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NY Waterway Ferry

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Address: Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Weehawken, NJ
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+1 800-533-3779

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Great for transportation and even better for the view!

Ferry is nothing fancy, but it is so fast it is almost not enough time to enjoy all the scenery on both sides of the river.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2014
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Ferry is nothing fancy, but it is so fast it is almost not enough time to enjoy all the scenery on both sides of the river.

Thank geologue
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

Some of the best views of Manhattan can be observed from the ferry boat itself or from the ferry terminal in Weehawken. The ride can be a bit rocky in foul weather or when the ferry cuts across the wake of a much larger vessel, but the trip is not long enough to develop sea-sickness. For an eight minute ride... More 

1 Thank LWL3333
Tiberias, Israel
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

The Ferry comes on time and isn't very crowded. You feel like your destination is a bit of a treat. I was there in thi hotel several times and in the summer you get a lovely breeze.

Thank Rrivkah18
acworth, ga
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

This was part of the adventure of our first trip to NYC. It was great for quick access to the city and fun sightseeing. They run every few minutes so it is very convenient. The fare includes the bus in the city - just don't sit too close to the front on the bus - watching how the driver maneuvers... More 

Thank maryjga
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

$9.25 each way. Luckily kids 12 and younger were free for the summer! The shuttles in Manhattan, were convenient, but we were never able to get a return shuttle, and ended up walking many many blocks back to the ferry at night.

Thank lovevacation28
Bergen County, NJ
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54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Quick and frequent rides back forth from NJ and NY and free bus rides on the NY side to take you all over the city.

Thank Mariat1978
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

I took the ferry with a friend on our first trip to Times Square and it was an extremely nice experience. It was very easy to navigate with the tickets and where to brings you. It was clean and a quick but nice ride. Inexpensive and nice experience to add to our NYC trip

1 Thank Melina C
Syracuse, New York
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54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Loved our trip to the city. To avoid the traffic we decided to visit the NYC by waterway. Great experience would recommend it and definitely a better alternative then paying tolls and parking in the city. Only negative remark would be that when you are returning late then you would need to get to 12th Ave and 38 street. Its... More 

1 Thank Sue K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

On time, comfortable, minimal expense. The terminal to come back from Manhattan to NJ is very nice. It's loaded with security and has televisions, newsstands with goodies, and is inside, heated and cooled.

1 Thank Mary Margaret T
Margaretville, New York
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The NY Waterway Ferry was easy to utilize, quite convenient and just a lot of fun. The interior was very clean and comfortable, and in the summer weather standing on the bridge outside was a perfect spot for photos or to enjoy the wind & weather.

1 Thank jessiejoy4

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