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Address: Two Borden Avenue, Hunters Point, Long Island City, NY
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Good way to go up the river.

We only rode from Hunters Point to The Brooklyn Bridge, but we enjoyed the ride and decided doing the hop on and off would be a nice way to see other places like Williamsburg or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We only rode from Hunters Point to The Brooklyn Bridge, but we enjoyed the ride and decided doing the hop on and off would be a nice way to see other places like Williamsburg or Governors's Island.

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Lisburn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a New York city pass and when we went to get a ticket, the girl said,"the machine that scans the passes isn't working" and she sits there waving this scanner in the air like it was alive or something she wasn't very helpful either just a moron really

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 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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Lilburn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Address: Two Borden Avenue, Hunters Point, Long Island City, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City

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