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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:1 day (approx.)

New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including 9/11 Museum Ticket

Take the express route to the new National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City on a one-day hop-on-hop-off cruise through New York Harbor. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day and includes timed admission to the 9/11 Museum, located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site. The museum, containing over 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, tells the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. Intimate stories of loss, compassion and recovery are presented and the lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks commemorated.

Outside you will find the twin reflecting pools of the 9/11 Memorial, inscribed with the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the terror attacks. The reflecting pools, nearly an acre in size, feature the largest man-made waterfalls in North America and sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood.


  • New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including 9/11 Museum Tickets
  • One-day hop-on-hop-off cruise of New York City
  • Includes a guaranteed timed ticket to the new National September 11 Museum
  • Beat the traffic and sail to 9/11 Memorial in speed and style
  • Five hop-on-hop-off stops, including Battery Park, Wall Street and Fulton Ferry Landing
  • See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more!

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What You Can Expect

New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including 9/11 Museum Ticket

Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of a hop-on hop-off water taxi

After departing from Pier 79 in Midtown, the cruise will stop at Battery Park, a short walk from the National September 11 Museum, where you have timed admission. Inside the museum, you'll have unlimited time to browse the exhibits before rejoining your cruise. In addition to the 9/11 Museum, this exciting tour gets you close to such iconic sites as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and Governors Island, just to name a few!

Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day, allowing you to design your own sightseeing itinerary for your trip to the Big Apple. Hop on and off as often as you want, and enjoy informative and amusing commentary as you go! The boats will give you up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge many more New York City sights.

By traveling around the city on the cruise, you’ll beat the infamous New York traffic and enjoy easy access to hundreds of sites like the 9/11 Memorial Memorial, Chelsea Piers, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Times Square, Battery Park, DUMBO and Williamsburg. Boats depart regularly throughout the day from four stops (see Itinerary section below for exact schedule) so you can plan your day around your sightseeing!

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You must check in for the cruise at Pier 79 first to receive your passes. Depending on time of check-in, you will be put on the soonest available boat followed by the next available admission time slot for the museum. Times are on a first-come, first-served basis.

New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise Schedule:

Pier 79, West 39th Street
Departs 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm

Pier 45, Christopher Street
Departs 10:15am, 11:45am, 1:15pm, 2:45pm, 4:15pm, 5:45pm

Battery Park, Slip 6
Departs 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm

Pier 11, Slip A, Wall Street
Departs 10:40am, 12:10pm, 1:40pm, 3:10pm, 4:40pm

Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO
Departs 10:50am, 12:20pm, 1:50pm, 3:20pm, 4:50pm

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The best way to see NY as a whole on a very hot day!
9/11 Museum/Memorial of course the stand out highlight.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An excellent way of travelling to the very impressive 9/11 museum. Extra special was seeing President Obama arriving at Battery Pt, the water taxi people apologised for the delay,as the harbour was closed for the arrival, but for us it was the highlight of our day. Thank you so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour. Superb staff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a wonderful time in the Big apple, hop on- hop off river taxis where great, you get to see New York as it is, great city, plenty to do, 9/11 museum was a very sad place, but was a lovely memorial to remember everyone who passed away that awful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The cruise in the New York Water Taxi was great and the 911 Museum was even better. For the price, it was a great value!! I would definately recommend the deal. However, I would suggest going early in the morning to have time to enjoy all stops on the cruise. we didn't realize that the 911 Museum takes 2-3 hours to complete so by the time we finished that it was already 5:30 we had a 2 pm timed tour and we almost missed the last water taxi and by that time, that taxi only had one more stop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great crew, very informative and helpful to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Second time on this excursion and definitely worth the money. Only problem was that the day we went the water taxis were only running every 90 minutes which restricted our options.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Best thing when did in NYC. Very valuable to skip line at 911 Museum. Really a must see/do.

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