Red Hook to Manhattan Ferry

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#1
Hampshire, England
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Having found inspiration on these pages, and particularly from 'Post Captain'...

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2519678

...I have hopefully written a definitive guide on the NYC Ferry service between Red Hook and Pier 11, Manhattan on my cruise blog...



https://solentrichardscruiseblog.com...nsfers-update/








If any member does have any further advice or comment I am always happy to update the blog
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#2
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Joined Oct 2004
Thank you so much for that really helpfull post- I will try the ferry when I have my New York day before going back on board for the journey home. Is there a ticket counter in Red Hook or just machines?
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#3
Oakland, CA USA
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Great news and update. I can see us using this ferry in the future. Thanks!
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#4
Hampshire, England
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Originally posted by Germancruiser
Thank you so much for that really helpfull post- I will try the ferry when I have my New York day before going back on board for the journey home. Is there a ticket counter in Red Hook or just machines?

https://www.ferry.nyc/account/

WHERE TO BUY A TICKET

  • Our App is available for download on your iPhone and Android phone. This is the fastest tap and go option.
  • Ticket Agent: If you don’t have access to the App or website, our Ticket Agents are more than happy to help with your order.
  • Ticket Vending Machine (Ticket Machine): Readily available at the landings.

  • Website: Tickets purchased through the website can only be redeemed through our App, available for download in the App store.
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#7
Philadelphia, PA
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There is no agent in Brooklyn, only a ticket machine. There are agents at the Manhattan pier. Germancruiser- is the app not available if you connect to the app store via wifi?

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#8
Pennsylvania
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Joined Jul 2010
The Android version of the app doesn't have good reviews, and for a foreign visitor I'd be concerned about whether it needs data access and how much data it requires. Luckily you can purchase tickets from the machine at the landing, or even after boarding.
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#9
Riding the Ocean Waves
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Joined Jun 2010
You can also purchase tickets on board NYC Ferry major Credit cards or Cash and
All transfers within the NYC Ferry system are free and valid for 90 minutes once you start your one-way trip
#10
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Joined Oct 2004
Thanks Frank- good to know. Oh yes I can download the app- that not a problem- problem is I can´t get online in the States! So I may use the machine or even on board!
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#11
Philadelphia, PA
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Sorry. I thought most phones had a choice between the telecom network and wifi. And free wifi is pretty common over here. But it won't be a problem getting tickets, in any case.

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#12
Thames & Hudson
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Joined Oct 2005
Solent Richard ~

Good work on the blog! And thanks for the credit -- I'm glad to have been of help.

In late July I shot another video outside the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, this time showing the walk from the ferry landing to the terminal and back in "real time," as well as giving a brief look around the ferry landing itself. I've only just gotten around to posting it on YouTube, and have linked to it below. Not a professional production by any means, I'm afraid, but it might be of some use in showing others just how easy it is to use the ferry to travel between the cruise terminal and Manhattan.

Bon voyage, cheers, and many happy returns!

~ John (aka Post Captain)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcY8KcbUgN4&t=33s