Ferry Transportation RI
Rhode Island offers ferry transits in a few
different locations along its sea shore. The
most popular sailing destination is probably
to and from Block Island. Block Island Ferry
Service is available year-round from Pt.
Judith, RI and seasonally from Fort Adams in
Newport, RI to Block Island town center (Old
Ferries from Pt. Judith accommodate both cars and passengers, making it easy for
you to have transportation after reaching your destination.
The ability to sail with your vehicle to
your next sight seeing spot makes visiting
Rhode Island so much easier.
sometime become boring and monotonous as you
travel along through the state. The Block
Island Ferry Service can give you that much
needed rest in between destinations. Sailing
time is normally only around 55 minutes and
allows for the scenic views of Rhode Island
to be seen from the water.
This is a wonderful surprise for the family
as you continue on through your travels. If
you do decide to take your vehicle with you,
be warned that car reservations are
necessary. The ferries can only support a
limited number of vehicles, so it is best to
make your reservations in advance. If you
donít have a reservation; the ferry operates
on a first come, first serve basis
The service from Newport takes passengers
only. The amount of passengers boarding the
ferry on a daily basis limits the vehicle
capacity of the ferry, this is why in the
past years, and car service is no longer
available. When embarking on your trip from
this area, your sailing time will run about
The other favorite ferry ride is to
Narragansett Bay aboard RIPTA's
Providence/Newport Water Ferry. It stops at
Conley's Wharf and Newport's Perrotti Park.
This service only runs from May until
October however. These are considered to be
the peak tourist months and the ferry
service helps to offset the traffic.
Rhode Island is one of the few states on the
east coast that still offer ferry
transportation as a mode of transport. Most
of the other high population areas have
opted for the new water taxis and things of
that sort. This is just another reason why
Rhode Island breathes a breath of fresh air
into any vacation plan. Tourists visiting
the area are attracted to the old style feel
of the region along with the amenities of
the world today.