Discover New York in Water Taxi

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In recent years The services of boats or shared boats have proliferated in New York, that allow you to go from one point to another by sea. Although there are several shared boat services, with different companies operating in the East River or the Hudson, today I am going to talk about one that allows us to take a ticket to use their services for a day as many times as we wish: the Water Taxi.

How to identify a Water Taxi?

The Water Taxi boats they are easily identifiable, since they are painted in yellow exactly like New York taxis, and it is an original way of moving around New York, especially if you bought a tourist card New York Pass, because its price includes the use during one day of this service.

The stops of the Water Taxi

Water Taxi has six stops established by New York: In the order in which they are made if we start at the 39th street stop, on the Hudson, just next to the Intrepid, the next stop is Christopher Street, which is in the vicinity of this street, the Whitney museum or the start of the High Line, a stop in Battery Park, next to the World Trade Center, the next is the Pier 11, near Wall Street or South Street Seaport, another one in Brooklyn Bridge Park, right next to the River Cafe or Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, the next stop is Red Hook, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, and finally it would return to the initial stop but before will stop for a few minutes at the Statue of Liberty before going all over the Hudson.

Leaving the Brooklyn Bridge at the Water Taxi
Leaving the Brooklyn Bridge at the Water Taxi

Journey duration and recommendations

The whole journey lasts about an hour and a half if you do not get off at any of the 5 stops that the Water Taxi makes, and it's a good way to see all of New York from the sea. If you have the New York Pass and your hotel is located in Midtown I recomend you one day take the ticket in Brooklyn Bridge Park, after crossing the bridge and know all this area and DUMBO, and go at least to the 39th street, the boat trip will take approximately the same as if you did it by metro with the advantage of that you have another perspective from the water of New York.

Water Taxi Schedules

  • From 10 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon

Rates (year 2017)

  • Unlimited travel during a day Adult: $ 35
  • Unlimited travel for one day Children (3-12 years): $ 21
  • Included in the New York Pass.

Further information

For more information, visit the official website of Water Taxi, in English with some contents in Spanish.

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