Sail Away: 23 of the Most Scenic Ferry Rides in the World

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While many people view ferries as simply a mode of transportation, the following scenic ferry rides promise an unforgettable and breathtaking journey.

From sailing through the towering fjords of New Zealand to basking in the tropical paradise of the Virgin Islands, these maritime adventures will give you some of the best views without the high price tag of a cruise ship.

Naxo and Paros Island

It’s no secret that Greece is home to some of the most beautiful ferry rides. There are almost 6,000 islands and islets scattered across the Greek seas.

Belize City to Caye Caulker

This scenic ferry ride offers visitors a chance to sail along the sparkling blue water to the quaint island town of Caye Caulker.

Travemünde, Germany to Malmo, Sweden

This 9-hour ferry connects North Germany to Sweden, allowing visitors to explore both countries easily.

Sydney to Shark Island, Australia

This scenic ferry ride departs from the Darling Harbour and makes five different stops. During the ride, you’ll see panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Bluebridge Ferry, New Zealand

Bluebridge Ferries brings passengers across the stunning Cook Strait. The three-and-a-half-hour rides depart from the Wellington Harbour and end at the quaint town of Picton.

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