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We are traveling to Williamsburg this weekend from Charleston, SC. The trip will be about 6 hours and lots of interstate travel. With 3 teenagers in the back seat, things could go bad quickly. I want to break up the monotony a bit and I notice that we can get off of the interstate and take a ferry into Jamestown rather than coming around on 64. The ferry site says that it is free and runs every 30 minutes and lands in Jamestown. We have never done anything like this before and it sounds like a fun distraction. Any advice for how this works, if it is dependable, safe, ect... would be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Ferrry???

The ferry is quite safe. We have done this twice while we were visiting because the kids liked the trip. You wait in line with others waiting to get on the ferry until it is time to drive onto it. You can get out of your car during the crossing which is about a 20-minute trip from Jamestown to Surry. There are several good restaurants on the Surry side if you are there in time for lunch/dinner. As you cross to Jamestown you will see the ships at the Jamestown Settlement.

Edited: 11 July 2013, 14:56
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2. Re: Ferrry???

There's a Top Question (upper right on this page) that links to a Traveller's Article about the ferry.

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