Chesapeake City Ferry!
The Chesapeake City Ferry operates from April through October. The ferry service provides a vital link between Chesapeake City’s North and South sides. The service for bicyclists and pedestrians will run Thursday through Sunday.
Only $3 to cross!
Boardings cost $3 per person each way, $5 round-trip, including bicycles. One-way trips take five to seven minutes to complete between the City’s south side dock – Chesapeake Inn, to the ferry landing on the North side – Schaefer’s Canal House. It is a straight shot about 600 feet across the C&D Canal. Our Ferry and Water Taxi vessel can hold up to 6 passengers. If there are more than 6 people in your party, our captain will make multiple trips.
From the North side ferry landing, passengers have walking access to Schaefer’s Canal House as well as the newly completed, Ben Cardin and Michael Castle Canal Trail. The trail begins at the north side ferry landing and stretches approximately 14 miles along the canal, ending in Delaware City. Bicycle racks are available at the Trail Entrance on the North Side.
From the South side ferry dock, passengers are in the heart of Chesapeake City’s historical district. The town has many restored historic homes, shops and galleries, antiques and more! There are also many fine restaurants and bed & breakfasts.
Cash collected at boarding or at our Ticket Booth located on the South Side Dock.
Departing Thursday though Sunday DURING REGULAR SEASON – Scroll down for Special Events Schedule!
WE ARE NOW OPERATING ONLY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY – LATE OCTOBER/POST SEASON SCHEDULE BELOW:
Saturday & Sunday Departing times:
South Side Departure Times: 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 4:15pm, 4:45pm, 6:30pm *last trip
North Side Departure Times: 12:20pm, 12:50pm, 2:20pm, 2:50pm, 4:20pm, 4:50pm, 6:35pm *last trip
Please call +1(443) 566-3386 with additional questions or to schedule a pick-up, or if the Water Taxi is not at the dock at the posted scheduled departure times. We operate until sunset – be sure to ask the Captain what time the last trip across will be on that given day.
*Schedule may change with little notice due to weather conditions and/or marine traffic. Safety is our main concern – CCWT Crew & Management.
Saturday October 5th North Side Festival
South Side Departure Times: 11:05am, 11:30pm, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm *last trip
North Side Departure Times: 11:10am, 11:35pm, 12:05pm, 12:35pm, 1:05pm, 1:35pm, 2:05pm, 2:35pm, 4:35pm, 5:05pm, 7:35pm *last trip
Chesapeake City Car Show: August 24th, 2019
South Side Departure Times:
9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm 5:35pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm
North Side Departure Times:
9:35am, 10:05am, 10:35am, 11:05am, 11:35am, 12:05pm, 12:35pm, 1:05pm, 1:35pm, 2:05pm, 2:35pm, 3:00pm, 3:35pm, 4:05pm, 5:40pm, 6:05pm, 8:35pm
The last trip across will be 8:35pm! Please plan accordingly.
North Side Boarding: Trail Entrance
Board the ferry here!
South Side Boarding: Chesapeake Inn/City Dock
Board the ferry here!
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