by Alia Tawil






What's the best way to catch a glimpse of the environmentally friendly, aesthetically astonishing and awe inspiring New York City Waterfalls public art installation created by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson punctuating New York City's East River  this summer? Take New York Water Taxi's Unofficial Tour of the New York City Waterfalls  -- the only tour to get you close enough to the Waterfalls so that you actually feel their spray.
This 60-minute tour, aboard the only environmentally friendly fleet of vessels in New York Harbor,  will cruise by and stop at each of the four temporary waterfall installations along the along the East River waterfront in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Governors Island -- one on the Brooklyn anchorage of the Brooklyn Bridge, one between Piers 4 and 5 below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, one in Lower Manhattan at Pier 35 north of the Manhattan Bridge, and one on the north shore of Governors Island. The tour will also swing by the Statue of Liberty.

New York Water Taxi's Unofficial Tour of the New York City Waterfalls will depart during the day from both South Street Seaport, Pier 17 and from Battery Park. Tours from South Street will leave at 10:30am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm  An evening tour of the New York City Waterfalls will also depart daily from South Street Seaport, Pier 17 at 7:00pm and 8pm on Saturdays. Tickets are $25 for adults; $18 for seniors 65+ and $15 for children under 12. The tour runs from June 26 through mid-October during the duration of the installation.

New York Water Taxi is also offering special New York City Waterfalls Charters during the exhibition period. For more information on chartering a Water Taxi for a personal tour of the New York City Waterfalls, please call 212/742.1969 ext.217. 

For more information about New York Water Taxi's New York City Water Falls Tours, please visit . For more information about the Waterfalls installation, please visit (The Unofficial Website of the New York City Waterfalls). 




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