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New York Water Taxi is NYC’s only hop-on/hop-off by boat sightseeing with stops along the NY waterfront and much more. Whether you’re looking for sightseeing or private charter, New York Water Taxi has something for you. Our mission is to provide...more
459 12th Ave, Pier 79, New York City, NY 10018
Financial District
+1 212-742-1969
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unless you are an avid boat lover do not go on this boat. It is smaller than the other boats and rocks lot more. Depending on the tour guide talking they can be some what rude.

Thank sotok2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spacious upper deck and inside area. Very comfortable seats. Our tour guide, Heidi, did a great job of giving very interesting information on highlights and spoke clearly. We can highly recommend.More

Thank Janet W
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at New York Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Janet Thanks for expressing your pleasure with your cruise with us, We are happy to hear you and your family had a nice time. We do hope you choose to sail with us again in the future. Thanks and have a nice day! Robert...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got some great views, there was a tour guide on the microphone who gave lots of interesting facts (and was pretty funny!) and they made sure they slowed down and turned the boat around so that everyone could get a good picture of the Statue...More

Thank Chloé F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun, fast, inexpensive way to get around... Cost was $37 I found a promo code online that gave 20% off making it only $29.60 per person. The code was NYLESS. Never had to wait in line to get on the boat. They had two boats...More

Thank catiearvey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Times Square location of this boat is in fact 20 minutes walk down 42nd Street but once on board the trip is good and well guided. The timetable is flexible and in September only one boat was operating at 70 minute plus round trip...More

Thank Kirkstead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time. There was some wait at the pier and confusion as to what line to stand in( water taxi was clearly marked, other was not). We got great pictures of the Staue of Liberty and the bridges. The guide gave out good...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this experience. Seems like all the harbor cruises take you the same route, but on this one, tour guide David shared interesting info about the five boroughs, and what we were seeing from the boat. He told me things I hadn’t heard...More

Thank Kari N
Reviewed September 10, 2018

They told us to get on the wrong boat, then dropped us at Brooklyn Army Terminal (middle of nowhere) told us to wait for the next boat to get us to where we needed to go. Wait was suppose to be 10 mins...that boat skipped...More

Thank statonball
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at New York Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for providing us your feedback. We do not have any stops at Brooklyn Army Terminal. We would like for you to reach out to us at guestservices@nycl.com, so we can better assist you with this matter. Zachary L Guest Services Manager New...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

Practical and fast way to get from Time Square area (Midtown main port/departure) to downtown Manhattan. On the way see beautiful skyline and Statue of Liberty, It is not a cruise tour, this boat has speed and water can be rough at times. With the...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We decided to take the water taxi from midtown to Battery Park. We arrived early and got our tickets for the first taxi at 10AM. We waited in the hot sun and when it didn’t arrive asked staff only to be told it would be...More

Thank Carol L
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at New York Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Carol L. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. We hope you will give us the...More

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Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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Mark V
July 11, 2018|
Response from Mr V | Reviewed this property |
I guess it depends where you intend to catch it from. There is a big parking garage across from the air, sea museum and short walk from there.
October 4, 2017|
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Response from Audrey A | Reviewed this property |
Yes the view of the skyline from here is amazing!! Definitely my favorite pictures I took my whole trip. Great view of the island of Manhattan, as well as the Statue of Liberty. If you go in the afternoon when the sun is... More
September 2, 2017|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can do basicly what you like when you like, thats the beauty of using the NY water taxi. Enjoy your trip.
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