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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 #139 of 809 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Daily, year-round, narrated Statue of Liberty Harbor Tours, Sunset...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Great way to see NYC from the river. The guide was very informative. I've been on this before in the sunshine which was excellent. However, the weather wasn't so good on this visit but the inside cabin is comfortable and still affords great views. We didn't choose to get off and back on at any of the stops as they... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We booked, on line, for the combined Water Taxi and 9/11 Museum Tour. We had some difficulty in finding pier 79 and on arrival found out our boat had been cancelled. They only have 2 boats and one was out of service making the 45 minute departure schedule into every 90 minutes. We then could not use our e-voucher on... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Cannot recommend this more.... The guide, DC I think his name was, is a mine of information and we thoroughly enjoyed his commentary!

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Buffalo, New York
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is such a great way to see the city and it is definitely worth a trip. The hop on hop off pass is a great way to get to several neighborhoods while also getting a nice view of the city. The guide was very informative.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Altough this is a hop on, hop off service with several access points around Manhattan, our time was limited so we did a round trip which took an hour and a half. The highlights were travelling under the Brooklyn Bridge, and the fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and the 'classic' Manhattan skyline. We were very fortunate that our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I recently took a NY Water Taxis tour, taking in sights & stops around lower Manhattan including Battery Park, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge & the Statue of Liberty, among others. The boat is a double decker, with enclosed lower, & open upper decks, good access, & a drinks bar included. The tour was excellent, one of the highlights of my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great evening cruise. Our guide was great. Full hour of facts and figure given in an entertaining way. Glass of "Champagne" was good too! (Although the French may disagree with it actually being Champagne and more a good sparkling wine!) Plenty of time to photograph the Statue Of Liberty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Do not miss it! It was one of our best days in ny.choose a sunny day, wear sunscreen, and if you can handle the breeze you must choose the upper open air deck.Cruise Hudson River, shoot great photos, get a totally different point of view of the island, stay as long as you need to each stop, until you hop... More 

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County Mayo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very interesting and informative tour but even more so a very amazing way to see the sights of New York! Packed lunch and grab a window seat to get some great photo's! Next time we are in New York we will do it all again...reasonably priced too!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

NY Water Taxi was a wonderful way to view the city...and Lady Liberty, of course! The staff were incredible...friendly and knowledgeable which contributed so much to the experience!

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