Getting Here

Getting here is half the adventure of the vacation....

With 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:

Many 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.

By Ferry:

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.  For information please visit or call(401) 783-4613.

Block Island Hi-Speed Ferry: A 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 for schedules and more information or call (401) 783-4613

Newport to Block Island Ferry: The high speed "Islander" ferry runs multiple trips daily June 24th-September 4th, 2017 from Downtown Newport (Perrotti Park) and Old Harbor, Block Island, taking one hour.  For schedule and fare information visit

Fall River to Block Island Ferry: This high speed ferry runs Fall River to Newport and then on to Block Island from June 24th-September 4th, 2017.  Sailing time from Fall River to Block Island is about 2 hours. For schedule and fare information visit

Block Island Express: 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 for schedules and more information.

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

By Plane:

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.  Parking at the Westerly airport is FREE!

For more information please visit or call (800) 243-2460.