MANHATTAN — Tourists cruising down the Hudson River will soon have another place to jump ashore: the West Village.
"The Village is an incredibly appealing destination for tourists, with its restaurants, galleries and historic sites," he said. "We're really looking forward to reintroducing water-based transportation there."
Water taxi service to Pier 45, which is also known as the Christopher Street Pier, ended about two years ago because of the company's "lack of resources" there, Noyes said. It will continue in response to increased demand for a stop there, he said.
The double-decker, air-conditioned boats will load and unload passengers from 10:20 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., every 45 minutes from April through October. November through March, the boats will stop at the pier half as often, every 90 minutes.
Daily "hop on, hop off" passes for the boats — which also stop at Pier 84 near West 44th Street, Slip 6 in Battery Park, South Street Seaport and Fulton Ferry Landing in DUMBO — cost $26 for adults and $16 for children ages 3 to 12.
New York Water Taxi has had a permit to operate at Pier 45 since 2004, a spokeswoman for the Hudson River Park Trust said.