What items can you not take on a ferry? (2024)

What am I not allowed to bring on a ferry?

KNIVES (INCLUDING CHEFS' KNIVES), WEAPONS, FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION. Firearms and ammunition can only be transported on our ships if they are secured in a vehicle such as a car or motorhome. They may not be transported with bicycles or motorbikes.

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What can you not take on the Galveston ferry?

More than two portable gasoline cans (six gallons in size) are not allowed aboard the ferry. Do not tamper with any lifesaving or emergency equipment. The maximum overall weight per vehicle is 80,000 pounds, the maximum height is 13.6 feet, width is 13 feet and length is 80 feet (no permits accepted).

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Can you take propane on ferry?

Propane: Up to 2 cylinders attached to a regulator & secured in the recreational unit, with a total volume of up to 65L. You may carry an extra cylinder for an unattached BBQ (must not exceed 65L). Gasoline: 1 jerrycan of no more than 25L. Camping Fuel: Maximum 5L of Kerosene.

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What do ferries carry?

Ferries can range from small boats carrying passengers across a harbour, lake or river, to large sea-going ships carrying passengers, cars, trucks and other heavy cargo across longer distances where overnight sleeping accommodations are required.

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Do they check bags on a ferry?

Do you check in your luggage on ferries? No, there is no check-in procedure for luggage items. However, we recommend that you don't carry more than 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.

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Can you take your own food on a ferry?

Passengers are permitted to bring their own food and drink onboard and consume it during the sailing, however alcohol may not be brought onboard any of our vessels for consumption during your crossing. Alcohol may only be consumed onboard if it has been purchased from the onboard bars and restaurants.

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Why do you have to turn your car off on the ferry?

"Turning your engine off on the ferry is a federal requirement from the US Coast Guard,” she said. “Technically passengers can be cited, but in most cases, crew members will walk the car lines during their security patrols and ask passengers to turn off their engines if they are on.

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Can I stay in my car on a ferry?

No. For safety reasons all passengers must leave their vehicles and make their way to the lounges or open decks.

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Can you drink alcohol while walking on the strand in Galveston?

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The Strand District is a popular spot to eat, drink and shop. Just make sure you have your drink in a plastic cup and you can enjoy it while walking around the historic district. Also alcohol is allowed on certain portions of the beach, such as the popular East Beach.

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How much gas can you take on the ferry?

Gasoline in approved containers is permitted on BC Ferries in limited amounts, not exceeding 25 litres.

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Can I take a fuel can on a ferry?

DFDS Terms and Conditions

DIESEL / PETROL The transport of petrol/diesel fuel cans onboard is specifically forbidden, full or empty. This is as stated in our T&C's.

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Can you bring a knife on a ferry?

Please note: Foot passengers may not transport firearms, ammunition, gas canisters or any other item considered to be a dangerous weapon, such as bows and arrows, knives (including chef's knives) swords etc, on board our vessels.

What items can you not take on a ferry? (2024)
What are three things ferry can carry?

Ferry carries people who want to go from one bank to another bank of a river. It can also carry pets, vehicles and heavy luggage.

Where does your luggage go on a ferry?

During check-in, place any item of luggage larger than hand luggage on the carousel as advised by our check-in staff. Your luggage will be safely stowed on the car deck for the duration of the crossing.

How fast do ferries go in mph?

We get that question a lot; humans can be very curious, especially when it comes to how quickly you'll get to your destination. Hy-Line's fast ferries can go at speeds of up to 34mph, which if you're talking in proper seafaring terminology is 30 knots an hour (1 knot = 1.151 mph)!

Do you have to go through security on a ferry?

Passenger security

This means that routine security checks on passengers, luggage and vehicles are likely to occur. To be able to enter the ferry, all passengers should be able to present a valid photo ID upon boarding, such as passports or international ID cards with a photograph.

Do you need ID to get on a ferry?

In general, however, most ferry crossings require a valid passport or other recognized travel documents, such as a visa or identity card, especially for non-citizens. For citizens of the European Union and the Schengen area, an ID card may suffice for travel within the region.

Can you take alcohol in your suitcase on a ferry?

Alcohol cannot be brought onboard for consumption. A great selection of alcoholic drinks can be purchased in our outlets onboard. You can, of course, travel with alcholic beverages in your luggage or vehicle.

What food can I take on a ferry?

In summary, if you bring snacks that are not meat, dairy or plant-based at all, you should be okay to carry them on board if they are for personal consumption. Checks can be made at EU entry points to see people are not carrying anything which is not allowed.

Can you take toiletries on a ferry?

You can take them, ferries don't have security checks like at airports, as long as you wave something that look vaguely like a passport at them they let you on.

Is there a toilet on the ferry?

All ferries have toilet facilities including at least one wheelchair accessible toilet.

How do you sleep on a ferry?

Eat and drink sensibly. To ensure that you sleep well on a ferry, try not to drink caffeine in the hours leading up to bedtime. Caffeinated drinks make it difficult to relax and will make you feel energised when you should be unwinding, so opt for a decaf alternative instead.

Can you sleep in a ferry seat?


A reserved lounge seat gives you a dedicated spot to relax in on board. You can get settled in by purchasing a sleep pack with blanket, pillow, eye mask and ear plugs to get some shut-eye.

What happens if I miss my ferry time?

On North Sea routes, missing the latest check-in time, without prior notification to our Contact Centre, will result in your booked sailing being cancelled, and will require the purchase of a new ticket for that portion of your journey if necessary.

Where is the safest place to sit on a ferry?

Find a seat in the middle of the ferry, also the lower you are the better. So stay low (not the upper deck) and sit in the middle. Window seats tend to be better ( a tip that might collide with the seat in the middle of the ferry) but if you keep your eyes on the horizon.

How long does it take to get off a ferry?

On average, disembarkation is complete within 30 minutes, but this can take longer.

Can dogs get out of the car on ferry?

Take some absorbent bedding to help him/her feel comfortable whether left in your vehicle or taken to an on board kennel. As your dog is highly unlikely to be able to leave the vehicle once sailing, this can help if your dog has any accidents during the journey.

Can you sleep on the beach in Galveston?

Camping on all Galveston beaches is prohibited from 12am-5am. Additionally, there is no overnight parking allowed on Seawall Blvd. The only designated place to camp on Galveston Island is at the Galveston Island State Park. For information regarding camping and reservations, visit the State Park's website.

Why is the water brown in Galveston?

Sediment Turnover

Other waters such as the waters of Florida have a sea flora on the floor of the ocean which traps the sediment and makes the clean blue water appear. However, Galveston water is mostly shallow causing the sand and sediment turnover to be relatively high. This causes the non-see-through brown water.

Can you sleep in your car at Galveston beach?

Campsites with Electricity (Beachside | Tent Only)

These sites have platforms for tents. Parking is nearby; vehicles are not allowed at the tent platform site. Sleeping in vehicles or campers in the parking lot is not allowed.

Can I take liquids on a ferry?

You can take them, ferries don't have security checks like at airports, as long as you wave something that look vaguely like a passport at them they let you on. Thank you, have just managed to speak to someone, will take GP note with me.

Can you take snacks on a ferry?

Yes they are perfectly fine about taking food and drink aboard.

Can you take perfume on ferry?

Each passenger is authorized to carry flammable hygiene products up to 2 kg or the equivalent of 2 litres (aerosols, perfume, lacquer, cologne, etc.)

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