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Cross Sound Ferry

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Address: 41270 Main Rd, Orient Point Ferry Dock, Orient, NY 11957-1131
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+1 631-323-2525
06:00 - 20:30
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Good way to cross Long Island Sound

We made a reservation two days ahead. The only problem is that our portable computer does not have a printer and we do not have a modern cell phone. We did finally get a print out... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

We made a reservation two days ahead. The only problem is that our portable computer does not have a printer and we do not have a modern cell phone. We did finally get a print out of our reservation. The ship was full of vehicles but there was lots of comfortable room for passengers.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

They know what to do and know how to do it right and they do it all day long. Clean ferry food available. Polite helpful staff.

Thank Deb B
Hicksville, New York
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

we go to mystic for a get a way weekend. we always take csf.. It starts the vacation as soon as you get on board..Its clean and on time.They do a great job.

Thank Jim M
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370 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Always come with a reservation particulary in the summer or you may ed up waiting hours to get on. Service is good

Farmingville, New York
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Ferry was clean and on time the staff was friendly and knowledgeable the only issue is the price when gas prices went up to over $4 the ferries raised there prices accordingly now that gas prices are under $2.50 the ferries haven't lowered there prices That is a big problem.

Thank BobbyA333
Ventura, California
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285 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

On my once or twice a year visits to the East Coast, I'll head down to Long Island from Boston or RI to visit relatives. I've learned that the easiest and most attractive way to do it is to take the Cross Sound Ferry from New London to Point Orient, a crossing that takes a little less than an hour... More 

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Phippsburg, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Growing up on the east end of Long Island, but living away as an adult has left me needing to visit from time to time. It wouldn't be a real trip to the place of my birth without riding the ferry from New London to Orient. It makes both the arriving and the leaving of the island a piece of... More 

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new haven, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Cross Sound Ferry runs a couple of lighthouse tours. We took the classic tour, which includes nine houses which run the gamut from the iconic tall structures, to masonry house types to the squat "spark plug" variety. On the tour we also saw denizens of the deep - dolphins, seals and a nuclear sub on its way home to... More 

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Woburn, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is a well-organized, smooth-running operation and gets you across Long Island Sound in about 80 minutes. Their website explains the process clearly, and the reservation process is simple. First-timers may want to choose the larger vessels; the small ones like Susan Lane can require driving up and down ramps, and will pitch more if the seas are up. Compared... More 

2 Thank kdtravels177
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Quiet, clean, and great ride to Port Jeff. Takes you to a great location, easily accessible and nice town

Thank Al A

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