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East River Ferry

Brooklyn, NY
+1 800-533-3779
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Amazing experience for CHEAP

We happened upon the East River Ferry after walking the Brooklyn Bridge and decided to take a ride... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Reece L
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
A fun afternoon on the water!

For the same price as a subway or bus fare, you can ride the newest New York City commute option... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ray Q
Pasadena, California
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Brooklyn, NY
+1 800-533-3779
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We happened upon the East River Ferry after walking the Brooklyn Bridge and decided to take a ride back to Manhattan. It's only $2.75 per person so I didn't expect much, but then was graced with AMAZING skyline views of Manhattan as we rode alone...More

Thank Reece L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For the same price as a subway or bus fare, you can ride the newest New York City commute option: ferry service connecting points in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Service is not as fast or as frequent, but you can't beat the great views, skylines,...More

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we got boat at Brooklyn ,looking for ride on water.agent told us not to go to rockaway,only to wall st. we have to get off ship then we go back on. when we arrived at wall st. we got off .looked at line to go...More

Thank barry30971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to get over to Brooklyn to do the tourist thing, then take this ferry. Fantastic views of the skyline enroute to Brooklyn, then after you're done over there, head over to the Brooklyn Bridge and walk toward the city! Taking the subway...More

Thank YaguchiMJ
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were recommended the East River Ferry by our tour guide the previous day and used it regularly throughout our trip. The Ferry was really great, some boats more modern than the other, and stopped at Midtown, north Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, Dumbo (Brooklyn) and Wall...More

Thank ilovejellybabies33
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We love the East River Ferry and I've only knocked a star off because sometimes it is very disorganised and we've missed a ferry in the past because it was a bit of a shambles, but it's a very affordable way to travel and the...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

East River Ferry is now part of the NYC transportation network. Tickets are $2.75. Stops along Brooklyn and Manhattan shores. Nice alternate to cabs and great views of the city.

Thank michelevernon
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Taking the ferry from Brooklyn to Pier 11/Wall Street was a treat! Workers were polite. The ferry was clean, air conditioned, fast, and offered good views of lower Manhattan. There was no seating on an upper deck.

Thank bneesmith
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I got the ferry to Williamsburg, Brooklyn from E34/36th Street landing on the East River. It runs frequently - appx every :30mins for only $2.75 e/w. It was a fantastic :20min ride on a glorious sunny day. Great take!

Reviewed 29 June 2017

What a nice alternative to the hot and smelly subway. Although weekends are the pits the weekday ferries are amazing.

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18 July 2017|
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Response from Stephan G | Reviewed this property |
No service during the weekends... its actually not meant as a touristy transportation but to bring the workforce....
Zsu H
9 November 2016|
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Response from Jose S | Reviewed this property |
The round trip shouldn't take more than 1 hour, if your not getting if the ferry.
James S
5 November 2016|
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Response from Frances P | Reviewed this property |
I bought tkts @ a kiosk on Fulton St right where the ferry boards so never used the app.