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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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We had a commentary from a local about the history of the buildings on the waterside which was good. Went from Pier 79 to 9/11 memorial & was a quick & easy way to travel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had a commentary from a local about the history of the buildings on the waterside which was good. Went from Pier 79 to 9/11 memorial & was a quick & easy way to travel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We took this as we had the New York City pass and it came free and I am glad to say that it restored my faith in tour guides in NYC! The guide was well informed and very easy to listen to. It's a great way to see the city as you can hop on and off as you please.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We took the water taxi from pier 1 (Brooklyn bridge park) to pier 79 (Manhattan, west 39th street). We used our New York pass for the ride, but it would definitely be worth the money even if you don't have a pass. The ride was amazing, great view of the skyline and the taxi also went up to the Statue... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

3 times in row they cloased the gates in front of us..even we where there on time..and the staff did't vare..stay away from them and avoid getting disapointed.

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

Hi HenrikSRas. We apologize that you weren't given an explanation as to why the gates were closed. At many Piers we have multiple boats coming and going for different cruises as well as other companies using the Piers. One of our staff members walk the line to make sure everyone is in the appropriate place, so we apologize if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We caught the water taxi from Pier 79 to Brooklyn, it was great fun, the onboard commentary was great. My travelling companion is blind and he really enjoyed the descriptions of the buildings and skyline and the little stories and jokes. We disembarked and walked back over the Brooklyn Bridge. The only downside was that we caught the last boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My family and I opted to take the Water Taxi as it was part of our NY Pass. We have no regrets. It was by far the most memorable part of our trip...nothing beats seeing the NY skyline from the Water Taxi. And our guide, Patrick, was stellar! He was so informative and had so many stories. The rest of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Learnt so much during my ride on the boat. They share alot of interesting information about the various ports, boroughs and infamous people. Great way to see the city line and view the Statue of Liberty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I always enjoy the water taxi in NYC. Sounds hokie, but it is a good way to get to different parts of the city rather quickly, plus, on a clear day, you can't beat the views of the skyline. We've been known to just drink the cheap booze and ride it around all day. Great way to see the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our Family had a great morning out seeing the skyline of the city on this harbour cruise. We found the tour informative and enjoyed taking many snapshots. When we reached the Statue of Liberty the boat stayed still and then turned round so that everyone had a chance to get a good view and take photos. We also went a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great service, very friendly and helpful staff. Is Included in the New York Pass. Able to hop on hop off throughout the day at six locations around NY.

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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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