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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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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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Great news and update. I can see us using this ferry in the future. Thanks!
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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

#14
San Francisco, CA
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Joined Nov 2002
FYI - The NY Times recently published a series of articles on the success of the NYC Ferries (especially since the fares are now subsidized to bring them in line with the normal MTA subway fares.)
NYT article on ferry success

Also checking out the ferry website, it appears that the Wall St stop is the primary pier for Manhattan, and the only one downtown (besides the classic Staten Island Ferry) So - I'd assume that there should be taxis and probably upcoming bus expansion to accommodate the new passengers.
NY Ferry website route info
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#15
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Sorry for my delay in getting back here with my experiences with new NY ferry. I have to thank the OP and all the others who provided so much help- and really did make a difference while spending my day in New York at my back to back Transatlantik voyage last month! The service provided von NYC ferry is just great. It took me all but 20 minutes from leaving my cabin to debark at Pier 11 Wall Street. The ride from Brooklyn to Wall Street alone is worth going. Wonderful and so efficent!
I wish Cunard would stay overnight in New York while doing their Transatlantics- with that new service I rather dock in Brooklyn than in Manhattan itself!
Thanks again for that great help and all the informations! Much appreciated.
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#16
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Originally posted by Germancruiser
Sorry for my delay in getting back here with my experiences with new NY ferry. I have to thank the OP and all the others who provided so much help- and really did make a difference while spending my day in New York at my back to back Transatlantik voyage last month! The service provided von NYC ferry is just great. It took me all but 20 minutes from leaving my cabin to debark at Pier 11 Wall Street. The ride from Brooklyn to Wall Street alone is worth going. Wonderful and so efficent!
I wish Cunard would stay overnight in New York while doing their Transatlantics- with that new service I rather dock in Brooklyn than in Manhattan itself!
Thanks again for that great help and all the informations! Much appreciated.
How did you purchase your ticket in the end did you pay onboard in the end from Red Hook with cash or credit card
#18
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Hi Richard, this would have eased all the concerns of the Aurora passengers on her New York visit in September. Was this opened at that time? May be worth posting on the P&O page for next year if the same thing happens.


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Originally posted by daiB
Hi Richard, this would have eased all the concerns of the Aurora passengers on her New York visit in September. Was this opened at that time? May be worth posting on the P&O page for next year if the same thing happens.

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Reports from earlier this year indicate the South Brooklyn ferry route being discussed here began service on June 1, 2017. I haven't had a chance to use that service yet, but am planning on giving it a try next June based on the positive comments and useful information found on this forum.

Regards, John
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#20
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We'll be boarding in Red Hook next week and I'm trying to compare the cost of the ferry vs. taking a cab through the Battery Tunnel and waiting to be discharged at the pier. Does anyone have a feel for how long the inbound taxis wait in queue, around 11:30 AM or noon? NYC cabs charge 50 cents per minute of waiting or slow moving...

I know I'll save money overall to be dropped at the Manhattan ferry terminal, now I'm trying to see whether the savings justifies the hassle of ferry with luggage.
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