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New York Water Taxi

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Address: 89 South Street, Pier 17, New York City, NY 10038
Phone Number: +1 212-742-1969
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Description: Daily, year-round, narrated Statue of Liberty Harbor Tours, Sunset and...
Daily, year-round, narrated Statue of Liberty Harbor Tours, Sunset and Seasonal Cruises on unique, double-decker catamarans. Custom group and private charters also available.
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Great boat trip out to Lady Liberty.

Great way to see the skyline and all of the city. Tour guide was funny and when we got to the Lady he insured we all had plenty of time and opportunity to snap photos. Played... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Deborah S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Great way to see the skyline and all of the city. Tour guide was funny and when we got to the Lady he insured we all had plenty of time and opportunity to snap photos. Played "New York, New York" by Sinatra and the whole boat sang along. Great memories were made that day.

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Peoria, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Water taxi is a 1 hour harbor cruise that goes along the East River out by the Statue of Liberty and back. The staff was unfriendly. The cruise was uninteresting- there was narration that was dry and dull. Seeing the Statue of Liberty was awesome- but for the money just take the ferry to Staten Island and see the... More 

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NYWaterTaxi, Manager at New York Water Taxi, responded to this review

Hi Daniel J, We apologize for the experience you had on our Statue of Liberty Express and with our staff. Customer service is very important to us and we appreciate your feedback. I am informed the appropriate department about your concerns so that we can try and prevent this from happening again in the future. Thank you, New York Water... More 

Sandy Springs, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The New York Water Taxi is a very good way to see the classic views of lower Manhattan from the water, as well as the Brooklyn bridge and Statue of Liberty. The boat takes off from south street seaport and heads up the East River under the Brooklyn Bridge and then turns around and heads back to the New York... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Did the All Day Access pass and Michael and the crew made it a very nice trip. Lots of great history and the Statue of Liberty photo op was awesome. Highly recommend.

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Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Did vip Empire State - 9/11 memorial tour. As promised with a great guide Jim. Only complaint was it was a cold morning and he liked to talk in the shade instead of sunlight. Had a great time would recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Nice ride. Recommended. It could have been slower path in order to better enjoy the view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We chose this option for New Years as we wanted an alternative to Times Square. The other options for parties were the same price but had very bad reviews whereas the reviews for the Family Fireworks Cruise were very favourable. The Pier itself is undergoing a renovation and it was very hard to find exactly where we were supposed to... More 

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NYWaterTaxi, Manager at New York Water Taxi, responded to this review

Hi sjboycee72, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of our NYWT Family 4th of July Cruise. Customer service is very important to us and we appreciate your feedback. We are so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed to cruise. We hope to see you onboard next year! Thank you, New York Water Taxi Customer... More 

Pewsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

NY Water Taxi takes you down the Hudson, first stop Battery Park, where you can hop off to visit the World Trade Centre. Next stop is South Street Seaport, then under the Brooklyn Bridge before returning via Governor's Island, Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The skipper gives a humorous but insightful commentary and if you want a beer and a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good way to see New York from the water. The water taxi takes you around Brooklyn, Mid-town, Chelsea, Wall Street and Battery Park. There is a guide that provides commentary along the way which provides a lot of valuable historical information. Only thing to be caution about is the schedule - the water taxi doesn't have a very frequent schedule,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We did the night cruise and it was so much fun. Free champagne and a fantastic guide. The guide is really knowledgeable and can answer any of your questions and the views are some of the best you'll see!

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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 Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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