About All Access Pass – New York Water Taxi
The All Access Pass is a great way to spend a day and an even better way to access New York’s top areas and attractions. Also, because you get to decide how long you spend exploring each destination and neighborhood before you get back on the next Water Taxi, the All Access Pass allows you to be the creator of your own tour and adventure. Going from Midtown Manhattan to Christopher Street, Battery Park and Brooklyn – with a Statue of Liberty photo op along the way – passengers avoid the city’s traffic, have a scenic ride and a better experience (and photos) to boot!
You might not recognize Christopher Street from the Top 10 roundups of New York attractions and that’s because it’s one of those best-kept secret neighborhoods that tourists don’t usually get to; it’s a recent addition to New York Water Taxi’s stops and a worthwhile stop on your tour of New York. Christopher Street is the oldest street in the West Village, known as the symbol of the city’s Gay Pride and home to a beautiful outdoor park on a pier and some fine boutique shopping options. Oh, and those cupcakes that Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw loved? Just a few blocks away on Bleecker Street.
The Battery Park hop-off stop gives visitors easy access to the 9/11 Memorial site, as well as several amazing historical sites, such as St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church, where George Washington worshipped and 9/11 responders sought solace. On a less somber note, some of the best bargains in the city can be found at nearby Century 21.
The area of Brooklyn across the East River is called DUMBO. No, it’s not named for that adorable Disney elephant; DUMBO is an acronym for “Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass.” Visitors hoping to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge should end their tour here; the view strolling into the city is far better than the one you get going in the opposite direction. DUMBO is also a great destination in itself – and a favorite local hangout (especially in Summer) – with some lovely waterfront park areas, stunning city views, and unique boutiques and restaurants.
Boats run about every 45 minutes and you can rejoin at any stop along the way. Guides on these rides are part historian/part comedian, so passengers will likely laugh their way to a better understanding of New York’s layout, history, cool attractions and neighborhoods.
If you decide to end your tour at Midtown’s Pier 79, you can take advantage of the double-decker bus tour of Midtown included in your Hop On/Hop Off Water Taxi pass.
90 minutes or all day—you decide
Did you know?
Lady Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long! Only 40% of the 12 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island opted to stay in New York City.
The first Wright Brothers flight over water landed on Governor’s Island.
The space shuttle Enterprise is named after the Star Trek spaceship and has been housed in the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum since April 2012.
The All Access Pass is a convenient and enjoyable means of seeing some of the city’s top attractions and neighborhoods on your own schedule so it’s a good fit for both first time and returning visitors and also a great way for locals to see the city anew.
Good for kids?
The All Access Pass is a great ride for kids of all ages because of the boat’s many stops and starts and the ride’s wildly entertaining guides.
All Access Pass
Tours begin and end at any of the stops: Pier 79 (at 39th St. and 12th Ave.); Christopher St.–Pier 45 (Hudson River and W. 10th St.); Battery Park, Slip 6 (75 Battery Pl.); Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Pier 79: 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 St./South Ferry
Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO, Brooklyn: A, C to High St. (Cadman Plaza West)
All Access Pass details
Each Water Taxi has a snack bar and a complete bar on board. Passengers are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks along for the ride.
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