High Speed Boat Tour in New York

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High Speed Boat Tour in New York

A high speed boat tour in New York is the perfect activity for adrenaline junkies! In half an hour, you’ll speed over the Hudson River. All the while enjoying views of the skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. This small-scale speedboat tour combines speed and excitement with sightseeing. Giving you a unique boat tour, different to anything else in New York.

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RIB-Boat in Manhattan

The high speed boat trip departs from Pier 25 at Hudson River Park – a different departure location to the sightseeing cruises. This is a less touristy part of New York and this boat trip is popular amongst locals and visitors alike. You’ll have a better chance of experiencing the ‘real’ New York than you would if you were to go on a large company’s boat tour. The RIB boat used for this tour is, without a doubt, one of the fastest in New York. The comfortable seating allows you to sit safely, without restrictions. At high speed, the boat heads towards the Statue of Liberty, where it slows down so you can take photos. The boat continues past Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, towards the Brooklyn Bridge, which you can see up close and personal. After this, the boat turns around to head back to the pier in TriBeCa. In terms of clothing, there isn’t much splashing water on this tour, so you’ll arrive dry back on land.

Eric’s Tip: I have taken many boat tours in New York, and was pleasantly surprised by this one. Firstly, for those who still have their doubts, it is not scary. And, because the boat is relatively small (it can fit around 16 people), this tour doesn’t feel like a tourist attraction; more like a local activity. Secondly, this boat has access to sail around different locations in comparison to the large tour boats, which means getting closer to the skyline and to the water. I thought this was a great boat tour and very suitable for those seeking something slightly different than the usual sightseeing cruises.

Practical Information

After purchasing your tour, you’ll receive a voucher that you can either print out or show as a ticket on your telephone.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Departure point: Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
  • Departure times: regular departures between 10:00 and 17:00
    • June – August: daily
    • September – October: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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