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Block Island Ferry

FAQ’s

Hi-Speed Ferry: Our ferry terminal is located in Galilee, Narragansett, RI (also know as Pt. Judith)

Traditional Ferries: Our ferry terminal is located in Galilee, Narragansett, RI  (also know as Pt. Judith)

Newport Hi-Speed Ferry: Our NEW hi-speed ferry terminal is located in downtown Newport at Perrotti Park  (39 America's cup),  Newport RI

The Traditional, High Speed, and Newport ferries all dock in Old Harbor, Block Island, located in the center of town.

Hi-Speed Ferry and Traditional Ferry: The Parking lots in Galilee and are all individually owned and operated.
They are located both across and down the street from the ferry. The charge for parking is anywhere from $5 to $20 per day depending on the season.

Newport Ferry: Public parking garage is located adjacent to the Visitors Center a few blocks from Perrotti Park. The cost is $3.00 per car, per hour with a maximum of $24.50 for the day.

We suggest you arrive well enough in advance so you have time to park your car, purchase your tickets, and board the ferry. Boarding begins as early as 1 full hour prior to departure time.

Hi-Speed and Traditional Ferry: 304 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

Newport Ferry: 39 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Interstate Navigation Company
PO Box 3333
Narragansett, RI 02882

T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is the closest airport to the Traditional, High Speed, and Newport ferries. 
T.F. Green Airport referred to as the Providence airport is actually located in Warwick, RI just 45 minutes from Galilee/Point Judith and Newport.  

Unfortunately at this time, there is no public transportation from T.F. Green Airport to the ferry terminals in Point Judith or Newport. We suggest a taxi which will cost approximately $60 or a car service.

For the Traditional, High Speed, and Newport ferries the closest train station is the Amtrak station in Kingston, RI. 
The Kingston station is approximately 20 minutes from Point Judith and approximately 35 minutes from Fort Adams in Newport.

For more information about Block Island like places to stay, activities and events you can call the Block Island Chamber of Commerce at 401-466-2982 or toll free at 1-800-383-2474.

Hi-Speed Ferry: Approximate sailing time is 30 minutes.

Traditional Ferry: Approximate sailing time is 55 minutes.

Newport Hi-Speed Ferry: Approximate sailing time is 1 hours & 10 minutes.

Traditional Ferry: Pets are permitted but must be on a leash or in a carrier at all times. Pets are not permitted on the seats or benches inside the cabins.

Hi-Speed Ferry: Pets are permitted in the cabin in a pet carrier only. Pets that are not in pet carriers must be on a leash and are required to stay on the outside decks.

Newport Ferry: Pets are permitted in the cabin in a pet carrier only. Pets that are not in pet carriers must be on a leash and are required to stay on the outside decks.

There are concession stands with full liquor bars on board all of our vessels. Selections include bagels, chips, cookies, candy, hot dogs, soft drinks, juices, bottled water and more.

Smoking is allowed on the outside passenger decks only.  No smoking is permitted on the vehicle decks or inside the cabins.

Traditional Ferry: There are luggage racks on all of the ferries to store your carry-on luggage at no charge. If you have more than a couple of items you can rent personal pallets from the freight office. Pallets are available on a first come first serve basis. They are approximately 4X4X2 and cost $10.50 each. Personal pallets are available on the traditional ferry only and must be accompanied by the individual who rented them. Personal pallets must be filled at least ½ hour prior to departure time. We recommend arriving 1 full hour in advance for a personal pallet.

Hi-Speed Ferry: Personal luggage on the hi-speed ferry is limited to two bags per person. You may carry your belongings to the vessel and the crew will help you load it on the ferry.  Click here to view the Hi-speed Ferry Luggage policy.

Newport Ferry: You may carry your own belongings to the vessel and the crew will help you load it on the ferry. Personal luggage on the hi-speed ferry is limited to two bags per person.

Freight is only accepted on the traditional ferry.

The shipping address is:
304 Great Island Rd
Narragansett, RI 02882

There are no reservations for freight it is a first come first serve basis. All shipments must have the following: A bill of lading/receipt with the full name of recipient and contact phone number along with the full name of the shipper and the contact phone number. All packages must also be labeled with the recipient’s name and contact phone number.

Traditional Ferry:  All of our vessels will accommodate wheel chairs on the bottom decks. The M/V Block Island has a wheel chair lift to the inside cabin. We recommend arriving 1 hour in advance if you will need the wheel chair lift. Please call the car reservations office at 866-783-7996 to confirm departure times for the M/V Block Island.

Hi-Speed Ferry: Is wheel chair accessible on the main deck.

Newport Hi-speed Ferry: Is wheel chair accessible on main deck.

Ferries do get canceled from time to time because of adverse sea conditions. Please call our office at 866-783-7996 during questionable weather (high winds or high seas) for the latest cancellations.

Traditional Ferry: Passenger reservations are not required for the traditional ferry. Tickets can be purchased on the date of departure at the ticket window in Point Judith.  Tickets are also available for purchase on-line or by calling the reservations office at 866-783-7996.

Hi-Speed Ferry: Passenger reservations are recommended for the Hi-Speed Ferry as space is limited. Tickets can be reserved on-line or by calling the reservations office at 866-783-7996.

Newport Hi-Speed Ferry: Passenger reservations are recommended for the Newport ferry. Tickets can be purchased on-line ticketing site. This site will be available in June.  Passenger tickets can purchased at the ticket window prior to departure on the ferry on the date of departure.

There are no changes or cancellations on passenger tickets. For further information or questions please call 866-783-7996.

There are no refunds or exchanges for passenger tickets.

Yes, vehicle reservations are required in advance and must be secured with a credit card.

Vehicle reservation may be cancelled 7 full days prior to departure date for a refund and you will be charged a cancellation fee of $10.85 in each direction. There are no refunds for cancellations made within the 7 day period prior to departure. To cancel your reservation you must call the reservations office at 866-783-7996 during business hours.

You may change your vehicle reservation 2 times up until 7 days prior to your departure date and only one time within the 7 day period. To change your vehicle reservation you must call the reservation office at 866-783-7996 during business hours.

Traditional Ferry: We do not take reservations for motorcycles or mopeds. They are on a first come first serve basis. We suggest you arrive at least 1 full hour prior to departure time and check in at the car ticket window. Motorcycles and mopeds can be accommodated on vehicle ferries only.

Hi-Speed Ferry: Does not take motorcycles or mopeds.

Newport Ferry: Does not take motorcycles or mopeds.

Traditional Ferry and Hi-Speed Ferry: Our Point Judith and Block Island ferry terminals accept cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.

Newport Hi-Speed Ferry: Accept cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.

Group rates are available for groups of 25 or more and the must be booked through our group sales office at least 2 weeks prior to departure date.

Gift Cards can be purchased online, over the phone or in person (during business hours). For more information or to purchase a gift card click here.

Please call 866-783-7996 for office hours

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