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! For half an hour, you’ll speed across the Hudson River 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, making it 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 location to where the sightseeing cruises depart from. This is an authentic part of New York and this boat trip is popular amongst both locals and visitors. 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 seats allow you to sit safely without any restrictions. At high speed, the boat heads towards the Statue of Liberty, where it then slows down so that you can take photographs. The boat continues to proceed past Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn towards the Brooklyn Bridge, giving you a chance to see the bridge up close and personal. After this, the boat turns around and heads 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 done many boat tours in New York, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. First of all, 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, but more like a local activity. Furthermore, 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.

High Speed Boat Tour in New York - View from the Boat High Speed Boat Tour in New York - RIB Boat

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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