Saturday, December 3, 2022

  • We at Seastreak are excited to start operating service between Belford, NJ and New York City on Monday, the 5th of December. The Belford route will be offered in addition to Seastreak’s current service operating to NYC from Highlands and Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Seastreak riders will be able to take advantage of 22 daily round trips connecting Monmouth County with the East and West sides of Manhattan.

    To help with the transition, the Seastreak team put together answers to a few questions that have been asked recently (listed below). We at Seastreak are excited to extend our services to Belford and look forward to providing the same safe and reliable ferry service that Monmouth County residents have come to know and enjoy.

     

    How will Seastreak handle ticketing for Belford service?

    Seastreak currently sells paper ferry tickets at all of its locations (Highlands, Atlantic Highlands, Pier 11 NYC, and East 35th Street NYC). On December 5th, Seastreak will also start selling paper tickets at the Belford terminal in NJ as well as the Brookfield Place and West 39th Street landings in NYC.

    Customers planning to use the Seastreak ferry service out of Belford, NJ on Monday, December 5th are encouraged to purchase their tickets ahead of time at Seastreak’s Atlantic Highlands or Highlands ferry terminals. The Atlantic Highlands office is open on weekdays and the Highlands office is open every day. Seastreak’s office addresses and hours are listed below.

    Seastreak is planning to launch a mobile app for digital ticketing in the coming weeks.

     

    Atlantic Highlands

    2 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 5:00 AM-6:30 PM

     

    Highlands

    325 Shore Drive, Highlands, NJ 07732

    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 5:00 AM-8:00 AM; 11:30 AM-8:30 PM/ Saturday-Sunday 8:00 AM-8:00 PM

     

    Belford (Starting December 5th)

    10 Harbor Way

    Belford, NJ 07718

     

    Can tickets for Seastreak’s existing service be used for Belford (and vice versa)?

    Seastreak offers three types of commuter ticket books: 40-trips, 20-trips, and 10-trips. These tickets can be utilized to board for Seastreak’s NJ/NYC route at any of its locations (Belford, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands in New Jersey and Pier 11, East 35th Street, Brookfield Place, and West 39th Street in NYC). Round-trip and one-way “Flex” tickets can also be used to board at any of these locations.

    Starting December 5, there will be discounted one-way and round-trip tickets offered for riders leaving from or traveling to Belford, NJ. Riders can purchase these Belford-only tickets at the Belford ferry terminal in New Jersey or at Pier 11, Brookfield Place, or West 39th Street in NYC.

     

    How will Seastreak’s shuttle bus service work?

    Seastreak will offer a free shuttle bus that will connect all three of its New Jersey ports. The shuttle will operate on weekdays starting at 11:55 AM and will connect with all New Jersey arrivals until 11:15 PM. This bus service will give Seastreak customers departing from NYC more flexibility in the departures they choose to get home.

    The full bus schedule can be found here.

     

    How will ferry transferring in NYC work?

    Seastreak riders will now have the option to transfer, free of charge, at Pier 11 (NYC) between Seastreak ferries. This gives riders access to the East and West sides of Manhattan, regardless of the port they originate from. Riders who choose to use this service must collect a free transfer ticket when they depart their first ferry at Pier 11 to gain access to the second ferry.

    For example: if a Belford rider boards the 5:45 AM departure and arrives at Pier 11 at 6:25 AM, they can collect a transfer ticket from a Seastreak crew member when they depart that boat. The rider would then use that transfer ticket board Seastreak’s 6:30 AM departure from Pier 11 to get to East 35th Street.

    Customers can also take advantage of the free transfer while returning home. Another example: a rider can get on the 3:55 PM East 35th Street departure and collect a transfer ticket from a crew member when the boat arrives at Pier 11 at 4:05 PM. The rider could then board the 4:30 PM boat from Pier 11 to Belford by using that transfer ticket.

     

    Will my NY Waterway tickets be accepted Monday when Seastreak begins operating from Belford?

    No, Seastreak is not able to accept NY Waterway tickets. Please reach out to NY Waterway regarding any extra tickets you may have from them.

     

    How is adding service from Belford going to affect my current commute from Highlands/Atlantic Highlands?

    Added service from Belford will go directly to NYC and stop at the following locations: Pier 11, Brookfield Place, and West 39th Street. Service from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands will continue to operate as it currently does and will not stop at Belford but will go directly from Atlantic Highlands/Highlands to Pier 11 and East 35th Street.

     

    We at Seastreak are committed to providing safe and reliable transportation in the years to come and thank our riders for their continued support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at 1 (800) 262-8743 or [email protected]astreak.com.

    Routes Affected

    New York City ↔ New Jersey

    Dates Affected

    Today-Dec 5

    Alert Type

    Service Update

  • Dear Seastreak Customers,

     

    We are proud to announce that, beginning December 5th, Seastreak services will be expanding to now include ferry transportation operating from the Monmouth County Belford Ferry Terminal and the West side of Manhattan.

     

    The award of this new contract, issued by Monmouth County, will allow Seastreak to offer County residents the highest level of waterborne commuting departures, even surpassing NJ Transit train service during rush hour. Residents will now have the option of 22 daily trips departing from Monmouth County and the East/West side of Manhattan. These new routes for Seastreak will be offered in addition to Seastreak’s existing service between Highlands/Atlantic Highlands and Manhattan. All routes will utilize the same tickets. There will also be Belford-only one-way and round-trip tickets offered at a discount.  Riders using Belford only tickets will be required to originate and return by ferry to Belford.

     

    Seastreak will connect its terminals in Atlantic Highlands and Highlands with the Belford ferry terminal by offering a free shuttle bus.  This shuttle bus service will give Seastreak commuters leaving Manhattan the flexibility to return to their vehicles at any of the three New Jersey terminals from which they originated.

     

    Passengers will now be able to depart from all Seastreak Terminals in NJ and have the option of utilizing connecting ferry services at select landings in Manhattan free of charge. There will be options for passengers departing from Belford to connect to East 35th Street and for passengers departing Atlantic Highlands or Highlands to connect with Brookfield Place and West 39th Street.

     

    Seastreak will utilize its reliable fleet of high-speed ferries outfitted with plush seating, spacious indoor/outdoor areas, and climate-controlled cabins with full-service bars. Seastreak will also be expanding its seasonal excursions to include departures from the Belford terminal. Seastreak looks forward to providing the Belford commuter community with the same high level of service and commitment that the company has provided to its riders for over three decades. Traveling between Monmouth County and Manhattan by water is far faster, cleaner, and more convenient than other methods of transportation. Seastreak looks forward to working with Monmouth County to serve the County’s residents. We are committed to providing safe and reliable transportation in the years to come and thank our riders for their continued support.

     

    Seastreak, LLC, a privately owned company headquartered in Atlantic Highlands NJ, owns and operates the largest fleet of modern high-speed ferries on the eastern seaboard, providing a wide range of offerings, including commuter services and cruise excursions.

     

    Please click here for the ferry and shuttle bus schedules, and pricing.

     

    Please click here for Monmouth County press release.

     

     

    Routes Affected

    New York City ↔ New Jersey

    Dates Affected

    Today-Dec 5

    Alert Type

    Service Update

Saturday, December 31, 2022

  • Atlantic Highlands Parking

    • Parking is free.
    • Commuter parking is located on your left (Lot 2) and right (Lot 1) as you come down First Ave towards the Seastreak office.
    • Additional parking is available in the small lot located next to the Seastreak Ticket Office (Lot 1) and in our lots on Bay Avenue.
    • Overnight, one-night, and long term parking is allowed in the fenced-in Seastreak lot across the street from the ticket office (Lot 3), and at our fenced-in lot along Bay Avenue (Lot 4).
    • Please be aware there is a bridge from Lot 4 to Lot 3 to help cut down walking time to the ferry.

     

    • Please be aware of the restricted parking area for Highlands Municipal Marina. There is a 6 hour time limit which is clearly posted on signs.

     

    • All other parking lots in the area are municipal parking (not Seastreak property) and there is absolutely no overnight parking permitted in municipal parking, regardless of snow removal or not.
    • Any cars left overnight in municipal parking will be towed by the Atlantic Highlands Police Department at owners expense.
    • Any cars left overnight in Lots 1, 2, and 3 may be ticketed or towed at owner’s expense.

    Highlands Parking

    • Parking is free at our main parking lot at 326 Shore Drive, and at our satellite parking lot at 348 Shore Drive.
    • Overnight parking is available at our satellite parking lot at 348 Shore Drive.  There is no overnight parking allowed at our main lot at 326 Shore Drive.
    • Any cars left overnight at 326 Shore Drive may be ticketed or towed at owner’s expense.

    • When dropping off or picking up passengers, you are not permitted to stop or sit in any fire zones which includes the entire area along the bulkhead. The bulkhead area is a legal fire zone. Highlands Police enforce restrictions and may issue tickets to cars stopped or sitting in the fire zones.
    Routes Affected

    New York City ↔ New Jersey

    Dates Affected

    Dec 31

    Alert Type

    News

  • Please be aware that there will be ongoing construction in the Highlands area beginning mid-September from 7 am- 5 pm on weekdays. This project will result in some road closures/narrowing roads which could result in delays. The following roads may be affected:

    • Linden Avenue (from NJSH Route 36 to Waterwich Ave)
    • Bay Avenue (from Gravelly Pt Rd to NJSH Route 36)
    • Waterwich Avenue (from NJSH Route 36 to Marine Pl)
    • Ralph Street
    • William Street
    • Ocean Avenue
    • Beach Boulevard
    • Central Avenue
    • W. North Street
    • Gravelly Point Road

    Please be sure to plan accordingly in case of any detours or road closures.

    Routes Affected

    New York City ↔ New Jersey

    Dates Affected

    Dec 31

    Alert Type

    News