Lonely Planet Travel Expert to Lead Special Guided Ferry Tours, NYC

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Jun 18, 2011 / 0 comments

NY Waterway today announced their partnership with Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel content provider. The news comes after the successful launch of the new NY Waterway East River Ferry service which set sail on its inaugural voyage earlier this week.


The East River Ferry service will host Robert Reid, Lonely Planet’s US Travel Editor, to lead special guided ferry tours, highlighting various waterfront attractions in Brooklyn and Queens along the new East River Ferry route. The two Lonely Planet tours will take place on Saturday, June 18, departing at 10:14 AM and 2:15 PM, beginning in Hunter’s Point South/Long Island City and continuing along the ferry route to Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, and DUMBO.  Riders will be provided with free Lonely Planet guide information on Brooklyn neighborhoods and attractions accessible from the East River Ferry, including St. George Hotel/Clark Street Station, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Fulton Landing, Washington Street, and the Manhattan Bridge.


“After the successful launch of the East River Ferry service earlier this week, we wanted to address not only the needs of our commuters, but also tourists and leisure-travelers,
” said Paul Goodman, CEO of Billybey Ferry Company, which conducts business under the NY Waterway brand. “The partnership with Lonely Planet will allow us to reach that group of ferry riders who are looking to discover parts of Brooklyn and Queens they have never visited.”


“Lonely Planet knows New York City and we’re excited to bring our expertise to locals and visitors alike,” said Robert Reid, Lonely Planet’s US Travel Editor. “As a long-time resident of New York, I love that the NY Waterway East River Ferry is opening access to the unique neighborhoods and history of Brooklyn and Queens.”


About East River Ferry

The East River Ferry Service, which launched mid June, provides a year-round service between East 34th Street and Pier 11 in Manhattan, Long Island City in Queens, Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, and DUMBO in Brooklyn, and seasonally to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn and Governor’s Island. The service costs $4 for a one-way ticket, $12 for an unlimited hop-on, hop-off day pass, and $140 for an unlimited monthly pass. Ferries will operate every half hour, or every 20 minutes during rush hour, year round, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM on weekdays, and 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM on weekends. For specific locations and information, visit eastriverferry.com.

About Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel content provider. Started in 1973, we enable curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of a place via guidebooks to every destination on the planet, an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products and a dedicated traveler community. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com.

About Robert Reid

Robert Reid, Lonely Planet’s US Travel Editor and spokesperson, is one of our most diversely traveled authors, having updated two dozen guidebooks including New York City, Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Central America, Colombia, Trans-Siberian Railway and Myanmar (Burma). His writings have also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and ESPN, and he’s appeared on NPR and CNN International. He blogs on travel for Lonely Planet and his own site (ReidOnTravel.com), and produces the weekly show ‘The 76-Second Travel Show.’ Originally from Oklahoma, Robert has lived in London, San Francisco, Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Presently he lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter Ruby.



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