Prudence & Bay Islands Transport is currently hiring for the Deckhand position.

Prudence Bay Islands Transport is a ferry service operating between Bristol Rhode Island and Prudence Island Rhode Island.

Employees duties will include;

  • Line handling
  • Diesel engine maintenance & monitoring
  • Vessel upkeep & sanitation
  • Passenger & vehicle loading and unloading
  • Ticket sales and reservation processing

Majority of this position takes place outdoors and applicants must be willing to perform at times physical work in the elements.

The deckhand position is also a customer service position and applicants will be expected to work with the public on a daily basis.

A basic knowledge of computers is required.

Marine experience is not necessary but will be considered during the hiring process.

Employees will be enrolled in the maritime consortium random drug testing program and a pre-employment test is required.

Click the links below to fill out an application online or to download the application.

Individuals interested in the deckhand position can also contact Ethan Rossi at with letters of interest, applications, resumes and questions about the position.

Applicants can also drop off applications and resumes in person at our Bristol Ferry terminal located at 147 Thames St. Bristol, Rhode Island

Download Application

Pilot House