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An easy travel from Williamsburg to Surry

The Ferry is Free!!! It is a charming way to cross over from Williamsburg/Jamestown area to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
toots1965
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Quick efficient travel

Best way to get from Surrey/Smithfield over to Williamsburg. And it's FREE! So convenient, boat... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
Keith B
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Washington, DC
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All reviews james river great ride across the river minute ride free ride observation deck both ways every half hour runs every minutes fun trip sea gulls no charge seafood company walk around fresh air nice trip free service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Ferry is Free!!! It is a charming way to cross over from Williamsburg/Jamestown area to Surry/Smithfield. The ferry runs on a regular schedule and allows the rider to view the river, as well as the coastline. Great opportunity to take photos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank toots1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time on the ferry, everything was pretty easy, timely, and orderly even in the rain and fog during our stay.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Best way to get from Surrey/Smithfield over to Williamsburg. And it's FREE! So convenient, boat crew very friendly. They actually waved to us as we boarded! : )

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith B
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Access simple, smooth and easy ride, a beautiful part of anyone's trip. We hardly had to wait to load and off loading was just as quick. This saved us so many miles compared to a lot more on the Interstate highway.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roberta K
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We took the route with the ferry so that our three-year-old daughter could experience it. She had a blast and it was a neat experience for us, too. We didn't have to wait long to board and unboarding was very quick. The bathrooms were also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AshSwa
Reviewed 16 November 2018

The use of the Ferry is free. During the busy part of the day runs about 30 minutes. They have two in service at all times, going in opposite directions. One going to Jamestown/ Williamsburg and the other going to Surry County, location of Bacon's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jaimeaus
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Fun change of travel. After riding in the country side, a change of scenery going across the James River towards the old Virginia historic area and on to Williamsburg.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Retiredsquid
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The ferry ride loads quickly. Allow extra time for possible random security checks. You can go to the upper deck to watch out the windows (Surry, Williamsburg) or go outside (Pocahontas and soon Powhatan) . Watching the accompanying seagulls and seeing Jamestown Island are all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TheRoadTripsNeverEnd
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Completed the latest trip to Williamsburg with friends and had two excellent trips on the Ferry. Wait was minimal and the ride was smooth. While it requires some amount of back country roads to access it, time saved is well worth it !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed S
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The ferry is an efficient way to travel. This ferry does not charge to cross the James River. We used it throughout our stay in Virginia to get to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lynnsea
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Shirley S
12 May 2018|
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Response from FLworldwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Depends on which direction you are driving, and what side of the river you are on. If you are in Jamestown, then find Route 31 (Jamestown Road) and drive south to the James River. Look for posted signs. If you are in... More
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upliftingpastor
9 November 2017|
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Response from Cathy K | Reviewed this property |
On the Jamestown side, you can see the ships in dock at Jamestown. On the trip across the river, you can see Eagles, Osprey, ships, tug boats, and barges. You may also see boaters and water skiers in the summer. On the Surry... More
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Shirley S
19 January 2017|
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Response from Cathy K | Reviewed this property |
The ferry runs 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a ferry every 20 minutes in the morning rush hours. They may reduce to 2 ferries crossing during the daytime, then 3 at afternoon rush hour. depends on the time of... More
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