New York Water Taxi

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New York Water Taxi

Get ready for a New York City catamaran adventure. These daily tours run year-round and are offered by day and after dark. See the glittering skyline and all of the other iconic Manhattan landmarks from the comfort of an environmentally friendly twin-hulled catamaran boat. Several different packages are available to suit a range of preferences. Tours include the All-Day Access Pass, Statue of Liberty Express and Statue by Night cruise, as well as the NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise.

The All-Day Access Pass entitles guests to dynamic views of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, soaring One World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, New Jersey skyline and more. Guests can customize their itinerary by experiencing the entire ride in just 90 minutes or they can opt to see the sights at their own leisure.

Sightseers can hop-on or off at any of the six stops, which include Pier 79, Christopher Street, Battery Park Slip 6, Pier 11’s Slip A, and in Brooklyn, at Pier 1 in DUMBO and Red Hook Dock at Van Brunt Street.

The Statue of Liberty Express offers a 60-minute cruise along the East River to witness Lady Liberty in all of her glory. The informative tour, which is narrated by professional guides who entertain and educate, includes other landmarks in the downtown area.

Those seeking a thrill after dark can experience the Statue by Night tour. Guests will indulge in sweeping panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and take in close-up views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Governor’s Island. Those who are over 21 and have a valid photo ID can celebrate in style with a complimentary champagne toast. Cheers to that! It’ll be picture-perfect with the skyline as a scenic background.

The comfortable boats, which have climate-controlled cabins and an open-top deck, offer a cash bar and concession area. Other tours are available including seasonal cruises such as the 4th of July tour, colorful Fall Foliage tour, New Year’s celebratory tour and Audubon EcoCruises during the winter months.

A host of other tours are available such as the VIP All-Access Tour, 4 Days of Fun! Hop-on Hop-off by Land & Sea! Tour, New York Water Taxi & One World Observatory tour and more. 


Those who want to stock up on stylish stuff for the home can hop on the IKEA Express, which runs daily shuttles from Wall Street's Pier 11 in Manhattan to Brooklyn's IKEA Home furnishings store. Guests will conveniently land at the IKEA store's own dock in Red Hook where they can stock up on style.

And be sure to check out New York Water Taxi's Man on a Boat series, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at their cruises and the people behind them.



Upcoming Events at New York Water Taxi:

Audubon Winter Cruise - 01/10/16 - 03/13/16

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