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NY Waterway - Your Key to the City Tours

New York City, NY, USA
About NY Waterway - Your Key to the City Tours
NY Waterway is the fastest and easiest way to and from Manhattan. Up through the 1800's, ferries were the only way to get to and around Manhattan. As bridges and tunnels were built, ferry transportation faded. In 1986, Arthur E. Imperatore and his family rejuvenated the NY Harbor with the launch of the first NY Waterway boat. Since then, NY Waterway has carried over 65 million passengers. NY Waterway has the largest ferry and excursion fleet in the NY Harbor, but it is still a family business with all the personal attention to service and amenities that it had when it was just Arthur's ferry. You are treated like family from the moment you step into our terminal. Some people say a NY Waterway cruise is the friendliest experience they have had in New York. We say "welcome aboard!"
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

We visited from NC. We took the Hudson River your if the NY Harbour. On the tour we saw the Statute of Liberty, Ellis Island, just enjoyed the beautiful views of the Hudson. Well worth the cost of the trip.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Garrison6
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Quick and easy way to travel from Weehawken, New Jersey to New York City. Boat was in time and we were there in 8 minutes.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kristine M
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

It is inconceivable that only a small ferry is sent to pick up rush hour passengers from Wall St and World Financial Center at 6:07 pm, leaving 30 cold tired commuters behind at WFC because the company cannot get it that a bigger boat needs...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank mmamilovich
Reviewed September 19, 2014

Due to time limits it was a toss up between the Top of the Rock or a twighlight cruise along the Hudson River. Having visited the ESB & viewed the sites from there we opted for the cruise & are we glad we did (29...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Sharon I
Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a good quick and inexpensive tour of New York. Our guide was very knowledgable and answered every wuestion we had. All of the staff were friendly from what I can remember.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank sjbarber0529
Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Was at the terminal after arriving from another tour operator. We wanted to get info on their bus service. There was no one at the window so I asked the guy at the Security/info desk. Nice guy. He asked someone that I believe works there....More

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Waterway Tour was a great way to see Manhattan, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge and several other areas of interest. Our tour guide seemed to know a lot about the history of each area we passed by. Being on our first...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Cindy H
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have done the 90 minute lower manhattan cruise twice. If you are prepared you will have a great time and see an excellent view from midtown on the west side all the way to just before the United Nations building on the east side....More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank davesraves
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Loved this tour! It had just reopened after Hurricane Sandy, so we were really lucky to get this experience. The tour guide was very good, and we got some fantastic pictures. Even though it was -2 degrees, I stayed out on deck, making the most...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Lorraine065
Reviewed March 31, 2012

I used my NY Pass. The highlight was the Statue of Liberty. I always enjoy seeing her. My heart overflows with mixed emotions... liberty, slavery, miracle on the Hudson, Holocaust memorial, 9-11, etc. and so on.

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank Recey R
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