Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Highlands

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Highlands

326 Shore Drive - Highlands, NJ 07732

Ticket Office Hours

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

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

Additional Port Details

Logistical information to help plan better for your trip

Logistics

  • Cafe La De Da is located inside the ferry terminal. Coffee, tea, hot breakfast sandwiches, bagels, pastries and parfaits are available for purchase in the  morning and evening, Monday through Friday. Try some of their gluten-free and vegan options!
  • The Highlands terminal is within walking distance of many shops and restaurants.  We also have a lovely beach adjacent to our ticket office – it’s a real hidden treasure!

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.

 

Valet Services

Sunset Valet services are available Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM through 8:45 PM. Customers may indicate travel times upon arrival and adjust changes via text to the number(s) provided below

SUNSET VALET (732) 513-5686

Passengers departing on the 5:50 AM and 6:40 AM boats can drop keys at the main desk. Valet will be on-site at 7:15 AM.

Rates are as follows:

Daily Rate:                                        $18               Example: Depart 5:50 AM Return 7:30 PM

Overnight less than 24 hours:            $25               Example: Depart 2:50 PM Return following day at 12:20 PM

PAYMENT:  Cash, Check or Venmo (@sunset-valet)  NO CREDIT CARDS

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Additional Charges:

Weekend/Holiday arrival, additional        $10

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Discounts:

Monthly Commuter Rate/mo                  $320                  PREPAID

Summer Discount: Highlands                $950                  Memorial Day-Labor Day; PREPAID

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There is no overnight parking allowed at the main Highlands terminal.  Free overnight parking, up to a maximum of three nights, is available at our lot located at 348 Shore Drive.

In the event that there is not a Sunset Valet attendant in the parking lot upon your arrival, please leave your car keys with the Seastreak ticket agent inside the floating terminal. The ticket agent will ensure your keys are delivered to the valet. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to text Fred at (732) 513-5686 to let them know what time you will be returning.

While valet services are offered as an accommodation to Seastreak, LLC’s customers, valet services are provided by Sunset Valet AND NOT BY Seastreak, LLC. Sunset is an independent contractor, and is neither an agent of Seastreak, LLC or any of its affiliates, nor is it authorized to act for them or on their behalf. Any and all questions, complaints or claims relating to or arising out of the valet services shall be directed to Sunset Valet and not to Seastreak, LLC, which hereby expressly disclaims any and all liabilities related to such valet services.

Please know that in times of heightened security or extreme weather conditions, local authorities may be forced to remove your vehicle from all parking areas and where overnight parking is normally permitted. Seastreak will not be responsible for any fees associated with you obtaining your vehicle from the tow company.

Sunset Valet will not be responsible for any damage or theft reported after the vehicle leaves the property.

 

No Idling Notice

  • Please be advised that Seastreak has posted “No Idling” signs at our Highlands location. We have been informed that the NJDEP will be stepping up its idling enforcement for all vehicles.
  • Vehicles found idling for more than 3 minutes in the “No Idling Zone” will be issued an immediate $100.00 fine. Please know that there is no grace period for this violation.
  • The Monmouth County Health Department will be conducting a sweep in the near future.
  • Please be advised that this is your warning so that the issuance of unnecessary fines can be avoided.
  • See the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection Administrative Code for further information.

Directions

From South

  • Take Garden State Parkway North to Exit 105 (Eatontown, Route 36 East). Follow Route 36 East past Monmouth Park until you reach Ocean Avenue (one block west of beach). Make a left on to Ocean Ave and follow north through Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright, then over the Highlands Bridge (before Sandy Hook National Park & beach). Once across the Highlands Bridge, turn right at the second light at Linden Ave. Follow Linden Ave to the stop sign, and turn left on to Waterwitch Ave. Go one block and make the first left on to Shore Drive. Follow Shore Drive until you see the sign on the right for the Seastreak Ferry Terminal.

From North

  • Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 117. Follow the signs to Route 36 East. Follow Route 36 approximately 11 miles to the Highlands business district jug handle (Linden Avenue). Follow Linden Ave to the stop sign, and turn left on to Waterwitch Ave. Go one block and make the first left on to Shore Drive. Follow Shore Drive until you see the sign on the right for the Seastreak Ferry Terminal.

Nearby Points of Interest

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Routes on this Port

Seastreak Ferry cruising through the harbour with impressive views of New York City behind it.

New York City
New Jersey

Location
Between New Jersey & New York City
Times
Daily
Ports
Belford
Highlands
Atlantic Highlands
Pier 11
East 35th St.
Brookfield Place
Paulus Hook
West 39th St.
Picturesque and peaceful Nantucket shoreline on a warm summer day

Nantucket
NYC / NJ

Location
Between New Jersey, New York City, & Nantucket, MA
Dates
Operating select dates between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
Ports
Highlands
East 35th St.
Nantucket
Rustic wooden bridge leading to the water over the dunes in Martha's Vineyard.

Martha’s Vineyard
NYC / NJ

Location
Between New Jersey / New York City & Martha’s Vineyard
Dates
Operating select dates between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
Ports
Highlands
East 35th St.
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Events Accessible by this Port

Kristin’s 40th Birthday Sunset Cruise Bash from the Cliffs

Kristen, the lead singer of The Cliffs is turning 40 – Join the band onboard a Seastreak ferry for her big birthday celebration! Enjoy dinner, an intimate show on the top deck, and take in the sunset and NYC sights while dancing the night away with your favorite local band.

Location
Roundtrip from Highlands, NJ to/from New York Harbor
Dates
Friday, September 13th, 2024

Kentucky Derby Cruise

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

Location
Roundtrip from Highlands, NJ to/from New York Harbor

Roar on the River- VIP

The Roar on the River is coming to Highlands, NJ!   Offshore Powerboat Association and Jersey Shore Boat Racing present Roar on the River from May 17th – 19th. All weekend, there will be boat races, meet and greets with the drivers, parties and boat viewings! Visit the Quarterdeck on May 19th to experience the main…

Location
The Quarterdeck at Highlands, NJ
Dates
Sunday, May 19th

Murder Mystery Dinner Party on the Quarterdeck

1930’s Hollywood Glamour and… a MURDER.

Location
The Quarterdeck at Highlands, NJ
Dates
Saturday, March 16th & Saturday, May 18th
Seastreak Fall Foliage Cruise to Cold Spring

Fall Foliage Cruise to Milton, NY

Apple picking, vineyard hopping, sight-seeing, and a stunning cruise up the Hudson River

Location
Apple picking, vineyard hopping, sight-seeing, and a stunning cruise up the Hudson River
Dates
Select Weekends, October 14-November 11

Whale Watching (From NJ)

Board a Seastreak ferry in Highlands, NJ, cruise to the Whale Watching grounds, and witness some of the most magnificent creatures in the North Atlantic!

Location
Roundtrip from Highlands, NJ to/from The Whale Watching Grounds Just Offshore
Dates
Beginning June 2nd and running through September 15th, 2024!
Perfect fall colors on the banks of the river during the Seastreak Fall Foliage Cruise

Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise

Treat yourself like a VIP on a Seastreak Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise up the Hudson River! You’ll love our delicious buffet of delicious breakfast favorites and local specialties. You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime!

Location
Highlands, NJ and Pier 11/Wall St. up the Hudson River and back
Dates
Saturdays & Sundays October 7th-November 4th

Fall Foliage Cruise to Bear Mountain

Enjoy a beautiful, narrated fall foliage cruise from NJ and NYC up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain.

Location
Enjoy a beautiful, fall foliage day cruise from NJ and NYC up the Hudson River
Dates
Fridays & Weekends, September 30-November 12
Seastreak Fall Foliage Cruise to Cold Spring

Fall Foliage Cruise to Cold Spring, NY

Enjoy a beautiful, narrated fall foliage cruise from NJ and NYC up the Hudson River to Cold Spring

Location
Enjoy a beautiful, narrated fall foliage day cruise from NJ and NYC up the Hudson River
Dates
Weekends, September 30-November 12
Fireworks light up the night sky for the Fourth of July celebration in New York.

New York City 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

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

Location
Belford, NJ or Highlands, NJ to the Hudson River for the fireworks show and back
Dates
July 4, 2024; Board 5:30pm and Depart 6:30pm

Sunset Cocktail Cruise to NYC

Board a Seastreak ferry in Highlands, NJ to cruise through New York Harbor to see the twinkling lights of the world’s most iconic skyline from the water!

Location
Roundtrip from Highlands, NJ to/from New York Harbor
Dates
Thursday and Saturday evenings running June 29th, 2024 through September 21st, 2024

Seal and Bird Eco-Cruise

Take in the beauty of the natural world while learning more about the ecosystem you live in.

Location
Board in Highlands New Jersey and travel to Sandy Hook and surrounding areas to look for seals, birds, and other wildlife
Dates
Saturdays- January 27; February 10, 24; March 9
Fireworks light up New York at night during Seastreak New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise (Departing Highlands, NJ)

Treat yourself to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve on our cruise through New York Harbor to see the fireworks over the Statue of Liberty!

Location
Highlands, NJ to the New York harbor for the fireworks show and back
Dates
December 31, 2023; Board 9pm and Depart 9:30pm

West Point Tour & Fall Foliage Cruise

These cruises are not available for 2023 due to road damage at West Point. We hope to offer these cruises again in 2024!

Bring history to life on a West Point campus tour!

Location
Enjoy a beautiful, narrated fall foliage day cruise from NJ and NYC up the Hudson River to West Point for a tour
Dates
Select Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays, September-November 2022

Santa Brunch Cruise in NYC Harbor (Departing Highlands, NJ)

Treat yourself like a VIP on a Seastreak Santa Brunch Cruise through NYC Harbor! You’ll love our buffet of delicious breakfast favorites and local specialties. Make memories that will last a lifetime!

Location
Departing Highlands, NJ and Exploring NYC Harbor
Dates
December 3rd, 9th, 16th, 17th, 23rd