New York Water Taxi (NYWT) is 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 spunky fleet of five distinctive black and yellow checkered vessels. Today, the iconic 12-vessel fleet also includes the vessels of our sister organization Circle Line Downtown.
Our mission is to provide entertaining, stimulating, and enlightening ways to see New York City’s dazzling skyline, celebrated bridges, and lush waterfront parks, while maintaining a community-conscious fleet that honors our cherished waterways. NYWT provides a wide range of options. New York harbor cruises, September 11 memorial tickets & statue of Liberty cruises are just a small selection of the variety of New York City boat tours we offer. Our professional crew and staff provide the best customer service this side of the Hudson by maintaining only the highest standards for ourselves and our customers. Enjoy the ride!