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New York Water Taxi
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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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Whilst visiting New York we used several modes of transport to get around and found the water taxi to be the best.The taxis don't get stuck in traffic (like the buses) and the guides give a genuinely informative and interesting commentary.The views are stunning and they give plenty of time to take photos of the statue of liberty even taking family photos for you.
Overall a great experience much better than other cruises we have taken in New York.

Visited August 2013
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Gravatai, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great views! Good service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Reserve one full day for this tour. It's a hip-on hip-off boat, which is all day long available (up to 6PM). So, if you start your trip early you will take more advantage of it! We made the tour starting from the port and we took the boat till the Times Square region. During the trip we had wonderful views of the One WTC and Statue of Liberty. It's a bit overpriced (as mostly of the attractions in NYC), but it is anyway a must!

Visited August 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great way to get around New York”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

The water taxi is a fantastic way to get around the city and visit the 911 memorial. Perfect views on the skyline of NYC.

Visited August 2013
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Fife, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A great way to see the sights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Got on the river taxi at battery park and did a full circuit to see all the sights of Manhattan and Brooklyn from the river. What a fantastic way to do it as the views were great and seeing the Statue of Liberty without waiting in a queue for hours was great. Our guide, Joey, was brilliant, really funny, engaged with the passengers and made it a memorable journey, would highly recommend this!

Visited August 2013
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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“Bad beginning, good end”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We booked the hop on hop off taxi as a convenient way to get to show some of lower Manhattan sights to family visiting from outside the US. Our first guide, whose name I cannot recall, except that she was a former tug boat captain, was not all that informative and borderline rude. I asked her if we could get off on the way back at Christopher St as we were meeting other family for dinner and she said no, "Why would we do that?". When I expressed concern as to how to handle this, she never suggested going back to the point of origin and coming down the River again to get off. We figured that out ourselves. Definitely needs to polish up her act in dealing with the public.
Having advance tickets to the 911 Memorial with the tour was great, and saved us a lot of time waiting in line. When we got back on, we had a delightful and informative guide DC, who made the rest of the tour very enjoyable. The close up view by the Statue was very worthwhile, and our guests got loads of great pictures.

Visited August 2013
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