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Water Taxi Beach

Address: Two Borden Avenue, Hunters Point, Long Island City, NY
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The boat was quite and smooth and even tho it is just a taxi it was one of my favourite things in New York the crew was awesome full of knowledge and gave a better tour than the tour boats recommend using the water taxi even if you don't need to,

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Henderson, Nevada
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109 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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