The Rockland County Day County Opportunity Program began their island adventure with a drive to the Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan where they then boarded the Staten Island Ferry. The Staten Island Ferry is a fare-free shuttle that transports passengers the 5.2 miles across the New York Harbor to Staten Island, a journey that took about 25 minutes. For many, this mini-island adventure marked their first experience on a Ferry. One look at the smiles will tell you how much they loved it! They enjoyed looking out at the water, watching the waves crash against the side of the boat, and of course, the beautiful view you get of both cities from start to finish.

They had such a great time they repeated it – only in reverse. To be fair this was also partly because they didn’t want to be stranded in Staten Island. By the end of the day, our individuals had learned that good vibes happen on the tides!