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Most of the ferry carriers have now changed over to the system used by the low cost airlines. As sailings fill up the price goes up so, if you find a good price, book it - it won`t get cheaper.

SeaFrance - Standard returns from £85. Travel out and back avoiding Fri/Sat/Sun. Weekends start at £110 but you have to come back at 0700 or before or at 2245.

P O Ferries have standard returns from around £108.50....another great value fare! Under 5 days are around £80.

Stena Line crossings to Ireland or Holland. They`ve got the most routes/crossings to Ireland.

Eurotunnel - You can get standard returns for £117 which is very cheap so BOOK now. You have to travel out after 1800 and inbound before 1000am. The further in advance you book the cheaper it is. Also check off peak prices, they`re much cheaper.

Norfolkline Dover Dunkirkhave standard returns from £93 or under 5 days from £64.

P O Ferries are doing a £45 fare for day trips including weekends and overnight stays.

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A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. Ferries have also been used to transport railroad cars. A foot-passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, is sometimes called a waterbus or water taxi. Ferries form a part of the public transport systems of many waterside cities, allowing direct transit between points at a capital cost much lower than bridges or tunnels. Contents [hide] 1 Notable ferry services 2 Types of ferries 2.1 Hydrofoil 2.2 Catamaran 2.3 Mangus Volk "Ferry" 2.4 Ro-ro 2.5 Cable ferry 2.6 Docking 3 First, shortest, largest 4 Ferries in antiquity 5 See also [edit] Notable ferry services The Star Ferry in Hong Kong.Longer-run ferries connect coastal islands with the mainland. A route of this type connects Great Britain with the rest of Europe across the English Channel, connecting mainly to French ports, such as Calais, Cherbourg and Le Havre. Large ferries also sail in the Baltic Sea between Finland, Sweden and Estonia. In many ways, these ferries are like cruise ships, but they can also carry hundreds of cars on car decks. In Britain, car-carrying ferries are sometimes referred to as RORO (roll-on, roll-off) for the ease by which vehicles can board and leave. In Australia, three Spirit of Tasmania ferries carry passengers and vehicles 300 kilometres across the Bass Strait, which separates Tasmania from the Australian mainland. These run overnight but also include additional day crossings in peak time. All three ferries are based in the northern Tasmanian port city of Devonport; two ferries travel the route to Melbourne, Victoria, and the third to Sydney, New South Wales. Hong Kong has the Star Ferry and the First Ferry. Ferries docking at the Gateway of India, MumbaiDue to the numbers of large freshwater lakes and length of shoreline in Canada, many provinces and territories have ferry services. BC Ferries, British Columbia, carries travellers between Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland. It also services other islands including the Gulf Islands and the Queen Charlotte Islands. In Halifax, Nova Scotia a 12 minute harbour ferry service operated by Metro Transit is used by over 3000 commuters daily [1] trying to avoid gridlock on the Macdonald and Mackay bridges. In Ontario, a popular ferry service that transports the public, as well as goods and services, is the Chi-Cheemaun. Toronto also has a ferry service that shuttles beach-goers, tourists and aircraft passengers between the downtown core and Toronto Island beach and airport. The island province of Newfoundland is accessible only by air or by Marine Atlantic ferries; Prince Edward Island was only connected to the mainland by ferries until the opening of the Confederation Bridge in 1997. Washington State Ferries operates the most extensive ferry system in the United States with ten routes on Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca serving terminals in Washington and Vancouver Island. In fiscal year 1999, Washington State Ferries carried 11 million vehicles and 26 million passengers. The Staten Island Ferry in New York City, with service between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island, is the nation's single busiest ferry route by passenger volume. [edit] Types of ferries Stena HSS high-speed catamaran Stena Voyager (HSS) en route to Belfast from Stranraer Ferry designs depend on the length of the route, the passenger or vehicle capacity required, speed requirements and the water conditions the craft must deal with. [edit] Hydrofoil Hydrofoils have the advantage of higher cruising speeds, succeeding hovercraft on some English Channel routes where the ferries now compete against the Eurotunnel and Eurostar trains that use the Channel Tunnel. Hydrofoils also proved a practical, fast and relatively economical solution in the Canary Islands - their replacement by high-speed car ferries is seen by critics as a retrograde step given that the new vessels use much more fuel and foster the inappropriate use of cars 1 in islands already suffering from the impact of mass tourism. [edit] Catamaran Catamarans are normally associated with high-speed ferry services. Stena Line operates the largest catamarans in the world, the Stena HSS class, between the United Kingdom and mainland Europe or Ireland. These waterjet powered vessels, displacing 19,638 tonnes, are larger than most catamarans and can accommodate 375 passenger cars and 1,500 passengers. [edit] Mangus Volk "Ferry" Along the shore of the magnus volk in Brighton, there was a "ferry" on rails. [edit] Ro-ro Roll on-roll off ferries (RORO) are large, conventional ferries named for the ease by which vehicles can board and leave. [edit] Cable ferry A cable ferryVery short distances may be operated by a cable ferry, where the ferry is propelled along and steered by cables connected to each shore. Sometimes the cable ferry is human powered by someone on the boat. Reaction ferries are cable ferries that use the perpendicular force of the current as a source of power. A beautiful example of a current propelled ferry is in basel switzerland Chain ferries may be used in fast-flowing rivers across short distances. Cable Ferries are widely referred to in Australia as "punts". Free ferries operate in some parts of the world, such as at Woolwich in London, England (across the River Thames), in Amsterdam, Netherlands (across the IJ waterway), and in New York Harbor, connecting Manhattan to Staten Island. [edit] Docking Ferry boats often dock at specialized facilities designed to position the boat for loading and unloading, called a ferry slip. If the ferry transports road vehicles or railcars there will usually be an adjustable ramp called an apron that is part of the slip. In other cases, the apron ramp will be a part of the ferry itself, acting as a wave guard when elevated and lowered to meet a fixed ramp at the terminus - a road segment that extends partially underwater. [edit] First, shortest, largest A ferry in Bristol harbour, Bristol, England The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca.1945. The Lower Kingswear to Dartmouth ferry, Devon, England. The pontoon carries eight cars and is towed across the River Dart by a small tug. Only two ropes connect the tug to the pontoonOn 11 October 1811 inventor John Stevens' ship the Juliana, began operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service was between New York City, and Hoboken, New Jersey). Reputedly, the world's shortest regular ferry route runs 121 metres across a shipping channel, connecting Toronto City Centre Airport to the mainland. The ferry between Bygdøy and Lille Herbern in Oslo is significantly shorter, but operates only between April and October. The oldest ferry service in continuous operation may be the Sundbåt ("Sound/Strait Boat") shuttle in Kristiansund, Norway. Started in 1876, the small motor ferry crosses the harbour from Kirklandet to Innlandet, then Nordlandet, Gomalandet, and back to Kirklandet, repeating the round trip in half-hour intervals morning to evening on weekdays. Due to topographical conditions, ferries still play an important role as a means of local communication in Western Norway. Another contender is the Mersey Ferries from Liverpool to Birkenhead. There is evidence that there has been a ferry service over the river for over 800 years. Liverpool's city charter in 1207 specifies rights of passage across the river payable by a toll. Two of the world's largest ferry systems are located in the Strait of Georgia, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, and Puget Sound, in the U.S. state of Washington. BC Ferries in British Columbia operates 35 vessels, visiting 47 ports of call, while Washington State Ferries owns 28 vessels, travelling to 20 ports of call around Puget Sound. The Sydney Ferries Corporation in Sydney, Australia operates 31 passenger ferries around locations on Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour). It operates catamarans and other types of ferries on these routes, with the most famous likely being the Circular Quay-Manly route. This route, between 1938 and 1974, operated the South Steyne, billed at the time as the largest and fastest ferry of its type ever constructed until that date, even though the claim to speed was false. Some of world's busiest ferry routes include the Star Ferry in Hong Kong and the Staten Island Ferry in New York City. Metrolink Queensland operates 21 passenger ferries on behalf of Brisbane City Council, 12 being single-hulled ferries and 9 CityCats (catamarans), along the Brisbane River, from the University of Queensland through the city to Brett's Wharf. [edit] Ferries in antiquity Crossing a river as a metaphor for transition is very old. The profession of the ferryman is embodied in Greek mythology as Charon. Speculation that a pair of oxen propelled a ship having a water wheel can be found in 4th century Roman literature “Anonymus De Rebus Bellicis”. Though impractical, there is no reason why it could not work and such a ferry, modified by using horses, was used in Lake Champlain in 19th century America. See, “When Horses Walked on Water: Horse-Powered Ferries in Nineteenth-Century America" (Smithsonian Institution Press;Kevin Crisman, co-authored with Arthur Cohn, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum). 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