- Mar 20, 2009
Can't beat the still free Staten Island Ferry...a great ride across Upper New York Bay.....
Still seems to be an useful transport option to get to Staten Island. Otherwise there's the R to Bay Ridge plus S79 SBS. Or the really expensive express bus.
Call me poor man, but every time I have been to NYC, or taken friends or family to NYC, I have always done Staten Island Ferry roundtrip instead of actually paying to go to Statue of Liberty. Nice views for free, and on any trip, especially in evenings, there are always a whole bunch of people who are doing the joyride roundtrip who run out the doors at Staten Island to line up on the other side to take the ferry back. Fun times
I like Ferries also! :wub: New Orleans has the Free Algiers Ferry across the Mississippi River and Seattle has Ferries (you Pay to ride these) to various Places including Victoria in Canada and Alaska! I especially like to ride the Bambridge(sp???) Island Ferry to have Lunch on the Island as a Day Trip!Doubt I'll ever spend a day in New York. But I love ferries, so that'd be high on my list if I did visit.
Is there some way to create a "branch" thread that would preserve the good postings when a thread diverges like this - to preserve to very useful history of postings but kind of restart with a new title?
Great idea! Ive gone in the opposite direction to France on a Ferry, I would like to ride the Chunnell Train if I ever go back to England! Right now Regional Flights in Europe are really cheap, less than Ferries and Trains, so I'm wondering if eventually the Passenger Ferries will end up going away??It may be a bit more than a "ferry" but anyone go from England to Ireland by sea?
Never been on that boat, but my family all went out to P.E.I. Anne of GG fans.We went to Prince Edward Island a couple of weeks ago. Going over, we were on the Confederation and met the Holiday Island mid-way across.
Coming back, we were on the Holiday Island.......meeting the Confederation......with a nice sunset!
Why are they so cheap? Do they use an RJ or a real narrowbody? I guess the phenomenon of trains mores expensive than planes has been teleported to Europe as well. Don't understand about the ferries, I'm sure those boats are very efficient.Great idea! Ive gone in the opposite direction to France on a Ferry, I would like to ride the Chunnell Train if I ever go back to England! Right now Regional Flights in Europe are really cheap, less than Ferries and Trains, so I'm wondering if eventually the Passenger Ferries will end up going away??It may be a bit more than a "ferry" but anyone go from England to Ireland by sea?
That's sure a lot! Do they traverse rivers, bays, or what? I never realized NC had so much.North Carolina has the second largest state-owned ferry system in the country. 24 vessels for the 7 regular routes. Longest one-way run is 2.5 hours.
Maybe I'll try that out the next time I get to LA.On my bucket list is the ferry from Dana Point, CA to Santa Catalina Island, maybe next year as I don't think they will be doing it in November and if they are, maybe I will take it then.