Instead of closing the day after Halloween, this year the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury ferry will continue operating until the end of November.
The schedule for the oldest, continuously operating ferry is traditionally from May 1 through Oct. 31. But following a decision from the state Department of Transportation last spring, the ferry’s service schedule now runs from April 1 through Nov. 30.
“Our ferries attract travelers from across the state and around the country,” DOT Commissoiner James P. Redeker said, “and I am pleased that we have been able to make this service extension possible.”
The Rocky Hill-Glastonbury first began service in 1655.
Fares for the ferry are $4 per vehicle and $2 per walk-on passenger, with $5 per vehicle on weekends. The prices for vehicles will increase by $1 beginning in the 2014 season, which starts April 1.