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.

December 3, 2021 ~Sugar Island Dry-Dock Update:

A progress review was conducted this morning at MCM marine to evaluate project status and to estimate a completion date.  MCM is making more than adequate headway. We at EUPTA, regret to report, that the Sugar Islander II will remain in drydock and out of service until the spring of 2022.  The amount of structural steel and hull replacement identified by the USCG inspectors continues to increase.  The time required to perform the significant repairs continues to grow and will not be able to be completed in the near future. Fortunately, it appears we have worked out most of the mechanical bugs in the Drummond Islander III and it is a very competent, seaworthy ferry boat.  Our captains are becoming more familiar with the D3 and our efficiency will continue to increase. We understand this news will be disappointing to some who prefer the Sugar Islander II, but these repairs are necessary and required to assure a safe, efficient vessel upon its return to service.

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

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.

Sugar Island Ferry: Notice: 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.

Upcoming Refueling dates:  November 17, December 1, 15, 29, 2021. 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: Please Note Friday, October 1st the schedule changes.  Please refer to 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.

~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