Several Dog Jaunt readers have sent me marvelous reports about their travels, and I’m determined to catch up and post them all. Taking a LIFO approach (and that is the entirety of what I remember from my Accounting class), I bring you today reader Dolce’s notes from her recent Cape Cod vacation with Maia, her Yorkie mix:
We stayed for the first night in Cambridge, at the Meridien. We paid a $150 security deposit but no additional charge for … Read more
I took this week’s photo last Friday, as Chloe and I rode the ferry from Anacortes to San Juan Island’s Friday Harbor. Although dogs are allowed upstairs if they’re in a carrier, and the view from upstairs is really lovely, I typically stretch out in the car and snooze. Usually Chloe sleeps in my lap, but this time she curled up in the passenger seat.
As you know, I’m giving goodies away over the next several Photo Fridays! After the photo, I’ll … Read more
Photo by Jerry Downs
There are several companies providing ferry services across and around the Bay. I’m happy to report that all of them allow small dogs in carriers on board.
The Blue & Gold Fleet, based at Pier 39 in San Francisco, runs shoals of ferries around the Bay. Their routes include sightseeing tours to Angel Island and around the Bay, and regularly-scheduled trips to Tiburon, Sausalito, Alameda/Oakland and Vallejo (here’s a map of their routes). Their (pet) dog … Read more
My sister-in-law, whose family has lived on Long Island since forever, read a recent Dog Jaunt post about the Port Jefferson ferry and told me that the Cross Sound Ferry (or the Orient Point ferry) is also dog-friendly. The ferry travels between Orient Point, at the tip of Long Island’s North Fork, and New London, CT. (The same company also operates the Block Island Express, from New London to Block Island.)
When I called, the customer service representative told me that … Read more
In an earlier post, I mentioned taking the Hampton Jitney to Boston by way of the Port Jefferson ferry. Small dogs in carriers are allowed on the Hampton Jitney buses, but what if you’re not taking the Hampton Jitney? Can dogs travel on the Port Jefferson ferry? The answer is not on the ferry website, so I wrote and asked. Here’s the official word: “Dogs are allowed on the ferry, and there is no charge for them. They must be … Read more
Photo by stevevoght
We take the ferry from Anacortes to the San Juan Islands frequently (and sometimes on to Sidney, B.C.), but the Washington State Ferries also go from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Seattle to Bremerton, Seattle to Vashon Island, Edmonds to Kingston, Mukilteo to Clinton (on Whidbey Island), and Keystone (on Whidbey Island) to Port Townsend. There are also ferries from Fauntleroy (in West Seattle) to Vashon Island and on to Southworth (on the Kitsap Peninsula), and from … Read more
Photo by apartment 131
This post started as an idle stroll down memory lane: My college roommate has family on Block Island and took me there on a couple of day trips, and then I took my parents there on longer visits, so when I bought my first dog-oriented New England guidebook I turned to the entry for Block Island and found…well, very little. The Dog Lover’s Companion to New England lists and describes a number of parks on … Read more
Photo by David Paul Ohmer
There are lots of providers of public transit in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stick with me, and we’ll work through the most prominent ones.
First and foremost is Muni, or the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Muni runs bus, trolley bus, light rail, cable car and streetcar lines, largely within San Francisco city and county limits. Muni’s pet policy is as follows:
Non-service animals may not ride weekdays 5-9 am and 3-7 pm.
During the permitted … Read more
Photo by Biskuit
The Staten Island Ferry is a delightful way to get a harbor cruise view of lower Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty — for free! And dogs are allowed on board (click on “Rules of Conduct”), as long as they are in a carrier or muzzled.
The trip takes a half hour each way, and although you cannot stay on board for a round trip, it is just possible to disembark and re-embark on the returning … Read more