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Cross Sound Ferry

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41270 Main Rd, Orient Point Ferry Dock, Orient, NY 11957-1131
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All reviews new london orient point long island nice ride top deck always on time snack bar we arrived early great trip return trip sea jet ahead of time driving around both ways road trip cape cod long drive
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Even though we attempt to curtail using the ferry during good weather conditions, we do sail at some peak times and have sailed in rougher waters. They are always on time, accommodating and helpful. We enjoy the ride and get to see multiple lighthouses along...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank T R
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Used the ferry to travel over from CT to Long Island, the initial booking had to be changed due to availability but they were very prompt and professional in sorting this out. I was amazed at how expertly they loaded the boat, never knew they...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gareth H
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Even though I had a reservation and arrived on time, they bumped me and it looks like a half dozen other people to the ferry an hour later. This will almost certainly cause me to miss a flight. Their explanation was to cite fine print...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The ferry service runs 2 basic conveyances between Orient Pt. NY and New London, Ct: the Seajet and the auto ferry. The former makes it across in about 40 minutes while the latter takes an hour and a half. The Captain is skilled, the crew...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Cross Sound Ferry has been there for years and saves travelers from having to drive to New York City from interior New England to get to outer Long Island. There is no alternative to the convenience. The service is dead reliable, food and drink can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank James S
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We have used the Cross Sound Ferry many, many times over the years. We have always found them to be well-organized, and have found the experience to be very positive. The employees are always very pleasant, and they try hard to accommodate their customers who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I’ve had occasion to use the Cross Sound Ferry about a dozen times over the past few months, traveling with my car between Western Mass and Long Island. It has been reliable, user-friendly and a great experience in every way. The boats are well-kept and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deborah P
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Traveled with my family this weekend to a wedding. We had a nice trip going there but the return trip was the miserable. Apparently, Cross Sound Ferry was running late, so they tried to make up for lost time by rushing passengers onto the ferry....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mdn1025
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We took this on a weekday morning. The staff was very helpful. Getting there was a challenge, but once there, it was a breeze. Highly recommend taking it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 50statetraveler
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The ride home from Connecticut was so much more enjoyable on the ferry. Will never go any other way, if possible.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Janine F
August 23, 2018|
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Response from L9393NIrobertm | Reviewed this property |
Hi Look at their web site. Fees for car and passenger(s) spelled out. Some discounts if one joins their programs.
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August 9, 2018|
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navywife27
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Orient Point to Staten Island, headed to Annapolis (14 Replies)
My husband and I will be road tripping the end of the month from Wisconsin to the Northeastern part of our beautiful country. My question is traffic. I have a rough estimate of destinations mapped out and in doing some research I *think* I know where to avoid, but could use a little help. How silly would it be to take the Cross Sound Ferry one way from CT to Orient Point and then drive to see Staten Island? My main desire is to see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty before continuing...More
September 11, 2011|
Response fromNumbers56|
You're just trading one traffic problem for another one. Including the time on the ferry, your option will almost certainly take more time as opposed to just going through Connecticut.
ElJayBee
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Reservation Needed for Cross Sound Ferry? (4 Replies)
We are planning to take the ferry from Orient Point to New London, CT the morning of Thursday, Sept. 1. Do we need to make a reservation in advance or just show up?
August 04, 2011|
Response frompjes|
I always get a reservation. If you just show up you will get on a boat eventually but it is a waste of time. Also making a reservation lets you pick one of the big boats, which are much more comfortable than the small ones. Sept 1 being the start of the Labor Day weekend you really don't want to spend a hour or so sitting in line
Kim O
Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States
I need to get to the Cross Sound Ferry (3 Replies)
I am flying into LaGuardia (staying the night in one of the airport hotels) and I need to get to the Cross Sound Ferry at Orient Point, Long Island by 11 a.m. the next day. What is the best option, cost effective too, to do this. Thanks. I need specific instructions as the time factor is very important.
September 22, 2015|