Yes, as space allows
New York Water Taxi and Circle Line Downtown is a private company offering water borne transportation, sightseeing tours, and private event charters.
We offer four types of service:
1. Sightseeing & Tourism - Our sightseeing and tourism products are a great way to see the city's greatest sights, monuments and attractions. The tours are narrated by knowledgeable and entertaining guides.
No, only guests who are 21+ may attend Happy Hour, House on the Hudson or Saturday Night Dance Cruise.
You must be 40 inches or taller to ride the SHARK.
No you may not bring furniture on the ferry. You may only bring whatever fits in the blue bag provided by IKEA
No, New York Water Taxi operates on a set schedule.
Absolutely! Past clients have told us that holding their private events aboard our iconic ships made for unforgettable and successful events. You can charter a New York Water Taxi, the ZEPHYR or the SHARK. Contact the Charter Sales Department at 347-662-2959 to learn more!
Only “assisted life” and “seeing eye” dogs are allowed on board. No other animals are permitted.
Yes! All our boats are designed to be fully ADA Compliant, as are all our docks. For additional safety reasons, wheelchairs do not have access to the top deck.
We do not allow outside food and beverage on any of the tours as we have our concessions on all of our tours and products (except Ikea Service). The only exception is the schooner Pioneer. We do allow Outside Food and Beverage (Non-Alcoholic) on the Pioneer as we do not have Concessions on this particular vessel.
You may buy a ticket one of three ways: through our website, by calling (212) 742-1969, or by purchasing at your point of departure.
All passengers are required to have a ticket. Passengers 3 and under receive a free ticket and 3-12 are eligible for a child ticket.
Yes! We love groups and will do everything possible to accommodate your needs! Please contact our Tourism & Group Sales Department.
No! We do not offer monthly passes.
No! We do not accept them at this time.
New York Water Taxi boats are smoke-free.
Our boats operate rain or shine. All of our boats have indoor seating so regardless of the weather outside, you will be comfortable inside our climate controlled cabins. If the Captain determines that weather conditions make it unsafe to sail, the service may be terminated by the Captain at any time. If you reserved a ticket for a boat that is cancelled, we will work with you to exchange your ticket for another boat.
The New York Water Taxi vessels can accommodate either 64 or 149 passengers depending on which class of water taxi boat.
The ZEPHYR Cruise Boat can accomodate 600 passengers.
The SHARK Speedboat can accomodate 135 passengers.
Learn more about our vessels!
Yes! Our viewing decks are the best! Our first-come/first-served decks offer 360-degree views that are unparalleled. Capacity is based on U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
If you are missing something, please contact our call center.