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I don't know the marinas--I'm only familiar with the ones further down, which probably are more expensive as well. (Liberty State Park, Port Liberte, Newport) I know the PATH station is only a couple of blocks from the ones further down (and one or two stops from Manhattan!) but don't know at all how it runs up north on the NJ side, or where the many ferries run to the NJ side these days. If Sean Sullivan joins in--I think he's docked on that side and can give you better information on it.
The route sounds good, as long as you watch for those protected zones and the shoals in there, you'll be OK.
I suppose they MIGHT also have transient moorings at the 79th Street Boat Basin on the NYC side itself, 212-496-2105, so if you have the numbers it could be worth calling mainly so your daughter could say she was there. Probably a shorter faster commute from the NJ side and a nice dock, too.
Port Imperial Marina, Weehauken, 201-902-8787 probably has a ferry right at it. Some of the harbor guides to NYC are, ah, a bit surreal with promises of camping and canoes and other things that aren't in this reality, so caveat emptor.
Lincoln Harbor YC 800-205-6987 is just south of them.
Newport YC & Marina 201-626-5550 is worth a call.
Liberty Harbor 201-451-1000 the one just above the state park, is probably the least expensive, southernmost, great views of the lady's back.
Liberty Landing (across the inlet from Liberty Harbor) 201-985-8000 also worth a call, but for my money I think Newport is probably the one that's one PATH stop from midtown.
Plenty of time to have your adminstrative assistant call them on the cell on the way in. It would be interesting to hear their rates, etc. after you've spoken to them.
I'm not even mentioning North Cove, the former megayacht harbor at the base of the World Financial Center, because they do take transients, but you know, that trash under 100' LOA is just SO unseemly. Wall street rates but apparently they can negotiate if things are slow.
Other than North Cove and the Liberty inlet marinas--you will be rocking all night, a lot of the new developments just take swells in from the river traffic all night long with no respite, unless some of those names up river have more traditional breakwaters.
By the way, if you dock near Hoboken? Check out Arthur's Steakhouse for dinner. I assume it is still there, they've been there forever. Old fashioned steakhouse, not the finest but good meat, good prices, plain tables & everyone goes home happy--including whoever paid for it. Obviously you can do better in NYC but...you can also easily pay 3x-4x the price.
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