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Ferries in the United States

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The Alaska Marine Highway System offers ferries between various places in southern and eastern coastal Alaska as well as to Bellingham (Washington).


Small water taxis along the waterfronts of San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Marina del Rey, Long Beach, Newport Beach, and San Diego.

Bay Area[edit]

Ferries run from San Francisco to a variety of locations around the bay, including Vallejo, Oakland, Larkspur, Alameda, Sausalito, and Alcatraz. Future locations include Redwood City, Treasure Island, Richmond and Berkeley.

Los Angeles[edit]


Ferries from Long Island to New London (Connecticut) and Port Jefferson.


The Cape May-Lewes Ferry travels between Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware several times a day.


Key West to Fort Myers and Marco Island, 3.5 hours.


There is limited ferry service between different islands of Hawaii. The three only islands with regular ferry service are Maui, Molokai and Lanai.




New Jersey[edit]

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry travels between Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware several times a day.

New York[edit]

New York City has some ferries running between the boroughs. The Staten Island Ferry runs 24/7 every 30 minutes. There are a network of smaller lines that connect Manhattan to New Jersey, Brooklyn and Queens, run by NY Waterway and New York Water Taxi. There is also service to several offshore islands, as well as to New Jersey, Massachusetts, and from Long Island to Connecticut.

North Carolina[edit]

Ferries from the NC Department of Transportation [dead link] offer service to several destinations. Parts of the Outer Banks can only be reached by ferry or private boat.

Rhode Island[edit]


Car ferries from Port Aransas to Hwy 361 and Galveston to Port Bolivar. The second ferry is a quicker way to get to Louisiana as it avoids the traffic of greater Houston.


There is a ferry from several points in Vermont including Burlington (Vermont) across Lake Champlain to upstate New York



Washington State Ferries has ten routes connecting various locations in the Pudget Sound. Also, there is a water taxi from Seattle to Seattle/West.

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