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New York Water Taxi

South Street Seaport, Pier 17, New York City, NY 10038 (Financial District)
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Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11...
Ranked #107 of 550 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I did the Statue By night trip and I have to say it was wonderful, the speaker was very informative and got everyone involved, we were taken along the water so we could get pictures of the New York City Skyline by night, with all of the lights on, it was breathe taking! We then went out to the statue... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We went on the New York Water Taxi. We were rushing to get the boat that was in the pier. They actually came back to the dock to let us on which saved us alot of time. Joey gave a very good tour and gave us some nice places to eat and more importantly drink - Rudys :-)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Had free access due to purchase of the ny city pass. so cannot comment on price or value for money as unsure what it actually costs to ride on this water taxi. HOWEVER I can say it's fantastic! very safe, sturdy, plenty of seats inside and outside. bar. toilets. The staff?? see the heading- TOP CLASS. Charlie? looks like Morgan... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Saturday November 15th, 2014 after spending the previous day walking a lot in NYC we decided to use the New-York Water Taxi service. I want to mention that we never use guided tours in any of our travels and did not know when we purchased these tickets that there would be some animation and a guide as well, we just... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We were staying in midtown Manhattan, and wanted to use a water taxi instead of the yellow cabs. We did not expect a history lesson of New york as we departed from pier 79 to the memorial 9/11 in the financial district. It was interesting and the view of the city was amazing. After our time in Wall street ,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We just had a lovely experience with tour guide Matthew he had lovely insights into the history and background information of all the buildings on the tour. Fun, sights, information and champagne. Need I say more.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

DO NOT GO!!!! It was horrible. Terribly over booked. So many angry parents and crying kids. I've never seen frozen make kids cry before today. The food was not good either. If you listen to any reviews listen to this one.

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

Hi Jessica - Thank you for your feedback. We apologize about your experience on our Frozen cruise over the weekend. I forwarded your note on to the Event Department to let them know about your feedback. We have already decided to lower our capacity for the next cruise so we don't run into the same issue again and will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We did this tour after having our helicopter flight over the city. Great trip with a native New Yorker guide who was very knowledgeable. Would recommend.

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

For only 30 dolars you can go many places by Hudson River . You can hop on - off all day long from pier 11 .

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

On the morning of our last day in NYC, we took the Statue of Liberty cruise on the Zephyr. Maybe a little overpriced, but I think this was about the best way to see the Statue of Liberty. I came away with a lot of very nice pictures that I simply would not have been able to take had I... More

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