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New Rockaway Ferry Service



Helping to assist thousands impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways, Mayor Bloomberg, New York City Economic Development Corporation and Seastreak today announced a partnership to provide temporary ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan while subway service on that route is suspended. Seastreak will operate the ferry service beginning this Monday, November 12.

  • Ferries will depart from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive (View Larger Map), where NYCEDC has installed a temporary landing, and stop at Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan with free transfers between Pier 11 and East 34th Street in Midtown. 
  • The service will start at 5:45 AM in the Rockaways with ferries departing for Manhattan regularly until 9:20 AM, with regular service resuming during the evening rush. 
  • One-way fares will be $2.
  • Free parking is available for ferry passengers at the southwest corner of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 108th Street starting Thursday, November 15, 2012. 

“Since the storm hit, we’ve been working to ensure that New York City is able to get back to business as soon as possible,” said NYCEDC President Seth Pinsky. “Until the reopening of subway service to the rest of the City is restored from the Rockaways, this temporary option will assist thousands of New Yorkers most impacted by this storm, allowing our City and our economy to take another step on the road to recovery.”

The weekday schedule of ferry service (Monday - Friday) is as follows:

Rockaway DeparturesPier 11/Wall St. ArrivalsEast 34th St. Arrivals
5:45 AM V6:35 AM FT7:00 AM FT
6:35 AM V7:25 AM FT8:00 AM FT
7:45 AM V8:35 AM FT9:00 AM FT
8:15 AM V9:05 AM 9:30 AM
9:20 AM V10:10 AM10:30 AM
4:30 PM5:30 PMn/a
5:55 PM6:45 PMn/a
6:55 PM7:45 PM


East 34th St. Departures

Pier 11/Wall St. DeparturesRockaway Arrivals
n/a6:35 AM7:45 AM
n/a7:25 AM8:15 AM
n/a8:35 AM9:20 AM
2:45 PM V3:05 PM FT3:55 PM
4:20 PM FT V4:45 PM5:35 PM
5:10 PM FT V5:35 PM FT6:20 PM
6:30 PM FT V6:50 PM FT7:40 PM
7:30 PM FT V7:50 PM FT

8:40 PM

FT - Free Ferry Transfer between Pier 11 and East 34th Street

V - 99' 150-Passenger Catamaran

The schedule is subject to change without notice. Download the latest map and schedule: Rockaway Ferry Schedule

Call 1-800-BOATRIDE; 1-800-262-8743; or visit for more info. 



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