Traveling through a city's natural waterways renders views that differ from usual modes of exploration such as driving or horseback gliding. Enjoy a new perspective with this Groupon.
$16 for One Boat Tour (Up to $60 Value)
Passengers can choose one tour from eight available tours, including the 60-minute Statue of Liberty express tour; a three-hour Casino Night featuring movie-prop money, DJ, and photo booth; a three-hour Ladies Night Out with dessert buffet, DJ, and psychic; and the 30-minute SHARK speedboat thrill ride. Live DJs spin tunes at the 90-minute Happy Hour cruise and the two-hour Tropical Oasis cruise. Alternatively, the Hidden Harbor tour explores the inner workings of New York Harbor, and the Pioneer Tour sets sail on a 127-year-old schooner with an iron hull and a past appearance on Boardwalk Empire.
New York Water Taxi
Love for New York's harbor, iconic skyline, and renowned bridges resulted in the introduction of New York Water Taxi's black-and-yellow-checkered fleet of vessels in 2002. The eco-conscious crew first began by chauffeuring passengers between Brooklyn and downtown, but the business quickly expanded as locals and tourists demanded to see all of New York's mammoth manmade beauty such as the city skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, and Ellis Island from its treasured natural waterways.
Partnered with Circle Line Downtown, the fleet doubled in size and continued the tradition of ferrying passengers to explore the best sights and sounds of the city from the spacious view of a top deck. Knowledgable and entertaining guides narrate tours while patrons can indulge in a cash bar that provides refreshments along the way. Popular touring sites include Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, Times Square/Broadway, Hudson River Park, and South Street Seaport, to name a few. Statue Express and SHARK speedboat thrill ride grant passengers views of iconic sites, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island, and the former site of the World Trade Center.