This is a convenient way to get from downtown Bridgeport, CT, to Port Jefferson on north-central Long Island, without the drive around New York City. However, the price is high and the boat seems rather old, worn and industrial, as if, like Bridgeport, it has seen better days. You're advised to use the rest-rooms at the dock, rather than the (dirty) ones on the boat. The ferry was quiet on a cold late-May morning, but probably is very busy in the summer, so follow the guidelines on the web about arriving early at the dock. Tickets for the car and driver can be bought on-line ahead of time, but once on board you still must take your receipt to the purser's office on the boat to get an exit pass and to pay for any passengers in the car (extra price). There is food for sale at the dock in Bridgeport and on the boat, but the choices are limited- probably best to eat at a restaurant in Port Jefferson, which seemed to be a cute but very busy town. The information desk at the Bridgeport dock stocks helpful maps of Long Island and brochures about area attractions. Overall, we preferred the ferry between New London, CT, and Orient Point, NY.
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