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

Belford, NJ or Highlands, NJ to the East River for the fireworks show and back
July 4, 2023; Board 5:30pm and Depart 6:30pm
~ 4h to 5h roundtrip
$99 / person departing Belford;
$159 / person departing Highlands
See Schedule & Pricing

New York City's most amazing fireworks view, bar none.

What’s better than a round trip Seastreak cruise with breathtaking sunset views of Manhattan after dark? How about adding a front row seat to the NYC 4th of July fireworks show in between!  Depart Belford, NJ or Highlands, NJ shortly before sunset, cruise to the East River to watch the show on our open air top deck, and then check out your favorite Manhattan sites aglow in the city lights. Tickets for this event always sell out, so book yours now to reserve your seat.

  • 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.

  • Fun and relaxation, without the traffic or crowds

    Relax and enjoy the beautiful summer weather while we cruise you to the fireworks. Free parking at our Highlands, NJ ferry terminal or Belford, NJ included.

  • The fastest and most convenient way to see the show

    Besides the unparalleled views of Manhattan’s premier 4th of July fireworks show, there’s no faster or more convenient way to get there and back than aboard our Seastreak ferries.

  • This year, passengers have the opportunity to choose HOW they experience the iconic fireworks show.

    Depart from Highlands, NJ ($159) – Celebrate the 4th of July in the most luxurious way possible! Cruise on one of Seastreak’s newest, largest, and fastest vessels, the Courageous or the Commodore. Included in the price of the ticket, enjoy music by the live DJ, an indoor and outdoor full service bar, and complimentary beer and wine until 10 pm.


    Depart from Belford, NJ ($99) – Get the same incredible views at a lower price! This departure option will feature a full-service bar on the first deck as well as the same incredible views of the NYC skyline and the amazing fireworks display. Vessels departing from Belford, NJ will include Seastreak’s Highlands and New York.


    Regardless of the ticket you purchase, the vessels will not be filled to capacity in an effort to ensure a spacious, comfortable, and safe journey.

Schedule & Pricing

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

We are excited to offer 2 departure locations this year- Belford, NJ and Highlands, NJ.

Boats are not filled to capacity to ensure adequate space for all onboard. There will be multiple boats departing from each location so please ensure your entire group is together before boarding.



Departing from Highlands, NJ
Boarding TimeFireworks Departure TimeHighlands, NJ Arrival Time
5:30 PM6:30 PMApprox. 11:00 PM


Departing from Belford, NJ
Boarding TimeFireworks Departure TimeBelford, NJ Arrival Time
5:30 PM6:30 PMApprox. 11:00 PM



Adult (Ages 0 & Older)
Belford, NJHighlands, NJ

*Tickets for this cruise are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.*


Event Route

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Belford

10 Harbor Way - Belford, NJ 07718View Map

Ticket Office Hours

M-F: 5:00am - 8:00pm
Sat/Sun: Closed (open for special event departures)

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

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Port Features
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Easy Access to NYC Transit Buses
  • Free Daytime Parking
  • Free Overnight Parking (restrictions apply)
  • Free Single-Night Overnight Parking
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms

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

View This Port

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

Fireworks in Manhattan's East River

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 Belford, NJ or 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.

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