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New York City's expansive waterways


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• Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book is an essential resource for plotting tides and currents.
• Reeds Nautical Almanac provides both tidal and cruising information.
• Tides & Currents online:
• Coast Guard Navigation Rules online:
• I Boat NY Harbor (, created by charter captain Ed Bacon, who owns and lives aboard the 54-foot ketch Prelude in New York’s 79th Street Boat Basin, contains vital information for boaters in the Big Apple.

Water tours

• Hidden Harbor Tours,
• Classic Harbor Line,
• Circle Line,


• On Manhattan, what few choices exist are on the Hudson River side of the island. Closest to the harbor is North Cove Marina (www.thenorth, located at the World Financial Center. Dockage is $6 per foot. City-owned West 79th Street Boat Basin, farther up the river, is a more affordable $2.79 per foot for transients (
• Convenient marinas in Jersey City, N.J., across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan, include Liberty Landing ( and Liberty Harbor (

See related articles:

- Destination: New York City

- Tug captain offers his transit tips

This article originally appeared in the October 2011 issue.