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Amherst Island Ferry

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Ferry Dock Construction

The temporary ferry docks are now in service and end-loading ferry operations have begun. Signage and flaggers are on-site in the first days to assist with the transition. The attached brochure gives an overview of the changes to marshalling and parking at both Stella and Millhaven.

The Ministry of Transportation is constructing new ferry docks at Stella (Amherst Island) and Millhaven.
Sheet pile is installed at Stella for one of the temporary docks in October 2017

For the duration of this project, the most current information will be posted on the project's website, maintained by MTO's general contractor, Rankin Construction. Construction activities will also be updated on the project's Twitter account.

Ferry Service

The Amherst Island Ferry Service operates between Millhaven Wharf and Stella Wharf and is operated by Loyalist Township on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation. Service is provided on a daily basis, year round.

Ferry Schedule

Ferry leaves Stella on the hour, 6:00 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Ferry leaves Millhaven on the half hour, 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Crossing time 20 minutes.
The ferry will not be held for late arrivals.


Millhaven Dock (Mainland) - 5604 Highway 33
(GPS Coordinate: Decimal Degrees -76.741, 44.193)

The Amherst Islander 1941Fares (payable by cash or cheque only):

Note: An administration charge of $20.00 will be added to the fare for any motorist with insufficient funds to pay fare. The administration charge is required to cover costs incurred to prepare an invoice.

Please note:  

Size guidelines for larger vehicles:
The ferry has now converted to end-loading operations and as such, previous maximum length restrictions no longer apply. However, vehicles are still restricted to a maximum overhead clearance of 13 feet. Should you wish to load a vehicle exceeding that height, please contact the Ferry Office to discuss your particular instance; or bring the vehicle to the ferry dock for a test fit.