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“cool ride on a hot day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Block Island Ferry

Block Island Ferry
304 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 783-7996
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Narragansett
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: The Block Island Ferry is your fastest link to Block Island, Rhode Island. Interstate Navigation Company, Inc. operates the Block Island Ferry, and is the only year-round ferry service to Block Island. Based in Point Judith, (Narragansett), Rhode Island, the Block island Ferry offers Traditional ferry service, (55 minute voyage) as well as the fastest ferry trip from the mainland on the High speed ferry service, (30 minute cruise).If your trip to Block Island is for business, a family vacation, or an island weekend getaway, the Block Island Ferry will get you to Block Island quickly and easily. The Block Island Ferry is the only vehicle ferry service to Block Island. We transport passenger vehicles, commercial trucks as well as shipping freight. The Block Island Ferry is your full service ferry company. We have the most departures and convenient ferry schedule from the mainland which allows you greater flexibility when traveling to and from Block Island on our traditional or high speed ferry!
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“cool ride on a hot day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

2 choices: fast ferry (30 minutes) or traditional ferry (55 minutes). Professionally run...a well-oiled machine. Fair fare. Tons of parking in walking distance (and you need it because there are tons of cars)

Visited June 2014
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“A nice voyage for 1 hour to a small island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I stayed in the Block Island and worked there for couple of months. And the possibility to travel to the main land by the ferry was the best one, if it was not raining, the see then is too rough. Nice view, no crowds or noisy companies. It is nice to try and to do best photos.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice Ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I took the ferry ride over to block island for the day.
The ride was fine, I sat up top & took in the sun & the view.

While on the Island I rented a moped & road around :-)

Visited June 2014
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“Ferry With Motorcycle - Easy Access, Poor Treatment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Took a trip to Block Island last weekend with my SO and brought my motorcycle. Motorcycles are Stand By only. Which means they don't take reservation and you don't know if you will get a place on the ferry or not. Fair enough. We got there an hour in advance and signed up and got a spot. All of the above is good.

Loading: Motorcycles go on last. The very last. They literally just put you at the tail end of the ship right before the ramp on the back of the boat. All of the above is good.

The bad: If you take a motorcycle you must STAY with your motorcycle for the entire 55 minute trip. Even if the water is perfectly smooth, and there is ZERO change your motorbike will fall over, you must stand or sit on it the entire way. Not good. I could not go to the bathroom, go on the deck, or any of that. All I saw was the back of the boat.

The crew seemed to just "tolerate" the motorbikes even though we had to pay our own way. And based on the amount of space we took compared to a car, we paid a much higher fare than was necessary.

I would do it again, but would be sure to use the bathroom and get a drink before loading.

The ride itself was nice and quick as was the return ride at 5 PM.

Visited June 2014
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“Lovely ride over to Block Island.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Suggest sitting on lower decks if you get cold easily. It was a chilly morning so we were cold but it was a great leisurely ride over. Recommend taking a cab tour of the island to find out where you want to beach at.

Visited May 2014
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