More info: The ferry is run by the South Ferry Company and provides a service between Shelter Island, New York to North Haven, New York. The ferry carries both passengers and vehicles and the crossing takes just 8 minutes. It is a family business which has been running since the 1700s.
Shelter Island is just 90 miles east of New York City so it is a popular destination for a quick getaway. The island has 20 miles of coastline with unspoilt beaches as well as wetlands, hiking trails and a wildlife reserve.