Chebeague Transportation Company
CTC offers a ferry service from Cousins Island to Chebeague Island many times throughout the day according to a published schedule.
RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED ON THE FERRY OR THE PARKING LOTS.
All passengers will be transported to/from Chebeague - even if multiple ferry trips are necessary.
The trip is approximately 15 minutes and travels between the Stone Wharf on Chebeague and the Cousins Island Wharf on Wharf Road, Cousins Island.
Using the Ferry Service
Ferry fares are paid while on the ferry trip. A number of fare categories exist, as do special fare policies. The first-time visitor to Chebeague should consult both the fare and ferry schedule when planning his/her trip. Cash, checks, and credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discover) are accepted on the ferry and at the parking lots.
The Islander is a 102-passenger 50-ton ferry vessel designed to meet the transportation needs of Chebeague. She has two decks and an area for personal freight. The upper deck is open mostly on summer weekend days.
Commercial freight should be transported by the CTC barge whenever possible.
New Ferry Planned For 2019
CTC is working with Washburn and Doughty in East Boothbay Harbor to construct a new ferry. The ferry will be delivered in 2019 and will be very similar (but slightly larger) than the Islander.
While the Islander has served as a wonderful primary ferry for Chebeague, finding a back up ferry has been problematic. Because the Board determined that the Pied Piper was not an adequate second ferry for a number of reasons it was sold in 2016. The Board decided that the best way to meet the needs of the Island was to build a ferry specifically designed for our situation. The new ferry could serve as a primary and a backup depending on the situation.
After over a year of work with Washburn and Doughty the Board is in the final stages of finalizing a plan for the new boat.