Leave the car in the garage and travel to nearby ports via these ferries.

BRIDGEPORT & PORT JEFFERSON STEAMBOAT CO., 102 W. Broadway, Port Jefferson, 888-443-3779, 88844ferry.com

Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, drops off at 1 Ferry Access Rd., Bridgeport, Connecticut. Reservations recommended for autos; pets on leashes allowed; 75-minute ride; arrive 30 minutes before departure.

Fee: Check website.

CROSS SOUND FERRY, 41270 Main Rd., Orient, 631-323-2525, longislandferry.com

Schedule: Check website.

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Requirements: Reservations strongly recommended. Leashed dogs allowed. Arrive 20 minutes before departure.

Fees: Check website. Passenger-only Sea Jet: Check website.

FIRE ISLAND FERRIES INC., 99 Maple Ave., Bay Shore, 631-665-3600, fireislandferries.com

Schedule: Check website.

Destinations: Ocean Beach, Ocean Bay Park, Fair Harbor, Kismet, Saltaire, Seaview, Dunewood and Atlantique. Fees Check website, cash only. Parking $7 daily Mon.-Thur.; $15 daily Fri.-Sun. and holidays.

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NORTH FERRY TERMINAL, Wiggins Street, Greenport, and 12 Somerfield Place, Shelter Island Heights, 631-749-0139, northferry.com

Hours: 6 a.m.-midnight (Greenport) and 5:40 a.m.-11:45 p.m. (Shelter Island).

Requirements: Leashed dogs allowed.

Fee: Check website, cash.

THE SOUTH FERRY, 135 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-1200, southferry.com

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Hours: Check website. This 5-minute ride drops passengers and cars at 399 Ferry Rd., Sag Harbor. Ferries leave from either destination about every 15 minutes.

Requirements: Leashed pets allowed.

Fees: Check website.

VIKING FLEET, 462 W. Lake Dr., Montauk, 631-668-5700, vikingfleet.com

Hours: Check website.

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Requirements: Passengers only, leashed pets allowed.

Destinations: Ferries from Montauk to Block Island (mid-May to Oct. 12), Martha's Vineyard, Mass. (single trip, Aug. 9-11); and New London, Conn. (mid-May to Oct. 12).

Fees: Check website; $10 daily parking.