Commuting sucks. Unless it involves a prison sentence, and you're the one getting out. But in general, it usually means gridlocked traffic, sardine-packed subways, and hours of wasted time.
Which is why water commutes are so special. The salty air, the stunning views, the (often) public transportation-level prices -- many ferries can be used as a cheap alternative to pricey tours. Add in the bonus of that smug, “I’m basically a local” feeling (Staten Island Ferry excluded), and you'd be foolish to pay for an organized boat ride.
But which scenic sails are worth seeking out? Here are nine of the world's most captivating.