I did some reading of the review before I attend this. We bought 2 tickets to ferry and NY Waterways give us voucher for $14 parking next to the ferry terminal (usually would cost $40). It was easy to get there around that time, since there was not much traffic. On the ferry which was pack, there was some people standing since they over packed the boat and only upstairs were used and lower level was closed. They waited at least 30 minutes before they started moving. They had music on the boat, DJ playing all the wedding type music. Some Congo line formed by kids. Ferry took us from Weehawken Ferry Terminal to past the George Washington bridge then returned back to near the Ferry building where they stopped the boat to see the fireworks (they parked it about 30 minutes before the fireworks started). They faced it boat straight to the fireworks so that people have to come up front to see the fireworks and it was not that close, since coast guard has closed off the part of the river near the where fireworks were fired from. Good thing I had good zoom lens to capture the firework and I have to force myself to get off the seats and stand front boat. Those that sit in the back of the boat, I don't think they saw much of fireworks. Fireworks only lasted 20 minutes. After getting off the boat and try to leave, traffic getting out to Route 3 took about a hour. Police has made all the traffic difficult and I had to drive different way then I used to just to get to Route 3. Overall it was good. I recommend packing water and some sort sandwich since all the things on the boat was price just like in any sports areas. $3 water bottle as example. Price of $125 was too over priced, I would have taken diner cruise instead next time (if I ever decided to go on boat to see the fireworks). I think I would go to near by park and setup my tripod next time. Being on the boat was good for one time experience, but I would not do it again. Unless someone really want to go.
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