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New York Water Taxi

Address: South Street Seaport, Pier 17, New York City, NY 10038 (Financial District)
Phone Number: 212-742-1696
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Ranked #159 of 1,013 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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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a must do if you visit New York..Patrick the taxi tour guard was hilarious but very informative too...i learnt loads of info about the area/people in New York. The fact you can hop on and hop off is a great idea too. The views are amazing and Patrick was helpful taking family photos for those that wanted them.... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Absolutely Brilliant tour! Amazing views and great commentary. Being able to hop on/off was also a great way to travel around New York. Highly recommended!

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Made this Water Tour a must to do...he was so knowledgable, friendly and funny!! Loved the fact you can hop on and off so I went round again to get off to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. There was not a cloud in the sky, making the views even more spectacular. I got some incredible photos and would recommend the... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We decided to do the "Statue by Night" cruise on December 13 (the night protesters blocked the Brooklyn Bridge) so the cruise departure time was delayed by the police activity in the East River. The cruise and Patrick (the commentator) were both outstanding. The opportunity to get up close photo's of the Statue of Liberty at night was just wonderful.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First time really spending time in New York City. Spent the first day doing the lower tip of Manhattan... Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street, 9/11 memorial, etc. After dinner at South Street Seaport we easily bought tickets for the Statue By Night cruise. The booth was right at the pier. Easy load and departure. Went underneath the Brooklyn... More 

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Leeds UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We met at 7.30 am outside the Empire State and our group were the first in line to be admitted just before 8am. Lovely sunny morning and great views from the top. Next we went by bus to the Entrepid Air and Sea Museum. it wasn't on our list of things to do in NYC but was interesting. We then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We took a ride on the Zephyr to see the Statue Of Liberty. The boat was spacious and clean, and the staff was extremely friendly. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a New York Pass, so it was already paid for. The views were great and Joey our tour guide was very informative and funny. There weren't any big lines to wait in (not like the other tour boats) and we liked the "hop on, hop off" aspect. Would highly recommend.

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

On a recent trip to NYC , we chose to do the night taxi ride out past the Statue of Liberty. Found a Groupon ticket for $16. It was an hour long ride with a "tour" guide commentary that was quite nice. Price also included a glass of champagne. Wonderful to see the city from the water at night. Very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had a New York Pass so this attraction was free. Was able to catch the last taxi ride of the day. The lady at the ticket counter was far more interested in discussing her holiday plans with co-workers than giving me any information whatever other than telling me to sit, wait, and an announcement would be made about boarding. The... More 

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