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Address: Two Borden Avenue, Hunters Point, Long Island City, NY

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great way to see the city in a way not usually seen. Some people see the crazy part of the traffic, cars, people, all the noise, but there you see it in a different way. its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Eli A
Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the funniest attractions that came with the New York Pass (a flop in terms of time and time). The crew is nice, even the girls at the desk by the pier, and the skinny guy on the boat gave the tourists funny tips about the city. When it's too cold outside just stay inside and get a glimpse... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great way to see the city in a way not usually seen. Some people see the crazy part of the traffic, cars, people, all the noise, but there you see it in a different way. its surely recommended.

Thank Eli A
Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Water Taxi Beach was great fun, but things change rapidly in NY and alas it is no more. It has been replaced by the NYS Gantry Park which is lovely, but much larger and less funky.

Thank Antoinette S
Global Village
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

You will get to see many things that are NOT visible from land. Breathtaking scenes of Brooklyn, the Statue of Liberty, Governors and Ellis Islands and Manhattan. If you get a daypass you can cruise up and down the Hudson River all you want. It's worth every penny.

1 Thank cikkcakk
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

First time in the city spending some time with family over the holiday, was a nice ride with very noligible people about the city

Thank arthur b
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

I lived in NY for about 20 years and took the water taxi from Brooklyn to New York fun and lots to see.

1 Thank devsimmo
Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

After visiting Brooklyn Bridge area, we took the one-way $4 water taxi back to Long Island City, Hunters Point. It was a great ride, beautiful vistas. Will do it again. You purchase the ticket from a machine, then wait at pick up point. There are various boats unloading, so if not sure ask.

Thank RatingsfromMe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We only rode from Hunters Point to The Brooklyn Bridge, but we enjoyed the ride and decided doing the hop on and off would be a nice way to see other places like Williamsburg or Governors's Island.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a New York city pass and when we went to get a ticket, the girl said,"the machine that scans the passes isn't working" and she sits there waving this scanner in the air like it was alive or something she wasn't very helpful either just a moron really

1 Thank dobbo1947
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

The boat was quite and smooth and even tho it is just a taxi it was one of my favourite things in New York the crew was awesome full of knowledge and gave a better tour than the tour boats recommend using the water taxi even if you don't need to,

4 Thank Dion92

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