About Us

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.

A & R Marine Corp., doing business as 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 the challenges of running a business on island and scheduling supplies to be brought over. And we know how important it is to keep to a schedule.

Communication between our residents, Bristol and Portsmouth town officials and business owners, and any other interested party is welcome. We are islanders and want to work with our island residents to help maintain our community. On the last Saturday in June every year we will hold a public meeting at 9:00am at the PIA Hall. We encourage you to attend!

Captains and Crew

Dan Antaya

Dan Antaya graduated from Chariho High School in 2009. While there he completed the three-year Marine Technologies program. After high school he majored in Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2013. His family ties to Prudence Island go back to the early 1900's. He has spent his summers and many weekends here for the last 24 years, commuting from Wickford to the west side of the Island in his quahog skiff.
Captain Ethan Rossi

Ethan Rossi

Ethan Rossi received his 100-ton Merchant Mariners license in 2010. He then worked for Clean the Bay and Bristol Marine running vessel of all sizes. Ethan grew up on Prudence Island and commuted to school by ferry and personal boat and thus knows the importance of a reliable ferry and has extensive experience in the waters of Narragansett Bay. He is looking forward to providing ferry service for his fellow islanders.  

Michael Mosher

Michael Mosher has been a seasonal Prudence Islander his entire life. In 2010, he graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with his 3rd Mate Unlimited Tonnage Merchant Mariners license. Michael now works out of New York, traveling for 3-4 weeks at a time towing oil barges on the East Coast.

Carmine

Carmine Inzitari

Carmine Inzitari has worked in the Maritime industry for the past twelve years. He spent the last seven as captain of the Prudence Ferry. He recently started a career working on tug boats but looks forward to continuing to serve the residents and guests of Prudence Island as a part-time captain for A&R Marine.
Captain Dan Blount

Dan Blount

Dan Blount graduated the University of Rhode Island in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture & Fisheries Sciences. After graduation he worked with Clean the Bay for two years, running 28 and 56 foot landing crafts. Dan received his 100-ton Merchant Mariners license. He then worked as a NOAA Scientific Observer on sea scallop vessels offshore. Dan spent almost two years as the Assistant Harbormaster on Nantucket. He earned a Coast Guard Certified Operator and Crew qualification. Dan is now the Public Programming Director for Save the Bay. His family ties to Prudence run deep. He is a 3rd generation PIVFD firefighter and spent the summers and many weekends here for the last 27 years.