Ferry Services

Find out where ferries are in service and when they operate.

About the Pelee Island transportation service

The M.V. Pelee Islander, one of two vessels that currently serves Pelee Island.

The Ministry of Transportation provides year-round transportation service to Pelee Island by:

  • two provincially owned ferries in the summer (M.V. Pelee Islander and M.V. Jiimaan)
  • air service in the winter

The ferries operate from the mainland at either Leamington or Kingsville to Pelee Island, and from Pelee Island to Sandusky, Ohio. The air service operates between Pelee Island and the Windsor municipal airport.

The ferry and air services are managed by the Owen Sound Transportation Company, an agency of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, under contract with MTO.

For Pelee Island ferry and air schedules, please visit OntarioFerries.com.

About the new vessel

Based on a study of the long-term and short-term needs for Pelee Island, the ministry is building a new vessel to replace the aging M.V. Pelee Islander. The new vessel is expected to be in service in 2018.

The vessel will be a passenger and vehicle ferry. It will have a bow visor and ramp and a stern ramp, designed to use the existing docks at Pelee Island, Leamington and Kingsville.

The minimum length of the new vessel will be 60m. It will carry:

The ferry dock at Pelee Island
  • a maximum of 399 passengers

And either:

  • 4 tractor trailers plus 16 cars

or

  • 34 cars when no tractor trailers are present

Project status

2013: the ministry hired a shipbuilding expert to provide advice on naval architecture and marine engineering during procurement, design, and construction.

February 2014: the ministry began procurement for a shipyard to design and build the new vessel.

Check back for ongoing updates as the project progresses.



Glenora Ferry Schedule and Service


Glenora ferry at sunset

Glenora to Adolphustown

Ferry capacity :

  • 21 cars, end-loading
  • length of car deck : 38.7 metres (127 feet)
  • vehicle height restriction : 4.1 metres (13 feet 5 inches)
  • maximum gross load : 18 tonnes


Glenora ferry schedule


Season Ferry times
Winter (mid-October to Victoria Day weekend) Daily 30-minute service* 6 a.m. to 1:15 a.m.
Spring (Victoria Day weekend to late June) Mon-Fri: 30-minute service* 6 a.m. to 1:15 a.m.
Weekends and Victoria Day only:
  • 30-minute service* 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 15-minute service** 10:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • 30-minute service* 7:30 p.m. to 1:15 a.m.
Summer (Late June to mid-October)
  • 30-minute service* 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 15-minute service** 10:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • 30-minute service* 7:30 p.m. to 1:15 a.m.

*When on 30-minute service (1 ferry), a ferry departs:

  • Glenora on the hour and the half-hour
  • Adolphustown at a quarter to and a quarter after the hour

**When on 15-minute service (2 ferries), a ferry departs each terminal every 15 minutes.

You can contact the Glenora Ferry Office at 613-476-2641.


Wolfe Island Ferry Service


Departs from Wolfe Island Departs from Kingston
5:45 a.m. 6:15 a.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays -
Dangerous Goods Only.
No passengers carried.
6:45 a.m. 7:15 a.m.
7:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Thursdays -
Dangerous Goods Only.
No passengers carried.
11:30 a.m.
12 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
1:15 p.m. 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays -
Dangerous Goods Only.
No passengers carried.
3 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.
6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.
9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.
10:40 p.m. 11:20 p.m.
12 a.m. 12:40 a.m.
1:20 a.m. 2 a.m.

Kingston Terminal:

  • located at the intersection of Ontario Street and Barrack Street.

Wolfe Island Docks:

Wolfe Island ferry at sunset
  • Summer season (approximately April to December): use the Marysville (Wolfe Island Village) dock
  • Winter season (approximately December to April): use the Dawson's Point dock, located 4.8 km east of Marysville

Ferry capacity:

  • 55 cars, end-loading
  • length of car deck: 61 metres (200 feet)
  • vehicle height restriction: 4.4 metres (14 feet 5 inches)
  • maximum gross load: as per Highway Traffic Act

You can contact the Wolfe Island Ferry Office at 613-548-7227.

The 6:15 a.m. ferry on Tuesdays and Thursdays transports dangerous goods only. Dangerous goods return trip on Tuesdays are at 2:30 p.m. and on Thursdays 10:30 a.m. No passengers or vehicles allowed on dangerous goods trips to and from the island.


Special arrangements

Large walk-on passenger groups, cyclist groups or bus tours should notify the appropriate ferry office 48 hours in advance to avoid delays.

If you need to transport an oversize load, you will need an oversize/overweight permit. You must provide proof of this permit before you schedule ferry requirements.


Other ferries

Amherst Island ferry (operated by Loyalist Township)

Howe Island-County ferry (operated by the County of Frontenac)

Frontenac Islands ferries (operated by the Township of Frontenac Islands)

Horne's ferry (privately operated)


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