See the skyline of the largest city in the United States. Take a water tour around the island and marvel at the spectacular architecture and size of the city. In less than 90 minutes you can identify famous landmarks throughout the city, from the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the skyline dominating One World Trade Center. I found the New York Water Taxi ideal for getting a big picture view of the major parts of the city from the river before venturing inland. The all day access pass is a hop-on / hop-off water tour with five stops around the city. This is a convenient way to see mid-town, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Greenwich Village, the financial district, and parts of Brooklyn. The tour, without disembarking, is 90 minutes; however, boats dock every 45 minutes at one of the five stops. Circle Line Sightseeing offers cruises around part or the entire island, non-stop, returning to the same pier. Both the New York Water Taxi and Circle Line Sightseeing offer night cruises for a city lights tour.