How the Water Taxi is the New Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus in New York City

One of the most unfortunate parts about visiting New York City is the traffic. While riding the subway is a great way to get around NYC, you can miss a great deal of the city. This is precisely why another option has emerged in recent years, which is a Water Taxi.

In prior years, tourists seldom ventured to Brooklyn with the exception of seeing the Brooklyn Bridge; however, once they did, they realized that some of the best vantage points of New York City are actually located from Brooklyn and from the water in front of Brooklyn called the East River.

Once tourism companies caught hold of this addition to the wealth of tourism opportunities that New York City has to offer, they quickly realized that there was an opportunity in creating a water taxi to see different vantage points of New York City. Having visited NYC many times, I have to say that the water taxi is one of the best ways to get around.

The best package for taking the water taxi is to buy what is called an “All;Day Access Pass.” What is incredible about this “All-Day Access Pass” is that the holder can hop on and hop off and any point on the tour, which makes this one of the best ways to get around New York City. The water taxi has ports at Pier 79 (39th Street and 12th Avenue), Christopher Street – Pier 45 (Hudson River and W 10th Street), Battery Park (the best view of the Statue of Liberty), Slip 6 (75 Battery Place), Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO and Brooklyn.

What makes these stops so wonderful is that you can decide to venture into Manhattan or Brooklyn and go to a nice lunch or you can decide to enjoy the bridge on the East River. Aside from these port stops one can easily make use of the water taxi to see some of the best vantage points of New York City. For example, from the water taxi, one will be able to enjoy the Brooklyn Bridge up close along with the view of Wall Street. Furthermore, the water taxi offers a  great view of the Statue of Liberty.

For the visitor who does not have a great deal of money to spend and is trying to enjoy New York City, the water taxi provides an opportunity to accomplish many goals by merely purchasing one single ticket. Even if you were to use cheap money transfer companies, NYC is still an expensive city even for those who are working and earning salary domestically.

The ticket will cover transportation and save a great deal on metro, bus and taxi. Additionally, this ticket will allow you to have access to other distinct neighborhoods easily in New York City and simultaneously purchase discounted pass to those attractions. For instance, if you wanted to see the Empire State Building or the Modern Museum of Art (MOMA), they could buy the three entrance or five entrance pass with the “All Access Pass.” By doing this, they would have free entrance to three or five attractions and also would have the water taxi to get them there.

This is one of the best tourism deals in New York City because you not only get the East River experience, but you also get to see the iconic neighborhoods and tourist sites affordably. Recently, my friend was able to do this in New York City as a newcomer and was able to enjoy some of the finest that New York City has to offer for under $150.

If you plan to visit New York City, the water taxi is a great way to take in all the wonderful sites that the city has to offer.


One Comment

  1. I have not ever been to NYC….can you believe it?!

    I tend to stay west coast {traveling from Vancouver, Canada to CA is my most traveled to destination} but it’s on my must see places this year! Bookmarked and shared your wonderful post. Alice

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