#NJMOM Hack: NY Waterway Kids Ride Free + Attraction Discounts


New York City is busting at the seams with fun things to do for your little ones. Traveling into the city is a totally different story though. Between the drive in, tolls, and parking, not to mention the frustration of it all, it can be mentally taxing finding the easiest way to get into the city. This summer, NY Waterway has your back with their Kids Ride Free program which includes free ferry rides for two children, 12 and under, with each paid adult ticket. Ride into the city hassle-free and enjoy an activity while you’re doing it? NJMOM Hack for the win!

NY Waterway: Kids Ride Free Program = NJMOM Hack


From July 5th to September 3rd, for each adult fare purchased, two children can ride completely free. Once you and your family have arrived at your destination, you have access to dozens of free NY Waterway shuttles to take  to your activities in Manhattan, as well as a free real-time bus locator app to make it all that much easier.

Each ferry offers air conditioning, free Wifi, and restrooms. The ferries are fast and they travel frequently. In addition to these amenities, your family will enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the New York City skyline from the ferry which is a total mom win if you ask us.

Other NY Waterway terminal locations:

Port Imperial
Paulus Hook
Midtown/W 39th St.
Lincoln Harbor
Liberty Harbor
Brookfield Place Terminal
Hoboken/14th St.
Port Liberte
Pier 11/Wall St.

Not only can your kids ride free, but you and your family can get some great discounts on attractions and Broadway shows with NY Waterway’s Your Key to the City program. With this program, you get 28% off round-trip transportation from Port Imperial to Midtown, plus savings on visits to the Empire State Building, Madame Tussaud’s, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions. For more information about this program, head over to their website here.

Psst! Have you taken advantage of this NJMOM Hack? Snap a photo on the ferry and don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom, and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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About Author

Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.