canada and the four remaining teams boarded the MV Highlanders in North Sydney for their trip to Port aux Basques; the (Read More)




Marine Atlantic Welcomes Passengers with Disabilities

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic is committed to providing an accessible and enjoyable travel experience to our passengers with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we have an active committee of Marine Atlantic representatives and persons with disabilities who ensure our vessels and terminals have been designed for maximum accessibility, define best practices, identify assistive devices to make (Read More)