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East River Ferry

Brooklyn, NY
+1 800-533-3779
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A great alternative to the subway

Its fast, clean but not always on time. However, its a great way to catch the views of Brooklyn and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Effi A
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New York City, New York
Great... with One Warning...

We made the mistake of assuming the ticket was good for a period of time and jumped on the first... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LittlePuffy
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Portland, Oregon
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“wall street” (44 reviews)
“east river” (37 reviews)
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Brooklyn, NY
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+1 800-533-3779
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 days ago

We made the mistake of assuming the ticket was good for a period of time and jumped on the first ferry that came even though we would cross to Manhattan before proceeding to Williamsburg. Much to our surprise we were required to disembark in Manhattan...More

Thank LittlePuffy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For $2.75 each one can go from Pier 11/Wall Street or DUMBO all the way up to East 34th and then pay the same again to return. Kids under 44" are free! You can buy tickets from the ticket machine or download the free app:...More

Thank SKG109
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great for taking photos of Manhattan and the bridges over East River and for enjoying the skyline. We took the ferry at 34th st near to Dumbo near the Brooklyn side of Brooklyn's bridge. Then we crossed the bridge on foot (again great...More

Thank 543mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Views are stunning and very comfortable trip, my niece loved it. Unfortunately the ferry was late 25 min and there was nobody of the stuff to inform you about delays. The tickets are both from the machines.

Thank Rozafa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a ton to say here, but I was very happy with my journey. The Ferry leaves from Wall Street Pier and will drop you off in multiple locations in Brooklyn. There are some great views of the Manhattan skyline from the water. A one...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the ERF from Williamsburg to DUMBO, after going to Smorgasburg. Since public transportation in Brooklyn going towards DUMBO wasn't as convenient, it was either using UBER or ERF. I figured this would be more of a fun experience for my son. We waited...More

1  Thank Kaismommy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a fast experience of the New York skyline take this ferry to Williamsburg. It is only 6 dollars.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very affordable tour on public ferry, giving the best views on Manhattan during more than 30 minutes. Would redo it every time.

Thank JClV
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is quick and cheap way to move from lower Manhattan (near the Helicopter rides) to the 34th street near the United Nation buildings. Takes people every 30 minutes. Very nice views from the ferry. I recommend to take the camera. Sunsets and sunrises are...More

Thank Roman P
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Zsu H
how long round trip from dumbo?
8 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
Using the app, how do I buy multiple tickets? Do I make separate purchases, or can I indicate the number of fares on a single purchase?
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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James S
Using the app, how do I buy multiple tickets? Do I make separate purchases, or can I indicate the number of fares on a single purchase?
5 November 2016|
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Response from vickilewis626 | Reviewed this property |
Just click on the first ticket you want then instead of clicking 'purchase' just choose another ticket and it'll be added to the list. Easy peasy :)
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