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.

Parking in Bristol

Parking in Bristol

Parking in the ferry lot is currently only available for year-round permit holders.

Day parking is available in the paved town municipal lot across from the Robin Rug factory.

There is limited overnight street parking on Mount Hope Avenue next to the East Burial Ground.

For more information please call the Bristol Harbor Master’s Office or the ferry office.

Bristol Harbor Master’s Phone: 401.253.1700

Annual parking: Currently Full; $850.00 from January 1 – December 31

Harbor Master: Gregg Marsili
Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Alves

Office Location
Maritime Center, 1st floor
Thames Street
Phone: 401.253.1700
Fax: 401.253.1706

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Parking at Homestead, Prudence Island

Please follow signs and park in areas designated for the following:

  • drop off
  • live parking
  • daily, no overnight parking
  • 72 hour parking
  • two week parking

Please note there is no parking available for longer than two weeks.

Use of public boat ramp.

You must access the boat ramp from the north end entrance and not the parking area.