A scenic ferry ride will bring you to us…
From Toronto and Montreal it takes about 3 hours to reach the Wolfe Island ferry dock in downtown Kingston where the free ferry (Wolfe Island Ferry) departs hourly.
Coming from Ottawa the drive is about 2 hours.
Americans from New York State can conveniently reach Shanti by ferry (Hornes Ferry) from Cape Vincent, NY. This service operates approximately from mid May to mid October. Otherwise, the 1000 Islands International Bridge is nearby. Alternatively, there is a shuttle service available from Syracuse airport and watertown, NY, to Kingston and the Wolfe Island ferry terminal.
Coming from the East or West on the 401 turn off at exit 623. Travel South on highway 15 until it ends at highway 2. Turn right on highway 2, continue for a few kilometers, cross the drawbridge, after the drawbridge enter the left lane and prepare to turn left into the Wolfe Island Ferry Dock (next to Tim Hortons).
Once you’re on Wolfe Island, we’re only a 5 minute drive away. We highly recommend setting your tripmeter to zero once you arrive. After leaving the ferry continue straight 100 meters until you reach a stop sign. Turn left and continue 4 kilometers. Along the way you will pass the 9th line. Continue 400 meters past the 9th line and turn left at Waldo’s Lane. Continue straight 500 meters to reach Shanti. ( You’ve gone too far if you reach the 10th line).
UPDATE! Please note that the Shanti road sign is currently under repair. A new sign is in progress. Please look out for the picture of Waldo, mounted on the hydro pole.
Upon arrival, please unload your bags at the front of the house, and afterwards park in the designated parking area. Welcome to Shanti!
Wolfe Island Ferry Tips
During the peak summer months and holiday long weekends we recommend you arrive one hour before the ferry departs. At other times of the year arrive at least half an hour before. If you’re waiting for the ferry why not enjoy what beautiful downtown Kingston has to offer. Leave your car in the ferry lineup while you enjoy one of the many cafes, shops, and restaurants on Princess Street only a few minutes walk away. Once aboard the Wolfe Island Ferry memories of the 401 will be far behind you.
Alternative Travel Options
The most economical way to reach Kingston is by bus. Megabus Bus Line offers service from Toronto’s downtown terminal at Bay and Dundas as well as from Scarborough, Whitby, Brockville and Montreal.
You can also reach Kingston by Via Rail
From either the Kingston bus or train station it’s a short 15 minute taxi ride ($15) to the Wolfe Island Ferry.
No car, no problem. Call us to arrange a complimentary pick up when you board the ferry. We’ll look for you at the corner bench next to Fargo’s General Store (this is a 100 meter walk from the ferry).
Contact Shanti – 613-777-0247