We are so excited to share that Hornblower’s NYC Ferry service is officially in the Bronx! The Soundview Route launched Wednesday at 6:30 am for Bronx commuters-stopping at E. 90th St. and E. 34th St. before it’s last stop at the Wall St./Pier 11 Landing. You can check out our Instagram Stories over on @bronxmama_com to get a firsthand look at the views, and you can learn more about the new route below.
The Soundview Ferry is located in Clason Point Park- accessible by the BX39 and BX27 between Cornell Ave and Soundview Ave. On weekdays, the first ferry out will be at 6:30 AM and the last ferry arrives back at 9:56 PM. The route takes approximately 45 minutes from Soundview to the Wall St./Pier 11 Landing- making it a much more scenic way for Bronxites to commute.
The ferry can also make for a fun way to travel with kids. Plan your day around the various ferry routes for a fun adventure- all for the price of a MetroCard. See below for two ferry adventure ideas:
Beach Day at Far Rockaway
If you want to plan a beach day- simply use your free transfer at Wall St./Pier 11 to jump on the Rockaway Route and spend the day with your toes in the sand. The ferry leaves you at Beach 108th street- simply walk down to the boardwalk and pick your spot in the sand. Before you head home, stop at our favorite Arepas spot, Caracas between Beach 105th and 106th. Grab a picnic table and enjoy Venezuelan arepas, twisted frozen sangria, and play a game of Jenga before heading back to the ferry. The Rockaway Route also gives a cool view of the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the Verrazano Bridge, Coney Island, and more.
Hang Out in Long Island City
For some fun in LIC, transfer at the E. 34th St. Landing for the Long Island City Gantry Plaza stop on the Astoria Route. First up, walk over to the iconic Pepsi Cola sign that was made a landmark in 2016. Then take in the views of the Manhattan Skyline from Gantry Plaza State Park- where you’ll find picnic tables, playgrounds- and even fishing (check out Fishing Fridays). If you happen to plan your trip on the right day, head over to the LIC Flea & Food for the largest outdoor market in Queens or work up an appetite rock climbing at The Cliffs at LIC. Once hunger strikes, there are plenty of food options to explore in the area- like Kansas City style BBQ at John Brown’s Smokehouse or Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill for simple eats and a water view.
What You Need to Know
There’s plenty of other adventures to be had with NYC Ferry- be sure to share yours with us and we just might feature them! What else should you know about the ferry? See below for some important information and interesting facts!
- Hours are from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, varying on route
- Tickets are the price of a MetroCard, with free transfers. Bikes will cost you a dollar more.
- Tickets can be purchased by using the NYC Ferry app, at ticket vending machines at the ferry landing, and at www.ferry.nyc (must be redeemed through the app)
- There are currently 5 routes- the East River, Rockaway, South Brooklyn, Astoria, Lower East Side, and Soundview routes
- The vessels are climate controlled
- Amenities include bike racks, table space, concessions, stroller space, power outlets, ADA accessible, baby changing stations, and WiFi will be available soon
- Children under 44″ ride free
For more information about NYC Ferry, visit www.ferry.nyc.
This is a sponsored post. The restaurants and places listed are not endorsed by NYC Ferry and are simply suggestions of places to visit utilizing their ferry service. As always, all opinions are my own.