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Frequent Questions

What does it cost to ride?

We only ask for a donation.

How long do you wait for The Ferry?

Usually no more than 15 minutes.

How far is it between the landings?

937 feet.

Can I drive my car or motorcycle on The Ferry?


How many cars does it carry?

It is designed to for 9 but we limit it to 6.

Can I walk or bike on The Ferry


Is The Ferry handicap accessible?


Are their restrooms on The Ferry?


Can pets ride on The Ferry?

Yes. For safety, keep them on a leash


How many people can ride The Ferry? 

No more than 48.

Has anyone ever had to walk the plank?

Not yet.

How can I donate to keep The Ferry running?

See our Contact page for options


The Ferry Pilots & Ambassadors are very knowledgeable about the history of the region, the operation &

history of The Ferry & the many things you can do in Chautauqua County. They are glad to answer any questions you may have. If they don't know the answer, they will make up an entertaining tale.


Join our Facebook group The Historic Bemus Point-Stow Ferry for information, updates, connections & questions about this unique jewel on Chautauqua Lake.

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