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How can you make reservations for the Port Jefferson-Bridgeport ferry?

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As of May 2015, reservations for the Port Jefferson-Bridgeport ferry are made through the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company website, its toll-free number or its mobile app. The company recommends that travelers make reservations; however, tickets are also available on each ferry at the purser’s booth.

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To make online reservations, travelers select the Reservations tab on the company's home page. The first step is picking a starting point: Bridgeport, Connecticut or Port Jefferson, New York. After selecting a port, the individual chooses a date and time, indicates the quantity of tickets needed, adds them to the shopping cart and pays during checkout. Changes to any kind of reservations must be made through the toll-free number.

Ferries run every day of the year, but schedules vary depending upon the season and the date. Schedules are posted online, and they are also accessible through the company's toll-free number.

Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company has been servicing the region for over 130 years. Each of its ferries has room for a minimum of 85 vehicles on each trip. From port to port, the traveling time is about one hour and 15 minutes. Pets on leashes or in carriers are allowed, as are bicycles.

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