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FERRY SCHEDULE 2022

FERRY TICKET SALES AND BOARDING PROCEDURE INFORMATION


 

 

 

2022 Ferry Schedule at Hammocks Beach State Park

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APRIL 2022 and MAY 2022
 

Beginning Friday, April 1, through Sunday, May 1, the ferry will run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.

There is no ferry service on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in April.

Beginning Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 27, the ferry will run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.

There is no ferry service on Mondays and Tuesdays during May until Memorial Day weekend.

The schedule for these days and months is as follows:

HOURLY FERRY SERVICE

4/1/2022 through 5/1/2022: Fridays through Sundays only
5/4/2022 through 5/27/2022: Wednesdays through Sundays only
Departs mainland Departs Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

 


SUMMER 2022
 

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, the ferry will run daily.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 31, through Wednesday, August 31, the schedule* for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays is:

*Please note that on Memorial Day (May 30), Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day (September 5), the ferry follows the holiday schedule (every 30 minutes) further below. There is NO ferry service on Tuesday after Labor Day.

HOURLY FERRY SERVICE

5/31/2022 through 8/31/2022: Mondays through Wednesdays
Departs mainland Departs Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

 

From Saturday, May 28, through Monday, September 5, the schedule for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and on holidays is:

FERRY SERVICE EVERY 30 MINUTES

5/28/2022 through 9/5/2022: Thursdays through Sundays and holidays
Departs mainland  Departs Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

 


SEPTEMBER 2022 and OCTOBER 2022
 

For the remainder of September, the ferry will run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. 

There is no ferry service on Mondays and Tuesdays (including Tuesday, September 6) during September after Labor Day. 

Through the month of October, the ferry will run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.

There is no ferry service on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during October.

The schedule for these days and months is as follows:

HOURLY FERRY SERVICE

9/7/2022 through 9/30/2022: Wednesdays through Sundays only
10/1/2022 through 10/30/2022: Fridays through Sundays only
Departs mainland Departs Bear Island
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

 


Fees
 

All passengers regardless of age must have a ticket. Roundtrip tickets for the ferry is:

  • $6 for adult passengers (13 years old to 61 years old); 
  • $4 for child passengers (3 years old to 12 years old);
    • Children 2 years old and younger ride for free; and
  • $4 for all senior citizens 62 years old and older.

We accept Discover, Visa and MasterCard debit or credit cards, with proper identification, for the amount of purchase only. Please note that ferry prices are subject to change without notice.

There is an Annual Pass for unlimited ferry use for six people throughout the calendar year.

 

Camping fees are $15 per night (included is a $3 nonrefundable reservation fee). All campers will also need to pay for one set of roundtrip tickets to use the ferry. Campers who are staying multiple nights and have purchased one set of roundtrip tickets are allowed one free ferry roundtrip ride per day during the days in between their arrival and departure. (Campers must present camp permit and ferry ticket receipt to receive the free tickets.)

 


Rules and conditions
 

  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at the park, except in designated areas.
  • Carts or wagons are not permitted on the ferry, unless they are collapsible.
  • Pets are not allowed on the ferry.
  • Please note that the ferry schedule can be interrupted by wind, lightning, or other factors. Please check the park website or call the park at 910-326-4881 to ensure the ferry is running as scheduled before you visit the park.