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Notice: Aug 1 Ferry Service move to Kingsville dock delayed

Dredging delay means Pelee Island Ferry Service will not move to Kingsville on Saturday, August 1, 2015 as scheduled.

Ferry service will continue to operate from the Leamington terminal and dock until further notice due to a delay in the scheduled dredging of the Kingsville harbour channel. This dredging work is contracted by the Kingsville Non-Profit Port Management Corporation, on behalf of the port owners, Portco and the Town of Kingsville.

Pelee Island ferry service will continue operating from the Leamington Terminal until at least August 14, or until such time that it can be confirmed that sufficient progress in dredging has made the harbour channel safe for passenger ferry use.

Ferry customers will be provided with one week’s notice of the ferry service return to Kingsville once the moving date can be established. Please continue to follow the Pelee Island Transportation Service website and @peleeferry on Twitter for updates.
MV Pelee Islander on Propane DG run, Monday, July 6

Please note the following change to the MV Pelee Islander schedule for Monday, July 6:

11:00am departure from Leamington - NO PASSENGERS with or without vehicles. Ship is carrying a Propane truck to service Pelee Island residents and businesses.

Ferry will provide service between Pelee Island and Sandusky as per the schedule.

5:00pm departure from Pelee Island to Leamington - NO PASSENGERS with or without vehicles. Ship is carrying Propane truck back to mainland.

Pelee Island to get new Ferry
Ontario's Ministry of Transportation has announced funding and a ship building contract for a new ferry to replace the 55 year-old MV Pelee Islander.

See complete announcement at: Click here to go to the MTO News Release website...

May 30/31 is Pelee Island Marathon Weekend!

Sailing Schedule changes for Marathon weekend are as follows:

Saturday, May 30

Jiimaan sailing schedule - no change.
Pelee Islander will make an additional sailing: departing Leamington at 4pm

Sunday, May 31

Pelee Islander:
Departs Pelee Island at 8am
Departs Leamington at 10am
The 4pm from Leamington is cancelled

Departs Pelee Island at 12noon, 4pm & 8pm
Departs Leamington at 2pm, 6pm & 9:30pm

Best of luck to all Marathon participants!

Jiimaan will not offer alcoholic beverage services during Victoria Day weekend

Pelee Island Transportation is pleased to be part of your Victoria Day weekend plans. We expect a very busy weekend, and encourage all foot passengers to arrive at the ferry dock early. Please be mindful that we do not exceed the ferries' regulated passenger count limits.

Please also note that there will be no alcoholic beverage sales or service on the Jiimaan from Friday, May 15 through Monday May 18, 2015.

Passengers are welcome to transport, but not consume alcohol on the ferry under the following conditions:

No alcohol can be transported on the ferry unless it is in its original unopened, sealed container, and must remain properly stowed in passenger baggage. Alcohol cannot be opened or consumed on the ferry.

General Passenger Behaviour: All passengers are expected to be respectful of their fellow travellers' safety and comfort. Any person arriving at the dock who appears to be inebriated, or is otherwise disorderly, may be denied transportation on the ferry. The ferry service is not responsible for any costs incurred by persons refused transportation.

We appreciate your cooperation. Have a great weekend!

Marine Engineer Opportunities at Pelee Island Transportation:
OSTC is seeking qualified applicants for Marine Engineer Officer Positions at the Pelee Island Transportation Service on Lake Erie.

Click here for more information and application requirements.

New website coming soon!
Our new website is under construction and will be launched during the 2015 sailing season.

2015 Ferry Service start date
2015 Ferry Service between Leamington, ON and Pelee Island will begin with the 6pm departure of MV Pelee Islander from Leamington on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Winter Air Service will finish the season on Thursday morning, April 9. The last Windsor departure is at 9:00am, and the last Pelee Island departure is at 9:40am.

Jiimaan will begin ferry service as scheduled on May 1.

Ferry reservations are not required, but are highly recommended, and can be made by calling 1-800-661-2220.

2015 Ferry Service Start Date delayed due to Lake Erie Ice
Ferry service will begin when Lake Erie Ice conditions permit safe and uninterrupted operation. The ferries are not designed to operate in any type of ice condition, and are susceptible to propellor damage which can take a ferry out of service for a prolonged period of time.

Flight service will continue through Easter weekend (see flight schedule posted below), and lake ice conditions will be evaluated again on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Please continue to check this website or Twitter for daily updates beginning on Tuesday.

Air Service to continue through Easter Weekend
Late season Ice and early Easter Weekend means extra flights to accommodate Holiday travel to and from Pelee Island!

Thursday, April 2
Departing Windsor at 9:00am, 2:30pm, 3:50pm and 5:10pm
Departing Pelee Island at 9:40am, 3:10pm, 4:30pm and 5:50pm

Friday, April 3
Departing Windsor at 9:00am and 4:00pm
Departing Pelee Island at 9:40am and 4:40pm

Saturday, April 4
Departing Windsor at 9:00am and 4:00pm
Departing Pelee Island at 9:40am and 4:40pm

Sunday, April 5
Departing Windsor at 2:30pm, 3:50pm and 5:10pm
Departing Pelee Island at 3:10pm, 4:30pm and 5:50pm

Monday, April 6,
Departing Windsor at 9:00am, 2:30pm and 4:00pm
Departing Pelee Island at 9:40am, 3:10pm and 4:40pm

Reservations are required. Please contact Pelee Island Transportation Service at 800-661-2220