Peaks Island is served frequently by the car ferry Machigonne II. The Sailing Schedule tells you when the car ferry is running (as opposed to a passengers-only boat). Car tickets may be purchased at the ticket window or (if being charged to an account) the freight window.  Commercial vehicle tickets must be purchased at the freight window, located in the freight shed.  Commercial vehicle determination includes the following license plate types: Commercial, Combination, Apportioned, State or Municipal.  Base pricing for commercial vehicles is based on the registered gross vehicle weight (registered GVW) which is printed on the vehicle registration, and on the side of most rental trucks.

Reservations for commercial vehicles from Portland to Peaks Island will be accepted at the CBITD Office between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and must be made no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled run. Reservations for up to two commercial vehicles per run will be accepted for any scheduled weekday service up to and including the 12:15 pm run on Friday. The cost for each reservation will be $25.00 in addition to the applicable transportation charge. Commercial vehicles with reservations must arrive at the terminal no less than 30 minutes prior to departure.

Reservations for one commercial vehicle per run will be accepted beginning with the 3:15 PM run on Fridays through the last scheduled car ferry on Sundays. The cost for each reservation will be $50.00 for commercial vehicles 6,000-10,999 GVW, and $100 for commercial vehicles 11,000 GVW and greater, in addition to the applicable transportation charges. Commercial vehicles with reservations must arrive at the terminal no less than 30 minutes prior to departure.

All other vehicle tickets to Peaks Island are first-come, first-served.  All vehicle tickets to Peaks Island are round trip. The vehicle ticket includes transportation of the driver only, any additional passengers need tickets. You may buy a ticket at any time, but your vehicle must be in line in the car ferry staging lane at least 15 minutes before departure time. The operations agent will direct you to the appropriate staging lane. Late arrivals may be bumped to the next available trip.

Peak Rates: April 17, 2021 – October 11, 2021
Off-Peak Rates: October 12, 2021 – April 15, 2022

Rates to Peaks Island Off-Peak Season Peak Season
Non-Commercial Vehicle
Auto or Light Truck (<6,000 lbs.) Mon & Tues $36.65 $62.65
Auto or Light Truck (<6,000 lbs.) Thurs-Sun $36.65 $82.65
Auto or Light Truck (<6,000 lbs.) Wed Only $36.65 $36.65
Handicapped Plates Mon & Tues $36.65 $52.65
Handicapped Plates Thurs-Sun $36.65 $72.65
Trailers up to 20 feet $27.65 $40.65
Trailers over 20 feet $36.65 $62.65
Commercial Vehicles by Registered GVW (gross vehicle weight)
6,000 lbs. $44.65 $85.45
6,000 – 10,999 lbs. $47.65 $87.90
11,000 – 19,999 lbs. $52.65 $95.15
20,000 – 29,999 lbs. $62.65 $109.65
30,000 – 39,999 lbs. $74.65 $129.40
40,000 – 49,999 lbs. $87.65 $159.65
50,000 – 59,999 lbs. $108.65 $176.65
over 60,000 lbs. $134.65 $196.65
Maximum charge per vehicle including freight $345.00 $345.00
Commercial Freight
Freight carried on vehicle per 100 lbs $1.25 $1.90
Commercial vehicle reservation $25.00 $25.00
Weekend commercial vehicle reservation (6,000-10,999 GVW) $50.00 $50.00
Weekend commercial vehicle reservation (11,000 GVW and greater) $100.00 $100.00
Construction Equipment
Bobcat, paving roller $54.65 $77.65
Front end loader, road sweeper $74.65 $106.15
Heavy equipment over 25,000 lbs. $227.65 $292.65

Note: All charges are round-trip. In the event that a vehicle was transported by another carrier, a charge equal to one half the round-trip rate will be charged on the return to Portland.