NO SERVICE FOR SEASON. The Ferry Has Suspended Service as of 8.21.21 for the Season.
We are disappointed to announce that our season is ending early. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the Ferry was damaged in the water on Wednesday evening August 18.
We pulled the Ferry out of the water and did a thorough inspection with the Coast Guard and decided to suspend service for the remainder of the season to make the extensive repairs. This will be a costly endeavor for us and we will be fundraising to help cover costs.
We are very proud of our efforts this summer to get the Ferry in the water — we transported over 3,000 passengers this summer and are so grateful to our crew, passengers and community for their support.
All ferry trip purchases may be subject to refund or credit as weather may prohibit safe travel.
Limited ADA compliance due to high water; please call to make arrangements for safe travel.
Connecting Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Bay Harbor with passenger ferry services from May to September on Little Traverse Bay.
Established in 2020, the Little Traverse Bay Ferry is a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. The ferry was a vision by the community, for the community.
Reviving northern Michigan traditions to provide unique travel and educational experiences for all ages while connecting and promoting our lakeside communities.
"Lakeside Community and Historic Gaslight Shopping District"
"Deepest Freshwater Harbor in the Great Lakes"
The boat ride is comfortable and enjoyable. Our vessel has and a spacious deck, covered seating, and can protect guests from the elements. We provide personal assistance with boarding for all, including handicapped travelers and bikes. Restrooms are located at the landings, and on board the ferry. Transit time is up to 25 minutes. Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes early.