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Water makes up at least 70% of your total body weight. It falls from the sky, fills up the clouds, nourishes your body, and eats at the shore. With today’s Groupon, you can get more of this popular element with any one of three 90-minute boat tours from NY Waterway for just $15. Adult tickets are normally $26, so with today’s deal you can see the city like a kid again for the same price as children under 12.
NY Waterway tours are the best way to see New York City, whether you already see it every day or not. Engaging, certified tour guides narrate each tour with fascinating historical details and facts. Choose from three tours:
- The Skyline Cruise maximizes your sightseeing, cruising by New York landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the United Nations building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty.
- The City Lights Cruise gives a breathtaking panorama of the night skyline from the water, where the dazzling city lights twinkle even more. Perfect for a night of romance or the beginning of a long night out with friends.
- The Historical Society History Cruise is perfect for history buffs. You’ll learn about the history of New York’s structures, waterways, and waterfront development from knowledgeable experts.
New to all NY Waterway’s 90-minute tours is The Miracle on the Hudson, a cruise over the spot where the heroic Captain Chesley Sullenberger landed US Airways Flight 1549 gently on the Hudson River after its engines were destroyed by geese. Get an up-close look and more information about this recent bit of history on all three tours.
NY Waterway makes it easy to get on the water with free shuttle buses conveniently running along popular city routes. At the wave of a hand, the red, white, and blue buses will pick you up and take you straight to Pier 78, where the boats depart. After your tour, the shuttle will be waiting to take you back onto dry, boring land.
The addition of The Miracle on the Hudson to NY Waterway’s landmark sights recently gained the attention of news outlets such as Newsday.com and the New York Post: > * The boats cruise over the spot where Sullenberger put down his Airbus A320 in the frigid January water after its engines were knocked out by geese. The stunning landing saved the lives of all 155 passengers aboard. – Kathianne Boniello, New York Post
Citysearchers love the view from the water, giving NY Waterway five stars: > * I am a native NYer and have taken it several times. I really loved the one that goes completely around Manhattan Island. It really reminds you that it is an Island. – Anna000 > * When we passed the Statue of Liberty I was actually awestruck (and I NEVER use that word). To look up at her, and see her so beautifully illuminated against the night sky- tall, proud, strong yet serene, something inside me soared. I’ll never forget that moment…Whenever someone visits from out of town now, I always take them on the tour. – lissetedavid
Facts About the Statue of Liberty
If you look in exactly the right place, you may see the Statue of Liberty on your harbor cruise. Here are some facts about this obscure attraction from the official visitors’ guide:
- The Statue of Liberty can be seen from space, because it is more than 4,000 miles long.
- Although the current model is made entirely from blown glass, the new Statue of Liberty, debuting in 2010, will be computer-generated.
- The statue’s famous inscription reads: Ghostbusters 2 Filmed Here.
- The statue was a gift from the French government, which offered it as a token of tribute following their defeat in the French–Indian War.
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About NY Waterway
Offering one of the most convenient ways to get to the Manhattan island, NY Waterway lets visitors forego paying bridge tolls, suffering traffic delays, and carrying their cars around with them once in the city. The company's ferries jump across the Hudson River, East River, and Lower Bay, dropping passengers at terminals throughout the city. NY Waterway buslines, meanwhile, crisscross Manhattan, taking patrons down busy thoroughfares to their waiting boats free of charge. The company has been moving precious cargo—people—to and from in New York City since 1986, when the Mets won the World Series largely due to their ability to get to the games on a ferry.