NY Waterway

NY Waterway

Wondering what’s the best way to see New York City’s major sights in the shortest amount of time? If you are looking for a different type of sightseeing experience on your next visit to the Big Apple, cruise operator and ferry service NY Waterway offers visitors a wide variety of fun and informative tours.

Led by seasoned New York City tour guides, it’s a great way to take a New York Harbor cruise and experience New York in a day!

Stunning Views of the New York Skyline

Have you always wanted to see a New York Yankee home game but don’t feel like taking the subway or struggling to find parking? Cruise to the game instead! The fun and stress-free Yankee Clipper Baseball Cruise is just one example of the many creative sightseeing tours offered by NY Waterway.

You can also enjoy a magical, romantic cruise at twilight, or set out on a four-hour autumn cruise that reveals the exquisite fall foliage along the Hudson River. Inquisitive types will enjoy the informative tours that focus on the city’s fascinating history. NY Waterway offers many different options for those who want to experience a different perspective of Manhattan along with a spectacular view of the skyline.

See New York in Under Two Hours

The popular 90-minute Skyline Cruise is a favourite choice for tourists and locals alike. It gives you great views of major tourist hotspots including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty without having to wait in line. It’s a great way to see sites like the Brooklyn Bridge and the United Nations with plenty of time left over in your day for all the fabulous theatre, shopping and dining the City That Never Sleeps has to offer.

As an added bonus, the NY Waterway employs tour guides who really know their stuff about the city, providing tons of interesting information, entertaining anecdotes and historical facts about the famous sites and landmarks as you sail along the Hudson. Both the Skyline and evening Twilight tours are available in English, Spanish, German and French.

Party Cruises and Packages

Thinking of taking boat cruise for New Year’s Eve? Want an unobstructed view of the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show? In addition to sightseeing tours, NY Waterways offers celebratory cruises with dinner, drinks and dancing for New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July.

NY Waterways also offers convenient, affordable packages which include your boat tour of choice along with admission to other popular New York City attractions such as the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza or the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. You could also combine your boat tour with a CitySights bus tour which will take you through New York’s neighbourhoods such as SoHo and Little Italy and past points of interest such as Ground Zero.

Taking a NY Waterway Boat Tour

The tour boats depart from Pier 78 at W. 38th St. and 12th Ave (Hudson River Park) in midtown Manhattan.

Free shuttle bus service is available to all NY Waterway customers. The red, white and blue buses conveniently follow the most popular New York City bus routes. Wave one down and it will take you to Pier 78. Or you can head to one of the two NY Waterway pick-up spots where the buses regularly stop.

For more information on booking a New York harbor cruise with NY Waterway, call 1-800-53-FERRY (1-800-533-3779). For bus information call 1-877-53-BUSES (877-532-8737).

Or visit NY Waterway official website where you can chat live online with a customer service representative.