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Block Island Express Ferry

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Address: 2 Ferry St, New London, CT 06320-6418
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+1 401-783-7996

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We took a day trip to Block Island. The Ferry was fast and convenient. The price was not bad and the staff was great.

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We took a day trip to Block Island. The Ferry was fast and convenient. The price was not bad and the staff was great.

Thank corcorans11
new haven, ct
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109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The block island express ferry is a great way to travel to and from block island out of the new london dock. Boat is comfortable offering inside and outside seating.

Thank ctbeachbum131
hartford CT
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102 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Unfortunately, we hit a storm going to Block Island so the waters were very choppy. We did a Thursday 2 for 1 which is a really good deal. You leave at 330pm and arrive at Block Island for around 5 and you have until 9pm i think to get the return boat. And the tickets are half priced. I would... More 

Thank brando16a
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Convenient going from New London to Block Island. Much closer than Point Judith ferry. Fast boat, fairly smooth. Old, crowded, not so clean but it only lasts 70 minutes...

Thank Philip C
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Block Island Express is the best way to travel to the island. My brother in laws yacht takes approx. 2 hours form Clinton CT to get to block after driving about a hour from home. If the boat is ready to go, one can get to Block in 3-31/2 hours and use about $290 of fuel. The Ferry ride... More 

Thank 674earleh
Vail, Colorado
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you go for a day or a couple, you will enjoy the cruise over and the old feel of Block. It is such a great way to spend a summer day and create memories.

Thank Vail183
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Block Island is a hidden gem and the Block Island Express gets you there in a little over an hour. A beautiful ride from the Thames River to the Atlantic. Unfortunately only runs until Labor Day. Bon voyage!!

1 Thank Maureen H
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Be sure to either get reservations or get there early. Some people couldn't get on. It does get packed pretty quick.

Thank Jody A
Mystic, Connecticut
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

A fabulous way to get to Block Island from New London without having to drive to RI or NY. Can rent bicycles over on the island in order to tour.

Thank Charles and Jan... K
Woodbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Took the ferry over to Block Island today with 3 kids (15, 13 and 10). Getting on was easy; pre-paid and made reservation online, parked in parking garage across the street, and scanned my iPhone at the ticket booth for boarding passes. No lines or wait on a beautiful Sunday morning. Comfortable and spacious seating inside, clean and smooth, and... More 

Thank jmz6108

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