Paying for your Ticket
CTC accepts credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover). Persons paying by cash or check receive a discount. Ferry tickets are sold on the ferry or at the Business Office.
Types of Tickets
The pricing for individual tickets for adults, children, pets, and bicycles (other freight costs are detailed on the Freight Fees Schedule) is posted on the Ferry Fee Schedule.
Adult Ticket Book
This is a ten ride ticket book that is available for passengers ages 12 and over. There is no expiration date.
Child Ticket Book
This is a twenty ride ticket book for children ages 6 through 11. There is no expiration date. Children under the age of six travel at no cost.
Pet Ticket Book
This is a twenty ride ticket book for pets. There is no expiration date.
Resident/Parking Permit Holder Ticket Book
This is a ten ride ticket book available to Island residents and annual parking permit holders. There is no expiration date.
To qualify to purchase these tickets you must reside on Chebeague Island at least seven months per year and be eligible to vote on the Island or you must purchase an annual parking permit at either the Cousins or Cumberland parking lots for the current year.
Reverse Commuter Ticket Book
This is a ten ride ticket book available to persons who qualify to be “reverse commuters” (people who travel from the mainland to the island on a regular basis for work or other purposes). Tickets are sold beginning on Monday and expire on Sunday each week. Unused tickets are forfeited. No discount is given for holiday weeks.
This is a ten ride ticket book available to persons who qualify to be “commuters” (people who travel from the Island to the mainland on a frequent basis for work or other purposes). Tickets are sold beginning on Monday and expired on Sunday each week. Unused, expired commuter tickets or passes may be redeemed with the deckhand at the rate of 20 unused tickets for one new commuter ticket.
Holiday week commuter tickets are available during weeks containing legal holidays. A commuter will be able to buy either the regular ten-trip book or a "short-week" eight-trip book for a reduced rate. The holiday weeks which qualify for the reduced tickets : New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Waived/Reduced Ferry Fees
•Children Group Activities
Children traveling to and from community related group activities (T-ball, Little League, Senior League, AAU basketball, AAU soccer, AAU intermediate baseball, etc.) may travel at no charge. If the children participating in a particular group activity require a chaperon, one chaperon may travel at no charge for each group of children. If there are too many children to travel in one vehicle on the mainland, or if the children are going to different destinations on the mainland, an additional chaperon for each vehicle or destination may travel at no charge. To qualify for the free service, the activity must be registered with the Business Office and approved by management.
Persons traveling to Cousins Island and returning to Chebeague on the same trip to chaperon pets, young children, handicapped, elderly, or ill people may travel at no charge.
Service animals (guide dogs, etc.) may travel at no cost.
•Funerals and Memorial Services
When the funeral or memorial ceremonies are held on Chebeague Island or are held elsewhere for someone who is to be interred on Chebeague Island, parking fees and boat fares are waived for all attendees on the day of the ceremony. Also, there is no fee for the transportation of the remains. This benefit does not apply to visiting hours or other activities. To qualify for the free service, the service must be registered with the Business Office.
People traveling from Chebeague to the mainland during a medical emergency (rescue) will not be charged a boat fare. Persons accompanying the injured person will also not be charged a boat fare on the trip from Chebeague. However, a boat fare will be charged when returning to Chebeague.
•Persons with on-going Medical Treatment Off-Island
CTC partners with the Island Council to provide ferry fare assistance for people receiving on-going medical treatment. Anyone interested in this benefit should contact the Island Council.
•Persons visiting ill Chebeague Residents or Persons from Chebeague visiting ill family members in a hospital or rehabilitation facility
CTC partners with the Island Council to provide ferry fare assistance for people in these situations. Anyone interested in this benefit should contact the Island Council
•Health Care Workers
Health care workers traveling to Chebeague will be charged the same rate as Commuters. Commuter books or passes for health care workers expire one month after issue. To qualify, contact the Business Office.
•Visiting school children (grades 6-12)
Off- island school children visiting Island children can use a Resident ticket supplied by the Island child’s parent or guardian.
School children (grades 6-12) fares are paid by the Chebeague Island School Department (CISD).
The CISD/CTC agreement covers travel to and from school and school related activities. Adults accompanying children to school related activities may also be covered under the agreement.
Contact CISD for more information.