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New York Water Taxi

South Street Seaport, Pier 17, New York City, NY 10038 (Financial District)
212-742-1696
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Ranked #98 of 524 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Daily, year-round, narrated Statue of Liberty Harbor Tours, Sunset and Seasonal Cruises on unique, double-decker catamarans. Custom group and private... more » 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. « less
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Montreal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We were 2 families (8 people) in New York for one day over Labor Day week-end. We bought our tickets from the hotel concierge and showed up at the Pier 39 and W39th at 9:40 AM to be sure to embark the first water taxi. We then realized that they had computer problems and they weren’t able to exchange our... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great views of manhattans iconic skyline, entertaining commentary from Patrick, who was most helpful with directions to help us explore our next destination. Well worth the trip... Included in New York Pass ticket.

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Naples, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We used the taxi one day during our trip to Manhattan. It is the perfect way to see the city from the water and to get around. We easily traveled from our hotel near Times Square to the financial district, the freedom tower and memorial, Brooklyn, and Wall Street pier all using the water taxi. It enabled us to get... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a day using the Water taxi to get some of the best views of the cities sky line, and also got to get on and off at Brooklyn Bridge and other locations. Go to Brooklyn and have pizza and ice cream! The Water taxi guides were fun and knowledgeable, thanks especially to Heidi, who went round helping people... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We were using it simply as a taxi to get from Battery Park to the mid town area but it was so much more than that!! Joey was a fantastic tour guide who told us so much more than we had heard before about all the sights. I would definitely recommend this.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

When exiting the South Ferry station we were accosted by several people with pamphlets trying to sell us tickets to see the Statue of Liberty. We realised that the tickets to visit the crown were sold out for the next several weeks so my boyfriend asked how we could get to Liberty Island to just walk around instead. We were... More

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Went on the VIP all access tour with Kernin as our guide. It was a great way to start our trip and we were able to get into the attractions on the tour with little fuss. Kernin had a tremendous knowledge of New York and its history. He helped out with anything that we needed to know. After the tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was a great purchase to make. We got to go to very different places in Manhattan and the Bronx's with a drive by of the Statue of Liberty and a drop off at the World Trade Center Memorial. We had a great guide on the boat. Can't remember his name but he was from the Bronx's. Recommend highly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Our guide was knowledgeable and somewhat funny (although not as funny as he thought he was). My husband and I learned a lot on our tour and enjoyed the sunny weather on top of the water taxi. We had a Groupon for the trip which made the trip even more worth the price that normal. Even at normal price it... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was a great way to see the city, especially at night. It was a perfect way to get close to the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 area for some great photo ops. The only reason I didn't rate five stars is that I saw many disappointed people who were toward the back of the line not being able... More

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