NY Waterway Updates
Many Hoboken residents use the NY Waterway for commuting to work, baseball games and even fun sightseeing tours! In addition to the ongoing cruises that NY Waterway has always offered, they’ve recently added three interesting new options!
Miracle on the Hudson!
NY Waterway’s Skyline Cruise offers visitors an inside look at the unforgettable ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ where 142 US Airways Flight 1549 passengers were rescued from the Hudson River by 14 NY Waterway ferries. The 90-minute cruise now includes an 8-minute video broadcast on large, flat-screen TVs that highlights the courageous rescue with comments from the NY Waterway crew members who bravely and selflessly participated in the rescue. Experienced tour guides point out the exact spot where the rescue occurred.
Gateway to America Cruise
Offered in partnership with the National Park Service and the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, this 60-minute sightseeing cruise presents a glimpse of the New York that first attracted settlers to the new world and illustrates why America begins in New York and on its harbor.
The lively narration explains points from the time of Henry Hudson to successive waves of immigrants and shipmasters, offering a rich and layered perspective on harbor ecology, commerce, immigration, and defense. Starting May 15, Gateway to America Cruises depart daily, from the Battery Maritime Building next to the Staten Island ferry.
Military History of New York Harbor Cruise
During Fleet Week, NY Waterway Tours offers a free cruise on its unique America’s Frontline Military History Tour to active duty personnel or veterans when they are accompanied by one paying passenger.
America’s Frontline Military History of New York Harbor Cruise – Offered in partnership with the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, this 90-minute sightseeing cruise emphasizes New York’s role in America’s defense from Colonial times to today. The cruise departs from the NY Waterway Tours Terminal at West 38th Street and the Hudson River. Food and beverages are available at the terminal and on the tour boat.
The lively narration explains points such as The Battery, Governor’s Island, Fort Wadsworth, the route of Washington’s strategic withdrawal from New York and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
America’s Frontline Cruises depart Wednesdays at 2 p.m., with added departures during Fleet Week Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m., and Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 23-25, at noon.
For schedules, prices and additional information please call 1-800-533-3779 or visit http://www.nywaterway.com.