About All Access Pass 9/11 Combo – New York Water Taxi
New York Water Taxi’s fleet of canary-yellow catamarans zipping back and forth on the East and Hudson Rivers may resemble New York City cabs back on dry land but they are a much more relaxing, fun and scenic way to see the city (and you won’t have to stand on a sidewalk for a half hour waving your hand to catch one!). Stopping at five stops between Midtown and Brooklyn, and offering spectacular views of some of New York’s top attractions including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, New York Water Taxi’s All Access Pass 9/11 Combo is a convenient way to visit the the 9/11 Memorial as well as other sites of interest along the way – hopping on and off as you please.
Departing from Pier 79 at 39th St. and 12th Ave., the All Access Pass 9/11 Combo tour stops at Battery Park, Christopher Street, South Street Seaport and Fulton Ferry in DUMBO. Passengers can opt a straight, 90-minute tour of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, or hop off at every stop to explore further. After shopping, dining, and enjoying the attractions within walking distance of each of the designated stops, visitors can then just jump on the next boat that passes by. Water Taxis run about 45 minutes apart.
The first stop on the tour is Christopher Street, where shoppers will find a world of sweet boutiques and delicious eats on the oldest street in the West Village. The next stop is Battery Park, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Since opening in 2011, the 9/11 Memorial has become one of the city’s busiest sites, and all visitors need to have reservations to enter.
The contrast between the black granite pools where the towers once stood and the stunning One World Trade Center skyscraper, climbing its way skyward, is truly awe-inspiring.
Hopping off at South Street Seaport offers visitors a peek at old(e) New York with its cobblestone streets, largest concentration of early-19th-century commercial buildings, Titanic Park, South Street Seaport Museum and Pier 17’s dockside mall. Brooklyn was recently named the second most expensive place in the country to live, and hopping off in DUMBO, it’s not hard to see why. Huge luxury lofts, imported chocolates and gorgeous art books abound in this bastion of upscale funk. Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre post-industrial waterfront site stretching over a mile along Brooklyn’s East River edge offers postcard-perfect views of Manhattan along with great picnicking opportunities on its grassy lawns.
Upon return to 42nd Street and Times Square, passengers are treated to a double-decker bus tour of Midtown’s top attractions, thanks to a complimentary ticket included in the All Access Pass 9/11 Combo.
90 minutes or all day – you decide
Did you know?
One World Trade Center has topped out at 1,776 feet, making it the tallest building in the United States.
The names of the 9/11 victims inscribed in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum are arranged by affiliation, rather than strictly alphabetical, like most memorials. This way friends, colleagues and family members are joined together for eternity.
Offering convenient access to a variety of hotspots around the city, as well as timed reservation at the 9/11 Memorial, the All Access Pass 9/11 Combo Water Taxi is a fun and convenient way for visitors to see the city without having to deal with subways or cabs. Residents will appreciate the invaluable timed reservation to the 9/11 Memorial and the stress-free, traffic-free trip from Midtown to Brooklyn.
Good for kids?
The All Access part of the experience is great fun for kids of all ages. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is very peaceful, and the atmosphere of quiet reflection may be too somber for younger/restless children.
All Access Pass 9/11 Combo Location Information:
Pier 79 (39th St. and 12th Ave.)
New York, NY 10018
All Access Pass 9/11 Combo
Begins: Pier 79 (at 39th St. and 12th Ave.)
Ends at any of the five stops: Pier 79 (at 39th St. and 12th Ave.); Christopher St. – Pier 45 (at Hudson River and West 10th St.); Battery Park, Slip 6 (at 75 Battery Pl.); Pier 17, South Street Seaport (89 South St.); Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Pier79: A, C, E to 42nd St.-Port Authority
Christopher St.-Pier 45: 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square
Battery Park, Slip 6: 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall
Pier 17, South Street Seaport: A, C, J, Z, 2, 3 to Fulton St.
Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO, Brooklyn: A, C to High St. (at Cadman Plaza West)
All Access Pass 9/11 Combo details
Each Water Taxi has a snack bar and a cash bar on board. Passengers are welcome to bring their own food and drinks along for the ride.