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Ferry Passenger Fare Policies

Overview

CTC offers both individual tickets and ticket books.  In some cases, you must meet certain qualifications in order to receive the discounted ticket book.   Following is a summary of our ticket pricing.

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

Individual 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.

Commuters/Frequent Travelers. 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.

Companion Travel. 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. 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. Families should notify the CTC office of the service in advance so that CTC can be prepared for the increased number of passengers.

Medical Emergencies. 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. Persons who are receiving on-going medical treatment (such as physical therapy or chemotherapy) that requires frequent trips to the mainland will be allowed to travel at no cost for those appointments. Depending upon the situation, a companion may also be permitted to travel at no cost. Routine medical appointments are not included in this benefit. To qualify requests must be in writing and be specific as to the type of treatment, length of treatment, and treatment dates. The request should be directed to the General Manager and will be granted on a case by case basis.  

Persons visiting ill Chebeague Residents
Family members regularly visiting an ill relative on Chebeague may purchase commuter tickets with no expiration date and without need for a four-week travel commitment. To qualify, contact the Business Office. 

Persons from Chebeague visiting ill family members in a hospital or rehabilitation facility.  Family members from Chebeague regularly visiting an ill relative in a hospital or rehabilitation facility may purchase commuter tickets with no expiration date and without need for a four-week travel commitment. To qualify, contact the Business Office.

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

Chebeague Island School Department (CISD) and CTC had an agreement for the transportation of school children and, in some instances, adults.
Please contact CISD for a copy of their policies.