Fleet Week NYC

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

NY Waterway is once again honored to provide FREE Ferry Service (all routes) to ALL Military Personnel & Veterans in uniform OR with proof of valid Veteran or Military ID.

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 (except during COVID) since 1982, 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.

NY Waterway Ferry - the best way to get to Fleet Week!

  • Fresh air cabins & open air decks with great city views
  • Clean & comfortable ferries
  • Free shuttles from Midtown Ferry Terminal
  • Fast, frequent & reliable Ferries

Service to Midtown / W.39th St. Ferry Terminal


May 25 - 31, 20222
What To Do During Fleet Week?
  • Tour visiting ships and experience exciting daily events al week
  • Lectures
  • Watch the parade of ships - 7-9am, Wed May 25
  • 7am, Thu May 26 Navy vs Marine Corps Tug of War (NBC Today Show Plaza)
  • Memorial Day Ceremony
  • 2pm, Mon May 30 USCG Search & Rescue Demos at Pier 86 - home of the Intrepid Museum
  • Musical performances by sailors and marines