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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 512 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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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Denver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely not worth your money if you've already taken the ferry as you'll see the same view. It also doesn't get you close to the 9/11 Memorial like it says it will since it drops you off in battery park. It was also really hot on the lower deck since the AC wasn't working.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We took the water taxi statue by night cruise. This cruise is offered daily at 7:30pm on pier 16 in The South Street Seaport. The trip is about a hour long. Our Narrator Danny was great! We saw downtown Manhattan, Ella's Island, Governors Island, Lady Liberty, the south end of Brooklyn and The Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. I just... More

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Derbyshire
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You can hop on /off all day long (well between 10-5) and it stops at a number of key points - so just get if and explore. Guide gives decent info as you oasis the various landmarks and nice to be up on deck on a lovely sunny day. Worth a go !

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Lufkin, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The water taxi actually picks up near the 9/11 memorial it stops at the intrepid museum as well as battery Park and near Wall Street. Much better method of getting around to these important landmarks. Wish I had discovered it before the last day of my trip

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Fort St. James, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Took this taxi from Pier 21 to Brooklyn. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We actually witnessed one employee track down a lost umbrella for someone, an umbrella! Most others would tell you where to go, but this man radioed in to every stop and found the thing! Anyways, what an enjoyable experience, a bunch of friendly, smiling staff... More

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Tipton, Missouri
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We booked this tour through our AAA travel agent. I am sure that the quality of the tours depends a lot on the guide but we were very fortunate. Patrick Casey, a true son of New York, was fantastic. From the beginning to end, Patrick gave us information in a most professional and interesting way. I write a column for... More

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Burlington, VT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our first trip to NYC and first experience choosing a water tour company. We got on the tour from Pier 1 in Brooklyn on a Sunday morning, and the boat arrived promptly at 10:50 to pick us up. We had ordered tickets on line a couple days in advance, so it was nice to have that part taken... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I bought the NY pass and Water taxi is one of the activities included. The NY Water taxi seems interesting and no disappointment, we enjoy the water ride going thru from Pier 39 to Battery park, then stop at Wall street. It also stop in front of Brooklyn bridge and the the statue of liberty for visitor to take photos.... More

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I recently took a Water Taxi tour from Pier 17 on a BEAUTIFUL New York City summer day. I was expecting to enjoy the sights that I indeed got to see (the Brooklyn Bridge, from directly below it! The Statue of Liberty from a very close proximity...and the wealth of beautiful and iconic structures on both the NYC side and... More

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Quirindi, Australia, South Pacific
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I found this service online while researching my recent trip and thought "yeah, give it a go"...Well, three round trips (90 odd minutes) 5 hop-on hop-off adventures (ditch the bus, hit the water!!) And a couple of commuter runs to Battery Park (handy to beat the Statue of Liberty ferry crowds)....could not get enough!! Incredibly friendly staff and guides, runs... More

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