Ferry safety and conduct
There are a number of things that you can do in order to render your ferry journey enjoyable and safe for you and for your fellow passengers.
At the port:
- Get to the port in due time before the scheduled departure time.
- Don’t let children play at the port or attempt to approach the ferry until the boarding has started.
- Stand back from the pier as the ferry pulls in.
- Be sure that the deckhand can see you and you can see deckhand.
Boarding the ferry:
- Wait until the ferry has stopped and the door has opened before approaching the ferry.
- Allow passengers to alight before boarding the ferry.
- Watch your step, and use the handrail.
- Remember to have you ticket ready, so you can show it to the deckhand.
- If you need help boarding the ferry or require assistance with your destination or route, ask the deckhand or some of the other passengers for help.
- Keep your ticket on you, so that you can easily access it in case of ferry ticket inspection.
When on the ferry:
- Remain seated throughout the journey.
- If you see someone who is elderly, pregnant, mobility impaired or disabled, offer them your seat.
- Do not place bags on seats. Use the luggage racks where possible.
- Do not block doorways and provide other passengers with enough space to move if they are getting off the ferry.
- When standing, place bags on the floor between your feet.
- If you are traveling with children, keep them occupied, so that they do not disturb the other passengers unnecessarily.
- In emergency situations, follow the captain and deckhand’s instructions.
- Make sure you don't damage or remove ferry equipment.
Getting off at your stop:
- Remain seated until the ferry has come to a complete stop.
- Leave the ferry in an ordered and quiet way.
- Do not run or push other people when boarding or leaving the ferry.