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.

PLEASE NOTE TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE ARE MAILED.  PLEASE ENSURE THERE IS AMPLE TIME FOR SHIPPING OF PHYSICAL TICKET.


 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.

Ferry Etiquette 101

Attention Drummond, Sugar, and Neebish Island Residents and Visitors:  In the event of an emergency and the ferry is not running, please call 9-1-1 so the proper notifications can be initiated.

November 7, 2023 ~ Some of our Captains and our director had a meeting this week with the USCG Sector Sault Sainte Marie. It was a very informative meeting about safety concerns, river shut downs, and rescue missions due to weather. The general purpose of the meeting was the decision-making process as when to run, or not run, during times of adverse weather. The SAFETY of you, the traveling public, the crew, and our boat are always at the forefront of the decision!

This leads us to our yearly reminder that we are entering into the bad weather season. With the changing of weather conditions, such as the formation of ice, higher wind speeds, and blizzard like conditions, it increases the chance of delays and service interruptions. Just because the winds may not be as severe at your house or even look bad on webcams or local weather reports, that may not always reflect what is happening at our ferry crossing. Also, the shorter days play a factor due to low light conditions. As we all know, weather patterns are ever changing. At times, it’s especially difficult to know exactly what we are up against until we are in it. For the record, we do not like to delay, shut down, or cause any kind of disruption to Island life any more than you do. Please understand these decisions could affect our licenses, vessel, and livelihoods. Our number one concern is the safety of our passengers and crew! So please check our Facebook page for any weather-related watches and warnings that we will experience this fall and winter season.

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

The Drummond Island Ferry takes credit/debit cards.  Cashless payments are preferred. WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE VEHICLES OVER 17′ WIDE.  Please check the Drummond Island Ferry Facebook page for the most up to date information.

Sugar Island Ferry

Refueling dates for 2024:  May 1, 15, 29; June 12, 26.  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 FerryReminder: April 1st Ferry Schedule Changes.  Neebish Ferry Schedule

Effective Immediately: Due to recent developments in operational staffing and USCG compliance requirements, there will be no specials outside of regularly scheduled runs, other than, in the case of an emergency.

Please check the Neebish Islander Ferry Facebook page or call the delays and cancellations phone line at 906.632.1516, for the most up to date information.

USCG News release – Regarding Opening of West Neebish Channel  March 6, 2024
~Ferry News~

EUP News Article on Neebish Islander III Dedication

9 & 10 News Article on Neebish Islander III Dedication

Neebish Islander III Christening at Burger Boat Company

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