2008-07-04 / Top Stories

Weekend Ferry Service To Begin July 4

A weekend ferry service from Pier 11 in Manhattan to Riis Landing and return has joined the recently inaugurated Rockaway commuter run, an official for New York Water Taxi has announced.

The new weekend and holiday ferry service will begin on Friday, July 4. The ferry will depart from Pier 11, Wall Street in Manhattan at 9:15 and 11:45 a.m. and will depart from Riis Landing at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. The weekend service is designed to bring visitors to Jacob Riis Park and the beach.

During the summer the ferry operator, New York Water Taxi, will also offer special EcoCruises, and Sunset Cruises, departing from Riis Landing, in cooperation with the National Park Service. The EcoCruise is scheduled for Sunday, July 27 and August 17 at 1 p.m.; and the Sunset Cruise is scheduled for Thursday, July 24 and August 14 and Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. For more information call Riis Landing Info Line at 718-318-7447, visit www.nps.gov/gate, or contact New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 or www.nywatertaxi.com.

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