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New York Water Taxi

89 South St, Pier 17, New York City, NY 10038-3514
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89 South St, Pier 17, New York City, NY 10038-3514
Financial District
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the water taxi boat is small and shook a lot when waves came, it was fun to ride it on Hudson River. It was very short ride for us because we took it at midtown and got off at World Trade Center site. It...More

Thank Treebeard2005
Reviewed yesterday

My friend and I stumbled upon this while we were on the water front in DUMBO. It was a 90 min boat ride that takes you in front the of Statue of Liberty and up the Hudson. We had beautiful weather and enjoyed the 90...More

Thank yayaplusme
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is well worth using to get to different parts of New York without struggling with the crowds. It also has a guide so you get to find out a bit of info. They run every 35 minutes or so and you can hop on...More

Thank GlynHood1967
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a horrible experience on our Big Bus tour earlier that day, so I was skeptical of going on another hop on hop off anything, but I was pleasantly surprised. We got our tickets, and were put on a boat within minutes. When we...More

Thank Jlwalters24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our weather day was perfect to begin with. We walked to the pier from 8th Ave and purchased tickets directly from the counter. Boarding was simple and once onboard seats were plentiful. We headed to the top deck and sat on the side behind the...More

Thank iKimmieD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having only a very short time in NYC, I planned to be efficient and purchase eTickets from 'Viator' for the Water Taxi. We arrived in plenty time for the first taxi and, as we boarded, I was told that the eTickets on my phone had...More

Thank amsuther
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only way to travel in the summer in NYC. Informative tour guide. Only problem is that it gets very crowded and top deck often is full to capacity when you get on.

Thank GarTheFoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their strategy is to push as many ticket as they can then refuse to provide the service to save cost. Their problem is overbooking then when they run out of seat they will scare you away at the pier to a point you have to...More

Thank huyluugsw
Reviewed 1 week ago

They offer 2 types of cruises: an hop on/hop off one and a one hour guided cruise, I took the latter. The cruise was pleasant and the guide was interesting. You see the main landmarks of New York from the river. A nice way to...More

Thank Xavier R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the tour wasn't bad, the company is very confusing. There is a lot of miscommunication... look out for the people selling tickets near the Staten Island ferry!!!! ...We were planning on taking the FREE Staten Island ferry when we were approached by a guy...More

Thank Audrey A
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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16 August 2017|
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Response from Mario T | Reviewed this property |
The trips are short and pretty steady. When they pass the wake of another boat you feel some up and down movements but I think the captain tries to avoid it. Did you call Water Taxi directly if they'll refund if you... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from BW2 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 20 minutes.
14 August 2017|
Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, to answer your question not long at all, it only takes 20 minutes if that to get to downtown Manhattan 911 stop. We made the mistake on the first day of not knowing about the New York water taxi, hence why we only found... More
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