Ferry System


20 Trip Commuter Passes
All Round-Trips
Senior Citizen - Age 65 and over
Student Age 18 and under
20 Trip Commuter Passes
All Round-Trips
Senior Citizen - Age 65 and over
Student Age 18 and under
20 Trip Commuter Passes
All Round-Trips
Senior Citizen - Age 65 and over
Student Age 18 and under

All commuter tickets expire six (6) months from the purchase date.


The Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority operates the Drummond, Sugar and Neebish Island Ferries. For people coming to the U.P. of Michigan, these islands are a unique place to visit. From DeTour Village you can catch the Drummond Island Ferry for your quick trip across to Drummond Island; Located in Sault Ste. Marie, the Sugar Island Ferry is your transport to Sugar Island. Operating 7 days a week, their schedules can accommodate your travel needs through the full year.  The Neebish Island Ferry leaves from Barbeau to Neebish Island 7 days a week. This schedule is seasonal during early spring, late autumn, and winter months. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, our ferry system will get you safely, to your island of choice.

June 21, 2022~Sugar Island Dry-Dock Update:

A progress review was conducted recently at MCM marine to evaluate project status and to estimate the time remaining to complete the dry-docking.  MCM continues to make adequate progress but the recent rain events have not helped us as much of the remaining work is exterior cleaning and coating of the deck, railing and hull.  We at EUPTA, regret to report, that the Sugar Islander II will remain in drydock for approximately another three weeks. Fortunately, our crew at Sugar Island continue to work hard to provide safe and efficient travel for the residents and visitors to the island with the Drummond Islander III. We at EUPTA ask for your continued patience as we begin the last leg of this project.

EUPTA Ferry Rates & Schedules: Please note:  The ferry schedule for all ferries is subject to change depending on traffic flow.  We may make additional trips to alleviate wait times.  Please remain with your vehicle at all times.   Trailer measurements are measured from the hitch to the end of trailer

Ferry Etiquette 101

Attention Drummond Island Residents and Visitors:
Beginning Monday, May 16, 2022, construction will commence on the Drummond Island Side Dock to address needed repairs. MDOT will also begin the M-134 paving project soon. Please be vigilant and allow for extra time and care, staying alert for equipment and construction workers. Impact to traffic and travel times should be minimal but there could be minor delays. Thank you for your patience during this project.

The Drummond Island Ferry takes credit/debit cards.  For the protection of our customers and crew, we prefer cashless payments.  Please check the Drummond Island Ferry Facebook page for the most up to date information.

The Sugar Island Ferry : Please be aware that while The Drummond Islander III is in service at Sugar Island all low riding vehicles, campers, and trailers may experience clearance issues with the docks. EUPTA is not responsible for any damage incurred due to under clearance issues. You may also experience longer wait times. Please plan accordingly. Travel at your own risk.

Please note: We will be fueling weekly due to ice conditions. We will try to maintain the 9:30 a.m. schedule as best as possible. If the fuel vendor is not able to adhere to the 9:30 a.m. timeframe they will try to give us as much advance notices as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.  May 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2022.  Refueling will begin approximately at 9:30 a.m. and takes about 45 minutes.  For the most up-to-date information please visit Sugar Island Ferry at its Facebook Page @sugarislandferry, eupta.net, or the delays and information phone line (906) 632-1516.  The Sugar Island Ferry is equipped to accept credit/debit cards for payment.  Please let the deckhand know if you would like to pay with a card.

Neebish Island Ferry:   Please note the current Neebish schedule is April 1 -May 26, 2022 (Thursday preceding Memorial Day) Please see Neebish Ferry Schedule  . Please continue to check this page or call the delays and cancellations phone line at 906.632.1516, for the most up to date information.

USCG Press Release: Break Out St Mary’s River 2022

~Ferry News~

Day in the life of Drummond Island Deckhand

Quick Action Sugar Island Ferry Crew Saves Young Girl

9 & 10 News Coverage of USCG Recognition of Phil Roy and Dale Rosenbum