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A ferry pulls up to the dock in

A ferry pulls up to the dock in Port Jefferson Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

BRIDGEPORT & PORT JEFFERSON STEAMBOAT CO., 102 W. Broadway, Port Jefferson, 631-473-0286 or 888-443-3779, Hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, drops off at 1 Ferry Access Rd., Bridgeport, Connecticut. Requirements Reservations recommended for autos; no walk-on reservations, pets on leashes only allowed outside or on car deck; 75-minute ride; arrive at dock 30 minutes before departure. Food available for purchase. Passengers can stay in their cars, ride in lounge area or on the top deck. Ideal for one-day getaways and overnight escapes to New England and casinos. Groups welcome. Rates Check website.

CROSS SOUND FERRY, 41270 Main Rd., Orient, 631-323-2525, Schedule Check website. Requirements Reservations recommended. Leashed dogs allowed in passenger areas. Arrive at dock 20-30 minutes before departure. Ferry runs between Orient and New London, Connecticut. Rates Check website. Passenger-only Sea Jet: Check website for details, pet carrier required for all pets.

FIRE ISLAND FERRIES INC., 99 Maple Ave., Bay Shore, 631-665-3600, Hours Check website for schedule. Destinations Ocean Beach, Ocean Bay Park, Fair Harbor, Kismet, Saltaire, Seaview, Dunewood and Atlantique. Rates Check website, cash only. Parking $10 daily Mon.-Thur.; $17 daily Fri.-Sun. and holidays.

NORTH FERRY TERMINAL, Wiggins Street, Greenport, and 12 Somerfield Place, Shelter Island Heights, 631-749-0139, Hours 6 a.m.-midnight (Greenport) and 5:40 a.m.-11:45 p.m. (Shelter Island). Requirements Dogs must be on leash. Rates Check website, cash.

SOUTH FERRY COMPANY INC., 135 S. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-1200, 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. Rates Check website.

VIKING SUPERSTAR, Viking Dock, 462 W. Lake Dr., Montauk, 631-668-5700, Hours Check website. Requirements Passengers only, leashed pets allowed. Destinations Ferries from Montauk to Block Island (Memorial Day-Columbus Day); New London, Connecticut (Memorial Day-Columbus Day), and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (single round-trip daily, check website for schedule, additional departures during July-Aug.). Rates Check website; $10 daily parking.

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