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Tancook Ferry

For more information on the Reimagine Ferry Wharf project, please click here to visit our community engagement website.

The Tancook Island ferry runs daily year-round on a predetermined schedule. The William G. Ernst vessel transports passengers from the mainland to the islands. The ferry departs from Chester and services both Little and Big Tancook Islands. Visitors should arrive at least fifteen minutes before the scheduled departure time. If you have any questions regarding your sailing be sure to ask one of the friendly ferry crew for assistance.

There is short-term designated parking on Duke Street. For longer stays, visit the Tancook Island parking lot on Valley Road, Chester.


Day Departs Tancook Departs Chester

Monday to Friday

6:00 am 7:00 am
  8:00 am 10:20 am
  1:30 pm 3:40 pm
  4:30 pm 5:30 pm
Friday evening 6:30 pm 8:30 pm
  9:30 pm 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am 1:00 pm
  6:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sunday and holidays 9:00 am 10:00 am
  5:00 pm 6:00 pm