At a Glance

Board a Seastreak ferry in Highlands, NJ to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style!

Roundtrip from Highlands, NJ to/from New York Harbor
~3 hours
$89/adult (age 13+); $59/child (ages 3-12); $19/infant (age 0-2)
See Schedule & Pricing
  • Watch the Race in Style!

    See the Kentucky Derby in New York Harbor aboard a Seastreak ferry! We will board in Highlands, NJ and head up to the city for incredible views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Downtown Manhattan. Inside the cabins we’ll play the races on all the vessel’s large TV monitors. Cheer on your favorite horses and jockeys while taking in the sites, listening to live music, enjoying tasty, passed appetizers, and sipping a mint julep.

  • Feel the Spirit of Churchill Downs

    To really set the scene, we encourage all attendees to dress for the event! We can’t wait to see your elaborate hats and seersucker suits. With everyone enjoying the live music entertainment, and holding the iconic Kentucky Derby drink, the mint julep, it will look like we’re at the races!

  • Food and Beverage

    The cruise will be catered by Jacques! Passed appetizers will include mini tea sandwiches, charcuterie, bourbon chicken skewers, and more southern snacks! Don’t forget to head over to the full-service bar for specialty drinks and refreshments, including mint Juleps!

  • Cruise in Comfort

    All Seastreak ferries are designed with passenger comfort and convenience in mind. Take advantage of the open-air top deck or choose a spacious seat in the temperature-controlled interior cabin. Our vessels are all equipped with state-of-the-art technology to make the ride as smooth as possible.

Schedule & Pricing

Tickets can be purchased online.

Departure & Arrival Times

Departing from Highlands, NJ
Departure TimeReturn Time
4:00 PMApproximately 7:00 PM



Adults (Age 13+)Children (Age 3-12)Infant (Age 0-2)

An exchange fee will be charged for any changes made to reservations.

Event Route

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Highlands

326 Shore Drive - Highlands, NJ 07732View Map

Ticket Office Hours

M-F: 5:00am - 8:30am, 2:00pm - 8:30pm
Sat/Sun: 8:00am - 7:30pm

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

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Port Features
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Free Daytime Parking
  • Free Overnight Parking (restrictions apply)
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms

New York Harbor

Logistics & What to Know

View All FAQs
  • The Kentucky Derby cruise is approximately 3 hours and departs from Highlands, NJ.
  • Dress to impress! Let’s see your Kentucky Derby hats & seersucker suits!

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