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.
2 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 5:00 AM-6:30 PM
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.