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Cross Sound Ferry

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41270 Main Rd, Orient Point Ferry Dock, Orient, NY 11957-1131
+1 631-323-2525
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Lights & Sights Cruise (Lighthouse Tour)

If you like to see lighthouses or just taking a cruise around the Thames River, this is a good... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
Dallas, Texas
Great Time Saver

Took the ferry from New London to Orient Point. One hour and 20 minutes and we were there. Did... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2016
redondo beach, ca
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  • Average6%
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41270 Main Rd, Orient Point Ferry Dock, Orient, NY 11957-1131
+1 631-323-2525
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

If you like to see lighthouses or just taking a cruise around the Thames River, this is a good cruise to take. If you have children, there's enough space that they can run around. The upper deck is uncovered so come prepared if you want...More

1  Thank DRun23
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Took the ferry from New London to Orient Point. One hour and 20 minutes and we were there. Did not have to deal with the traffic on a holiday weekend.

1  Thank sallygutierrez
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I use the ferry always. No other way to go to new england or back to the island. The rewards options have saved us a ton of money also

Thank BernardCrowl
Reviewed July 2, 2016

We were traeling from Garden City to New Hapmpshire and we looked at the driving option and the ferry option. Considering the horific traffic from Garden City to Orient, it would be hard to immagine what I 495 and I 95 would be like at...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We went to visit relatives in Old Lyme and crossed from Orient Point the sea was calm son was shining and enjoyed sunning ourselves and watching the sailboats passing by.

Thank abartur
Reviewed June 27, 2016

I recently traveled from the western side of Long Island to Mystic, CT. About 140 miles. Trip took a little over 3 hours, with an average speed of under 50mph. Tolls were under $10. I returned home via the Cross Sound Ferry. Actual driving time...More

4  Thank Michael Z
Reviewed June 27, 2016

My husband and I were traveling from NH to visit family in Long Island and this ferry was recommended to us. It was far and away the best method of travel. We saved ourselves a couple hundred miles of driving plus stress and sitting in...More

Thank KarenAnne08
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Loading and unloading was well done. Just arrive early enough to cue the car. They recommend 15 min, but the earlier you arrive, the faster you depart on the other side. Boat ride was pleasant. There is plenty of room to stretch out. Good seating...More

Thank teachmuzic
Reviewed June 24, 2016

What a way to go. Avoid New York Metro, catch some rays on the upper deck, smell the salt and stop at Hallock's Farm on the way home. Gotta love it!

Thank Jane E
Reviewed June 23, 2016

The feery ride was easy. We arrived a little early and were able to board at an earlier time because there was room. The dock is well organized. Tons of workers who are helpful. we were in car and were loaded with out a problem....More

Thank salders0n56
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We are planning a major road trip this summer. Part of our trip we will be driving from NYC (Lower East Side) up to Plymouth Rock, then on to Boston. I have heard traffic on I-95 in CT can be pretty bad. I am considering driving up through Long Island and taking the Cross Sound Ferry across instead driving up and around. It seems like it may be a little longer, but less traffic. True? Good idea/bad idea? Thanks for the help!
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Shelley D | Reviewed this property |
I would say that is a perfect idea! 95 can be a nightmare. And the ride up to the Orient Point Ferry is a beautiful ride! Enjoy!
Arlene B
where can I purchase a ticket and see a schedule
February 6, 2017|
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Response from DanandSharon | Reviewed this property |
you can see the schedule on line (their web-site) and you can buy tickets on line also--or you can buy them at the ferry. They have a large building with bathrooms, waiting room and ticket counter.
Current Weather conditions will affecting November 22 schedule?
November 21, 2016|
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Response from Gregory O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, but being a sea going vessel it should have the ability to cope with most weather conditions. However safety at sea is paramount & the vessel wouldn't leave port if weather conditions dictated otherwise.