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“a fun way to get around.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Baltimore Water Taxi

Baltimore Water Taxi
1735 Lancaster Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
+1 410-563-3900
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Ranked #14 of 316 things to do in Baltimore
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Owner description: Baltimore is steeped in a proud and rich nautical tradition. For more than 35 years, the Baltimore Water Taxi's blue and white fleet has proven itself to be an integral part the city's history and culture. In fact, we're as much a part of the city's history as the revitalized Inner Harbor. But the Water Taxi is more than a jaunt across the harbor; it's a Baltimore institution and a way of life. Everyday, thousands of residents and visitors not only rely on us to take them safely to their destinations, they appreciate our knowledge of the area and our courteous service. And everyday, hundreds of local businesses rely on us to deliver customers to their locations. We know the city. We love the city. We keep the city moving. We help keep businesses thriving. And most importantly, we offer the most unique way to see Baltimore and we provide an unforgettable experience that keeps our passengers coming back again and again. Welcome to Baltimore. Welcome aboard!
Iselin, New Jersey, United States
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“a fun way to get around.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A fun way to get around. Its not a tour. Just a easy way to get. Only one real complaint. They should post some kind of sign when boats aren't running. Walked all the way down the dock only to be told in a rude way that boat wasn't running.

Visited June 2013
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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“A bit pricey but fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

After years of visiting Baltimore, we finally got a chance to take the taxi. Was disappointed that the one to Ft. McHenry was closed and we accidentally got on the wrong one and ended up at Fells Point (which we were not impressed with) but the overall idea of the water taxi was cool. We will ride it again but make sure we get on the right one next time. An enjoyable time just to see the other areas of the harbor without driving.

Visited August 2013
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Jackson, NJ
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“Would Have Been Faster to Drive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

What can I say. While I enjoyed the Water Taxi because it was different in the end it took longer to get around then if I had just driven my own car. In addition not all of the staff was friendly and helpful in fact some of the crew was downright rude and nasty. Hey if you don't like your job get another one.

The day we used the taxi the weather was perfect so that helped to enhance our experience but they are not very organized at some of the boarding points and even the signage to find the boarding points is poor. Overall I would recommend doing this once and then decide for yourself if you want to do it again.

Visited August 2013
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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“best of both worlds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great way to get around the harbor and it's a great place to take pictures. Really easy to get on and off. Pay when you sit down on the boat. Just make sure to ask where the boat is going. Different boats have different routes. Nice on a hot day.

Visited August 2013
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Newton, Massachusetts
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“Pleasant ride and convenient way to get around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We decided to explore Baltimore's harbor one sunny summer afternoon and used the Water Taxi service to get around. We found it to be well organized, with friendly service and abundant maps. The day ticket at $12 was a very good value and cheaper than parking. There is no tour service, no narrative, but it is fun to be out on the water and see the sights of Baltimore from a different perspective. The kids on the boat were really enjoying themselves, and the trip was very relaxing. The trip out to Fort McHenry is worth taking. Even if you don't go inside the fort, there is a very good visitor's center and lovely, grassy harborside grounds to enjoy. Return boats run frequently.

Visited August 2013
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