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New York Water Taxi

89 South Street, Pier 16

Inside Scoop: New York Water Taxi

Get ready for a New York City boat ride adventure. New York Water Taxi's 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, including the All-Day Access Pass, Statue of Liberty Express, Statue by Night, and the NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise.

The All-Day Access Pass provides guests with dynamic views of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, 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 opt for hop-on, hop-off plans and see the sights at their own leisure.

Sightseers can debark at any of the six stops, which include Pier 79, Christopher Street, Battery Park Slip 6, and Pier 11’s Slip A in Manhattan. In Brooklyn, there are stops at Pier 1 in DUMBO and the 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 Governors Island. Those who are over 21 and have a valid photo ID can celebrate in style with a complimentary champagne toast. It’ll be a picture-perfect night with the skyline as a scenic background.

The comfortable Water Taxi 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, a 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.

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.

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