Public Notice: IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR END OF 2018 PELEE FERRY SEASON view more information
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Public Notice


The 2018 Pelee Island Ferry Service season will come to its end with the last ferry leaving Pelee Island on Monday, December 10 at 7am. In preparation, all High and oversized vehicles must be off the Island no later than the Jiimaan’s last Island departure scheduled for 4pm on Friday, December 7. All high vehicles that do not currently have reservations are encouraged to make them as soon as possible. Vehicles without reservations will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis at time of departure.

MV Pelee Islander will go into service for the weekend to finish the season, and will be operating out of LEAMINGTON.

Ferry Schedule for Friday December 7 – Monday December 10:

Friday December 7


Departing Pelee Island at 8:00am and 4:00pm (last sailing)

Departing Kingsville at 10:00am

Pelee Islander

Departing Leamington at 6:30pm

Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9

Pelee Islander

Departing Pelee Island at 8:00am and 4:00pm

Departing LEAMINGTON at 10:00am and 6:00pm

Monday, December 10

Pelee Islander

Departing Pelee Island at 7:00am (last sailing of season)

ALL sailings are subject to weather and safety conditions. Please be aware that weather conditions can force the ferry service to stop operating in advance of December 10.

Winter Air Service will begin with the first flight departing Windsor on Monday, December 10 at 4:00pm.  Please see for details on Winter Air Service schedules, rates and reservations.

November 16, 2018 – Update on the MV Pelee Islander II.

The Owen Sound Transportation Company (operates the ferry service on behalf of MTO) plans to continue MV Pelee Islander II sea trials next week to gain experience in manoeuvring the vessel in winds that vary in speed and direction, which are typically found in the fall. These cargo only training sailings, will also allow the crew to become more familiar with vehicle loading/unloading procedures on the new vessel.

The operator will continue to deliver regular ferry service to Pelee Island using the MV Jiimaan, at the same time that the sea trials are performed.

The MV Pelee Islander II will begin providing ferry service in May 2019.

Pelee Island Transportation Services


Pelee Island Transportation Services 2018/19 Winter Air Service

Reservations for the 2018/19 Winter Air Service will be available on the dates indicated below.

Please call 519-724-2115 or 1-800-661-2220 or visit our Pelee terminal office to make your reservation.

Monday, November 19, 2018 for Permanent Pelee Island Residents
Thursday, November 22, 2018 for the General Public

Winter Air Service flights will commence on Monday, December 10 departing Windsor at 4:00 pm. All flights departing out of Windsor will be from the Great Lakes Flight Centre located at

2800 Hayes Rd, Windsor, Ont, for additional information please call 519-9697052.

Thank You
Pelee Island Transportation Services

Please follow @peleeferry Twitter for information on all ferry departure weather delay, cancellation and rescheduled sailings during fall season.



Click here for information and photos of the new Pelee Islander II

Sept 4, 2018: OSTC Statement regarding the cancellation of 3 of 4 round-trips on Labour Day Monday.

OSTC deeply regrets the inconvenience to our customers this Labour Day, particularly on what was for many of them, the final day of their family vacations.

At approximately 5:45am on Monday, September 3, the Chi-Cheemaun ferry’s vehicle ramp was damaged during the course of a normal daily pre-startup procedure.

Upon notification, OSTC immediately dispatched personnel from Owen Sound, and cancelled the first round-trip of the day which was scheduled to depart from Tobermory at 7am.

Public messaging was sent out via Twitter, the company webpage, the company Facebook page, and media release. Wherever possible, customers also were contacted via telephone.

Public messages concerning schedule changes were updated throughout the day as soon as new information became available.

The repair and subsequent inspection necessitated the cancellation of three of the ferry service’s four scheduled round trips, and a significant delay to the single round-trip which departed from Tobermory at 5:38pm and South Baymouth at7:38pm.

An active investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.

Thank you



2018 Pelee Island Pheasant Hunt Schedule

The 2018 Hunt Schedule is complete, click here for full schedule



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