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New York Water Taxi

Address: South Street Seaport, Pier 17, New York City, NY 10038 (Financial District)
Phone Number: 212-742-1696
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Ranked #55 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Daily, year-round, narrated Statue of Liberty Harbor Tours, Sunset...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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England
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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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Galloway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I enjoyed the tour very much. Patrick was our tour guide. Very insightful and friendly. All of the staff on the boat were great. We enjoyed the sights and getting off and on at the different stops.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a must do if you visit New York..Patrick the taxi tour guard was hilarious but very informative too...i learnt loads of info about the area/people in New York. The fact you can hop on and hop off is a great idea too. The views are amazing and Patrick was helpful taking family photos for those that wanted them.... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Absolutely Brilliant tour! Amazing views and great commentary. Being able to hop on/off was also a great way to travel around New York. Highly recommended!

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Made this Water Tour a must to do...he was so knowledgable, friendly and funny!! Loved the fact you can hop on and off so I went round again to get off to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. There was not a cloud in the sky, making the views even more spectacular. I got some incredible photos and would recommend the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We decided to do the "Statue by Night" cruise on December 13 (the night protesters blocked the Brooklyn Bridge) so the cruise departure time was delayed by the police activity in the East River. The cruise and Patrick (the commentator) were both outstanding. The opportunity to get up close photo's of the Statue of Liberty at night was just wonderful.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First time really spending time in New York City. Spent the first day doing the lower tip of Manhattan... Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street, 9/11 memorial, etc. After dinner at South Street Seaport we easily bought tickets for the Statue By Night cruise. The booth was right at the pier. Easy load and departure. Went underneath the Brooklyn... More 

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