The tram car costs $3.00 (as of the year 2016) to go each way. If you want to take a scenic round trip, you'll have to pay $6.00 per person. Seating is a free-for-all and you basically just find an open seat and sit down. When we ride it, I like to sit in the front, so that I can get unobstructed views of things I want to see. Plus, it makes for better picture-taking opportunities.
One thing I noticed this past summer season is that some of the trams are decorated up in their Coca-Cola sponsorship theme and others still look like the classic yellow-version from years ago. I love all things about marketing and I think it's pretty cool that Coca-Cola has their marketing on several different things that you'll notice as you go up and down the boards. If you're looking for the "classic-look" you'll find those photos in a different post right here on our blog from a few years ago.
If you've never taken a ride on it, it's a definite must-do (at least once) during your Jersey Shore trip. It's a great way to get from end to the other end and to take in all of the scenic sights along the way. It's a really nice option for those who can't do a lot of distance walking and for those who are handicap to get from one place to another.
Note: All photos in this travel feature are clickable. You can click on each one which will open it up in a new browser window & in a slideshow which will show them in an enlarged size, so that you can view all of those smaller details.