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Wonderfuler Crossing the Water Experience

If you have never rode on a ferry it is a wonderful experience for you and kids. The seagulls are... read more

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Just a holiday jaunt to say we took a ferry!

Even if you don't have to go to Scotland it is a fun time! I wanted the family to see what it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed today

If you have never rode on a ferry it is a wonderful experience for you and kids. The seagulls are beautiful and attentive. Great short ride to either side. You can turn right around and come back. We have done it on the 4th of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 405joef
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a nice ride and it is free, if you don't mind poor schedule keeping, security stuff and a wait to get on and off. The ride is about 20 minutes across the James River.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank starcaster99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you don't have to go to Scotland it is a fun time! I wanted the family to see what it is like to go with the car on a ferry. The kids loved it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TLJade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolute must if you go to Williamsburg. It is free and an absolute delight. About 15 mins each way. There is a viewing deck from which you get lovely views of Jamestowne and the river.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank iankosovo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great thing to do. We learned of this at about or 5th trip here. Our grown daughter & hubby liked it. We'll take our granddaughter,her hubby & great grandchildren--ages 4, 2 & 3 months. The older ones will be super excited!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from central Nebraska, so I'm used to being fairly land locked! The idea of driving a vehicle onto a boat seems very foreign to me! BUT after visiting Suffolk, a very friendly local suggested we try it! Said we wouldn't be out of anything...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cblauhorn
Reviewed 11 February 2019

I searched for some different things to do while in the Williamsburg and Jamestown area forI the weekend and found the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. Much to our surprize, it was only minutes from where we were starying. We timed it just right and drove on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Gayleetro
Reviewed 29 January 2019

We bought pizzas at the Jamestown Pie Company (1804 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA) and drove down to the ferry, drove on, turned off the engine and had our lunch while enjoying the scenery! Best of all the ride is free, which we could not believe!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sunsnowfamily
Reviewed 27 January 2019

We try and take the ferry every time we're in the area. It's a fun adventure for visitors to the area and gives you a wonderful view of the Jamestown Settlement from the James River.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wannabevirginian
Reviewed 26 January 2019

We have three kids all under the age of 12 so they thought it was cool to load the van onto a boat but beyond that it's really not an "attraction". If you've never experienced a ferry ride, go for it! It's free.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeramie
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30 May 2018|
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Response from MaryV1211 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you may not get turned around in time to catch the same ferry and will end up waiting for the next one. about 20 min.
3 May 2018|
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Response from Sid F | Reviewed this property |
You can walk on the ferry on either side but you'll need to arrange transportation on each side, especially the Surry side. There is a great seafood restaurant close to the ferry. The ferry is alway fun. Enjoy it!
2 December 2017|
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Response from PrincessLaundry | Reviewed this property |
I have not personally been exploring in Surry but I do have these items on my list of places to visit: Bacon's Castle - 15 minutes south of the ferry Chippokes Plantation State Park - 8 minutes from ferry Smith's Fort... More