Ferry System

Sugar Island Ferry: We continue to  experience mechanical issues with the mainland side dock.  We are in service to passenger vehicles, however commercial trucks are restricted to 60,000 lb. gross maximum.  We ask that you respect these restrictions as if they get exceeded, and ramp conditions deteriorate, it could jeopardize passenger vehicle crossings.    We are hoping to have this resolved as soon as possible, however it could take 2-3 Weeks.   Please check the Sugar Island Ferry Facebook page for the most up to date information.

Neebish Island Currently there are no delays.  Reminder the “Summer” Schedule begins May 25, 2018.   The Neebish Islander II will tentatively be taken out of service, as soon as the week of May 29th.  It is due for a 5 year hull inspection and dry docking at a maintenance facility in Sault Ste Marie.  The Drummond Islander III will replace the Neebish Islander during this time.  It is our hope and intent to have both ferries back in service at their respective Islands by the 4th of July holiday.   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.

Drummond Island Ferry: Currently there are no delays.  Please check the Drummond Island Ferry Facebook page for the most up to date information.

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Transportation Authority operates the Drummond, Sugar and Neebish Island Ferries. For people coming to the UP of Michigan these islands are a 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 to your island of choice.

EUPTA Minor/Child Fare Collection Policy (FERRIES)


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