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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.

Who are we?

MV/Herbert C. Bonnersland

MV/Herbert C. Bonner

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 have a late run on Fridays so residents have time to go out to shop and/or to have dinner in Bristol. We are looking for restaurants and stores that will deliver to the ferry. Many people stop for dinner on Sunday nights after leaving the island and before heading home.

Parking in Bristol

Bristol, RI to Prudence Island, RI

Do you have a small specialty shop that might be able to provide a birthday gift for a child or adult? Fresh seafood? Or something else?

Let us help let people know.

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