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Cross Sound Ferry

41270 Main Rd (Route 25), Orient Point Ferry Dock, Orient, NY 11957
631 323 2525
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Orient
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Found this ferry service on the internet by chance whilst planning our road trip through USA. Saved us having to double-back through Long Island to get to Connecticut. Reserved on-line via our phone whilst driving through Long Island and were sent e-mail tickets which we had no means to print off. However, if you note the reservation number that will... More

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Columbia SC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We rode the ferry from Orient NY to New London CT after a long drive across Long Island. We reserved our ferry time on the drive and they quickly took our reservation and sent our tickets via email. When we arrived, the attendant scanned our ticket from our smart phone and printed the tickets from his mobile device. It was... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Taken cross sound's ferry over to block island from New London many times but without car. Always a great experience. Therefore this was new experience for us to bring the car over to long island. Awesome decision! Ride was smooth and really a nice boat ride. Had some breakfast on board and were ready to go exploring on long island.... More

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Cutchogue, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Over the years, I have probably taken these ferries hundreds of times, and I've experienced the improvements from the horrible Caribbean to the sea-worthy and comfortable Mary Ellen. Allowing for online reservations and advanced ticket processing has made boarding seamless. No dashing to the office and waiting in line to purchase tickets. Changes can be made the day of travel... More

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Palo Alto, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
23 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A great way to get to the eastern end of Long Island while avoiding most of Long Island (or to get back to the mainland from there, in our case). As the Website says, do get to Orient Point at least 30 minutes ahead, even "pre-season" - this is one popular way to get from Long Island to Connecticut! Holds... More

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Brooklyn, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We took the Cross Island Ferry from New London, CT to Orient Point recently and cannot imaging why anyone would want to drive it. The rate for driver/car and one passenger was reasonable; booked online and presented the receipt to get tickets. An extremely easy process. Get there 30 minutes ahead of time. The crew was extremely helpful and friendly;... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We recently took the CSF to Orient Point for a fun day in Greenport. We'll I'm happy to say the ferry ride was very enjoyable and the crew was great. We've taken the ferry many times over the years and have never been disappointed. It's a fun and safe way to travel I would recommend this way of travel to... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Expensive but efficient way to get around the NYC congestion. On a pretty day this is a very enjoyable day to view the various islands in the area. Get their like they recommend a half and hour early and they will get you on and off quickly. Can buy food before boarding and on ferry.

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East Sandwich
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great way to travel avoiding CT traffic. We live on Cape Cod and this made the trip from JFK seem much shorter. The drive up through Long Island was pleasant and the ferry made it even more enjoyable. The crew and shore side personnel were very helpful and polite.

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Dayton, Ohio
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128 reviews 128 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday, a day earlier than our reservation. They happily changed our itinerary and put us on the very next ferry. The ride was relaxing and very scenic. The total time was about an hour and a half. The on and off process was almost seamless, even though we were late arrival and last in line for... More

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