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Friday, September 9, 2016

#FamilyFun Experience: Jamestown Scotland Ferry Ride

I would love to shout out a huge thank to my friend Angel Marie once again for  telling me about Jamestown Scotland Ferry.  If it weren't for her, we would have never found this out.  The great thing  was, we didn't spend a dime and we all enjoyed the    experience.  It was really  exciting because it was something new that  we have never done before.  I mean, we rode a ferry when we were in Disney World but it was a different one because we did not have our cat in the ferry.    With this adventure, we got to  drove our car in the ferry and was able to see another  part of Virginia through an exciting  ferry ride.  
 The funny thing when we go on a road trip is that, both hubby and I have a very bad sense of direction so even if we have a  GPS with us, we somehow always get lost lol.  The highway to Jamestown is   straight ahead but the GPS led us to a small boating area so we had to turn around  and and  look for it the second time.
We finally  got the right way so we we were  very excited as we drove to the bridge towards the ferry.
The kids were so excited as we board or dock our car to the ferry, it was really a unique experience.
Just seeing the water  gives me that rejuvenating feeling like I am home.  It reminds me of my hometown back in the Philippines.  I grew up from a coastal area and I miss  the ocean a lot.
Even though, I grew up near the ocean, I have never done anything like this as this kind of service  is not offered in the Philippines.
Even the birds were enjoying the  ride.
Of course we got out of the car as it was hot.  You are required to turn off  the engine while on board the ferry so we had the chance to  walk around the ferry and looked around the  island.
It was like a little cruise, the only difference was, it's FREE!
There's ferries that goes  every thirty minutes so  it's not a problem to  go back and forth.
My husband and son checked out the  top deck.  I was gonna go on the upper deck too but  It looks full already so I stayed  at the main deck.
I can tell who are the common riders of the ferry  because they stayed in the car while the ones that aren't from the area are out and  enjoying the view.
The kids couldn't wait to dunk their feet in the water.  We thought, we could go on the other side and  swim a little then come back.  That  was our plan anyway.
When we got there, we  couldn't find  anyplace where we could park and  they could swim so we just turned around  and dock on the ferry again.  But there's not much on the other side to see except some farming areas.
I think  it is really nice that  Virginia has this kind of service, it really helps people from the other side of town travel a lot faster by ferry and it also gives tourists some exciting experience  when visiting Jamestown.
The beach houses in Surry county are beautiful but as you drive away from the beach, it looks like all of it is farmland.

It was really a great experience.  We didn't have  enough time to explore Surry county Virginia but it was good enough to  see other part of Virginia that we never planned on  visiting   for our road trip.  Glad there is a social media where you can connect with people.
Posting  vacation photos can pose risk but it can also be good.  In our case, it  was great as  we  found some amazing places  that we have  no idea before going on our road trip.
We drove around Surry county and did not find a spot where the kids can swim so we just went back to Jamestown. 
We  rode the Surry ferry and on our way back, we wanted to ride  the Pocahontas but we didn't want to waste time so we board on the same ferry again.
That was the most relaxing thing ever, we all enjoyed the experience and  savour the moment while it lasted.  I know, it would  be a long time to be able to do this again.

As I have mentioned, it was very humid that day so  my son took off his shirt and could not wait to Jamestown once again so we could go to the beach there.  I will be sharing their fun  adventure in the water at Jamestown beach at my next post.
Here's a short video clip that I recorded.
Here's also an informative video on how to catch the ferry.
If you guys are visiting Williamsburg and wants to experience this ferry ride, I highly recommend it.  It's very unique.

27 travelers' comments:

Alli Smith said...

Ferry rides are always a fun part of a family trip. We haven't been to Jamestown in years. I would love to take the grandkids. I know they would enjoy it, plus it's so educational.

Weekend-Windup said...

This is awesome, Rose. I'm sure you all enjoyed, especially your kids :)

msvee said...

I love Ferry Rides I did not know that Jamestown had a ferry and we were just in the area. Now i must seek this out.

Pieretta Dawn said...

What a terrific trip! This seemed like so much fun - I'm bookmarking it so hopefully I can take it in the future!

Pam said...

Looks like you all had a good time! I have never been to Jamestown before but it sounds like a good trip.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy said...

This looks like such a fun trip. My girls would love to go on a ferry ride like this. They love being on the water!

Liz Mays said...

Oh what a nice time on the water! It's great that you were able to try this out.

Sarah said...

That looks like such a fun time! I would love to visit Jamestown!

Lisa Codina said...

What a nice day spent with the family...it looks fun and relaxing! Boat rides, and 'water' in general are so relaxing!

Terri Beavers said...

I haven't been on a ferry ride in so long. We don't have any around here. I love all of your photos, it looks like an amazing and memorable time.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

You and your kids sure had a blast. It must have been fun! I'd love to take my grandchildren to a ferry ride. I know they will enjoy it! Thanks for sharing your photos!

Rebecca Swenor said...

It sounds like you had a great family experience. I have never been to Jamestown but have heard a lot about it. A ferry ride sounds like a lot of fun and something I hope to do some day. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Jennifer Johnson said...

What a fun day! My kids love ferry rides, being in Washington the ferry's are everywhere here.

Heather Lawrence said...

Love that you included a ferry "Do and Don't video". The last time we went on a ferry there were people that refused to leave their cars and wanted to have them running so they could listen to their music. (That didn't end well either). Looks like you guys had a ton of fun!

Amanda Love said...

What a lovely place to spend a weekend in! Away from all the stress and the noise from the city. The view is picturesque, it's really great here. I'm glad you had an amazing time!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg now this sounds like it was one fun adventure. We have a ferry in our town and my daughter loves it when we take it.

Pellerini said...

Sounds like a beautiful day! I wish we had ferries nearby. Where I grew up there were ferries that we'd take to get from point A to point B, but this ferry ride looks like a fun adventure!

Eloise Maoudj-Riley said...

I want to go on a ferry ride! fun, relaxing, good view... thanks for sharing, I'll have to look into it : )

Melleigha Nichols said...

It looks like you guys had fun! I might have to visit Jamestown for my next vacation.

Lisa said...

This looks like you had a great time! I hope I get to try this some day.

Crizzy Kiss said...

I always love to see families traveling together and having great memories together. I love ferry rides too! ;)

JOJO VITO said...

Wow this seemed to be a great family activity. By the looks of your photographs, you all enjoyed :)

nova hedges said...

This family fun trip is really amazing, I can see how you love the place because of what you've shared as well.

Jessica Cassidy said...

I am with you Sis, sometimes GPS and I are BFF but most of the time we are enemies lol. This trip sounds like fun. I LOVED all your photos. I wish we could travel as a family more often but we will wait when the hubby retires.

My Life in the Charente said...

Fabulous photos and it sounds like you had a great time. You are all looking very well :) Diane

Melisa Sanchez said...

Wow that was great experience with your family. Exploring with your family to wonderful places is the greatest moments we can share. You really had a funtastic trip sis.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

What a nice adventure you were able to try there, what's nice is that it's free. I haven't rode a ferry before.

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