LBI Ferry FAQs

LBI Ferry FAQs

When are you open?

Ferry Rides and Creek Tours will launch on July 4th!  Reservations are now available online!

Starting in mid-July, the Seaport outdoor, self-guided walking tour will be open Saturday, Sundays, and Mondays from 10am-5pm.

Ferry Rides will be Saturday-Sunday-Monday 8am-8pm.

Creek Tours will be on Tuesday and Thursday.

How do I make a reservation for a Ferry Ride, Creek Tour, or Admission?

ALL payments must be made through the Seaport website!

https://tuckertonseaport.org/lbi-ferry/

If guests do not have access to the internet, they can visit our Welcome Booth and we will be happy to make their reservation for them on our iPad.  They will need to bring along a credit card.  We are not accepting any cash payments right now to maintain no contact.  This is just one of the ways we are keeping our crew and yours safe this summer.

Welcome Booth Hours: Saturday-Sunday-Monday 10am-5pm.

How much are Ferry Rides?

$25 Roundtrip (includes 1 or 2 guests)

Ferry Rides will be limited to 4 groups of 2 guests each currently.  Guests will be seated 6 feet from other parties.  Everyone onboard is required to wear a mask.  No eating or drinking onboard but bottle water will be allowed.  There is a bathroom onboard as well as a hand sanitizing station.

Guest are required to check in at the dock by the Lighthouse 15 minutes prior to disembarking.  Unclaimed seats will be released to those in the standby line at that time.

Are there any free ferry rides this summer for guests in the standby line?

Guest who arrives at our dock will be served on a first come, first serve basis as seating allows.  Capacity aboard our vessel is limited by social distancing and federal regulations to 8 passengers. Guests in the standby line will be able to ride the ferry for free.  Please keep in-mind that reservations are strongly encouraged.

How much are Creek Tours?

$30 for a private cruise of up to 8 guests in your party.

All Creek Tours will be private currently. The boat will be cleaned between each trip.  Trips include a live tour guide narrating the journey about coastal culture of the Tuckerton Creek, Barnegat Bay, and Pinelands.  Trips are 50 minutes long, allowing 10 minutes between each trip for disinfecting high touch surfaces and the bathroom.

Guest are required to check in at the dock by the Lighthouse 15 minutes prior to disembarking.  Unclaimed seats will be released to those in the standby line at that time.

What Are your Enhanced Family Safety Measures?

The Seaport has adopted enhanced health and safety measures in direct response to the COVID 19 public health emergency.  You can count on our crew to work continually to keep your crew as safe as possible.  Each morning we fog the vessel to neutralize any surface issues.  The vessel is also fogged mid-day on weekends.  Seating areas are wiped down with disinfectant between each trip.  Bathrooms are also cleaned every 2 hours.  Personal Floatation Devices are sanitized between each use.  Seaport staff participates in self-temperature checks each day before reporting to the site.  Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher is required to stay home.  Any staff member who has been in close contact with a person who has received a positive test result is also required to stay at home for 14 days.  You can expect our staff to be wearing a mask at all times while interacting with guests and to maintain at least 6 feet of social distance.  We have replaced handshakes with friendly waves this summer.  You will notice enhanced safety features around the site such as an outdoor hand washing station, new no contact Welcome Booth, and plexiglass aboard the boat as barriers for the captain and crew.

The Visitor Center, Buildings, Bathrooms, Playground, and Picnic Area will be closed due to the high prevalence of hands-on activities and high touch surfaces.

The Seaport has installed signage asking guests to comply with CDC recommendations regarding wearing of masks, social distancing, and adherence to self-temperature checks as well as postponing a visit to the site if you have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

You can also do you part by:

  • Wearing a mask at all times (required).  Neck Gaiter Masks can be purchased at the Welcome Booth.
  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds or more at our new outdoor hand washing station by the Lighthouse.
  • Using the hand sanitizing station onboard the boat, located next to the bathroom.
  • Being mindful to take any trash you bring in back out with you.

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate pets on the site or aboard the boat at this time.

Can I bring my bike, cooler, stroller, kids?

For the most part, sure can!  There are 3 spaces reserved on every boat trip to allow for bikes.  Please reserve a space for your bike at no additional charge when you make your reservation online.  Guests are also able to bring small or medium size coolers.  Strollers can be brought as long as they are able to be folded before boarding.  Children must be over the age of 2 to ride.  All Children 12 and younger will be required to wear a personal flotation device at all time.  Exceptions cannot be made.  These are supplied to every guest.

How much is admission and what is included?

$5 Summer Admission includes a self-guided tour of our outdoor boardwalk.  Pick up a souvenir map at the Welcome Booth upon arrival.  Follow this map to 20 outdoor points of interest around the site.  To minimize high touch surface exposure, the museum will only have its outdoor offerings available this summer.  New signage is being installed along the boardwalk, allowing guests to stroll, read about the recreated buildings, and enjoy.

What are the benefits for Seaport Members?

Seaport Members will receive complimentary admission like always to the site.  We are also designating specific days for Members Only Complimentary Creek Tours!  How do you sign-up?  Email brookes@tuckertonseaport.org.  Please use the subject for the email of “Member Creek Ride”.  Then we will do our best to get you booked!

Are there bathrooms available?

There will a bathroom available on the boat.

There will not be bathrooms available on the site at this time.  There are bathroom facilities located across the street at the county park or at the onsite restaurant.

Is the restaurant open for business?

You better believe it!  The Union Market & Gallery is available for curbside or no contact take out.  They also have tables on their outdoor patio where you can sit and enjoy.  Please remember to wear your mask when interacting with their staff.

When will the capacities onboard the boat increase and social distancing be modified?  When will you be open additional days?

Seaport staff continues to daily monitor the COVID-19 public health situation.  We will continue to make adjustments throughout the season as we receive guidance from the CDC and Governor’s Office.  We will always err on the side of caution with your family’s safety and the safety of our crew as the top priority.  We endlessly appreciate you anticipated patience and cooperation!  Anyone making a reservation should understand that plans are subject to change at the discretion of Tuckerton Seaport.  We look forward to welcoming you back and will do our best to communicate any changes to operations or the schedule.

How can I buy Seaport merchandise?

Tuckerton Seaport and LBI Ferry merchandise will be available this Summer at the outdoor Welcome Booth located by the Lighthouse gate!  You can purchase items online at https://ci.ovationtix.com/35325/store/products and then pick them up at our Welcome Booth Saturday-Sunday-Monday between 10am and 5pm.  Shipping items is not currently available.  You pay online for items and then show us your electronic receipt to claim them.  We will be switching up the items available throughout the Summer so check the website often!

How can I reach out with an additional question not answered on this list?

You can reach Seaport Staff via email at brookes@tuckertonseaport.org.  Please allow 48 hours for a response or stop by our Welcome Booth any Saturday-Sunday-Monday between 10am and 5pm.  We look forward to welcoming you back!