Marine Atlantic releases new rates, schedule

Published on February 13, 2013
This chart from a Marine Atlantic press release compares the old and new rates.

Rates going up four per cent

Marine Atlantic has released its 2013-14 rates and schedule, including a four-per cent rate increase for travel, effective April 1.

There are no changes to the fuel surcharge or security fees.

“Marine Atlantic is working to become a modern and efficient corporation offering a high level of customer service,” said Don Barnes, vice-president of customer experience. “We continue to be impacted by rising costs of materials, supplies and labour. We have implemented efficiencies and are continuing to make further changes in the way we operate to minimize the increase in costs passed on to our customers.

Barnes said the new ferry schedule has been designed to match traffic demand with capacity throughout the year. "The summer schedule, which is the busiest period for us, provides customers with a range of sailing options,”  Barnes said.

The new rate structure will be updated for all travel, beginning April 1. Reservations are available up to and including March 31, 2014.

For more information, or to make an online reservation, visit