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Additional Winter Trips may be added to the schedule soon, as well as the release of our 2024 Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure schedule.   To stay informed, please check back with us, or sign up for our eblast specials if you haven’t already done so.

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OUR 2023
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Rockaway EXPRESS Ferry 2020

Because the National Park Service has not reopened the facility at Riis Landing, our Rockaway Beach Ferry Service will not be operating this year. We hope to be back next year!

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The Non-Stop Rockaway Express Ferry – Your Direct Run to Fort Tilden & Riis Park Beaches

…and Riis Park Bazaar!

SPECIAL ROUND TRIP FERRY & WHALE WATCH COMBO PACKAGE AVAILABLE

START your STAYCAY …the moment you step onto the boat !

PLENTY of  OUTSIDE SEATING!

Nature lovers and sun worshipers behold!  Spend a day relaxing on the beach, swimming, sun tanning, bird watching, fishing (check with local laws), or sightseeing at Jacob Riis Park Beach in Breezy Point, Rockaway Queens, New York.

The Rockaway Beach bound ferry will sail through New York Harbor where you can view The Statue of Liberty, The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Coney Island (Nortons Point) Lighthouse, Breezy Point, Jamaica Bay and The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.

The Coast Guard approved Rockaway Express Ferry is operated by a team of expert captains and crew. The vessel is large, fast and comfortable. It has a capacity of 250 passengers. An open bar is available.

The Rockaway / Fort Tilden Express Ferry Service operates from Pier 11 in Wall Street, Manhattan to Jacob Riis Park Beach, Fort Tilden in Rockaway, Queens. Ferries will depart from Pier 11, located at Wall St. and the East River.  You will find Pier 11 on the East River between the South Street Seaport, and the Heliport.

The Rockaway / Fort Tilden Express operates on SATURDAYs, SUNDAYs & HOLIDAYs

Travel Time is approximately 55 minutes

Please note, there is:

Only 1 Trip out of Pier 11 @ 11:00 am AND Only 1 Trip out of Riis Landing @ 5:30pm

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DEPARTS PIER 11 (Wall Street)DEPARTS RIIS LANDING (Rockaway)
11AM5:30PM

 

Pier 11
Wall Street
(at East River)
New York, New York 10043
Get Directions

 

Riis Landing /Fort Tilden
Former U.S. Coast Guard Station
Intersection of State Rd. & Heinzelman Rd.
Breezy Point (Rockaway, Queens) NY 11697
Get Directions

 

Rockaway / Fort Tilden Express Fares

Adult one-way (ages 13+)$15
Adult round-trip (ages 13+)$30
Child one-way (ages 5-12) $10
Child round-trip (ages 5-12)$20
Children under 5 FREE
Bicycles$5
Surf Boards FREE
Golf Clubs FREE
*** SPECIAL ROUND TRIP FERRY & WHALE/DOLPHIN WATCH COMBO TRIP*** 
Adult (ages 13-61)$70
Seniors (ages 62+)$67
Child (ages 5-12)$60

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Important Notes:

Ferry service subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or at the discretion of the captain

Without a reservation, it is a first-come, first-served policy.  Reservations can only be made online.

Tickets can also be purchased at Pier 11 and/or Riis Landing