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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 #105 of 537 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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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

As this was included as one of many boat trips on the New York Pass, we make use of it to return to Midtown from Downtown, but I wish we'd spent more time on the boat. Guide was fantastic and knowledgeable, the route allowed plenty of time for photos by the Statue of Liberty, and there was even a bar... More

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Kenmore, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The taxi takes you to various locations around NYC and on the way the tour guides tell you a bit of history. Like, the spot where the Titanic was suppose to dock if it made it and where the pilot landed the plane safely on the Hudson. It also takes you by Governors Island, Ellis Island, and the Statue of... More

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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The NY night taxi only lasted an hour....wished it was a bit longer. Debbie, the tour guide was very engaging and knowledgeable. I learned about NYC at the same time :). I went there on a cold windy night, so having heated interior seating and a complimentary drink (champagne or apple cider) were bonuses. The boat slowed down on the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Free service travelling to Red Hook, Brooklyn, mainly for shoppers going to Ikea. This was a great way to take in sights, getting a close up view while passing the statue of liberty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Had an awesome Statue by Night tour. Spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty all lit up. The iconic Manhattan skyline was also breathtaking. Joey our guide did a great job, was very informative and funny. Well worth taking the time to do this tour

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

fantastic way to travel around and take in the Manhattan sky line, sea view of statue of liberty and hop on and off at various locations, can be a little windy so a jumper in cooler months a must

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a great way to get around all the districts on Manhattan. They are really quick and a great perk is you get a great view of the Statue of Liberty without taking the ferry over there. Will use again on my next trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took our tour on 3/10/14 and Patrick was our tour host. We had a fabulous time with him and he gave us all the inside knowledge on NYC. He gave good advice for things to see and do, and gave us a lot of laughs on the way. My nephew and son really enjoyed the Intrepid tour including the... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I took the IKEA taxi which had a special rate of $5 which can also be converted into IKEA store credit. The view of Manhattan, the Brooklyn bridge, the statue of liberty and all surrounding areas from the water is amazing. The wind from the sea and the perfect weather that day was an added bonus. The IKEA store where... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This tour was part of the package when we purchased our trip to New York and it was one of the high points of our visit to New York. The water taxi ride was nice and long enough to see a few landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty along with many skyscrapers (Empire State Building etc.) Jim... More

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