Beginning in 2017, Citywide Ferry by Hornblower will provide a new, affordable way to travel between waterfront communities throughout New York City. A total of six routes over 60 miles of waterways will connect New Yorkers and visitors to the City’s waterfront communities – including neighborhoods, job centers, and parks.


  • ADA boarding and disembarking
  • NYC Local Law 68/2005 compliant vessels
  • 21 landings throughout New York City
  • Accessible friendly washrooms
  • Bicycle and stroller friendly


  • Cost is $2.75, the same fare as the subway or bus
  • Pay with your smartphone, credit cards or cash
  • Easy tap and go boarding
  • Monthly unlimited pass options
  • Bring your bike with you – bicycle ticket options


  • Fast, frequent and convenient service
  • The easiest way to get to work, concerts and social events
  • Cruise your way to a better day
  • Covered wait and boarding areas
  • Connect and cruise with onboard wireless
  • Food and beverage options on-board


  • Vessels operating a state-of-the-art “Low Wake” technology
  • Low emission engines
  • Reduction in horn sound upon embarkation bringing less disturbance to the communities we serve

Year Round

A whole new way to Work. Live. Play. in New York City

Easy tap and go boarding

  • Tap your mobile phone as your ticket or monthly pass
  • Paperless tickets
  • Flexible ticket options
  • Monthly pass options
  • Bicycle ticket options

Download mobile phone application

  • Receive live transit notifications
  • Plan your trip for the quickest route
  • Tell us how we’re doing and share your comments with fellow riders!

State-of-the-Art Ferry Services

  • New catamaran vessels
  • Amazing 360 views aboard your ride to work or play
  • Designed with commuter safety and comfort as a priority
  • LED screens for information and entertainment
  • Geo-location passenger communications

The most comfortable way to commute

  • When hunger calls, we’re here. Choose from our sweet, salty and savory snacks and quench your thirst with our onboard refreshments
  • Clean and convenient commute to Work. Live. Play.
  • Free WiFi and charging stations
  • Relax underway with spacious seating
  • Our professionally trained service crew will assist throughout the voyage
  • Let us be your guide on your journey around NYC

Pricing and Value

An economical and convenient way to Work. Live. Play. in NYC.

One-Way Ticket
A convenient one-way ticket to Work. Live. Play. in NYC.

– Purchase your ticket from one of our onsite ticket vending machines or online
– Young children under 44 inches in height ride free
– Free transfers within the Citywide Ferry by Hornblower System

Monthly Unlimited Pass
With our monthly pass you can bypass ticket vending machine lines with unlimited use for 30 days.

Pricing and discounts for children, seniors and people with disabilities coming soon.

Bicycle Options
Bring your bike! Easy bike storage options on all vessels

– Single-time use option available for one-way tickets
– Save by including this in your monthly pass
– $20 per month unlimited pass available

Citywide Ferry by Hornblower SERVICE DATES

Rockaway Service Begins

Summer 2017

South Brooklyn Service Begins

Summer 2017

Astoria Service Begins

Summer 2017

Lower East Side Service Begins

Summer 2018

Soundview Service Begins

Summer 2018

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* Sign up to be entered to win an annual pass. Winners of the annual passes will be announced as we get closer to the launch of Citywide Ferry by Hornblower.