The Ferry District is bringing back two-way passenger ticketing beginning October 1st. All passenger ticket pricing will remain the same, and there is no pricing change for autos. See the complete policy below.
The Ferry District recognizes that some passengers will have purchased Round Trips and may not have left the island prior to October 1, 2017. The Ferry staff will be flexible with customers as they get accustomed to the new policy after October 1.
Meeting Notice: New Ticketing Policy – informal questions and answers with Ferry Management on Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27 at 5:00 pm at the Ferry Terminal Building Waiting Room on Fishers.
Re: Effective October 1, 2017, Change in Ticket Policy
- Passengers purchasing round trip passage at the New London Terminal will be issued one ticket. The ticket will be hole-punched by a deckhand while under way, and returned to the passenger for use on their return trip from the Island.
- Round trips only originate from New London.
- Passengers from Fishers Island will utilize the same round trip ticket for return passage and present that ticket to a deckhand when disembarking the ferry at New London. Passengers who do not present a ticket will be directed into the New London ticket office for purchase.
- Seasonal and resident pricing remains unchanged for round trip tickets.
- Commuter books will still be offered at existing discounts, and hole-punched as above.
- Tickets will be sold at the Ferry terminals in New London and on Fishers Island during normally scheduled hours.
- A One-way passenger ticket costs $15 regardless of seasonal pricing or residential status. One-way tickets will only be used when leaving the Island and presented when disembarking at New London.
- One-way passenger tickets will be also be available for purchase at kiosks located at the Fishers Island Ferry Terminal waiting room and at the Village Market.
- Fishers Island School students (K-12) traveling by Ferry from New London, will receive one round trip ticket per day and must show a school ID for their return trip.
- Visiting team members attending a FI School sporting event will receive one round trip ticket per day.
- Automobiles are unchanged. Tickets will be hole-punched to show that it has been used, and turned in when getting on a ferry at New London. An auto ticket is not required for return travel.
- On Board ticket sales will not be offered at this time.
- Old tickets and ticket books can be exchanged one for one at the New London terminal until 6/1/2018 at which date they will be expired.
- The Ferry is looking forward to streamlining its ticketing process by incorporating better technology in the future.
The Fishers Island Ferry District reserves the right to amend the Ticketing Policy at any time. Anyone who has questions or concerns regarding this policy is invited to attend the next Fishers Island Ferry Districts Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:30PM.
Questions may be directed to District Manager Geb Cook at email@example.com
An informal questions and answers session with Ferry Management on Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00 and again at 5:00 pm at the Ferry Terminal Building Waiting Room on Fishers.