Chesapeake City Ferry!
Please call for ferry-crossing schedule due to COVID-19.
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!
We will be operating on a special schedule for the Taste of Chesapeake Event at the North Side Fire Hall Saturday Oct. 3rd. Please check back for more details.
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. Our Ferry Service will be weather dependent as we transition back into our season.
Thursday & Friday Evenings
South Side departure times: 5:00pm, 7:00pm
North Side departure times: 5:05pm, 7:05pm
Saturday & Sunday
South Side departure times: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm
North Side departure times: 11:35am, 12:35pm, 1:35pm, 3:35pm, 5:35pm, 7:05pm
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.
North Side Boarding: Trail Entrance
Board the ferry here!
South Side Boarding: Chesapeake Inn/City Dock
Board the ferry here!
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