The Fine Print:
All Viking Ferry Trips
are on the brand new custom designed Viking Super Star unless otherwise noted.
Travel times are approximate and we cannot guarantee crossing times, wind and
tide come into consideration.
Viking Fleet reserve the right to change cancel, or substitute, schedules, rates,
voyages or vessels without advance notice.
All of our Captains are USCG licensed and will make the final decision to sail
or not sail
Viking Fleet reserve the
right to refuse boarding, possession of a boarding pass or ticket does guarantee
Freight bicycles and personal
items are taken on-board entirely at your own risk.
Purchasing a ticket assumes compliance with this policy.
If you have a reservation you must pick up your tickets in person at the Viking
Office 30 minutes before your departure, boarding cannot be guaranteed if you
have not collected your boarding pass before departure.
our boat: All
of our Ferry trips are onboard the brand new custom designed Viking Superstar,
unless otherwise noted. Crossing time is approximately 1 hour to Block Island and New London. Factors such as weather and boat traffic may effect the crossing time. The Viking Superstar was custom designed by Captain
Paul Forsberg for the waters of Montauk. The Viking Superstar is 120’ long and
is a high-speed ferry featuring a stable ‘anti-seasickness’ design. There is
comfortable seating for 225 passengers both inside and outside. The boat is
heated and air-conditioned for your comfort. Snacks and beverages are available
for purchase onboard. There is adequate storage for bicycles and surf-boards
onboard. The three deck Viking Superstar features a fabulous upper deck photo-opportunity
deck to help you capture that special moment when you arrive at your location!
About our service:
Viking Fleet provides passenger
ferry service only, we do not take cars however you are welcome to bring your
bicycle or surfboard with you. To guarantee availability we strongly recommend
reservations for all of our ferry trips, you may call us at 631 668 5700 or
visit us on-line at vikingfleet.com.
You make your reservations
by paying in full with your visa or mastercard on-line or by
Reservations are non-refundable.
To make changes to existing tickets we charge $10 per ticket.
You can connect with our Montauk location from New York City via train on the
Long Island Rail road (516 822 5477) or by bus Hampton Jitney (631 283 4600).
Some important phone numbers!
Montauk Chamber of Commerce:
631 668 2428, www.montaukchamber.com.
Block Island Chamber of Commerce:
401 466 2982, www.blockislandchamber.com
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce:
508 693 0085, www.mvy.com
New London Chamber of Commerce:
401 921 3000, www.visitconnecticut.com
In Montauk we dock at the Viking Dock at 462 Westlake Drive, phone 631 668 5700.
In Block Island we dock at Champlin’s Marina,
phone: 401 466 7777
You may call Champlin’s for hotel reservations.
In New London we are at the Cross Sound Ferry Dock.
Directions and parking info at our docks:
The Viking Dock is located in Montauk Harbor NY, on the right hand side before
From Long Island Take LIE, I-495East. Take exit 70 toward Manorville traveling
South on Route 111 to 27 East. Take 27 East, Sunrise Highway to Montauk. After
arriving in Montauk make a left at the Plaza Circle in town toward The Montauk
Harbor Area. Keep going straight, we are located on the right side of the street,
coming from town, after the stop sign. The physical address is 462 West Lake
Drive, our office is a round white building, and we have parking available across
the street. Please purchase your parking pass at our office before parking
New London, CT Location
We do not have an office
on the CT side however we drop off and pickup passengers at the Cross Sound
Ferry Dock. There are several signs posted locally saying New York Ferry, Cross
Sound Ferry Dock. You purchase your ticket on our boat. From I95 South take
Exit 84 South for Downtown NL, take a left turn then at the second traffic light
turn onto Governor Winthrope Blvd. Continue straight over the railway tracks
and bear right to the ferry entrance. From I95 North take Exit 83 for Downtown
NL. Take a left turn at the third traffic light onto Governor Winthrope
continue straight over the railway tracks and bear right to the ferry entrance.
Passengers taking this
ferry from the CT side must park in the public parking lot across the street
from the railroad station.
Parking is available in
the municipal lot adjacent to the ferry. Martha’s
We do not have an office
in Martha’s Vineyard, we drop off and pick up in Oak Bluffs. Viking Fleet will
notify local cab companies of our arrivals so they will be waiting.
Info about Montauk from the Montauk Chamber of Commerce
On the easternmost
tip of Long Island is a picturesque retreat at land's end, with gentle rolling
hills and steep sand bluffs at the point where the Sound meets the Sea; where
fishing fleets, yachts and sailboats ride the tides to the Atlantic Ocean and
Block island Sound. Montauk is also a stepping off point to New England, Block
Island and Newport, as passenger ferries leave daily from the harbor in Lake
Montauk. Montauk is surrounded by water on three sides and is close to the Gulf
Stream which has a great and favorable influence on the local climate. Generally,
the temperature is 10 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 degrees warmer in
the winter than the Metropolitan area, which has the effect of extending the
summer season for all who live in and visit this land's end community. Surfers
travel from far and wide to be challenged by the surf at Ditch Plains, while
sun worshippers enjoy the white sands of our ocean and bay coastlines. Windsurfers
share beautiful Fort Pond Bay along with colorful sunfish, pedal boats and canoes.
Montauk Downs State Park offers tennis courts and world renowned Montauk Downs
- Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. One of the "Fishing Capitals of The World"...
Montauk currently holds 30 of the world's records for sport fishing. Local waters
abound with tuna, swordfish, marlin, mako sharks, bluefish, striped bass, codfish,
porgies, blackfish, flounder, haddock, pollack and tile fish ... the list goes
on and on. For those non-fishing boating enthusiasts, whale watching trips provide
opportunities for close encounters with the great leviathans to the deep that
abound in the pristine waters off Montauk Point. For the hiker, horseback rider
and naturalist, there are miles of scenic and unspoiled trails in Montauk. There
are two large oceanside State Parks: Hither Hills for camping and ocean bathing,
Montauk Point State Park for hiking and bird watching of the many and varied
species that migrate along the Atlantic "fly-away".. Along with all the numerous
outdoor activities a visitor can partake in, there are many historical sights
to dive into and explore. The Montauk Lighthouse, the most distinctive and best
known structures on Long Island, is just one of them. The Montauk Lighthouse
was commissioned by President George Washington in the 1790's, it was the first
lighthouse in New York State and is the fourth oldest lighthouse in the United
States that is still active. There are 137 steps to the top where the 390,t390
candlepower beacon rotates every five seconds and can be seen for 19 nautical
miles. The lighthouse was leased by the Montauk Historical Society in 1987 and
is now open to the public for tours. A museum and gift shop have also been added.
These are just a few of Montauk's attractions. Come, explore, relax, enjoy,
and find your own special place in Montauk and make it one of "the best times
of your life."
Info about Block Island from the Block Island Chamber of Commerce
The Viking Ferry service
allows you to spend a day, a weekend, or a season over on Block Island.
Ten thousand years ago, glaciers pushed their way down the East Coast
and left behind the rocks and soil that was to form this little paradise that
we call home. The result was a cozy community (only around 800 folks in the
winter), a land of stunning vistas and a very fragile ecosystem that we have
had the good fortune to preserve for all to share. Because of the particular
forces of nature that went to work on Block Island, no other place on earth
shares its geography, nor its balance of species. A rarity indeed! Block Island
is a rarity in another sense; it's a place that moves at its own pace and is
known for a relaxed way of life. It's where "dressed up" means a pair of shorts.
Islanders speak of going to the mainland as going "off island" — an expression
of the feeling that Block Island is its own entity, as unique as the North Light
or the 250-foot bluffs. We want you to come here and shed your whole way of
life for a while. Forget your agendas and your deadlines, lose your ambitions
and your daily planner; sink into natural splendor, clean air and the clear
night sky. There's a story about a visitor who went into a café on the island
and asked some of the regulars where the beach was. Four of the patrons turned
around and each pointed in a different direction. Well, they all got it right.
Perhaps the real reason Block Island was put on this earth was to make sure
everybody gets enough beach time. More than 350 freshwater ponds (from natural
springs) and 17 miles of beach invite you to jump in the surf, spend a lazy
afternoon building a sandcastle or burying Dad in sand. Indulge in the novel
you've never finished, or just take a snooze. This island is ours and this island
is yours. Enjoy it and be kind to it.
Info about Martha’s Vineyard from the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
The Viking Fleet for 2009
will make one trip to Martha’s Vineyard from Montauk in August. Crossing time
is approximately 6 hours.
Martha’s Vineyard is an island off the southern coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts,
covering about 100 square miles. The island is primarily known as a summer colony,
when the off season population of about 15,000 swells to up to 80,000 on summer
weekends. The island has many beaches and has a pleasant summer temperature
(it rarely gets over 90 degrees). It is one of the most popular vacation retreats
in America’s North East, and has traditionally attracted many celebrities from
the worlds of politics and entertainment to its shores. Accommodation ranges
from hotels, resorts, cottages and apartments to camping sites, and there are
many historic buildings and houses offering accommodation. The island has its
own Theatre Company and there are a number of annual events, markets and shows
which attract visitors. There are six main towns on Martha’s Vineyard, including
Oak Bluffs and Tisbury. The sailing and beaches are to die for!
Info about New London from the New London Chamber of Commerce
You can use the Viking
Fleet to travel for a weekend over to New London! Or come to Montauk for the
weekend from New London.
Mystic and the Quiet Corner of Eastern Connecticut features culture, countryside
and casinos. This is a destination that has activities for everyone. Mystic
Seaport and Mystic Aquarium are world-class institutions showcasing America’s
seagoing history and the life below the surface. The old whaling port of New
London has a new waterfront park where you may see a submarine heading out on
patrol. For unparalleled flash and pizzazz it’s the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun
Casinos. These vast gaming palaces feature topflight entertainment and a variety
of restaurants – not to mention a few ways to try your luck. The rolling countryside
north of the shoreline is quaint and historic. Brooklyn, Connecticut is a complete
opposite of its famous namesake. This is just one of the region’s towns that
is great for walking. You’ll discover fine places to eat, curious shops, statues
of local heroes, and old cemeteries careworn but cared for. Spend your night
in a resort or B&B; kick back in an old inn or let the family spread out
in well appointed hotel. Where ever you kick off your shoes it will be at the
end of a day well spent.