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Whether you're just visiting New York City for a day or you've lived here your entire life and want to learn more about your home town, New York Water Taxi's Hop-On/Hop-Off service is the only water ride in NYC where one ticket is all that you need to partake in some of the city's greatest sights, monuments and attractions! Get the best view in town on our top deck and see the entire New York City and New Jersey Skyline including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island and much more - all narrated by knowledgeable and entertaining guides! A cash bar is available on board to keep you refreshed along the way. Do the complete ride alone in 90-minutes - or go at your own pace, hopping on and off as many times as you like at any one of our four convenient piers (listed below), and have a blast exploring!
The New York Stock Exchange is synonymous with Wall Street; a name that signifies money and power. With Wall Street Walks, you can explore these financial streets with a comprehensive and fun tour. Your guide is a professional from Wall Street who will give you an enlightening narration about the history and major attractions of the place. He will also give you first hand accounts as well as provide you with a glimpse into the action that goes on behind the scenes. Visitors can take a tour around the Stock Exchange, Ground Zero, Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial where the World Trade Center was once located. They also offer other tours around Wall Street like Ghost Tours, the Women of Wall Street Tours and the Scoundrels of Wall Street Tour. Check the website for further details and hop on to the money wagon.
Embark on a journey down the Hudson with Circle Line Downtown. Departing from Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport, Circle Line offers two vessels for touring along the waters; Zephyr catamaran and Shark speedboat. You can book the Shark for your small group and enjoy the thrill as it cuts through the currents. Get on to the Zephyr and enjoy a lazy ride along the water gazing at the popular attractions of the city; The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn bridge and other sites. Along with a cruise to view New York's famous structures, you can also book their liners for your private event.
If you sign up for a tour with Sidewalks of NY Tours be prepared for a long walk to experience New York through the eyes of a native. This service was founded by J.D Hirsch out of his love for the city and enthusiasm to spread his discoveries. He has spent years exploring the streets uncovering secret hideouts and sampling various cuisines especially the unheard ones. If you love collecting memories you must join the 'Photography Tours', where a professional cameraman will join you on your tour and keep clicking away, capturing your fond moments too. Shutter bugs of various calibers visiting the city, can join these tours as photography classes are conducted as you stroll down the streets. The avid foodie can join their 'Food Truckin' tours and enjoy some delectable dishes while sight-seeing.
All aboard and check out the New York City skyline from the sea. Rent a private charter and you can enjoy the view as you are served dinner and cocktails on the deck. Daily public sails are also offered for those who'd like to venture out to sea without spending too much. They also offer specialized cruises like the Clipper City Craft Beer Tour. The public sailing schedule is subject to change, so call for reservations, prices and schedules.
Built in the 1920s by Rice Brother Corporation, Shearwater is the largest and the most elegant wooden Schooner sailing in the New York Harbor. It also finds mention in the National Register of Historic Places and has a colorful history to boast about. The yacht is currently operated by Manhattan by Sail Company, which takes you on a 90 minutes tour of the New York Harbor, and one can catch glimpses of attractions like Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and so forth and can accommodate 48 guests.
Seeing New York City by air is a phenomenal experience, and Liberty offers you a great opportunity to do just that. The company features three different kinds of flights that are 15 to 25 minutes long and provide a glimpse of the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty or other points of interest. Call for prices.
The New York skyline is - justifiably - world famous, and one of the best ways to enjoy it is from the air. HeliNY Tours provide tours of the Manhattan skyline, giving you a thoroughly unique birds-eye view. Sights that can be viewed from above include the Yankees' stadium, Greenwich Village, Ellis Island and the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Check the website or call for more details.
New York Helicopter will offer you a panoramic view of New York city from high up in the sky. You are in safe hands of their certified professional pilots as you fly around the city's skyline. Tourists can choose from three of their tours; 'Central Park Tour', 'Liberty Tour' and 'Grand Tour'. Sign up for their Grand Tour which combines the other two plans and will offer you marvelous sights of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, The Empire State Building, Wall Street and much more. You can also charter their helicopters for a private travel or a transfer to and from the airport. Check the website for pricing and duration of the tours.
Statue Cruises will give you a glimpse of the New York skyline and all its important attractions as you sail down the Hudson on its vessel. They have collaborated with the management that maintains the Statue of Liberty and can thus grant you close views of the magnificent Lady Liberty. Sign up for their harbor cruises and get splendid views of New York and many of its famous landmarks, including Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and others. Check the website for further information regarding pricing, routes and packages.
Are you an absolute foodie? Love to join a cultural tour around New York while sampling some delectable dishes? Then Foods of New York Tours is the best service to sign up with. Their professional guides will take you around the city, offering you samples of various delicious preparations while engaging you in enlightening stories about their neighborhoods. After an extensive study focused on the food and attractions of the place this management started tours in 1999. Tourists will get to taste a variety of mouthwatering food ranging across pizzas, roasted lamb, Turkish kebabs with pita bread, cannoli and much more. You can burn all the calories you pile up by walking around various musical venues, art galleries, museums, community centers and other popular locations. You can also sign up for a private tour that will be designed specially for you.
One of the best ways to experience New York is aboard the Bateaux. Book a voyage on the exquisite European-inspired boat that boasts a glass-enclosed seating space on its deck that gives way to stunning 360 degree views of the city. Enjoy a contemporary gourmet meal with champagne or fine wine that promises an unrivaled dining experience. Let live music and dancing make for entertaining accompaniments while panoramic vistas of the Manhattan skyline capture the Big Apple in all its splendor. Available throughout the year for lunch, dinner or charter services, the cruise is a popular choice among to-be-weds looking for an inspiring reception venue.