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Water Taxi Beach

Two Borden Avenue, Hunters Point, Long Island City, NY
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Type: Beaches
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- Jan 8, 2014
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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This place operates in the warmer months. You'll probably have to take a bus to find it. There's a volleyball set up as well as several restaurants. It's by a water taxi stop so if you are in Manhattan or Brooklyn you can float on over. If you're here for a week it might be a fun thing to do... More

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Lilburn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We used the Water Taxi to visit different areas of New York City. DC was our guide/"Cruise Director". He has lived in New York all his life and was amazing with all the history and dates that he gave us. Different stops are for seeing many sites on the Hudson. We saw the 911 Memorial, Wall Street, a Cathedral, place... More

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Long Island City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

What a great spot for playing in the sand! Volleyball on a beach with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop! And they had a bar! It was great while it lasted.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I've been going to NYC for years and this was my first time using the Water Taxi. What a great value! The convenience of getting off when and where you want coupled with the reasonable fare and coolness of traveling on the water makes this my newest NYC favorite!

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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This beach is closed. The city is now building a dog park. Very sad this went. Apparently the neighborhood did not like the loud noise from the beach.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Get some air and water spray on a fast ride while getting scopes on the Hudson and its city skyline surroundings.

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Bellmore, New York, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My sister use to live in LIC and the water Taxi beach is fun and also a convenient and fun way to get to NYC.

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lanzarote
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30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The on off water taxi is an amazing way to see different areas of New York, we used this to visit the 9/11 Memorial site and saw a few other areas on the way, you could actually spend all day getting on and off at different stops, however it wasn't a very nice day weather wise so we didn't use... More

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New York City
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Took a water taxi across to Jersey one lovely spring afternoon with friends. So much more comfortable and relaxing than taking a train, a but or, heavens forbid, driving! When we got to the Jersey side, we walked around, had a cup of coffee and waited for the return trip, equally relaxing.

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New York City, New York
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24 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Generally a bit crowded, though a good idea for those stuck in the city in the summer months. There are a few locations in the city (South Street Seaport, Governor’s Island, etc.). Overpriced food (that you'll wait in line 30 minutes for) coupled with events (concerts, etc.), give it a go.

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