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Prudence Island Ferry

Church St. Wharf at Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809
401-25-9808
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Ferry riders beware.

I never got to go on the ferry. I made reservations on a Thursday morning. Because my parents... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ghalsey4
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Richmond, Kentucky
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Very Relaxing

The ferry can take 21 cars. If you want to take your car you should make a reservation. If you want... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
panama2000
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Providence, Rhode Island
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14 Oct 2017
“Very Relaxing”
4 weeks ago
“Ferry riders beware.”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Church St. Wharf at Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809
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401-25-9808
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never got to go on the ferry. I made reservations on a Thursday morning. Because my parents wanted to something different I tried to cancel. They told me I have to cancel 2 days in advance! How can you cancel 2 days in advance...More

2  Thank ghalsey4
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The ferry can take 21 cars. If you want to take your car you should make a reservation. If you want to walk on, there should be no problem. Bring your bike for exploring. There is nothing to buy on the island so bring a...More

Thank panama2000
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The same location for the ferry since I was young in the 60's. Small island off the coast of Bristol. My grandparents had a house on there for years.

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I took the ferry to the island and just left my car in front of one of the restaurants. I was lucky I didn't get a ticket. On the way back we almost took out a boat at the docks with a family on it.

5  Thank OwensAdventures12
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

I've been going to Prudence for over 30 years and have seen the ferry transform from a one car ferry to the multiple carrier it is today. The help on the ferry has always been terrific, but this year I was really shocked at how...More

11  Thank Ginger G
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

The day was very pleasant, the island is beautiful, the ride was refreshing especially on a hot day! I was not particularly thrilled with the parking arrangements, or with the limited discount for senior citizens $1 really?? Everyone was very polite though and accommodating otherwise....More

4  Thank hargau868
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

We were looking for a way pass a couple of hours before dinner, and the ferry is only a short walk from the Bristol Harbor Inn. The ferry is pretty small, holding fewer than 2 dozen cars plus foot/bicycle passengers, so it is a very...More

3  Thank HowlnBubba
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Relying on the available web/internet info for Prudence Island as a day-trip destination, we did not dig deep enough to uncover a few major LIMITATIONS (I'll call them that rather than negatives, because they may inconvenience some, but not others). First - the ferry. Unlike...More

25  Thank BrianHoffman
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

A must if you are staying on or visiting the island. Just plain fun if you want an inexpensive ride on the bay.

1  Thank alliemak
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We took an evening sunset cruise back and forth to Prudence Island. It was lovely. it was an easy way to get out on the water.

1  Thank Kathleen R
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No, It is not open to visitors. But you can walk up near it and touch it. FYI, as lighthouses go, it is not very tall or big around.
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