Pelee Island Ferries

A ferry ride to Pelee Island is something special. Everything changes the moment you pull away from the dock. The ship cuts through the warm waters of Lake Erie and your cares drift away in her wake. Then, as the island comes into view above the horizon, you know that this is just the beginning...

Discover Pelee Island

Known as Canada’s best kept secret, Pelee Island is a destination like no other. With a long history of hospitality, bountiful vineyards, warm sandy beaches, and a beautifully mild climate, Pelee is the perfect island retreat.

Ready to ride the Pelee Island Ferries?

Reservations required. Book Today!

Ship Amenities

Observation Deck

Relax above deck while enjoying the sights and sounds of beautiful Lake Erie. Bask in the sun, chat with fellow passengers, and start your trip off right.

All Day Cafeteria

What better way to break up your travel day than with a delicious meal served by our friendly staff?

Vehicle Transportation

Plan to drive around the island? No problem! We’ll transport your vehicle safely and securely, leaving you fully prepared for sightseeing.

Boatique Store

Commemorate your time on the island with a souvenir, or impress your friends in your stylish nautical apparel.

Reservation Line Hours:

March 1 – March 31
8:00am – 5:00pm
Daily

April 1 – Dec. 9
8:00am – 6:00pm
Daily

Pelee Island Terminal

General Delivery
Pelee Island, ON
N0R 1M0
519-724-2115

Leamington Terminal

500 Erie Street
Leamington, ON
N8H 3E5
519-326-2154

Kingsville Terminal

25 Dock Road
Kingsville, ON
N9Y 2E7
519-733-4474

General Information

Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding.

Reservation holders, all vehicles, and all freight must check in at the ticket booth a minimum of one hour prior to sail time.

Cancellations must be received a minimum of 120 hours (5 Days) prior to sailing time or full vehicle fare will be charged. Cancellations can be made at either ferry terminal, or by calling 1-800-661-2220.

Leamington and Kingsville to Pelee Island: approximately 1 hour 30 mins.

Sandusky, OH to Pelee Island: approximately 1 hour 45 mins.

All passengers must vacate the vehicle deck during passage. Vehicles are loaded and unloaded at the owner’s risk. The owner/operator of the vessel assumes no responsibility for the contents of any vehicle, or for the security of, or damage caused to or by vehicles, motorcycles, or bicycles while aboard the ship.

Non-Canadians require a passport when entering Canada via Pelee Island. Likewise non-Americans travelling through to Sandusky, OH will require a passport.

International travellers may be subject to random screening of their baggage and/or vehicles, as per security regulations.

Elevator service is available aboard the Jiimaan, but unavailable aboard the Pelee Islander and Pelee Islander II. Please advise the ticket agent upon arrival if elevator service is required.

Manual wheelchairs are available at all terminals and aboard all vessels. Please ask staff for assistance.

Barrier free washrooms are available at the Kingsville and Leamington terminals as well as aboard the Jiimaan. The Pelee Islander and Pelee Islander II are equipped with accessible washrooms.

Pets may remain inside the vehicle during transit, or within designated areas of the outside decks provided they are leashed and under the control of their owner.

Passengers must declare additional fuel containers upon arrival at the dock. Transport Canada regulations prohibit transporting fuels in excess of the following quantities:

Propane – Recreational Vehicles

No more than two propane cylinders up to 25 litres each, safely secured in an upright position with valves closed, and tagged by OSTC staff.

Propane – Built in Propane Tanks

The tank must be original equipment manufactured (OEM), and engineered for the vehicle.

Gasoline – Automobiles

No more than two portable containers of up to 25 litres each.

Gasoline – Motorboats

No more than two portable containers of up to 25 litres each.

Credit and debit cards are accepted aboard the Jiimaan, while the Pelee Islander and Pelee Islander II accept only credit.

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