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.
- $15 for a Happy Hour or Tropical Oasis Cruise (a $30 value)
- $22 for a Two-Hour Pioneer Tour of New York Harbor (a $45 value)
Passengers can choose between the 90-minute Happy Hour or two-hour Tropical Oasis cruises. Live DJs spin tunes during both cruises, and both also feature cash bars, climate-controlled decks, and views of the iconic skyline. The Happy Hour cruise departs at 6:30 p.m. and the Tropical Oasis cruise leaves at 9 p.m.
During the Pioneer Tour, passengers board the 127-year-old vessel and drink in breathtaking views of New York's iconic skyline as the historic sloop curves along the harbor. Tours depart on the weekdays in the late afternoon and evenings or throughout the afternoon and evening on weekends. There are no Pioneer Tours on Mondays.
New York Water Taxi and Circle Line Downtown
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 capacity 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.
What some people are buzzing about:
“We had a great time, would recommend this for anyone visiting NY. The crew was okay, I wish they were more courteous, especially with those who don't speak English....”
“We had a great time, would recommend this for anyone visiting NY. The crew was okay, I wish they were more courteous, especially with those who don't speak English. Our guide, Matthew, was very professional and cool. ”
“It was a great experience . It was very informative and scenic views was absolutely phenominal .”
“Very professional boat crew, the tour guide on board was excellent - very knowledgeable and entertaining.”