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New York Water Taxi

459 12th Ave, Pier 79, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-742-1969
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New York Water Taxi is NYC’s only hop-on/hop-off by boat sightseeing with stops along the NY waterfront and much more. Whether you’re looking for sightseeing or private charter, New York Water Taxi has something for you. Our mission is to provide entertaining, stimulating, and enlightening ways to see New York City’s dazzling skyline, celebrated bridges, and lush waterfront parks, while maintaining a community-conscious fleet that honors our cherished waterways. Our professional crew and staff provide the best customer service this side of the Hudson by maintaining only the highest standards for ourselves and our customers. Enjoy the ride!
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459 12th Ave, Pier 79, New York City, NY 10018
Financial District
+1 212-742-1969
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chalk and cheese, - bus and ferry! No traffic, straight to the destination please driver. Provides a different perspective of NY and view of Statue of Liberty. Great drop off point in Brooklyn, to sample the upcoming area

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from New York and my family and I used this service. I honestly can't recommend them enough. The service is speedy and so handy. We purchased the two-day ticket and it was very useful. We picked it up at 12th avenue and went...More

Thank Adeleg6689
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a day in NYC and am limited in the amount of walking I can do. Imagine my pleasure at finding this service which whisked me to see and photograph iconic sites!! Really enjoyed myself.

Thank AlamoCityTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For visitors to New York on a budget - the IKEA ferry is a must. It is after all, free. The ferry is comparatively small - but runs hourly between Manhattan and Brooklyn - passing (ok, at a bit of a distance) the iconic views...More

1  Thank steven_wilkinson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The One Day Access was well worth the money. The guide was very nice & knew a lot of facts about the city which made the tour around the Hudson river as enjoyable as it was informative. The Hop On Hop Off Option really provides...More

Thank Siham M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the Statue of Liberty Express tour and loved it. Great commentary and a lovely route to see the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Skyline and of course Lady Liberty herself! It was cloudy when I took the tour and I seriously considered doing it again...More

Thank ShropshireSue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun way to c the sights on Manhattan!! Tour guide was rather funny- corny but funny. ;) wish I could remember his name. Sorry. He gave tons of trivia and made the trip very enjoyable. He even offered to take pics as...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are few things New Yorkers want to do less than take a visitor to see Lady Liberty. A day of long lines to catch a boat to see her, long line once on the island, and then you have to get back... Voila! Welcome...More

Thank traveltato
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Really enjoyed this river taxi service.Good commentary by Dave learned quite a lot and great to see the skyline from the water.Got off at Brooklyn and had our lunch would never have visited Brooklyn if not for the NY Water Taxi.Great picture opportunities

Thank Joyce41
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing tour with Heidi who was a highly knowledgeable and attentive guide. We had early access to the Empire State Building and the Air, Space and Sea museum and a spectacular water taxi tour plus a walking tour through Wall Street where...More

1  Thank WBB04
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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4 October 2017|
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Response from Audrey A | Reviewed this property |
Yes the view of the skyline from here is amazing!! Definitely my favorite pictures I took my whole trip. Great view of the island of Manhattan, as well as the Statue of Liberty. If you go in the afternoon when the sun is... More
2 September 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can do basicly what you like when you like, thats the beauty of using the NY water taxi. Enjoy your trip.
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Response from GarTheFoodie | Reviewed this property |
You hit Statue of Liberty after DUMBO stop. You just pass by and not stop.