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Transportation

Getting to the island by boat or plane (we don't recommend swimming)

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Block Island Ferry

The best-known method of traveling to the island is, of course, the Block Island Ferry. It even has its own theme song (cue steel drums) and signature cocktail (the Chai-tini). There are both a bar and snack bar on board, but take a lesson from us: no matter how much you beg and plead, the bar will not serve alcohol until the ferry leaves the dock. 

There are three departure points for the ferry. Point Judith is the most common, offering both traditional (55 minutes) and high-speed (30 minutes) service. Newport and Fall River offer high-speed service only. 401-783-4613. 

Point Judith
304 Great Island Rd.,

Narragansett
Both traditional and high-speed schedules vary throughout the season. Check the website for detailed schedule. 

Newport
Perotti Park, America's Cup Ave.
June 21-September 1
Monday-Sunday
Departs Newport at 9:45am and 12:30pm; departs Block Island at 11:15am and 6:05pm.

Fall River
Fall River State Pier, 1 Water St.
June 21-September 1
Monday-Sunday
Departs Fall River at 8:30am; departs Block Island at 6:05pm. 

New England Airlines

If you absolutely can't wait a whole half-hour to get your island adventure started, your aerial option will get you there in a scant 12 minutes. Departures from Westerly State Airport are every hour on the half-hour during peak months.

56 Airport Rd., Westerly 800-243-2460 

Transportation To The Ferry/Airport
A Airline Express
401-295-1100  

Little Rest Livery
401-294-1414 

Getting Around
Block Island is easy to navigate without a car. Much of what you want to see and do is within an easy walk from the ferry, but if you really want to explore, your best options are taxi, bicycle and moped. 

Taxi

McGovern’s Taxi
401-862-6087 

Mig Rig’s Taxi
401-480-0493  

Rondo’s Taxi
401-446-5550

Bicycle/Moped

Aldo’s Mopeds and Bikes
Weldons Way
401-466-5018

Island Moped and Bike
Water St.
401-741-2329


Old Harbor Bike Shop
Water St.
401-466-2029

The Moped Man
Water St.
401-466-5444

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