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Board a Seastreak ferry in Highlands, NJ and cruise Manhattan’s East River to view the New York City Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show from the best, most envied seat in the city.

  • Highlands, NJ to the East River for the fireworks show and back
  • July 4, 2016; Board 6:30pm and Depart 7pm
  • ~ 4h to 5h roundtrip
  • $90 / person; Infants (Age 0-2) free
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New York City's most amazing fireworks view, bar none.

What’s better than a roundtrip Seastreak cruise along the breathtaking sunset views of Manhattan and the brilliantly lit night skyline after dark? How about adding a front row seat to the famous Macy’s New York City 4th of July fireworks show in between, where the water reflections double the amount of fireworks and colors you see. Depart Highlands, NJ shortly before sunset, watch the show on our open air top deck with seating, and, then check out your favorite Manhattan sites glow in the city lights. Enjoy cocktails, beer, sodas, snacks, and more in this romantic and family-friendly fireworks cruise.

  1. Unbeatable view of the best Independence Day fireworks show in the country

    We sail the ferry up the East River to the perfect and safe viewing distance of the fireworks. You’ll feel like they’re right on top and all around you. This is the way the show was meant to be seen.

  2. Fun and relaxation, without the traffic or crowds

    Leave the traffic and other crowded public transportation behind. Just relax and enjoy the beautiful summer weather, the full-service bar, friends and family, while we cruise you to the prime fireworks viewing location. Free parking at our Highlands, NJ ferry terminal included.

  3. The fastest and most convenient way to see the show

    Besides the unparalleled views and most enjoyable way to get to Manhattan’s premier 4th of July fireworks show, from most of New Jersey there’s no faster or more convenient way to get there and back than Seastreak.

“I loved how close we got to get to the fireworks in the New York Harbor. We just stayed right there like they were all around us. The perfect view.”

Seastreak Customer

“Last time I tried to do the train/subway combo because traffic gives me anxiety; that was a mistake. Seastreak was by far the best experience I've ever had getting to and watching the fireworks.”

Seastreak Customer

“I'd do this again just to see the New York harbor at sunset and lit up at night. Add in all the extra beautiful boats on the water and a phenomenal view of the fireworks and it's like a sensory paradise.”

Seastreak Customer

Schedule & Pricing

Buy your tickets online, in advance. The cruise sells out every year!



Departing from Highlands, NJ
Boarding Time Fireworks Departure Time Highlands, NJ Arrival Time
6:30 PM 7:00 PM Approx. 11:00 PM



Adult (Ages 3 & Older) Infant (Ages 0-2)
$90 FREE – Need a ticket to board
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Logistics & What to Know

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  • The full cruise is approximately 4h to 5h but subject to the schedule of the fireworks show. We will stay for the entire duration of the fireworks prior to starting the return trip back to Highlands, NJ, even if the show is going longer than scheduled.
  • Please arrive, park, and be prepared for boarding at the scheduled boarding time to ensure we get a timely departure.
  • The date and time for an events departure or arrival are subject to change by the event organizers; such rescheduling does not constitute cancellation on the part of Seastreak. If there is a change in time, Seastreak will notify you by phone or email.
  • All purchases related to this event are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Departs From


Highlands, NJ

326 Shore Drive

326 Shore Drive
Highlands, NJ 07732
Ticket Office Hours
M-F: 5am - 8am, 11:30am - 9pm
Sat/Sun: 8am - 8pm
Bike Rack, Covered Waiting Area, Free Daytime Parking, Handicap Accessibility, Refreshments, Restrooms

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