One of the great things about Rhode Island is the ocean. It makes for unbeatable views, day trips, and water activities, but it also means you’re not stuck taking a train, bus, car, or bike – the ocean is your form of transport, too. Why not mix up that summer road trip with a ferry ride to your favorite coastal destinations?
Block Island Ferry
Believe it or not, many Rhode Islanders have yet to experience the beauty of Block Island. Check a visit off your summer bucket list or return to this idyllic spot less than an hour away. Take it slow with the traditional ferry (55 minutes), or get to the fun faster by taking the hi-speed (30 minutes).
Depart from Narragansett and Newport.
Providence Newport Ferry
Seastreak offers ferry service between Providence and Newport for commuters and travelers alike – with a much better view than the one outside your car window. Featuring multiple decks and an indoor cabin, and room for “bikes, boards, or beagles”! Plus, they just added a stop in Bristol. Depart from Providence.
Prudence & Bay Islands Ferry
In the heart of the Bay and part of Portsmouth, this unspoiled island offers a quieter, quainter version of a Block Island day trip. Hop aboard for a 30-minute journey manned by a crew made of mostly Prudence Island residents. Depart from Bristol.