While Reserve properties are located on Prudence, Patience, Hope and Dyer islands, The Reserve headquarters and learning center are located on the south end of Prudence Island, which is only accessible via ferry or private boat. (see map).
The Prudence and Bay Islands Transport Company operates the ferry that leaves from the Church Street Wharf in Bristol, R.I. The ferry dock is located at the intersection of Thames Street and Church Street across from Aiden’s Pub.
The Prudence Island ferry serves passengers, bicycles, and vehicles. If you elect to bring your own vehicle to the island, you will need to make a reservation on the ferry well in advance for both legs of the journey (to and from the island). To make a vehicle reservation, contact the Prudence and Bay Islands Transport at 401.683.0430 (Monday-Sunday: 8:30AM-10AM; 2:30PM-5:30PM). Ferry schedule information and reservations can be found at the Prudence and Bay Islands Transport website
Reserve facilities and the one public bathroom on the island are located approximately 4.0 miles south of the Homestead ferry landing on Prudence.