South Street Seaport / New York, New York
Forget about hailing a cab on the streets of New York City - head for the waters, young man! New York Water Taxi connects you to neighborhoods, parks and other attractions all along the East Side, West Side, Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn waterfronts. There is even a free Ikea Express, which runs from lower Manhattan direct to the relatively new Ikea in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Shop til you drop - as long as it will fit in your blue Ikea bag. They also offer a "hop on - hop off" service in the warmer months which is a great way to cover the sites of the city while enjoying the views from the water. New York Water Taxi operates a fleet of 10 vessels and every vessel except for the American Princess (which is a monohull) is a catamaran.