The Bay Ferries' ship hasn't sailed since Summer 2018. Construction on the Bar Harbor ferry terminal canceled service in 2019, while the Coronavirus/COVID crisis shuttered the operations in 2020-2021.
Despite stating that it remained unclear when the international border would be open for travel, the CAT Ferry will restart this service next spring.
Restarting this Canada-USA ferry route is expected to require substantial upfront investments which are not possible to cover in a short season.
A contract between Bay Ferries (shipowner) and Nova Scotia for the service runs through the operating season of 2025.
Bay Ferries Ltd is a ferry company operating in eastern Canada, with headquarters in Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island, Canada). Bay Ferries is a subsidiary of NFL (Northumberland Ferries Ltd) and a sister company to the defunct Bay Ferries Great Lakes Ltd.