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NYC Ferry Services - Water Taxis

Listed below are some of the most popular New York City ferry services and water taxis for getting around on the water around Manhattan. Choices include East River and Hudson River ferry routes as well as others. Check with the ferry/taxi operator for additional information. The completeness and accuracy of our listings is not guaranteed.

Top New York City Ferry Services

All-Day Access Pass

Fee: $31; discount for children
Phone: (212) 742-1969
Route: Hudson River
Stops: Pier 79/W39th Street, Christopher Street, Battery Park/Slip 6, Pier 11/Slip A, Pier 1-DUMBO, Red Hook Dock

New York Water Taxi's All-Day Access Pass is the ultimate destination ferry, where one ticket is all you need to see the entire City! Marvel in breathtaking views of world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Customize your itinerary by doing the complete ride in 90-minutes or go at your own pace, getting on and off as many times as you like at any of the six stops.

Belford Ferry

Fee: One-way $21.50; discounted for seniors; free for children under 12; packages available
Phone: (800) 533-3779
Route: Hudson River
Stops: From Middletown (Bedford) to Downtown, Midtown, Jersey City; weekdays to Midtown (W39th Street), Wall Street, World Financial Center, Jersey City

Avoid the traffic delays, crowds and stress. Take the Belford Ferry to Downtown, Midtown & Jersey City. Depart from the convenient Middletown (Belford) location in a comfortable ferry with TV, snack bar & beverage service.

East River Ferry

Fee: One-way from $4
Phone: (800) 533-3779
Route: East River
Stops: 34th Street, Long Island City, Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 11 Wall Street, Pier 6 Atlantic Avenue, Governors Island

NY Waterway's East River Ferry features frequent, reliable service that connects Manhattan with various destinations in Brooklyn, Queens and on Governor's Island. The robust nature of the service and the ever increasing popularity of Brooklyn and Long Island City makes this an attractive option for commuters, leisure travelers and tourists alike.

Governors Island Ferry

Fee: Round-trip $2 for adults & children over 12; $1 for seniors; $20 season pass
Phone: n/a
Route: Financial District to Governors Island and Brooklyn to Governors Island
Stops: Governors Island

Governors Island is open for visitors late May through late September. There are two Governors Island Ferry services. The Manhattan Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building every day of the week. The Brooklyn Ferry departs from Bridge Park's Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Hudson River Ferry

Fee: One-way from $6 to $21.50; discounts for children under 12 and seniors; packages available
Phone: (800) 533-3779
Route: Hudson River
Stops: Departing from Midtown/W.39th Street to: Edgewater Landing, Port Imperial, Lincoln Harbor, Hoboken 14th Street, Newport, Paulus Hook, Belford. Departing from World Financial Center to: Port Imperial, Hoboken 14th Street, Hoboken Transit Terminal, Paulus Hook, Belford. Departing from Pier 11 to: Port Imperial, Hoboken Transit Terminal, Paulus Hook, Liberty Harbor, Port Liberte, Belford. Departing from Paulus Hook to: Belford.

NY Waterway has the largest ferry and excursion fleet in the NY Harbor, but it is still a family business with all the personal attention to service and amenities that it had when it was just Arthur's ferry. You are treated like family from the moment you step into the terminal. NY Waterway's Hudson River Ferry features frequent, reliable service that connects Mid-Town Manhattan with various destinations in New Jersey and Pier 11, Wall Street.

Ikea Water Taxi

Fee: One-way $5; free on weekends
Phone: (212) 742-1969
Route: Wall Street/Pier 11 to Brooklyn
Stops: Departing from Wall Street/Pier 11 to Red Hook

New York Water Taxi runs a daily shuttle from Wall Street's Pier 11 in Manhattan to Brooklyn's Ikea superstore. Landing right at Ikea's own dock in Red Hook, the Ikea Express allows passengers a convenient way to shop - no cars, no trains, no costly taxis. Bring back as much shopping as will fit in your blue Ikea bag, or have your furniture delivered by Ikea.

Liberty Landing Ferry Service

Fee: One-way $2-$7; discount for seniors and children 12 and under; package discounts available
Phone: n/a
Route: Hudson River
Stops: Liberty Landing Marina, Warrent Street, World Financial Center Terminal

Forget crowded trains and traffic jams. The Liberty Landing Ferry is a fast, affordable, efficient alternative across the Hudson. Ferry service runs every 30 minutes. You can also take the Liberty Landing Ferry to Liberty State Park.


Fee: One-way $12-$26; discounts for round-trip and children 12 and under; packages available
Phone: (800) 262-8743
Route: East River
Stops: Ports in New York include E.35th Street, Wall Street, World Financial Center and Citi Building. Ports in New Jersey include Antlantic Highlands, Highlands, Hoboken, Sea Bright, Jersey City and Sandy Hook Beach. Ports in Massachusetts include New Bedford, plus daytrips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

The Seastreak offers reliability, luxury and comfort. You can enjoy the view from the outside decks, or sit comfortably inside in the air conditioned cabin. Amenities include satellite TV, plush seating and a well equipped bar. Special event transportation includes NY Yankees, NY Mets and West Point Football game day ferries, as well as sightseeing and sunset cruises.

Staten Island Ferry

Fee: Free
Phone: n/a
Route: Lower Manhattan to Staten Island
Stops: St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan

The City has operated the Staten Island Ferry since 1905. The Ferry carries over 22 million passengers annually on a 5.2-mile 25-minute run between the St. George Terminal in Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The Ferry runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Staten Island Ferry is the most reliable form of mass transit, with an on-time performance of over 96 percent.

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