The Port of Perth Amboy Municipal Marina is a private company, but it also does business as "Perth Amboy Port Authority." It has annual sales from $500 thousand to a million and employs up to four people. As a Port of Entry, the Port of Perth Amboy has facilities for the Department of Homeland Security, Customs, and Border Protection.
The Port of Perth Amboy's waterfront stretches for almost five kilometers on the Raritan River and Bay and is known as the Marine District. Half of the waterfront is owned by the municipality, and half is owned by private interests. Several commercial and industrial facilities rely on the Port of Perth Amboy's deep-water facilities.
The waterfront in the Port of Perth Amboy is a popular area for recreation. The marina is home to a privately-owned party boat for fishing excursions and a privately-owned dinner cruise ship. Since 2005, the Port of Perth Amboy's Harborside Marina has been home to the Tallship Unicorn, a 36-meter charter and sail training boat. The old ammunition armory from World Wars I and II is now the Seabra's Armory Portuguese Restaurant.
The Port of Perth Amboy waterfront is also popular for social and civic events that include the Red Grant Regatta, the Summer Breeze Jazz Cruise Concert Series, and Concerts by the Bay. The area also offers a 0.8-kilometer walkway, four fishing piers, and plenty of space for enjoying the water.
The Port of Perth Amboy's redevelopment plans include adding bait shops and restaurants at the waterfront as well as a new Brownstone development for two thousand units at the waterfront. Kushner Companies is also planning a new development that will include 2000 residential units, 1.4-hectares of retail space, a community cultural arts center, a waterfront promenade, and new parks and open spaces.
The Port of Perth Amboy municipal government owns several fishing piers on the waterfront: the North Fishing Pier, the South Fishing Pier, the High Street Fishing Pier, and the Brighton Fishing Pier. The Harborside Waterfront Park and Marina is located on Front Street in the Port of Perth Amboy. The marina has 119 boat slips and a Harbor Master building with public facilities, beaches, and walkways. It also contains the North and South Fishing Piers. The Waterfront Promenade is an about 12 kilometer long walkway with benches that stretches along Front Street, Water Street, and the Sadowski Parkway.
The Port of Perth Amboy has developed a plan, Focus 2000, that involves three redevelopment areas. One area will be privately developed into an arena and stadium by the bay. The development will include modern office buildings, retail shops, restaurants, and a new ferry landing. The developments will include three new ferry landings in the Port of Perth Amboy and renewed ferry routes. The projects will include dredging of the deep-water port and nearby waterways to provide for shipping, water transportation, and recreational boating. The current Port of Perth Amboy City Marina will be expanded to offer 140 boat slips.
The sand at the Port of Perth Amboy beaches has already been replenished, and three new fishing piers have been constructed. Future developments will include boat docks, a boat launch, and a dry dock facility. The Port of Perth Amboy will also develop a waterfront trail and increase public access to the waterfront area.
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