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East River Ferry

Brooklyn, NY
+1 800-533-3779
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Fast way to get to Brooklyn from downtown Manhatten

If you want to get over to Brooklyn to do the tourist thing, then take this ferry. Fantastic views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
YaguchiMJ
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Ashburn, Virginia
Excellent service

We were recommended the East River Ferry by our tour guide the previous day and used it regularly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ilovejellybabies33
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank LTLOL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank BAREFOOTCOUNT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This year NYC initiated city-subsidized, multi-stop, ferry service from several East River piers. The price is exactly the same as the subway or bus, $2.75. I think the best place to get on the ferry is at Brooklyn Bridge Park but you can embark or...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 19 June 2017

... not a total bad way to get around. The East River Ferry is part of the NYC Ferry System which originally was called „Citywide Ferry Service“ and it is operated by Hornblower Cruises. The relaunch has started in May 2017 with their first phase,...More

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Its fast, clean but not always on time. However, its a great way to catch the views of Brooklyn and Manhattan and get to your destination relatively fast. At $4 a ride its not cheap to use on a daily basis but its surely more...More

Thank Effi A
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Merce70
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....
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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.
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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.
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