Welcome to Prudence & Bay Islands Transport!
Our ferry navigates the roughly 30 minute journey from Bristol, RI to Prudence Island, RI. Our dedicated staff and crew are comprised of many Prudence Island residents who know firsthand the needs of our customers. No matter if you are a full-time island resident, a summer renter or simply a day visitor we strive to make the journey over to Prudence Island as hassle free as possible. Please continue to check out our website to find all the up to date information on ferry news, schedules and for on-line reservations for passengers and vehicles.

 

To Our Customers: As Hurricane Jose approaches our area we are expected to experience sustained tropical storm force winds (up to 40 mph) Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. The highest wind speeds are forecast to occur Wednesday morning through the afternoon. We have canceled the 5:30 pm run from Bristol, the 6:00 pm from Prudence on Tuesday and the 5:45 am from Bristol , the 6:20 am from Prudence on Wednesday. We will make an announcement Wednesday morning at 7:am as to when we will make the next run. These updates will be posted on our website, on the answering machine in the office and sent through our text message alerts.

Thank you,

A&R Marine Corp. 

Reservations may be made online or by phoning the office.  
When booking online if your vehicle is under 1 ton and over 18 ft., you will be defaulted to a 20 ft. truck fee. If your truck is under or over 20 ft. and you would like to pay the exact fee, please call the office at 401.683.0430 during phone hours, or upon arrival your vehicle may be measured and your fee adjusted.
Bristol Parking:
The parking on the ferry dock will continue to be reserved for permit customers only. Once the construction project is completed, the Town of Bristol will be renumbering the spaces to decide what is available for daily parking. You may contact the Bristol Harbor Master’s Office regarding permit parking or daily parking.

 

 

 

Text Messages

To sign up for text messaging, stop by the Prudence Office during office hours.

Captains Cards

Prudence & Bay Islands Transport is pleased to announce the use of Captains Cards.
This is a rechargeable card that can be used to make reservations online, over the phone or in person, as well as purchasing tickets at the office. If you have an online account for reservations, the Captain’s Card can be attached and will be remembered so you do not have to input your card information every time. The Captain’s Card can be purchased at the Prudence Pier Office and recharged at either office or over the phone. They will make excellent gifts. No expiration dates.

 

June 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017

Monday – Wednesday
Depart Bristol
Arrive Prudence
Depart Prudence
Arrive Bristol
5:45am
6:15am
6:20am
6:50am
7:30am
8:00am
8:30am
9:00am
9:45am
10:15am
2:30pm
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:15pm
4:45pm
5:30pm
5:55pm
6:00pm
6:30pm
Thursday – Friday
5:45am
6:15am
6:20am
6:50am
7:30am
8:00am
8:30am
9:00am
9:45am
10:15am
10:30am
11:00am
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:15pm
4:45pm
*5:30pm
*5:55pm
*6:00pm
*6:30pm
**6:00pm
**6:25pm
**6:30pm
**7:00pm
**8:00pm
**8:25pm
**8:30pm
**9:00pm
* Thursday Only
** Friday Only
Saturday – Sunday
7:30am
8:00am
8:30am
9:00am
9:45am
10:15am
10:30am
11:00am
11:30am
12:00pm
2:30pm
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:15pm
4:45pm
5:30pm
5:55pm
6:00pm
6:30pm
*7:00pm
*7:25pm
*7:30pm
*8:00pm
* Sunday Only
Tuesday. July 4th
Depart Bristol
Arrive Prudence
Depart Prudence
Arrive Bristol
7:30am
8:00am
8:30am
9:00am
9:45am
10:15am
10:30am
11:00am
1:30pm
2:00pm
2:30pm
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:15pm
4:45pm
5:30pm
5:55pm
6:00pm
6:30pm
Labor Day will run on a Sunday Schedule.

 

  • Captains Cards (reloadable cards to purchase reservations online or in the office) are now available.

 

Photo taken by Carl Bearse

  • Be sure to check out what’s happening on Prudence and in Bristol and Portsmouth. We will also post special cruises and after-hours excursions here. Read more.

  • Sign up for our email list to be informed of our progress and upcoming special excursions and events.