The New York Water Taxi is a Brooklyn-based private boat operator offering commuter travel, “hop-on, hop-off” service, and harbor tours along the East and Hudson Rivers. Whichever service, traveling on the New York Water Taxi is a great way to view many of New York City’s prominent landmarks along the rivers.
The best place is to sit on top of the boats’ decks, offering a 360-degree view. The operator also offers its 10-vessel fleet for charters such as group tours, company events, and private entertainment.
New York Water Taxis by Jim Henderson
- The East River Route operates during 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m. sailing between the Wall Street Ferry Pier in Downtown Manhattan and Hunters Point in Queens. Stops in Brooklyn include the Fulton Ferry Landing in DUMBO and Schaeffer Landing in Williamsburg.
- The Rockaway Commuter Service operates during 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 5:40-6:40 p.m. sailing between the Wall Street Ferry Terminal and Riis Landing in Queens’ Roxbury neighborhood. The boats make a midway stop at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.
- The IKEA Express operates during 2:00-7:40 p.m. sailing directly between the Wall Street Ferry Pier and IKEA Pier in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood.
View from a New York Water Taxi by Nightscream
From June to September, the New York Water Taxi operates a “hop-on, hop-off” service for tourists. The service operates only on Fridays and weekends offering unlimited travel between any of the stops on its “hop-on, hop-off” routes between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Major stops include the historic South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan, Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, and the pier at Atlantic Avenue on the southern edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Location: Several locations including pier at Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood (see website for more details).
Website: New York Water Taxi
Tel (general inquiries): 212-742-1969