Open for the Season!
The Island Line Bike Ferry is Vermont's only bike ferry service, one of the most scenic in the world, bringing cyclists and pedestrians across "the Cut", a 200-foot gap on the beautiful Colchester Causeway. Sit back and relax for the 5 minute journey. No matter where you are coming from, north or south on the Island Line Trail, great biking, gorgeous vistas, and good food awaits you.
Three ways to get a Season Pass
2015 Ferry Schedule
SPRING: Fridays, Weekends & Holidays (May 22 -
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.