To Our Customers; 

 

A request for bids is being put together by the town of Bristol and a contractor should be selected March 15th.  Timing on the project depends on the winning contractor and availability of materials.  The work could start as soon as April 1st and will take between four and six weeks.  During construction, the ferry will carry walk on passengers.  Special truck runs can be scheduled on A&R Marine Construction’s Landing Craft by calling the Prudence & Bay Islands Transport office.  For more information on the dock repairs, please contact the Town of Bristol.

 

With the smaller ferry temporarily in service, space is limited. Therefore, if you arrive at the ferry with a vehicle that is longer than what is on your reservation, you will be put on standby until it is clear that space is available.

 

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.

Welcome!

Prudence & Bay Islands Transport was formed by Prudence Island residents to provide transportation needs to and from our island and other bay islands. What makes us different is we know what it’s like to leave by boat every day to go to work or school. We know what challenges there are to running a business on island and scheduling supplies to be brought over. And we know how important it is to keep to a schedule.

 

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 ticket 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.

January 1, 2017 – March 31, 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
* Wednesday Only
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
**7:00pm
**7:25pm
**7:30pm
**8:00pm
* Thursday only
** Friday only
Saturday – Sunday
7:30am
8:00am
8:30am
9:00am
9:45am
10:15am
10:30am
11:00am
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:15pm
4:45pm
New Year’s Day Schedule
9:45am
10:15am
10:15am
10:45am
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:15pm
4:45pm
President’s Day will run a Sunday schedule.

 

  • Captains Cards (reloadable cards to purchase reservations online or in the office) are now available.
  • At this time we have no time table for the Bristol ramp replacement.

 

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.

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