A Holiday Gift from your friends at NY Waterway
NY Waterway has announced that this holiday season, kids will be able to ride free on all NY Waterway ferry routes between New Jersey and Manhattan from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, January 1.

A maximum of two children, under the age of 12, will be permitted to ride when accompanied by one, single paying adult rider.

The ferry is a family-friendly, traffic-free way to enjoy the best of the Big Apple lit up for the holidays with service seven days a week. The special promotion is NY Waterway’s way of helping families enjoy all the city has to offer this holiday season, from the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to shows on Broadway to skating in Central Park. NY Waterway offers free shuttle buses in Midtown to carry riders straight to the most popular destinations.

“With Kids Ride Free, we hope to give more families the opportunity to enjoy a safe, stress-free way of traveling into the city. We look forward to welcoming families back on our ferries this holiday season,” said Armand Pohan, Chairman, President and CEO of NY Waterway.

Several New Jersey ferry terminals offer low-cost parking or free parking. Riders can also reach many NY Waterway terminals by the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line, NJ TRANSIT (rail & bus) and free NY Waterway buses. 

NEW Kids Ride Free on NY Waterway Ferries Effective Friday, November 25:

Kids under 12 can ride on NY Waterway’s ferries for free on all routes beginning Friday, Nov 25th 2022 until Sunday, January 1st 2023. The ticketing policy for the service is: two children are permitted to ride free per each paying adult rider.

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