The developers have been talks with Seastreak, which runs ferries from New Jersey to Manhattan and did the test run. The route looped around the bottom of the borough, coming up the East Shore under the Verrazano Bridge, bypassing heavy vehicle traffic. It docked in Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan.
BP Oddo, who has been an advocate for fast ferry service, noted that he is open to private sector service since Staten Island has been left out of the City’s NYC Ferry service.
"We have to take advantage of being an island, and one of those things is waterboard transportation," he said. "If the City of New York continues to neglect us, we have to go to the private sector to see if we could work out some arrangement that is good for the people of Staten Island. It really is unconscionable that the borough with the least amount of transit options is the last one on line. I have no indication that there is a plan coming down the road. It really impossible for me to believe that this could play out with any other borough.”
Check out a video from the ferry ride below: