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Buena Vista Ferry

Buena Vista Road, Independence, OR
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What a grand adventure.

Taking a small country ferry across a Marion County river was a wonderful experience. So many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary A
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Sweet Home, Oregon
Daily ride

We love the Ferry 💕 we used it while moving, during the our move it’s operators are awesome too... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
JJHartzell
,
Jefferson, Oregon
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Buena Vista Road, Independence, OR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a small country ferry across a Marion County river was a wonderful experience. So many people miss this chance to see a different type of adventure. The ride isn't all that long but just being able to traverse the river on a small ferry...More

Thank Gary A
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We love the Ferry 💕 we used it while moving, during the our move it’s operators are awesome too. It’s a couple minutes of relaxation 😎❤️

Thank JJHartzell
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A great way to cross the river. You can use it to complete a bike loop from Salem, Independence or Corvallis. Just up the hill in Buena Vista is a nice place for lunch or dinner (check the open hours and days.)There is a good...More

Thank BRuce M
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is a great way to get across the river. Nice, smooth ride even tho the water was high. Great view down the river too!

Thank thompsonbrenk
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and great views of the Willamette river. A great short cut to I-5 and Salem from Buena Vista Road! $3.00 fare for passenger cars one way.

Thank Oliver P
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great for your country drive, or bicycling/motorcycling Rogue Hop Farms is somewhat close so there is that for a destination (food/wine/beer) Hours are 7-7 unless there is high or very low water.

Thank Jaybo700R
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

With family on both sides of the river, the ferry makes going from one place to the other much more convenient. Without it, we add 30 minutes to our travel time by having to go all the way around to the bridge! The staff are...More

1  Thank Heather P
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Buena Vista Ferry is like something out of the past. $3 gets you and your car a ride across the Willamette River. $1 for bikes. Be sure to look for the ospreys. There are active nesting platforms on both sides of the river.

1  Thank banderson2016
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A Must Do! We ( Joan & I ) always enjoy a leasurely drive in the country. A ferry ride is always an enjoyable experience, especially when its free. An evening trip is the best time especially when on a date. We heartedly reccomend the...More

Thank kennyLitzy
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is an historic ferry that I have taken since childhood over 50 years total. It is scenic and inexpensive ($3 for autos less for bikes) It connects with a loop to Independence where you can enjoy a wonderful breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the...More

Thank twobuttes
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tom1judy1
27 June 2016|
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Response from Anne K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it will be in service then. Have fun, and maybe cherries will be for sale on the other side, uphill from the park.
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Mr & Mrs. R... L
18 May 2016|
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Response from Anne K | Reviewed this property |
The Buena Vista Ferry is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., barring unusually high waters, which rarely occur in May. The cost is $3.00 one way for a 22 ft. long vehicle. Have fun!
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