Walk or ride to the Island Line Bike Ferry, bringing cyclists and pedestrians across "the Cut", a 200-foot gap in the beautiful Colchester Causeway. Sit back and relax for the 5 minute journey. The Ferry makes the connection between Colchester and South Hero, on some of the flattest terrain in Vermont, with the most scenic vistas in the world.
No matter where you’re coming from, north or south on the Island Line Trail, great biking, gorgeous views, trails, farms and good food awaits you!
Season Passes: $40 for adults, $25 for youth 17 and under
Three ways to get a Season Pass
2016 Ferry Schedule
SPRING: Fridays, Weekends & Holidays (May 27 -
FALL: Fridays, Weekends & Holidays (Sept 6 - Oct 10)
$5 youth 7-17
free 6 & under
$5 Adults and Youth
free 6 & under
We have spots available for Volunteer Dockside Ambassadors!
Enjoy a day by the lake in the glorious sunshine! Greet bicyclists as they get ready to use the ferry. Meet interesting bikes, and even more interesting people! The ferry gets very busy on sunny days, so your help is vital for keeping everything running smoothly.
The Dockside Ambassador is responsible for selling tickets, helping direct people as they wait for the ferry at the docks, and answering questions. Visitors are often looking for trail info and maps. Along with our Captain and Deckhand, you're the face of Local Motion out at the Cut!
Weekend shifts are 2:30 - 5:30 pm. Weekday shifts are generally 4 lovely, sunny hours long; morning or afternoon.
WINOOSKI RIVER BIKE FERRY :: 1998 - 2003
Local Motion's first bike ferry ran across the mouth of the Winooski River between Delta Park in Colchester and the Auer Family Boat House in Burlington. It all started when Brian Costello stopped Chapin Spencer on Burlington's College Street in 1997. Brian told Chapin of his vision to connect the Colchester Causeway Park with the Burlington Bike Path. Brian donated a motor and Chapin donated a boat. Charlie and Christine at Auer's Boat House agreed to host the ferry service. Governor Dean and community leader Bill Hauke were a couple of our first passengers in 1998.