Going on a vacation is one of the best ways to escape from the stresses of work. Whenever you are traveling long distances, especially near the coast, experiencing the joys of traveling by ferry can really enhance a journey. While on the ferry, you can enjoy the tranquility of the water without having to worry about the stresses of driving. Even better, because you’re taking the ferry, you can bring your car along with you so you can go where you want without having to worry about arranging other forms of transportation when you are at your destination.
There are a few things about ferry travel that you should know before you depart on your trip. First, ferries run at certain intervals. The frequency of ferry trips vary on a few different factors including the total length of the trip, the number of ships operated by the ferry service, and the average volume of passengers for that time of day. Inquire in advance with the ferry operators about their policies regarding prices for passengers and how much it will cost to transport your vehicle if you are bringing it with you. This will save a great deal of stress and headache while you are waiting for your ferry as you’re traveling.
Traveling by ferry isn’t just reserved for those who are on vacation or on pleasure trips. There are many ferries that are used by commuters going to and from work as this mode of transportation can save a great deal of time. A good example of this sort of ferry is the ferry that connects Staten Island with lower Manhattan Island. The five mile trip takes twenty-five minutes and offers an excellent view of New York Harbor and surrounding areas. Other popular routes include taking the Troon to Larne ferries or the ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert.
There are two types of ferries that you can take advantage of. Like the Staten-Manhattan ferry, you can use the ferry for transporting from one location to the other. The other type of ferry is meant for tours, showcasing the beauties of coastal regions. Tour ferries may or may not stop at two or more locations and are designed to be a leisurely view of the region rather than an efficient method of transportation. In addition to this, there are long-distance ferries and short-distance ferries.
One thing to keep in mind is that ferries are seasonal. Ferries cannot travel when the weather is too cold and there is ice on the water and they often will not travel if there are serious storms in the region.