Photo via Seastreak

Seastreak has announced their schedule for the Providence to Newport Ferry, service is scheduled to begin on Friday, July 1st.

Back on June 25th, What’sUpNewp brought you the news that the Newport to Providence Ferry would return on July 1st.

“Experience the majesty of Narragansett Bay on your way to the charming New England enclave of Newport, R.I. Whether traveling from Providence, Boston, or points north or south, skip the traffic and parking on your way to explore its distinctive shops, renowned restaurants, diverse accommodations, world-class events, and miles of unspoiled beaches and scenic trails. Hands-down, the ferry from Providence really is the best way to get there,” Seastreak’s website says about the new destination of Newport.

Seastreak will use the 149-passenger catamaran that was previously used on a Providence-to-Newport ferry route for the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority between 2003 and 2008.

One Way Rates

  • Adult – $10
  • Child – $5
  • Senior (65+) – $5
  • Disable – $5

Round-Trip Rates

  • Adult – $20
  • Child – $10
  • Senior (65+) – $10
  • Disable – $10

Tickets available for purchase at port of departure beginning July 1.

Friday – Sunday Schedule

  • Departing Providence at 10am, 12:30pm, 5pm and 9:45pm.
  • Departing Newport at 11am, 1:30pm, 6pm and 10:45pm.

Monday – Thursday Schedule

  • Departing Providence at 10am, 12:30pm and 6pm.
  • Departing Newport at 11am, 1:30pm and 7pm.

The following dates will operate on a weekend schedule: Independence Day (7/4/16) and Labor Day (9/5/16).

There is complimentary shuttle bus service between the Providence train station, convention center, downtown, and the Providence to Newport ferry terminal. Providence Shuttle Bus Schedule

For more information, visit

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.