Concession ferry from St Marys

Ferry Schedule

Cumberland Island is located 7 miles east of St. Marys and is accessible only by boat. A concession operated passenger ferry departs from downtown St. Marys.

FERRY RATES

$28.00 Roundtrip plus tax for adults
$26.00 Roundtrip plus tax for seniors (62 and over)
$18.00 Roundtrip plus tax for children (15 years and under)

No cars, kayaks, or pets allowed on ferry.

Passengers MUST purchase departure and return trip during checkout. One way ticket purchases are subject to cancellation.

Please make all camping reservations before booking your ferry to ensure availability. Call 912.882.4336 to book your campsite.

CUMBERLAND ISLAND VISITOR TIPS

Arrive 60 minutes before your scheduled ferry departure time. The ferry departs promptly at 9:00AM and 11:45AM. Missed ferry departures will not be refunded.

Be sure to check in 20 minutes prior, otherwise reservations may be given to walk-on passengers. An orientation and safety talk will take place 15 minutes prior to departure at the Visitor Center.

Park entrance fee not included in ferry ticket price. Purchase on-site before boarding ferry. View entrance fees on the National Park Service website.

Passengers must purchase departure and return trip during checkout. One way ticket purchases are subject to cancellation.

What to bring

Please be aware that there is NOTHING to purchase once you get to the Island. This can make for an unpleasant trip if you do not come prepared. You are allowed to bring coolers and any backs that you can carry. All of your trash is pack in, pack out.

You will need to bring water, food, sunscreen, walking shoes, rain gear, a hat and sunglasses.

The ferry does sell ice, firewood, potato chips and drinks. The sale of these items is limited to only when the ferry is docked at Sea Camp. Please plan accordingly, we want everyone to have a great experience.

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Spring/Summer SCHEDULE

March 1st – September 30
7 days a week

Leave ST. Marys
9:00AM
11:45AM
Arrive on the Island
9:45AM
12:30PM
Leave the Island
10:15AM
2:45PM (Mon-Sat)
4:45PM
Arrive at ST. Marys
11:00AM
3:30PM
5:30PM
Buy Tickets

Fall SCHEDULE

October 1 – November 30th
7 days a week

Leave ST. Marys
9:00AM
11:45AM
Arrive on the Island
9:45AM
12:30AM
Leave the Island
10:15AM
4:45PM
Arrive at ST. Marys
11:00AM
5:30PM
Buy Tickets

Winter SCHEDULE

December 1st – February 28th
5 days a week Thursday-Monday. No ferry Tuesday / Wednesday.

Leave ST. Marys
9:00AM
11:45AM
Arrive on the Island
9:45AM
12:30PM
Leave the Island
10:15AM
4:45PM
Arrive at ST. Marys
11:00AM
5:30PM
Buy Tickets

Private Charters

The Cumberland Island Ferry also charters boats for private trips including school groups to Cumberland Island.

Call to book your private charter 912.882.4452


Weddings, Private Parties & Receptions

Call for more information and pricing 912.882.4452


Cancellations & Refunds

Refunds for a paid reservation must be made up to 10 days prior to sailing. However, a cancellation fee of 20% per ticket will be made. Refunds are not made within 9 days of sailing, however one transfer can be made per customer. All sailings are subject to the vessel Captain’s discretion, including regular schedule or charter. Sailings are rarely canceled for reasons other than mechanical problems with the vessel, severe weather and/or heavy seas. A full refund will be made when sailings are cancelled by the Captain. Rain and cloudy conditions will not cancel sailings and no refunds will be made. All cancellations and refunds must be requested in writing by either email or fax. Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance.