Fleet Week - NYC - Vets & Military Ride Free*

*Active Military & Veterans Ride The Ferry Free During Fleet Week!

Service men and women in uniform or those who have a valid military ID showing their active duty or veteran status can ride
FREE on all NY Waterway ferry routes.


Fleet Week is a great time to take the family on the "ferry" to NYC to see and honor:

The Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships will be in Manhattan for Fleet Week New York.  Hosted nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week New York is the City's celebration of the sea services. 

This annual event also provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today's Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Team. Fleet Week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week, as well as public visitation of many  of the participating ships.

Kids under 12 ride the ferry FREE on ALL routes during Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2019.

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NY Waterway Ferry the
fastest, most convenient way to get to all the Fleet Week activities!


What To Do During Fleet Week?

  • Tour visiting ships
  • Lectures
  • Watch the parade of ships in the harbor
  • Watch competitions, including tug of war and eating contests
  • Memorial Day ceremony
  • Musical performances by sailors and marines