Public Notice

Dry-docking for the MV Pelee Islander II and reservation opening

Pelee Island Transportation

To mark the start of the season, reservations for the Pelee ferry service will open on March 6th, 2023. The Pelee Islander will commence sailing April 1st this year as the MV Pelee Islander II will be out-of-water due to its 5-year dry-docking.

Transport Canada requires a dry-dock inspection every 5-years, and for PI2 is expected to be complete early May 2023. The dry-dock is dependent on weather and contractor (dry-dock yard) availability. Upon dry-dock completion and return, the MV Pelee Island II will commence its spring sailing schedule.

To maintain service levels to Pelee Island more sailings and capacity have been introduced. On March 20th and 21st, the MV Pelee Islander II will conduct four (4) roundtrip
cargo runs. One of these journeys will be a designated dangerous goods run to provide fuel for the island. An additional round-trip will be scheduled for the MV Pelee Islander on Mondays and Saturdays as of April 1st, 2023, until the PI2 returns.

Travelers are able to book reservations beginning on March 6th at 8:00am limited to Pheasant Hunt (October 15th – November 4th) and the March 20th-21st Cargo runs.
Reservations can be made online or over the phone, 1-800-661-2220. As of March 7th, at 8:00am, all 2023 sailing dates will be open.

OSTC will communicate any schedule changes through its website and social media
outlets as they become available

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