Yarmouth to Portland Ferry

The Yarmouth Portland ferry route connects Nova Scotia with United States. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Bay Ferries. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 5 hours 30 minutes.

Yarmouth Portland sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Yarmouth - Portland Ferry Operators

  • Bay Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 5 hr 30 min
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Yarmouth Guide

The town of Yarmouth is located on the western part of the Isle of Wight, which is just off the south coast of mainland England. It is one of the smallest towns in the United Kingdom with a population of just 791 in 201. This compares to a population of around 600 at the beginning of the 19th century. The town takes its name from its location at the mouth of the Western Yar River. Today at Yarmouth there is a bridge over the Yar River but originally it was the location of a ferry that crossed the river which was in operation until the bridge was built in 1863.

The town's small port still has some boat yards and chandlery and supports a number of local businesses, including shops, restaurants and hotels, that rely on the passing trade coming from the ferry's and yachts that use the harbour. A popular attraction in the town is the 16th century Yarmouth Castle which is now maintained by English Heritage. It is effectively a gun platform built by Henry VIII to strengthen the Solent and protect the Isle of Wight, historically an important strategic foothold for any attempted invasion of England.

From the town's harbour, a ferry service operates to Lymington in Hampshire, on the English mainland.