DETROIT (WWJ) — As thousands of race fans get set to converge onto Belle Isle for next weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix there will soon be an easier way to make your way to and from the island.
It’s been two years since fans could ride the ferry to and from Belle Isle for the Grand Prix because of budgetary constraints, but this year fans can once again take part in the scenic ride along the Detroit river.READ MORE: CBS Mornings' Gayle King Visits Detroit, Motown Museum
“We are extremely excited to bring the ferry back this year,” Executive Director of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority John Loftus said. “This is a great way to showcase the Riverfront, the city skyline, and the Grand Prix while offering people a new way to get on the water and take full advantage of a tremendous resource in our own backyard.”
The ferry will depart from the Port Authority Public Dock during the entire event next weekend, starting on May 29 every hour from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and every half hour on Saturday and Sunday.READ MORE: Detroit Tigers Fire General Manager Al Avila After 7 Years, No Playoffs
Tickets cost just $10 for a round-trip pass to and from the event. Fans who plan to be down at the event all weekend can purchase a three-day Grand Prix Ferry pass for just $27.
The boats run direct to and from the island with an average transit time of 12 minutes. The ferrys will depart from the Port Authority Public Dock and Terminal, located at 130 Atwater Street in downtown Detroit and drop off passengers at the Harbor Master terminal near the main entrance to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Belle Isle.
Parking for those taking the ferry service is available at the Miller Parking Garage next to the Port Authority as well as Cobo Center and GM Renaissance Center surface lots.MORE NEWS: Protesters Call For Huron River Polluters To Pay Up
For more information, visit the event’s website.