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By Ferry
Block Island Ferry/Interstate
Navigation provides year-round
service from Point Judith,
Rhode Island (304 Great Island
Road, Narragansett, R.I.) to Old
Harbor, Block Island. This is the
only ferry that can take vehicles
to the island, and reservations
for them are required (the
sooner you can do this the
better). Passengers do not need
reservations for the roughly
one-hour trip. You can find
schedules and travel and reser-
vation information for Interstate
Navigation at (866) 783-7996 or
Block Island High-Speed Ferry/
Interstate Navigation runs a
high-speed catamaran from mid-
May through mid-October that
gets you from Point Judith (304
Great Island Road, Narragan-
sett, R.I.) to Old Harbor, Block
Island, in 30 minutes. A second
high-speed catamaran runs daily
from Fall River, Massachusetts,
to Newport, Rhode Island,
and on to Block Island. For
schedules and more informa-
tion call (866) 783-7996 or visit
Block Island Express gets you
to Old Harbor in just over one
hour on a high-speed catamaran
from a terminal in New London
(2 Ferry St., New London,
Conn.) that's right next to the
Amtrak train station. It runs May
through September.
Block Island Express also offers
connections to Block Island
from Orient Point, Long Island,
via its Cross Sound Ferry
service. The two services have
matched-up schedules making it
convenient and quick to take the
fast ferry from Orient Point to
New London and connect to the
ferry to B.I., all in 2 hours and
45 minutes, including layover.
Schedules and connection
information for Block Island
Express are at (860) 444-4624
Montauk Ferry runs between
the tip of Long Island, New
York (462 West Lake Drive,
Montauk, N.Y. ), and Block
Island during the summer. The
trip takes just under two hours.
Schedules and information at
(631) 668-5700 or vikingfleet.
By Private Boat
Dock your own boat at one of
four full-service marinas or an-
chor in either Old Harbor or New
Harbor. For more information on
marinas, moorings, and anchor-
age, visit
By Commuter Plane
New England Airlines
has pro-
vided daily scheduled air service
to Block Island from Westerly,
Rhode Island, since 1970. The
airport (56 Airport Road, West-
erly, R.I.) is just off Interstate 95
and is an easy drive or train ride
from anywhere in the northeast.
(Amtrak serves Westerly with
daily trains between Washington/
New York and Boston.) Flight
time is 12 minutes. Find sched-
ules and information at (800) 243-
2460 or
By Private Plane
Block Island State Airport
welcomes private planes on
its one lane runway. There is
no control tower, but pilots
should announce themselves on
frequency 123.00.
For more information visit or
call airport manager, AvPorts, at
(401) 466-5511.
With its undulating topography and green
hills rolling toward an azure sea, Block Island
has been called "the Bermuda of the North."
Indeed, The Nature Conservancy deemed
Block Island one of the "Last Great Places."
-- Yankee Magazine
You're Closer Than You Think!
More than 20 million people are within a four-hour drive of the ferries and airlines that bring visitors
to Block Island, and more than 10 million can reach a ferry or airplane in less than two hours.
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