Ferry Transportation Rhode Island
Rhode Island offers ferry transits in a few different locations along its seashore. 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 Harbor, RI). 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 sightseeing spot makes visiting Rhode Island so much easier.
Driving can sometimes 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 don’t 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 2 hours. 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.