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One of the great ways to explore NYC is is by taking a cruise on the river in a New York Watertaxi. It is ideal for seeing many of the city’s sights in one go and on top of this from unique angle. It is quick and flexible, allowing you to hop on and off at 5 different places in Manhattan, all without having to take NYC traffic, crowds or packed subways into account.
The highlights of the tour
During a city trip to a big metropolis like New York City every minute counts. There’s no time for waiting in queues, traffic jams or crowded sidewalks. That’s why the idea of the New York Watertaxi is perfect for tourists who want to see more of the city and save time while getting around.
With a day pass for the Watertaxi you can structure your tour across the Hudson River as you wish. You can hop off the the boat whenever and wherever you want and explore, only to get on and continue traveling up the Hudson afterwards. You can also of course, enjoy the city views from the boat during the 90 minute loop to explore the city from the water. If the weather is warm, choose a seat on the upper deck, this gives you the best views of the Manhattan skyline. You can also save a lot of time by using the Watertaxi to get around the city, especially if you want to explore Brooklyn.
Tour-Guide on board
Every Watertaxi has a professional tour guide on board, who will give you exciting information about the Big Apple and the landmarks of New York City.
Hop on Hop off
The tour starts at Pier 79, West 79th Street.
These are the Watertaxi stops where you can get on and off the boat:
Pier 79, West 39th Street / 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, 5:00 pm
Pier 45, Christopher Street / 10:15 am 11:45 am, 1:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 4:15 pm, 5:45 pm
Battery Park, Slip 6 / 10:30 pm, Noon, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 6 pm
Pier 11, Slip A, Wall Street / 10:40 am, 12:10 pm, 1:40 pm, 3:10 pm 4:40 pm
Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO in Brooklyn / 10:50 am, 12:20 pm, 1:50 pm 3:20 pm, 4:50 pm
Prices und Tickets
We highly recommend that you buy your online in advance. This way you will save time and money!
Adults: $30 / Kids: $19 (1 Day Ticket: 1 Day)
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Our verdict: With the Watertaxi you can save a lot of time traveling in New York City. Make the most of your day and see many sights in a short period of time. It’s a quick, convenient a unique way to enjoy the main landmarks of NYC. Amazing views as well as the opportunity to design your own NYC tour are freat benefits of exploring New York this way. Our advice: Take the Watertaxi at the beginning of your trip to get a good picture of New York and where you might want to explore further.
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