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Water Bus
Water Bus in Tigre, Buenos Aires
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Water Taxis, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Water bus in Cardiff
Water taxi meets water bus in Rotterdam
Water bus in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Water taxi in Auckland
A pair of water taxis operating on the waterfront of Boston
A water taxi operating on the waterfront in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz.
A yellow water taxi on the water between stone quaysides. The far bank has large buildings and in the distance is a three arch bridge.
Water bus in Bristol Harbour
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A water taxi or a water bus, also known as a sightseeing boat, is a watercraft used to provide public or private transport, usually, but not always, in an urban environment. Service may be scheduled with multiple stops, operating in a similar manner to a bus, or on demand to many locations, operating in a similar manner to a taxi. A boat service shuttling between two points would normally be described as a ferry rather than a water bus or taxi.

The term water taxi is usually confined to a boat operating on demand, and water bus to a boat operating on a schedule. In North American usage, the terms are roughly synonymous.

The earliest water taxi service was recorded as operating around the area that became Manchester, United Kingdom.[]

Locations

Cities and other places operating water buses and/or taxis include:

  Mississippi River from mouth to Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  Belle Chasse Marine, Port Ship Service, Crescent Ship Service 
  and Weber Marine.

On demand water taxis are also commonly found in marinas, harbours and cottage areas, providing access to boats and waterfront properties that are not directly accessible by land.

Incidents

On March 6, 2004, a water taxi on the Seaport Taxi service operated by the Living Classrooms Foundation capsized during a storm on the Patapsco River, near Baltimore's Inner Harbor. A total of five passengers died in the accident, which the National Transportation Safety Board determined was caused by insufficient stability when the small pontoon-style vessel encountered strong winds and waves. The company no longer operates water taxi vessels in Baltimore harbor.[25]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Ed Kane's Water Taxi". Ed Kane's Water Taxi. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ "Boats BatCub". Tbc. Retrieved 2014.
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  5. ^ "Bratislava Propeler". Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Bratislava Propeler". Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Charleston Water Taxi". Charleston Water Taxi. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Hop-On Hop-Off by Paddan". Strömma Turism & Sjöfart. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Deniz Taksi 0850 222 44 98 (Sea Taxi, Istanbul 0850 222 44 98)". www.deniztaksi.com.tr. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Water Excursions/Charters/Water Taxi". Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau. 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "? ". 21 September 2017. Retrieved 2018 – via Wikipedia.
  12. ^ "New Zealand Ferries, Water Taxis & Cruises". destination-nz.com. Retrieved 2008.
  13. ^ "Bricktown Water Taxi". Retrieved 2009.
  14. ^ Ruter (2008-03-07). "Båt" (in Norwegian). Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Potsdamer Wassertaxi" (in German). Retrieved 2008.
  16. ^ "The Channel Cat Water Taxi". Retrieved 2009.
  17. ^ "Waterbus Rotterdam/Dordrecht" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2007.
  18. ^ "?". 8 March 2018. Retrieved 2018 – via Wikipedia.
  19. ^ "Han River Water Taxi". Retrieved 2010.
  20. ^ "Local boat transport". Stockholm Visitors Board. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Purjetamine Tallinna Lahel - Sailing.ee - Naissaar, Pärnu ja muu". Sailing.ee. Retrieved 2018.
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  23. ^ "Victoria Harbour Ferry". Retrieved .
  24. ^ "Water Transportation". Walt Disney World. Retrieved 2014.
  25. ^ "Insufficient Stability Caused Passenger Vessel to Capsize". MarineLink.com. Retrieved 2007.

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