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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 4 November 2018 via mobile

Had the hop on hop off ticket as part of the city pass. Really pleased didn’t pay for it separately as we only got from the pier to Battery Park stop. After seeing 2-3 hour queue for Liberty Island boat decided to do a bit...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We did the water taxi tour since it included in the New York pass. It was a great tour and the guide was informative. The boat pitches easily which is good to know if you get easily seasick. We found annoying that the guide kept...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2018

If you want to get on and get off at different parts of the city and also get some fantastic opportunities for photos without standing in a huge long queue at battery park.. then this the boat for you. Stopping at Intrepid, Battery Park, South...More

Thank Marc7210
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Our Tour Guide Patrick gave us boat tickets and told us they were good for two days. When we went on the second day they would not honor the tickets. Also, while we were being transported through the City, Patrick did not point out any...More

1  Thank Linda H
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at New York Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Linda H. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us on...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

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.

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 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 janetw252
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at New York Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

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 6 October 2018 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 chloeelizabethf
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

1  Thank catiearvey
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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

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2 November 2018|
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Response from Marc7210 | Reviewed this property |
You can get a single trip, they only slow for photos at the SOL coming from Brooklyn all the way up to Midtown.
Mark V
12 July 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.
5 October 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