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.
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 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.