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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.

Communication between island residents, Bristol and Portsmouth town officials, business owners, and any other interested party is always welcome and encouraged. Contact us at ARmarine-office@pi-ferry.com to get the conversation started.

We are looking to add another deckhand to our crew! Check out our employment page for more information and to fill out an application!

Captains and Crew

Dan Antaya

Dan Antaya is Vice President of Engineering and Accounting at PBIT. Dan graduated from Chariho High School in 2009 where 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. Dan has enjoyed spending time on Prudence Island his whole life, commuting to the island from Wickford or Bristol in his quahog skiff.
Captain Ethan Rossi

Ethan Rossi

Ethan Rossi is Vice President of Operations at PBIT. Ethan received his 100-ton Merchant Mariners license in 2010. He then worked for Clean the Bay and Bristol Marine running vessels 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. Ethan has extensive experience in the waters of Narragansett Bay and is proud to provide a reliable ferry service for his fellow islanders.  

Domenic Castigliego

Domenic Castigliego got his start in the marine industry working on his father’s fishing boat, the Keyday & Damon, whose namesake are his two great uncles. Domenic grew up in Bristol, RI where his family has resided for generations. Domenic started working for the Prudence Island Ferry as a deckhand and began training to become a captain. When PBIT began ferry service in 2014 Domenic was hired as a captain.

Cody Thomas

Cody Thomas grew up in Bristol RI, but moved to Connecticut for his senior year of high school and graduated in 2015. Following high school he returned to Bristol working in the food industry. Cody joined PBIT as a deckhand in 2016 and is currently the senior deckhand on board. Cody hopes to continue to advance his career in the marine industry.

Jeff Macdonough

Jeffrey Macdonough grew up in Bristol R.I and spent his early summers learning to sail in Bristol Harbor, later becoming head instructor of the sailing program. Jeff pursued a career in the marine industry by attending Northeast Maritime Institute in Fairhaven, MA. Jeff initially joined PBIT as a summer intern and quickly rose through the ranks to deckhand and up to captain starting in December 2018.