Transit Free ferry service between Red Hook and Manhattan returns for the summer An image of a typical ferry run by New York Water Taxi. Photo Credit: Flickr/The All-Night Images By AMNY June 27, 2014 2:47 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The free ferry that connects Red Hook and Lower Manhattan is returning for another summer season. The “Destination Red Hook Ferry” runs Saturday and Sunday, connecting commuters with shopping at IKEA and Fairway in Brooklyn and docking at Pier 11 in Manhattan. New York Water Taxi operates it. The ferry runs through Labor Day, with service starting at 11:30 a.m. from Manhattan. The last drop off is at 9:30 p.m. A full schedule is online. By AMNY Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.