A Block Island Day Trip

A Block Island day trip typically begins with a ferry ride There are several ways of getting to the island. Once here, getting around the island is easy.

If this is your first trip to Block Island, you'll want to use this website to plan out your day. There are plenty of things to do. The day will go quickly so it really helps to know what you want to do and see.

Planning a day trip to Block Island is a easy from almost anywhere in New England. There are many travel options for getting to the island from all points by ferry, private boat or plane.

First Stop

The visitor's center. Located right at the ferry landing and near the main drag, you can't miss it. Pick up a map, get directions and ask questions.

During peak season, the ferries run hourly so there are lots of options for how long you will be on island. Before Memorial day or after Labor day, the ferry schedule thins out so you'll have to budget your time wisely.

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Things to Do

  • 360 Degrees of amazing beaches
  • Hiking through the island's trails
  • Sightseeing the historic sites
  • Fishing for trophy bass
  • Parasailing or Banana Boating
  • Shopping the many quaint boutiques
  • Lunch of fresh seafood at an island restaurant
...More things to do

Pack Light Bring just what you need for the day. Don't weigh yourself down with too much stuff. A knapsack with bathing suit and some layered clothing for temperature changes from morning to evening will be just right. There are lockers located at the visitor's center along with public bathrooms. You may shower at the beach or the town dock.

Don't Forget

  • Wear your bathing suit
  • Beach Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Layered Clothing / One change of clothes
  • Sweatshirt or Windbreaker
  • Camera
  • Money & I.D.
  • Water

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If the kids are in tow add the following items:

  • Beach Toys
  • Sanitary Wipes
  • Clothing layers for each child
  • Snacks & Juice

Staying the Night?
Check out one of the victorian hotels. There are also several other options for finding lodging for the night. The chamber of commerce is a good place to inquire about last minute accommodations. They keep a daily list of vacancies. Often you will find a good last minute deal for staying the night. Many a Block Island day trip has turned into a mini vacation.

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