Getting Here

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“After an hour of voyaging, Pelee Island came into view as though our fancy had created it.”
~ Raymond Knister’s visit to Pelee Island in the late summer of 1928, from Saturday Night Magazine, March 5, 1932

Pelee Island’s outstanding attraction is its degree of removal from the main thoroughfares of southern Ontario and the adjoining states. The journey to the Island is a time for conversation and for meeting others. The hour and a half trip also allows for a gradual leaving and a sense of arrival as the Island comes into view.

You can make your way to Pelee Island by Ferry, Personal watercraft, or Airplane.

Please contact us if you require any additional information.

Some establishments and activities on Pelee Island are seasonal. To avoid disappointment, please contact establishments that you would like to visit before May or after October.  You may also call the Township of Pelee Municipal Office  at 519-724-2931.  It is important to us that you have a wonderful visit to Pelee Island.


The Pelee Island Transportation Company services the Island from mid-March until Mid-December, offering vehicle and transportation services on its two ferries, the MV Pelee Islander and the MV Jiimaan. With departures at Leamington from mid-March until the end of July, at Kingsville from August until mid-December, and at Sandusky from the end of April until mid-October, ferry service is available from both Canadian and United States ports. Make sure to check your departure location, and don’t forget to make a reservation for your vehicle!

Call the Pelee Island Transportation office at 1-800-661-2220, or visit http://www.ontarioferries.com/en/mv-jiimaan-mv-pelee-islander/ for schedules and fares.

Directions to the Ferry docks:

From the West: Windsor and Western USA
Take Huron Church Road from Windsor or from the Ambassador Bridge.
Follow this for 10 kilometres to the 401 junction and take Highway 3 East towards Leamington.
For Leamington ferry docks: Follow Hwy 3 east to Hwy 77, turning south (RIGHT).
The road ends at the ferry docks.
For Kingsville ferry docks: Follow Hwy 3 east to Division Road, turning south (RIGHT).
Follow through town to the lake. Ferry docks are a block to the east (LEFT).

From the East: Ontario, Eastern USA, and points North
Take Highway 401 West from Toronto and points East.
Exit south at Highway 77 (Leamington exit).
For Leamington ferry docks: Follow through Leamington.
The road ends at the ferry docks.
For Kingsville ferry docks: Follow Highway 77 to Highway 3.
Turn west (RIGHT) and follow Highway 3 to Division Road, turning south (LEFT).
Follow through town to the lake. Ferry docks are a block to the east (LEFT).


The most southerly international airport in Canada is found on Pelee Island with coordinates and radio frequency found in the Flight Supplement Manual. Offering a 3,300 foot paved runway, both private aircraft and regular flying schedules use the Pelee Island Airport.

REMINDER: The Pelee Island Airport is an official port of entry into Canada. If travelling from the USA a valid Passport is required.
Scheduled Flights

The Pelee Island Transportation Company offers regularly scheduled flights during the winter months and can be contacted at: 1 (800) 661-2220 or 1 (519) 724-2115 for more information.

The Griffing Flying Service offers daily year round service from Port Clinton, Ohio to Pelee Island and other Lake Erie Islands. For reservations, call 1 (419) 734-5400.

Private Aircraft

Private aircraft should contact the airport manager if information is required.

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – (519) 724-2931

Located in the North Bay of Pelee Island, Scudder Marina offers all the essentials and more for day or overnight stays.  Safe, sandy beaches, great fishing and diving are all in the area or just enjoy the solitude and amazing sunsets.

N 41 49.00 W 82 39.40
Monitors VHF 68
Telephone: 519-724-2377
  • can accommodate up to 65 ft. vessel
  • 7-9 ft. depth at most docks
  • docks have 30 amp. service and water
  • restrooms and showers open 24 hours
  • picnic tables, BBQ’s and open air gazebo in large shaded yard
  • gas dock
  • pets are welcome
  • ice, snacks, t-shirts, hats and bait available
  • Fishing and hunting licenses
  • Accept Visa, MasterCard, and Debit

Reservations are not a must but are recommended for weekends.

Store Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 500 p.m through the summer season.

For our American guests, you will need a valid passport. Upon arrival in Canada, the master of the boat must report to the CBSA by calling 1-888-226-7277.  The master of the boat will provide details of the voyage, the passengers and their declaration.

As proof of presentation, masters will be provided with a report number for their records.