I don't know how that ferry makes any money. The ferry toll ($18 per person and $70 per vehicle) is much higher than the bridge toll ($46 per vehicle), and both are only charged on leaving PEI. I suspect a lot of visitors take the ferry over and the bridge back, a lot take the bridge both ways, and very few take the ferry off the island.
I don't know how that ferry makes any money. The ferry toll ($18 per person and $70 per vehicle) is much higher than the bridge toll ($46 per vehicle)......
The ferry toll is $70 per vehicles including all passengers not + $18/person. The bridge and ferry serve different markets. The end point of the bridge near Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick is about 175 km from the ferry terminal at Caribou, Nova Scotia (or 225km via the TransCanada Highway). On the PEI side.....the terminals are 110 km apart.
I would only take the bridge in the winter.....or when I’m just out for the drive and in no hurry to get home. It’s a much longer drive via the bridge if you are going to eastern Nova Scotia or Cape Breton and the cheaper bridge toll could easily be off-set by the extra cost of gas depending on your destination.
And the Ferries are back in service again for another season......May 1 to Dec 20, 2016. Here’s some shots at Caribou NS last Sunday afternoon May 1.