The ferry runs from April to the beginning of November. The journey time is around 45 minutes.
The Dockyard Ferry Stop is easy to find. All cruise ships dock at Kings Wharf or Heritage Wharf. Cruise passengers will have no choice but to pass it when disembarking from their ship.
The St George’s Ferry Stop is located at Market Wharf, just east of King’s Square.
Scooters are not permitted on this service.
|Child (5 - 15)||$2.75||$2.75|
|Child (under 5)||Free||Free|
The adult return fare from Dockyard to St George is $10 if you pay by cash. Savings can be made by buying tokens or a bus and ferry pass. Booklets of 15 tickets are also offered. They cost $37.50.
At Dockyard you can buy tokens, passes, and ticket books from one of the three Visitor Information Centres. The main one is situated next to the Ferry Terminal. The other two are at the cruise ship wharves.
The Orange Route is a seasonal service running in the summer months only. The service should resume in April 2021.
Reasons to travel to St George
Although Dockyard is a historic site with plenty of attractions and things to do, St George is a lot older. In fact it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
St George was the island’s first settlement and was originally the capital. Its architecture is much more rustic and quaint than the imposing fortified buildings at Dockyard. Many of the town’s buildings date back to the 17th century.
From St George’s Ferry Stop it’s just a short walk to Kings Square, the main square in the town. Most of the attractions in the town are within walking distance of the here.
On King’s Square itself you’ll notice replicas of the stocks, pillory, and whipping posts used to punish criminals in times gone by. Today they provide a unique photo opportunity for tourists. The White Horse pub is also here and is a great place to sit and have a drink while watching the boats in St George’s Harbour.
Water Street runs east from King’s Square. The street is home to the Tucker House Museum and Somers Wharf, a mixed-use development.
St Peter’s Church is the town’s biggest attraction. It’s the oldest Protestant church in the Western Hemisphere and is packed with interesting artefacts. The Unfinished Church was meant to replace it, but was never completed.
There are some good beaches within easy reach of St George. Tobacco Bay is around ½ mile from the town centre and Achilles Bay just a little further. If you don’t fancy the walk you can take the private mini-bus service from King’s Square.
The map below shows the route taken by ferries on the Orange Route. Click here for an interactive map showing points of interest and more.