Ferry reservations on Marine Atlantic are highly recommended. A lot depends on your flexibility and rig length as to availability. Ferries run twice daily from N. Sydney to Port aux Basque - one leaves at 11am, one at 11pm. Be advised ferries operate on NEWFOUNDLAND time, not Nova Scotia time, which is 1/2 hour different. We were able to get our reservation without difficulty about 1 month ahead. Others were NOT able to get the reservation they wanted with even more lead time. But if you are willing to shift a day or 2, or take a night vs a day ferry, you should be able to get something. We did not make our return ferry reservation until we were actually in NFLD for a few days. Again, no issue. Just remember all goods/services going there by truck are on the ferries, so they are busy. These are BIG ships - think cruise ships. Both our crossings were very comfortable - we took day sailings. The Marine Atlantic website is very helpful. ST
Two and a Hound in a Prism "B+"
1st 50 done, working on the 2nd pass!