AMHERST ISLAND FERRY (photo by Brian Little)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 on a daily basis, year round.

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Millhaven Dock - 5604 Highway 33
GPS Coordinate: Decimal Degrees -76.741,  44193   (photo: Brian Little)


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.                                                                                                            

Restrictions: No passengers on the 6:30 a.m. trip from Millhaven on Wednesdays (fuel trip)

Ferry will not be held for late arrivals.


 Fares (as of May 1, 2011):

  • Car, truck (under 1 ton), van, farm tractor or small school bus $9.00
  • RV or car with trailer, large vehicles requiring up to two vehicle spaces, large school bus $18.00
  • Large vehicles and trailers or equipment requiring more than two vehicle spaces $27.00
  • Motorcycle $2.00
  • Bicycle $1.50
  • 25 Ticket pkg.  $100.00
  • Maximum vehicle length 35 feet
  • Overhead clearance 10 feet
  • Crossing time 20 minutes

Note: An administration charge of $20.00 to 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.

Regular ferry maintenance is usually scheduled in advance and often advertised in local newspapers, the Township website, ferry dock signboards and household mailing to Island residents.

Prolonged unexpected breakdowns are announced on local radio stations and a message will be on the ferry office phone (613-389-3393). The Amherst Island radio station, CJAI 92.1 FM,or email can be contacted if there are any announcements to be made concerning the ferry service.

Cell Phone Use While Loading and Unloading the Ferry
Due to health and safety concerns of the traveling public, crew and property, the use of cell phones while loading and unloading the ferry is prohibited. Please pay attention and follow instructions from ferry staff.

panoramic view from Ferry looking toward Amherst Island take by Deanne Meikle

Feb 2012