M/V Silver Eel

M/V Silver Eel is a passenger only ‘high-speed’ boat. It runs scheduled round trips between the Ferry District’s New London, CT, and Fishers Island, NY Ferry Terminals. This 18 passenger catamaran will cut your commute to approximately 25 minutes.

Run by a captain and one crew member this boat is also be available for charters when not in regularly scheduled service. This may including party guests, golf groups, and wedding transportation. She can ferry passengers to West Harbor and East Harbor as well as Silver Eel, New London and other Connecticut and Rhode Island coastline locations. Please call (631) 466-5153 or email silvereel@fiferry.com for availability and bookings.

IN SERVICE

The Silver Eel is usually in service from May 31 to October’s end. Due to an on-going maintenance this year, we expect to be booking in June. We apologize for its delay.

The Fishers Island Ferry District welcomes questions and any suggestions to improve service, just email silvereel@fiferry.com and or info@fiferry.com

HISTORY/SPECS

Built in 2017 by Armstrong Marine USA the passenger ferry is a 38′ Crew Lander. Equipped with twin 300hp engines, FLIR Maritime thermal imaging system (gives the captain the power to see clearly in total darkness, through solar glare, and through light fog and smoke), comfortable seating, lifeboat, personal life jackets, a certificate of inspection, while meeting all Coast Guard required safety standards.

When introduced in 2019 as our newest addition to the ferry fleet, a boat renaming request was sent out to Fishers Island community members and Ferry District staff, captains and crew. Silver Eel, initially suggested by Trudi Edwards, was the overwhelming 1st choice for the fast ferry’s new name.

Book Online In June!

RATES: Frequent passenger? Take advantage of our Commuter Passes to receive 20 one-way trips at a discount! Larger commuter pass packages available, please call for details.

*Restrictions Apply to Commuter Pass Usage

Length 38.0′
Breadth 14.0′
Max Speed 31 kts
Passengers 18
Year Built 2017
Horsepower 600

Photos courtesy of Jane Ahrens