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 Bristol

Parking is run by the Town of Bristol’s Harbor Master’s Office.

Phone: 401.253.1700

Overnight ferry lot parking: Temporarily unailable

Annual parking: $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 as of September 14, 2014

The previous one-way entrance will now be a two-way passage to and from Narragansett Ave. Vehicles may also exit at the north end of the parking lot by the new ferry office.

There will no longer be any overnight parking in the middle section of the parking lot. That area will be used for day parking and to line up vehicles to board the ferry.

On the water side of the lot there will be three types of parking:

  • drop off
  • daily with no overnight parking (this will be closest to the pier)
  • 72 hour parking (this will be farthest from the pier)

The row against the grass will have two types of parking:

  • live parking
  • two week parking

There will be signs.

As the population changes during different seasons, we will try to make changes to best use the parking area.

Please look for the parking signs as these areas will be monitored and enforced regularly.

Use of public boat ramp.

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

Parking Diagram for Prudence

Parking Diagram for Prudence