Take your group to Block Island!
Whether you are looking for ferry tickets for your group or for one of the many packages that we offer, the Block Island Ferry Group Sales Office can help you plan the best itinerary for your trip. Any group of 25 people or more qualifies for a group discount aboard the ferry, as well as the opportunity to reserve a Lunch or Tour package of the island. Examples of groups that have booked with us have included:
☻ Family Groups ☻ Corporate Groups ☻Tour Companies ☻Recreation Departments
☻ Wedding Parties ☻ Boy and Girl Scouts ☻School Groups
Bookings must be made at least two weeks prior to your intended travel date to qualify for a group discount. Please contact a Group Representative today to receive more information.
Private and Family Groups
Groups of 25 people or more qualify for a group discount aboard the ferry. If you are looking to bring a group to Block Island for a family reunion, birthday party, graduation party, or any other special event, group reservations can be offered for your convenience. Purchased in advanced at a discounted price, ferry tickets will be waiting for your group to pick up at the Ticket Office window. Simply check-in at the ticket office, board the ferry, and you are ready for your island trip.
If you are a tour operator looking to set up your group’s trip to Block Island, we have a variety of day trip and overnight packages available for offer. Set sail aboard our Traditional or Hi-Speed ferries located out of our Pt. Judith and Newport locations. Whether you choose to reserve ferry tickets only, or one of our island packages, your group will be greeted by one of our Block Island Ferry representatives to make sure they are checked-in and have everything they need prior to boarding. In addition to their ferry tickets, your group will be given complimentary beverage vouchers for the ferry. For groups booking the full island package, a Block Island Ferry escort will accompany your group on their island excursion for the day. Some of the packages we are offered are Block Island Sampler Day Trip which includes Ferry, Lunch & Island Tour. We also offer special interest activities like a tour of North Light Fibers-a working fiber mill that’s situated on a farm of exotic animals, Lobster & Lighthouses with a guided tour of two historic lighthouses and a traditional New England Lobster bake. All of these packages can be personalized for your group’s interests. Please contact us for more details.
Companies looking to send their employees to the island can do so through our Group Sales department. Corporate groups have the option to just reserve the ferry tickets at our discounted group price, or book one of our island packages to make the most of their trip. Many groups have opted for our Ferry & Lunch package, which includes a three course meal on the veranda at one of the island’s premier hotels. Lunches include appetizer, entrée, and dessert options, as well as coffee and soft drinks. Groups may choose to reserve either our Traditional or Hi-Speed ferries, conveniently located in Pt. Judith and downtown Newport.
Ferry Tickets- Just like regular group reservations, discounted tickets are offered to wedding groups of 25 people or more. If you would like to offer your wedding guests the convenience of having their ferry tickets in hand upon arrival, we can mail out your pre-purchased tickets to you for you to distribute out to your guests prior to the wedding.
Bus Transportation-The Block Island Ferry offers convenient transportation for large parties on Block Island with the use of our privately owned school bus. Bus reservations may be used for large wedding or private parties who are looking to transport their guests from one location to the other. We also offer the bus for those who would like to treat their guests to a one-hour island narrated tour, or other more personalized itineraries such as on-site transportation for wedding parties looking to take pictures with their photographer.
Troops that are looking for a bike or hiking trip during the day, or a camping trip overnight may book their tickets in advanced with us for the ferry. For overnight groups, we can accommodate vehicles with or without trailers aboard the ferry for troops needing to transport camping gear, bicycles, or other items during their trip. For troops looking to travel for the day, bicycle tickets may be reserved in place of a vehicle. Plenty of space is available aboard the ferries to store luggage, backpacks, and bicycles during the ferry ride. Island guides and maps can be picked up at the ferry terminals for scouts looking to go hiking or bike riding throughout the day, as there are many trails and paths hidden throughout the island.
School groups of all ages may book their ferry tickets for their trips to the island. Whether your school is looking for a field trip, a Seniors Week activity, or a one-day excursion trip offered by your College or University, Block Island offers something that suits everyone’s interests. For a more educational trip to the island, have your group check out the Historical Society or various nature preserves. For a more fun-filled itinerary, groups can spend the day on the beach, souvenir-shopping in town, or eating at one of the various restaurants overlooking the water.
For more information, or to book your group reservation today, please contact the Group Sales Office at:
Group Sales Office
Block Island Ferry
Megan Moran ext. 124
Angelica Pella ext. 125