New York Water Taxi
|Locale||New York City|
|Waterway||East River, Flushing Bay, Harlem River, Hell Gate, Hudson River, New York Harbor, Buttermilk Channel, Erie Basin, Upper New York Bay, The Narrows, Lower New York Bay, Raritan Bay, Rockaway Inlet, Sandy Hook Bay, West Channel|
|Transit type||Water taxi|
|Operator||New York Water Taxi|
|Began operation||September 25, 2002|
|No. of lines||13|
|No. of vessels||12|
|No. of terminals||11|
|Daily ridership||Approximately 1,370|
|Website||http://www.nywatertaxi.com/ New York Water Taxi|
New York Water Taxi (NYWT) is a water taxi service based in New York City, offering sightseeing, charter and commuter services mainly to points along the East River and Hudson River. It is one of several private operators of ferries, sightseeing boats, and water taxis in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
They are an affiliate company of The Durst Organization Inc. A partnership venture between Douglas Durst and Tom Fox, NYWT has been a New York fixture since 2002, beginning with a fleet of six distinctive yellow vessels with black and white checks. Today, the iconic 12-vessel fleet also includes two vessels of their sister organization Circle Line Downtown.
New York Water Taxi operates a fleet of 12 vessels of four distinct classes with most of them being named for what the company refers to as "the unsung hero's [sic] of the New York Harbor". The 67.1-foot (20.5 m) Ed Rogowsky, Gene Flatow, Marian S Heiskell, Sam Holmes, and Seymour B. Durst vessels designed by INCAT Crowther of Sydney Australia and built from 2005 to 2008 by the Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation are capable of carrying up to 149 passengers at a speed of 28 knots. The 53.3-foot (16.2 m) Curt Berger, John Keith, Michael Mann, Mickey Murphy, and Schuyler Meyer Jr. designed by Nigel Gee of Southhampton England and vessels built from 2002 to 2003 by Robert E. Derecktor Connecticut Shipyards, LLC are capable of carrying up to 74 passengers at 24 knots.
- All Day Access Pass & 9/11 Memorial Museum: New York Water Taxi's All Day Access Pass is a boat tour that allows guests to see many sights, monuments and other NYC attractions. The All-Day Access Pass allows you to hop off at 5 different locations within the city and is a guided tour. The ride can be completed in 90 minutes but is also a hop-on hop-off ride. There are tickets to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Boat stops are located at West 39th Street, Pier 79; Christopher Street Pier 45, Greenwich Village; Battery Park, Slip 6, Lower Manhattan (9/11 Memorial Museum Ticket Holders only); Pier 11, Slip A; and Fulton Ferry-Pier 1, Dumbo.
- IKEA Express Shuttle: New York Water Taxi runs a daily shuttle from Wall Street's Pier 11 in Manhattan to Brooklyn's IKEA superstore. The IKEA Express Shuttle stops at Pier 11/Wall Street Slip A - Financial District in Manhattan; Fairway in Red Hook, Brooklyn; and IKEA in Red Hook, Brooklyn
- New York Water Taxi offers a rush-hour commuter service between Pier 84 and World Financial Center. They offer both AM and PM service on south and north bound ferries. Travel south from Pier 84, Hudson River Park to the World Financial Center or north from the World Financial Center to Pier 84, Hudson River Park.
- The Statue by Night is a one hour evening cruise along the East River. It includes a complimentary glass of champagne for all passengers over the age of 21. Sights include the Manhattan skyline, Governors Island, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty.
- Seasonal cruises:
- Fall Foliage
- Audubon Winter and Summer EcoCruises
- New Year’s Eve Family Cruises
Private Charters are also available upon request.
Marian S Heiskell departs the storage facility in Red Hook
The Schuyler Meyer Jr. arriving at the Wall Street Ferry Pier
- "New York City Water Taxi Company Takes Off". Associated Press. October 21, 2002. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
- "NY Water Taxi in talks with German firm; beaches spin-off". NewYorkology. June 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-05.
- "Our Boats". New York Water Taxi. Retrieved 2010-07-05.
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