From New York Harbor to Venice to Sydney, some of the world's most scenic boat trips are via public transit, at public-transit fares. So here's my list of the great—and cheap—public-transit boat rides I've taken, in no particular order. I include only those relatively short boat trips that operate to serve local commuting and transportation (and sightseeing) needs, and I do not include any of the world's many scenic overnight ferries. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments.
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