Jamestown Ferry in Williamsburg

Jamestown - Scotland Ferry

The Jamestown - Scotland Ferry is operated by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) .

The Ferry began operation in 1925. The Virginia Department of Transportation took over operation in 1945.

Although the Ferry provides a vital link of Transportaion across the James River for the Residents it has also become a popular Tourist Attraction. The Ferry carries almost 1 Million Vehicles annually across the James River.

There is no charge for the Ferry ride which operates 24 hours a day.

The crossing is near the Historic Jamestown site so it is popular with the Tourists to go ahead and take the Ferry Ride because it is Free and because of it's Convience.

The four Vessels currently in operation are:
Pocahontas, Surry, Williamsburg and Virginia.

The Ferry operates 7 Days a week and run about 20-30 minutes apart with the crossing taking approximately 20 minutes. It's a great fun activity for those that have never experienced a Ferry Crossing. You just drive your vehicle up the Ferries ramp and follow the instructions of the Ferry's crew.


The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is a Fun and Free activity that many Tourists enjoy because of its close proximity to Jamestown Settlement.