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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 #102 of 531 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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Round Rock, TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We booked a 7:30-3:00 tour including Empire State Building, Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, financial district, and 911 Memorial with added 911 Museum. Tour was overly rushed. Jim, our guide was better at telling bad jokes than being informative. We started with 39 people and by the time we ditched the tour, it was down to 25. We finished on our own... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our tour guide, Matthew was outstanding. He did an excellent job of pointing out key locations and knowing the history behind them. What made it even better, was that he was able to answer questions about different locations even though they were not highlighted in the tour. Definitely worth taking this tour!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great way to see Statue of Liberty , Sky scrapers , Staton Island and have lots of info about the Big apple , loved the Guide , he was really interesting and tought us a lot about N-Y with facts and all , Bang for the buck !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Good value, good way to see the sights, easiest way to 9/11 memorial and excellent views of Statue of Liberty! Good guide who is very knowledgeable, thanks Matthew!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Used the water taxi on several ny visits. Great value, get a ticket early in the day and explore the loop. Hop on and off as you wish. Guides are nice but its not the most informative tour. They will talk and tell you info as you travel and are helpful though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a friendly host on the Taxi ride. It was a hot day in August so we road the Taxi for several of its stops and then took it to midtown.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had read numerous reviews of the Statue by Night tour on Trip Advisor, and was really looking forward to it. According to other reviewers, one has to arrive early to obtain seating on top of the boat, since much of the seating has obstructed views. Knowing of this, my friends and I planned on an early arrival. There were... More

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