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Pt. Judith, RI :  The ferry terminal for our year-round Traditional and seasonal Hi-Speed ferries departing Pt. Judith is located in the fishing port of Galilee (Narragansett, RI). Physical address is 304 Great Island Road, Narragansett, RI 02882.

Newport, RI: The ferry terminal for our seasonal Hi-Speed Newport ferry is located out of Perrotti Park in downtown Newport, RI. Physical address is 39 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840.

Fall River, RI: NEW in 2014! The ferry terminal for our seasonal Hi-Speed ferry out of Fall River, MA is located at the State Pier. Physical address is 1 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721 (next to Battleship Cove)

The Pt. Judith Traditional & High Speed Ferries, and the Fall River-Newport ferries all dock in Old Harbor, Block Island, located in the center of town.

Pt. Judith 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.

Fall River Ferry:  Parking is available at the Fall River Line Pier at the ferry dock located at 1 Water St, Fall River, MA. All parking is owned and operated by the Fall River Line Pier Inc. The cost is $10 a day (cash only). Overnight parking is available.

Vehicle Reservations: Those who booked a vehicle reservation must arrive at the ferry terminal to check in their vehicles one hour in advanced of sailing time. 

All other travelers are recommended to leave enough time to park their vehicles and wait in line to purchase their ferry tickets prior to boarding. It is recommended you leave yourself at least 45 min-1 hour prior to sailing time to arrive at the ferry terminal.

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

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

Fall River Hi-Speed Ferry: 1 Water St. Fall River, MA 02721

Interstate Navigation Company
PO Box 3333
Narragansett, RI 02882

Pt. Judith Traditional & Hi-Speed Ferry: T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is the closest airport.
T.F. Green Airport referred to as the Providence airport is actually located in Warwick, RI just 45 minutes from Galilee/Point Judith. The closest International airport is Logan International Airport (BOS) located in Boston which is approximately 2 hours.

Newport Hi-Speed Ferry: T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is the closest airport.
T.F. Green Airport referred to as the Providence airport is actually located in Warwick, RI just 45 minutes from Newport. The closest International airport is Logan International Airport (BOS) located in Boston which is approximately 2 hours.

Fall River Hi-Speed Ferry: T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is the closest airport.
T.F. Green Airport referred to as the Providence airport is actually located in Warwick, RI  just 30 minutes from Fall River . The closest International airport is Logan International Airport (BOS) located in Boston which is approximately 1 hour to Fall River.

Pt. Judith Traditional & Hi-Speed Ferry: Unfortunately at this time, there is no public transportation from T.F. Green Airport to the ferry terminals in Point Judith. Car rental agencies, Taxis and car services are available.

Newport Hi-Speed Ferry: TF Green Airport: RIPTA offers Public Transportation to the Newport Visitors center which is walking distance to the ferry terminal. Car Rental Agencies, Taxis and car services are available. 

Fall River Hi-Speed Ferry: (information coming soon!)

Pt. Judith Traditional & Hi-Speed Ferry: Amtrak Kingston Station - West Kingston, RI (20 minutes to Pt. Judith)

Newport Hi-Speed Ferry: Amtrak Kingston Station - West Kingston, RI (30 minutes to Newport)

Fall River Hi-Speed Ferry: Amtrak Providence Station-Providence, RI (18 minutes to Fall River, MA)

Blockisland.com    Providing a collection of information for visitors, including listings of accommodations, dining, recreation, beaches, shopping, events and more.

Block Island Tourism Council

Blockislandinfo.com

Block Island Chamber of Commerce toll free at 1-800-383-2474.

Pt. Judith Traditional Ferry: Approximate sailing time is 55 minutes.

Pt. Judith Hi-Speed Ferry: Approximate sailing time is 30 minutes. This is the fastest ferry trip offered from the mainland. 

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

Fall River Hi-Speed Ferry: Approximate sailing time is 2 hours & 15 minutes including the quick stop at Perrotti Park to pick up our Newport passengers. 

Pt. Judith 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.

Pt. Judith 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 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.

Fall River 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.

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. Please note: the concessions on board are cash only. 

Block Island Ferry Gear is also sold on board the ferry. Visit our online store for a preview of what is available

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.

Fall River 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

Pt. Judith Traditional Ferry:  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. Click here for more information on freight shipping & receiving.

Hi-Speed Ferry: The Hi-Speed Ferry does not carry freight.

Newport Hi-speed Ferry: The Hi-Speed Ferry does not carry freight.

Fall River Hi-speed Ferry: The Hi-Speed Ferry does not carry freight.

 

 

 

Pt. Judith 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.

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

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

Fall River 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. 

In the event of questionable weather we update the outgoing message on our phone system as well as on the home page of our website. We also post to our facebook and twitter pages.

Pt. Judith 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 online click here to visit our online store. Click here to purchase your tickets online 

Pt. Judith Hi-Speed Ferry:

Passenger reservations are recommended for the Hi-Speed Ferry as space is limited.
Click here to purchase your tickets online 

Newport Hi-Speed Ferry:

Passenger reservations are recommended for the Newport ferry. Tickets can be purchased on-line ticketing site. Click here to purchase your tickets online  Passenger tickets can purchased at the ticket booth on the date of departure as space allows.

Fall River Hi-Speed Ferry:

Passenger reservations are recommended for the Fall River ferry. Tickets can be purchased on-line ticketing site. Click here to purchase your tickets online Passenger tickets can purchased at the ticket booth window on the date of departure as space allows.

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. Click here for more information on vehicle reservations.

Vehicles are transported on the Tradtional ferry from Pt. Judith only. All other ferries are passengers & bicycles only. 

Vehicle reservation may be cancelled 7 full days prior to departure date for a refund and you will be charged a cancellation fee of $11.70 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.

Fall River 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.

Fall River 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

To find more information about our Pt. Judith, Block Island, Newport and Fall River departure points, such as parking facilities, transportation, and tourist info, please visit our Around The Towns Pages.

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