Chesapeake City Ferry!
Shuttle Service provided April 15th through October 15th
The Chesapeake City Ferry provides a vital connection between the North and South sides of Chesapeake City Maryland, crossing the historic and man-made Chesapeake & Delaware Canal!
For over thirty years, this service has been available to the local community and tourists in Chesapeake City and we are excited to be a part of it’s future! We offer a fast, fun and convenient way to cross the C&D Canal.
Taste of Chesapeake City Event Saturday October 8th – North Chesapeake City Fire Dept.
Ferry will be running every 30 minutes beginning at 11:30am. On the hour and half hour. Final crossing will be approx. 6:30pm
Fare: Adults $5 round trip, Kids under 3 FREE. Cash collected at boarding
South Side departure times: 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm
One-way trips typically take 5-7 minutes to complete between the City’s South public dock – adjacent to the Chesapeake INN Restaurant, to the ferry landing on the North side – only one short block from Schaefer’s Canal House. The Chesapeake City Ferry is the best way to cross the canal offering an affordable and scenic mode of transportation!
We can accommodate up to 18 passengers. Groups of larger size please call us to schedule your pick up. Payment is collected at boarding. Cash or Credit Card accepted.
$3 One Way
$5 Round Trip
$7 All Day Pass
Where to Catch the Ferry
Our Ferry departs from the Historic South side of Chesapeake City Maryland. A famous “Canal Town” dating back to the early 1800’s. 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 great seafood restaurants and bed & breakfasts!
From the North side ferry dock, passengers have walking access to Schaefer’s Canal House as well as the newly completed, Ben Cardin/ Michael Castle Canal Trail. The trail begins at the dock and stretches approximately 14 miles along the C&D canal, ending in Delaware City. Bicycle racks are available at the Trail Entrance. About halfway into the trail you will reach Grain h2o Restaurant!
Please call +1(443) 566-3386 with additional questions or to schedule a pick-up.
Please Note: Schedule may change with little notice due to weather conditions and/or marine traffic. Safety is our main concern – Management
New for 2022!
Small excursions on our brand new Ferry Boat!
Are you staying at a B&B in Chesapeake City and want a private tour of the C&D canal? Do you want to host a small, intimate party? Enjoy a private boat cruise with a licensed captain. Our custom-built boat can hold up to 18 passengers for small excursions on the Chesapeake Bay!
Available Monday through Friday and select weekend evenings. Catering and drink packages available.
Fill out the form below to submit your request today!
North Side Boarding: Trail Entrance
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South Side Boarding: Chesapeake Inn/City Dock
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