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“Best Way to Cross the Border”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Horne's Ferry

Horne's Ferry
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Ottawa, Canada
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246 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Best Way to Cross the Border”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Tired of line-ups at Massena or Thousand Islands. Then try out Horne's Ferry between Caper Vincent NY and Wolfe Island. Its really a step back in time when border crossings were not about suspicion and stress,
We arrived on a holiday weekend about 20 minutes before the departure and were the third in line. We crossed from the US to Canada. The US border guards were so bored they came over and chatted with all the deaprting travellers. The questions were more small talk than interregation and we shared a few jokes. It broke up the wait time.
The captain and toll collector on the ferry was pleasant and even gave us a break on the price.
The trip takes only minutes and most people get out of their cars to chat.
The Canadian side is equally informal but the customs agents asked a lot more questions than we normally get. we figured this was out of boredom as they only get about 7 cars an hour! They were polite though and passed us without a search. Again, we shared a couple of laughs !

The follow-on drive across Wolfe Island and the larger ferry to Kingston were also veryy pleasant.
This is a GREAT way to cross the border.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Canandaigua, New York
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Trip!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We enjoy taking the trip from Cape Vincent over to Wolfe Island and then hopping the Kingston Ferry for a fun filled day trip. It is nice and relaxing not having to worry about traffic on the bridge! We have always a great experience on the Horne Ferry...very nice people!

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Jeanne B
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FL
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“on time and personal”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Quick and scenic, nice folks and only 6 cars on the ferry...minutes at the border! Perfect to get to Sackets Harbor for the day!

Visited July 2012
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Thank FlJ0sh
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Kihei, Hawaii
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Crossing the US/Canada border with no lineups”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

I travelled on Horne's Ferry to reach Cape Vincent, NY and then continue southward. The Ferry is well run, and it's a very efficient way to cut at least an hour of driving to Hill Island.

Visited October 2011
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the ride!”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Boat needs to be bigger to fit more vehicles or go more often. Waited over an hour 4 out of 6 times we used it. Nice that it is free and it runs early morning and late night.

Visited August 2012
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