Since 2002, New York Water Taxi (NYWT) has entertained millions of people with exciting ways to navigate New York City and experience the world’s most dazzling skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Whether it’s one of our iconic Water Taxis, our luxury yacht ZEPHYR, or the SHARK speedboat, our spunky fleet of vessels are the most thrilling, comfortable, and enjoyable boats on the water. New York Water Taxi is the better way to see New York City!

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.

Yes, we offer a $10 off discount for active and non-active duty United States Veterans on all of our regular New York Water Taxi cruises. Please present your military I.D. at our ticket booth when you come to purchase tickets. This discount is not valid online.

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.

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.

Child tickets are available for ages 3 - 12. For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the ticket booth for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.

Unfortuately, no. Only guests who are 21+ may attend Happy Hour, House on the Hudson or Saturday Night Dance Cruise.

Unfortunately we do not allow outside food and beverage on any of the tours. We do offer concessions on our All-Day Access Pass, Statue of Liberty Express and Statue by Night.

We have candy, cookies and chips. 


Unfortunately pregnant women are not allowed to ride the Shark.


Unfortunately, no you may not bring furniture on the ferry. You may only bring whatever fits in the blue bag provided by IKEA.

You must be 40 inches or taller to ride the SHARK. Unfortunately for safety reasons, no exceptions can be made.


This listed time reflects the end of the day’s service, not the boarding time. The All-Day Access Pass is a hop-on, hop-off service with 6 different pier locations and multiple departure times, offering our customers the flexibility of choosing their location and boarding time on the day of the tour according to the schedule in effect for that day. Before heading to the pier, check the website for all boarding times and locations.

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 events@nywt.com to learn more!

Only “assisted life” and “seeing eye” dogs are allowed on board. No other animals are permitted.

Yes! We love groups and will do everything possible to accommodate your needs! Please contact our Tourism & Group Sales Department at info@nywt.com.

New York Water Taxi boats are smoke-free.

Our boats operate rain or shine. 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 cruise.

If you are missing something, please contact us at info@nywt.com.