The MV Pelee Islander will not be in service until early June due to technical issues. Updates will be posted when available. The Pelee Islander is normally scheduled for four trips a week to the Island this time of year.
The Pelee Islander was built in Erieau, Ontario in 1960. The ferry transports farm products, construction equipment, food and supplies to the Island. It carries up to 285 passengers and 16 vehicles.
The MV Pelee Islander, MV Jiimaan (snce 1992), and MV Pelee Islander II (since 2019) are the fleet of ferries that serve Pelee Island.
Owen Sound Transportation Company’s (OSTC) is an operational enterprise agency of the Province of Ontario, and is one of Ontario’s ferry operators. In southwestern Ontario, the OSTC provides vessel management services to the Ministry of Transportation for these three ferry boats, operating on the Pelee Island service.
According to Pelee Island Transportation Service, the Pelee Islander II has been out of service for a mandatory 5-year inspection rather than for technical issues.
Reservations on a ferry to Pelee Island may be made online or by telephoning 1-800-661-2220.
Reservation Line Hours: April 1 – December 9
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Pelee Island Terminal:
Pelee Island, Ontario
500 Erie Street
25 Dock Road
For more information about Owen Sound Transportation Company and Pelee Island Ferries click here.
Photo by Alan Smith