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Cross Sound Ferry

41270 Main Rd, Orient Point Ferry Dock, Orient, NY 11957-1131
+1 631-323-2525
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My Favorite Passtime!!!

I take this ferry a few times a year...fall,winter,spring and now summer! I drive from Bayshore and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mecca S
via mobile
Great experience

They actually have pretty good food on the ferry. Quick trip about 1hr 20min point to point. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
branford, ct
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  • Average7%
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41270 Main Rd, Orient Point Ferry Dock, Orient, NY 11957-1131
+1 631-323-2525
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I take this ferry a few times a year...fall,winter,spring and now summer! I drive from Bayshore and it takes me about 1.5 hours. Very nice scenic drive to the ferry which will take me to London CT so I can drive to Foxwoods! A very...More

Thank Mecca S
Reviewed 1 week ago

They actually have pretty good food on the ferry. Quick trip about 1hr 20min point to point. If you're worry about your schedule, pay the extra $16 and get priority loading/unloading. I was 2nd on/off the first trip and 1st on/off the 2nd trip.

Thank scotterdam
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been taking this ferry (though not too frequently) for at least two decades. It's fabulous in good weather. If the sea is rough my mother (who I usually travel with on this ferry) recommends we take the Port Jeff Ferry instead because it's path...More

Thank honestreport2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry is excellent, scenic and extremely useful. But by far the best part, if you have time, before or after your voyage, is to walk in Orient Village - surely the prettiest village in NY, and possibly the entire US (parts of Beaufort SC...More

Thank NervousNerd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I Always enjoy traveling on the ferry whether it is for work or pleasure. Avoids traffic and is peaceful and relaxing. Maybe not always a time saver but always great for sanity! It is a bit expensive, but when you can, I always recommend it....More

Thank Steffi818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to travel to connecticut to go to boston maine or the casinos. It leaves from orient poin or port jefferson new yoork you can take the car and relax it takes about 1 hour 20 minutes and you really save...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the ease of getting on and off the ferry. Did not shorten my trip but for the price you cant beat the fact that you can relax and avoid the Southern State or the LIE when traveling from CT to Port Jeff.

Thank nancydX4601UF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The navigation was normal and the crew was friendly.- Perhaps a mid-overhaul of the ferry is needed.-

Thank Mr.RR
Reviewed 25 May 2017

First of all, I have never spent more than six minutes in Orient, NY, but when the ferry out of town is the number one thing to do, I think that there is a message here. Getting a reservation was easy. The boat was on...More

1  Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

There is tasty food on board; helpful staff and the ferry is dog friendly. A pleasant ride. Make reservations!

Thank Bixie2017
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Daniel M
I was looking online to book the cross sound ferry, but the bookings don't extend as far as October. Would that be normal. Is there a problem getting a slot departing New London on a Thursday afternoon without a booking.
15 June 2017|
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Response from drregina | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. My excursion was not a once only before high season and booked for a group.
Does this ferry run between Christmas and New Year?
31 May 2017|
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Response from Mecca S | Reviewed this property |
Me and my daughter took it in February and we had fun. The food is very good on this ferry! And it was warm not cold at all if you stayed inside!
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!
31 March 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!