New York Water Taxi Coming To New York Wheel

Ferry Operator adds a new spin to daily jaunt.

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" We are very excited about the development going on in Staten Island and want to create an ability for locals and tourists to be able to visit without taking their cars,” explained Brian McCabe, COO, New York Water Taxi and Circle Line Downtown

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

Staten Island is re-inventing the wheel and New York Water Taxi will help navigate a future for the North Shore by adding the St. George stop to its All Day Access Pass route. This location is the future home to The New York Wheel and Empire Outlets, two of New York’s newest attractions reconstructing the Staten Island skyline. The sites are expected to deliver 6 million people to the island annually and are prominently accessible via waterborne transportation. The addition of the stop to NYWT’s daily harbor tour will further develop the waterfront network, unique to the company’s product which connects New York’s famous boroughs, skyline and landmarks.

The All Day Access Pass currently runs daily, connecting Midtown, Christopher Street, Battery Park, Wall Street and DUMBO on a continuous loop. The ticket, which costs $30 offers guests the opportunity to hop on and off at any of the key locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn. The guided tour highlights museums, restaurants, architecture, attractions and cultural institutions along the route which guests can integrate into their adventure.

“New York Water Taxi is committed to its role as a connector of the waterfront. We are very excited about the development going on in Staten Island and want to create an ability for locals and tourists to be able to visit without taking their cars,” explained Brian McCabe, Chief Operating Officer, New York Water Taxi and Circle Line Downtown. “Our mission is to take visitors to see all of the well-known attractions and landmarks and there is no doubt that The New York Wheel will be one of the most exciting destinations in New York. As demand grows we will explore additional or dedicated services to offer connections from around the city,” McCabe added.

"New York Water Taxi fits perfectly with our mission of connecting the Wheel and Empire Outlets to multiple locations across New York Harbor" added Travis Noyes, Chief Marketing Officer, The New York Wheel.

The New York Wheel is set to open in 2016 and the New York Water Taxi service to the St. George location will align with the opening of The Wheel. Visit http://www.nywatertaxi.com for more information on the All Day Access Pass.

About New York Water Taxi

New York Water Taxi (NYWT), an affiliate company of The Durst Organization, Inc., has been a New York fixture since 2002. Beginning with a spunky fleet of five distinctive black and yellow-checkered vessels, today the iconic 12-vessel fleet also includes the vessels of NYWT’s sister organization Circle Line Downtown, the speedboat thrill ride Shark, and the luxury yacht Zephyr. Sought after for weddings, special events and corporate occasions, the newly refurbished Zephyr boasts three decks, two full bars, plush climate controlled interior, an expansive dance floor and spectacular views. NYWT’s mission is to provide entertaining, stimulating, and enlightening ways to see New York City’s dazzling skyline, celebrated bridges, lush waterfront parks and enjoy the City, while maintaining a community-conscious fleet that honors our cherished waterways. For more information, please visit http://www.nywatertaxi.com. Enjoy the ride™!

About the New York Wheel

The New York Wheel, located on the North Shore of Staten Island, will be the tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere and the only attraction of its kind in New York City. The 630- foot (roughly 60-story) Wheel will feature thirty-six capsules, each carrying up to 40 passengers, that will offer incomparable views of Lower and Midtown Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, and beyond both the Verrazano and the George Washington Bridges, for the duration of each 38-minute revolution. The attraction will accommodate as many as 1,440 people per trip, and will welcome as many as 30,000 visitors each day and an anticipated four million visitors per year. For more information about the New York Wheel, please visit: http://www.NewYorkWheel.com.

Media Contacts

For New York Water Taxi:
Jennifer Jacobs, jjacobs(at)nywt(dot)com, 646.380.2011 - Cell 917. 804.1842

For New York Wheel LLC:
Tiffany Townsend, tiffany(at)vinecommunicationsinc(dot)com, 212.705.8757


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