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Savannah Belles Ferry
Service Alert: Savannah Belles Ferry Service is operating on a modified schedule until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating hours currently run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Get a unique perspective of Savannah’s downtown by going offshore.
The Savannah Belles Ferry system provides free passage across the Savannah River between downtown’s riverwalk and Hutchinson Island, home of the Savannah Convention Center and Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.
The fully-accessible ferry boats, which accommodate bicycles, operate from 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Click here to see the Savannah Belles Ferry schedule.
Ferry Landings Locations
- Savannah Riverwalk at City Hall
- Savannah Riverwalk in Morrell Park near the Savannah Marriott Riverfront
- Savannah Convention Center on Hutchinson Island, next to the Westin
Click here to view the ferry landing locations and routes and complete dot services map.
Large Group Accommodations
For large groups in need of increased transportation accommodations, CAT can provide additional ferry service by request. The cost of the an extra ferry is $175 per hour, with a four-hour minimum. Call (912) 704-9624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Note: CAT cannot provide private service and the additional ferry remains open to public use.
Visit the dot website for more information.
Meet the Belles
The Savannah Belles Ferry fleet includes four distinct vessels named for noteworthy women from Savannah’s history: the Juliette Gordon Low, the Susie King Taylor, the Florence Martus and the Mary Musgrove.
Juliette Gordon Low
Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) founded the first American Girl Scout troops in 1912 in her hometown of Savannah. The Girl Scouts are committed to promoting strong leadership and decision-making skills among young women.
Susie King Taylor
Susie King Taylor (1848-1912) lived in Savannah and gained her freedom from slavery at the age 14. She contributed to Civil War efforts by serving as a nurse to the black soldiers and by teaching them to read and write. She opened one of Savannah’s first schools for African-American children.
Florence Martus (1868-1943), known in Savannah as the ‘Waving Girl,’ was the daughter of an ordnance sergeant at Fort Pulaski who took it upon herself to become the unofficial greeter of ships into Savannah. Legend has it that not a single ship came in to port without her waving her white handkerchief or lantern at it during a 44 year span. Her statue continues to greet visitors to the port from Morrell Park on the riverfront.
Mary Musgrove (1700-1765), a Native American, served as an interpreter for General Oglethorpe during the founding of Savannah. She played a crucial role in negotiations with Tomochichi and the Creek Indians, convincing them to peacefully accept the new colony in their territory.