Hi there. I posted this in the PEI forum but am posting separately here.
My family is staying in Halifax for a couple of days before heading over to PEI for a week and then to Moncton for the last two days of our vacation. In PEI we're staying in Cavendish.
I was planning on taking the ferry over to PEI and the bridge from PEI to NB. I have another post on this forum about getting ferry reservations, so I know I can't get a reservation for the trip over on the ferry.
We have all the literature and I've read quite a bit. All the literature advises taking the ferry over to PEI because that's the traditional way to arrive, etc. I've never been to this part of Canada (we're from NY) so I was just following the consensus. However, tripadvisor member Monacd suggested time would be better spent taking the bridge.
I know the ferry is free and the bridge is not, but that is not a consideration for us because we're already spending a lot on this vacation. We're mentally preparing ourselves for the CDN $ to hammer the US $ while we're there.
What IS an issue is spending half a day waiting for the ferry, missing the first ferry, waiting for the second ferry, etc.
I was assuming the ferry ride was really special. We've got the Staten Island ferry (and the Ikea ferry!) here so I don't need to do this just for the experience of riding a ferry.
Any of your comments or thoughts--which are always so helpful--would be greatly appreciated.