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 expiration 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.

Please note:  The ferry schedule 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

EUPTA Ferry Rates:

Please Note:  The deadline to receive a refund for the Ferry Passenger (20 Trip) Commuter tickets is September 30, 2020.  To receive your refund, please submit your ticket to the EUPTA office, or via mail before the September 30, 2020 deadline.  All tickets will be refunded with a March, 2020 expiration date or later.

Ferry Etiquette Tips 101

Drummond Island Ferry Schedule – Current

Drummond Island Ferry:  Please note the M-134 Road Project may create traffic interruption to the Drummond Island Dock.  The milling will begin August 5, 2020 in front of the dock and may cause delays at times.  Please click on link for more information MDOT Press Release Regarding M-134 Resurfacing 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.

Please note: Upcoming Refueling dates:  9.30.20, 10.14.20, 10.28.20, 11.11.20, 11.25.20. Refueling will start 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: The Summer Schedule is currently in effect. Fall schedule will be in effect October 1, 2020.  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.

~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