How to Get to Bell Island

Bell Island is serviced by a public transportation system. There are presently two boats servicing the 5KM route known as the Tickle. Ferry service begins at 5:55am leaving Bell Island and makes a total of 21 road trips per day. Ferries depart from Portugal Cove. All taxis in the greater St. John’s and CBS area are aware of how to get to Portugal Cove to catch the ferry.


For ease of the traveller, it is much easier and faster to get to Bell Island by engaging a taxi on the Portugal Cove side and then walking on the ferry. Taxis on Bell Island are fairly inexpensive and $5.00 cab fare will get you just about anywhere on the island. Once you are on the island, to get the biggest impact, walking would be a great way to get around.