We are thankful for and looking forward to, the upcoming and always exciting summer; everyone has earned it!
Plans are afoot to reopen the galley, we are patiently waiting for the federal transportation sector to end inside masking of ferries but as of this writing, that has not happened… soon though!
We are so lucky to have Chuck and Jonathan continuing to work year-round on the ferry to keep systems going, freight moving and passengers happy. They do so much for us, and people love them, they are consummate professionals, and we have complete faith in them running everything connected to the ferry.
Sue and I were thrilled when Jonathan decided he was ready to get his Captains License! He took a very involved set of courses, passed all his exams and is awaiting final confirmation sometime in early Summer. Having Chuck, Jonathan and I, as licensed Captains, skilled deck bosses and licensed crane operators, gives the company such a strong position in covering all the bases for continued operations without risking staff shortages. Chuck and Jonathan easily win the respect of crew and customers alike with their full range of skills not to mention helpful and friendly personalities. We will again fill the crew coffers from Northeast Maritime in Fairhaven, each year those folks move on to their next internship while others join us.
Once again, we have been so impressed with all the fine people of Cuttyhunk, traveling in this Covid era is so challenging and everyone is so understanding and kind about the protocols placed on you. Every one of us on the ferry love Cuttyhunk and that makes it easy to do our respective jobs. Thank you, folks.
This year as we still struggle out of the Covid hit, we have seen skyrocketing price increases in all phases of our business. This year we have seen unprecedented increases from all sides. To maintain our Inspected Vessel status, and to continue to keep our equipment, insurance, infrastructure, and crew up to industry standards, we spend money with all sorts of businesses and suppliers. Every supplier including our insurance carrier has raised their rates. We are forced to increase our prices to help offset these increases, I’m sure you have all experienced the high cost of everything these days. Diesel has gone over $5.00 per gallon! You will see our prices posted in the rate sheet below. In addition, there will be a fuel surcharge added to bulk freight deliveries.
We are continuing to require that all ticketing get purchased through our reservation system. The use of the system helps us to keep the wait times in the office to a minimum, helps us plan staffing vs passenger numbers and allows weather related schedule changes to be communicated quickly with passengers. Sue works hard with the software people to make the system as user friendly as possible so as not to be an inconvenience to you.
This is such an unusual and unpredictable time for everyone, and we are evaluating protocols and costs weekly. We have seen diesel fuel prices skyrocket and our insurance, maintenance, infrastructure, and crew costs have followed a steady unending climb. As we are a small company, we struggle to provide a safe and friendly service to all our customers and crew. It remains vital to our long-term sustainability that we are as efficient and streamlined as we can be, our continued high level of service bears that out. As always, we remain committed to everyone’s safety and happiness and will continue to keep our service topnotch.
This ferry thing is what we do, therefore we invest in Cuttyhunk for the long term, we are here and committed as we remain your humble Ferry Company.
Stay safe, happy, and healthy,
Sue, Jono, Jonathan, Chuck, Jamo and Henry
Reservations are required for any travel, available from our online system, this is because we need to know how many we have each morning and to process payments and get in touch in case of changes. In addition, you can purchase luggage tickets directly both from the website and the reservation systems, the office staffing is being to a minimum.
Rates: Adult Tickets are $42 each way, same day round trip is $62 Childs Tickets are $33 each way, same day round trip is $48, Child is 12 and under
Luggage is 5$ per tote up to 40lbs, up to 70lbs 10$, each direction, over 100lbs $.15 per pound. Remember we must lift items multiple times, don’t over stuff!
Daily Parking: on the pier is $18per day
Monthly Parking: April, and May $300 per month, June, July and August $350 per month, September and October $300 per month. We have limited number of monthly passes available on a first come first serve basis, if you want a monthly pass, you need to email (please no phone calls) Sue (firstname.lastname@example.org) and clearly state which months you want a monthly pass for, REMEMBER FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!! Monthly passes will require a car key (must be a spare not your regular keys) left with us. Parking permits are required, Strict enforcement on State Pier includes towing and fines. Fees are subject to change.
We strongly recommend that you contact the city parking division concerning the Elm Street Garage and the Whales Tooth Parking Lot. They offer long term parking at a greatly reduced price and offer very convenient shuttles direct to the pier.
Once again, we will be offering bulk luggage tickets, notice that 50 tickets can be purchased for $225 directly from the website separate from ticket sales. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this offer.
Please note that we cannot be responsible for damage or loss to poorly packaged, unlabeled luggage and freight! We travel 14 miles across often stormy seas so pack right, know how many you have before you arrive AND PUT YOUR NAME ON THEM!! Totes are always the best bet.
PROPANE, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES OF ANY KIND ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. This includes “empty, used containers”. Strict labeling required. FIREWORKS ARE BANNED BY LAW.
U.S. Coast Guard regulations prevent us from carrying containers holding gasoline, propane or other flammables on any of our scheduled runs without special provisions unless we have 25 passengers or less. This includes the gasoline contained in lawn mowers, weed whackers, chainsaws etc., and previously used empty containers gas powered equipment must be run dry before arriving at the dock.
One Carry-on piece of luggage per person: reasonably sized items attended by a passenger and carried on and off. One carry on item per person is allowed at no charge, all other items must be checked as luggage. Carry-ons may be subject to checking as luggage at the discretion of the crew.
Sue- Reservations, tickets, schedule:
Jono- Freight, charters, boat questions
Cell/text- 401-965-3480 Please, text or email, no voice messages.