Providence-Newport Ferry service returns June 26

Newport Tourism Industry Prepares For Return Of Out Of Staters In Phase 2

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)– Rhode Islanders looking for a get-away– that doesn’t involve traffic– will be happy to hear that the Providence-Newport Ferry service will be ready for passengers starting June 26.

The number of tickets sold per trip has been reduced in an effort to reduce crowding and promote social distancing. That means 90 passengers on days with good weather, when outdoor seating is available, and 60 passengers during inclement weather. Enhanced sanitation measure will also take place between trips.

Face coverings will be required during the trip, and on the docks and in ticket lines. Those feeling ill have been asked to refrain from riding the ferry.

There will be four round-trips per day during the peak summer season, and the service runs seven days-a-week. On weekends, the ferry will also service the port in Bristol.

Ticket prices start at $11 for adults, and $5.50 for senior citizens, children, and disabled passengers. Bicycles and pets are allowed on board at no additional charge.

“Newport is happy to have a convenient, car-free way for visitors to come enjoy our City,” Newport Mayor Jamie Bova said.

More information is available on the Rhode Island Department of Transportation website.

©WLNE-TV/ABC 6 2020




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