Freight Policy

As a passenger-only service, Hy‐Line Cruises does not carry cargo or large freight. We do, however, carry small hand-loadable or dolly freight items in an effort to serve customers with those needs.

Our ‘hand and dolly freight’ policy is in regards to boxes, totes, building materials and equipment, furniture, commercial materials and items, windsurfers, kayaks, canoes, food items, etc. This policy does not affect the carriage of reasonable amounts of personal affects and luggage by passengers.

Appropriateness of articles, their carriage and charge, cannot be guaranteed over the phone. Upon arrival at the terminal, please check with the Parking Supervisor or Operations Personnel to determine the appropriateness of your freight and the required charge. Freight charges must be paid for, and any associated paperwork must be completed, before the item(s) can be loaded on the vessel. Items being transported for resale will be considered freight subject to charge and not as personal items. The fee for freight transport will be calculated by the Parking Manager, Parking Supervisor, or Operations Personnel on duty at that time.

If you have questions, please contact our parking office at (508) 778-0344 for more detailed information.

If you have questions about the transport of ‘Hand and Dolly Freight’ please contact our parking office  at (508) 778-0344 for more detailed information.

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