All of our Ferry trips are
onboard the brand new custom designed Viking Superstar, unless otherwise noted.
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, mastercard or amex
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
Montauk Chamber of Commerce:
631 668 2428
Block Island Chamber of Commerce:
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce:
508 693 0085 www.mvy.com
New London Chamber of Commerce:
401 921 3000www.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-champlinsresort.com/,
phone: 401 466 7777. You may
call Champlin’s for hotel reservations.
In New London we are at the Cross Sound Ferry
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
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 Blv, continue straight over the railway tracks and bear right to the
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.
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.
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
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.
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 boarding. 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