Traditional late run for New Years Eve. $10 additional non-refundable fee per person. Sign-up and pay-up in advance with ferry captain on your way to the party and arrange for your time of return.
Dec 25th, Ferry runs only on the hour from 7 am to 6 pm. Night schedule is normal winter times.
Beginning Sunday October 20th, continuing for at least ten days and perhaps twenty days, only one ferry will be serving Chappaquiddick Island.
Expect long delays during this period.
You may wait perhaps 3 times longer than usual.
The larger of the two ferries, On Time III, must be hauled out of the water for it’s biennial US Coast Guard required hull inspection and preventive maintenance.
Only the On Time II will remain in service. This ferry is the smaller of the two ferries, being ten feet shorter. We cannot always get three vehicles aboard, especially when carrying pick-ups with extended cabs. With only one ferry operating and with that ferry often carrying only two vehicles, the waiting line may get very long at times.
You can help us to operate more efficiently by removing your trailer hitch. Often this will give us the extra foot needed to squeeze on a third vehicle. If you have more than one vehicle and have a choice, please use your shortest vehicle during this period. This will help reduce the waiting time.
You can help yourself and others by avoiding the normally busy times.
To find out when the ferry resumes regular operation:
Check our web cameras at ChappyWISP or at ChappyFerry.com on the Internet. When you can see two ferries, that means that both boats are in service again.
Call our hotline at 508-627-6965 and check our FaceBook page.
Sign up to receive a “Chappy Text Notification”. To sign up, text the word “chappy” to 69302.
The off-season schedule is in effect from October 14 through May 23.
During the off-season, weather permitting, the ferry runs continuously from:
6:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Then again from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
And finally from 11:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
The 2013 Vineyard Seadogs Calendar features the Chappy Ferry in its July photograph. The calendars are $16 and part of the proceeds goes to help support the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard. You can purchase them at Soft As A Grape, and also at the Vineyard Seadogs website.
You can buy THE CHAPPY FERRY BOOK (and with it THE CHAPPY FERRY MOVIE on DVD) from a captain or deckhand while the ferry is in the slip. Either ask for one as you board, or ashore after the ferry has come in, or from the table (with the umbrella) where tickets or sold. The price is $27.50, including state sales tax.
You can also buy the book at these Vineyard stores: Edgartown Books, Soft as a Grape, Edgartown Marine, the Katama General Store, and Morning Glory Farm (in Edgartown), Soft as a Grape (in Oak Bluffs), and Bunch of Grapes (Vineyard Haven).
It is also available at mainland bookstores (either in stock or by order).
On line, it’s available through publisher Vineyard Stories (vineyardstories.com) or on Amazon.
Or from many, many places on this website!