Drummond Island Ferry
Access to Drummond Island has always been by boat, be it an ancient canoe or the modern ferry, or any of a host of boat possibilities utilized over the years. At times it seems that the very pulse of the island is dictated by the Ferry Schedule and the flow of vehicles to and from the ferry boat docks. These boats and their crews have provided countless safe passages, to residents and visitors alike, across the DeTour Passage of the St. Mary’s River.
Your adventure begins with a one mile ferry ride across the St. Mary's River. The ferry, capable of holding 36 cars, crosses the river hourly bringing cars, passengers, trucks, and semi trucks across to the Island. There are no advance ticket sales. Vehicles line up in DeTour waiting to board the ferry. The round trip ferry fare is collected by the deck hand once you are safely on board.
Over 100,000 round-trip vehicle tickets and nearly 200,000 round-trip passenger tickets are purchased each year. The efforts and safety records of the boats and crews are a testament to the quality of service they provide.
Drummond Island Ferry (906) 322-5511
Yes, the ferry runs all year round. Temporary closures due to high winds and heavy ice occasionally occur. Here's a nice video that highlights a voyage in sub-zero temperatures.
Video courtesy of Dan Vaught