To ensure that your ride is smooth sailing, please follow the safety guidelines listed below.
Running is not permitted on board or at landings.
During docking, stay off the stairs and ramps, and landings until the ferry has come to a complete stop at the dock. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.
In case of emergency, listen for announcements and instructions from the crew.
Please familiarize yourself with the location of life jackets on this ferry. They are located under the seats, in cabinets along the wall, or in overhead racks. Instructions for their use are posted throughout the ferry.
For assistance, see crew members
Our code of conduct adds to the quality of your ride. Crewmembers take this seriously to provide the best service.
No person shall engage in disorderly behavior on landing sites or ferries. Disorderly behavior includes, but is not limited to, acts that endanger the safety of oneself and/or others and are disruptive to Crewmembers and the normal function of the ferries.
No littering – bring all trash with you when you disembark the ferry.
No spitting or creating of any other unsanitary condition.
No person shall bathe, shower, shave, wash or change clothes or remain undressed in any public restroom or any other area on the ferries.
Lying down on seats and benches on board ferries is prohibited. No person shall occupy more than one seat. No person shall place personal belongings on seats and benches so as to interfere with their use by others.
Smoking and using electronic cigarettes are prohibited onboard the ferries at all times. Smoking and using electronic cigarettes are also prohibited within all enclosed spaces in the terminal and is allowed only in designated terminal areas.
No person shall remain on any ferry or in any terminal other than for transit or other NYC Ferry authorized purpose.
No person shall leave any property unattended on the ferries or place property on the floors that may interfere with pedestrian traffic.
Unauthorized carrying of a firearm or weapon on the ferries is prohibited.
No person shall skateboard, roller skate or ride a bicycle, scooter or any other vehicle or device (except a wheelchair required for transit) on or through any part of the ferries. Bicycles and non-motorized scooters must be walked through the ferries.
Playing any audible device so that it is plainly audible to others without the use of earphones is prohibited. Audible devices include but are not limited to phones, radios, game devices and video/audio playback devices.
Pets, other than service animals as determined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, are not allowed onboard the ferries, unless they are caged and/or muzzled.
Destruction, graffiti, or marking of vessel is prohibited.
No person shall do anything which may interfere with the effectiveness or accessibility of any systems or equipment installed or located on the ferries including but not limited to boarding doors and the public announcement and intercommunication system.
Distribution or posting of any literature or advertisements, or campaigning without a permission of NYC Ferry by Hornblower is prohibited.
Commercial use of video, photography or audio recording equipment without permission of NYC Ferry by Hornblower is prohibited.
All persons shall follow the direction ferry Crew members.