Getting here is half the adventure of the vacation....
regularly scheduled transportation to and from the island, visitors can
discover Block Island in just one day or stay
and experience the vacation of a lifetime.
By Private Boat:
visitors reach Block Island by way of their own boats, docking at the marinas
or anchoring in either the Old Harbor or New
Harbor areas. For harbor
and marina information please visit the Harbors and Boating section located on this website's main page.
Block Island Ferry: provides year-round service from Point Judith, RI. This is the only Ferry that can take vehicles to the island and reservations for vehicles are required. Passengers do not need reservations.
In the summer months additional service is provided to and from Newport,
RI. For information please visit www.blockislandferry.com
or call (401) 783-4613.
Block Island Hi-Speed
state-of-the-art High Speed Catamaran, the high-speed ferry sails mid-May through
mid-Oct. The ferry departs from the State Pier in Point Judith, R.I. and docks in Old Harbor
in under 30 minutes. Please visit www.blockislandferry.com
for schedules and more information or call (401) 783-4613
Connects New London, CT and Old Harbor, Block Island
in just over one hour on a high-speed catamaran. The terminal in New London is located next to the train station and limited parking is available with a municipal garage across the street. This ferry runs May through September only. Visit www.goblockisland.com for schedules and more
Viking Fast Ferry: Connects Montauk, NY to New Harbor, Block Island in about one hour via high speed ferry. Ferry runs Memorial Day through Labor Day only. For schedule information and directions visit www.vikingfleet.com.
New England Airlines has
been providing daily scheduled air service to Block Island
as a certificated Commuter Airline since 1970. Air services, provided by New
England Airlines, are offered daily (year round) from Westerly, RI. Westerly, located just off
Interstate 95 is an easy drive, or train ride from anywhere in New England. (AMTRAK serves Westerly
with daily trains between Washington/New York and Boston). Flight time between Westerly and Block Island is 12 minutes.
For more information please visit www.block-island.com/nea or call (800) 243-2460.