The New York City ferry has only been open for a handful of months, but it has already distinguished itself as the most beautiful way to commute in the nation’s largest city. For just $2.75, you can experience the sights of most of Manhattan as well as parts of Brooklyn and Queens. It’s best to go on a day that’s sunny, pleasant, and not windy, as wind can make the water rough. More and more tourists are discovering this previously well-kept secret, so it can get crowded on the ferry’s upper deck. Still, even if you have to fight for a seat, the end result is well worth the struggle.
- If you have a sensitive stomach, it is important to keep in mind that the boat ride from the East River Route to NYC is very bumpy due to the winds.
- Taking this route will allow you to see some historical landmarks and beautiful views such as the Empire State Building and Jane’s Carousel.
- Taking the boat route can be much more refreshing as opposed to being on crowded subways and trains, so many people feel like it is a pleasant alternative.
“Thanks to the neighborhoods that the ferry passes, you see a lot of New York landmarks in a very short period of time.”