Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

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From $99.00

403 reviews   (4.99)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The ultimate custom sightseeing experience in New York Harbor! Enjoy the city from great vantage points and photograph the world-famous skyline on the same boat media agencies charter to cover breaking news! Our Adventure Sightseeing Tour takes you on an unforgettable ride through the harbor. The narrated tour points out more than 40 sights on the local waterways. You’ll experience the city from unique vantage points, carefully chosen with the photographer’s interest in mind. We’ll bring you within feet of major attractions and create plenty of distance to view the panoramic skyline. Our captains stop the boat at many places along the way to give you the opportunity to take iconic photos. It’s the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the geography of New York City during your visit and a lot of fun for tourists and locals alike!

What's Included

Landing and facility fees

Local taxes

TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee

U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain

What's Not Included

Tour-guide/Captain gratuities are not included

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • No high heels; flat shoes only
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to your late arrival
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Adult pricing applies to all passengers
  • Minimum age is 4 years; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Our tours run with a minimum of 4 passengers
  • Recommended: Bring sunglasses and your camera!
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Empire State Building
We’ll leave Manhattan and head out on the Hudson River to get spectacular views of downtown and midtown with the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
Going north on the Hudson you'll see, the FDNY Fireboat Station, Chelsea Piers, the VIP Heliport, Hudson Yards Project, The Highline and the Jacob Javits Convention Center before stopping at the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and Cruise Ship Terminal.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

New Jersey
We will cross over to the New Jersey shoreline and run south for panoramic views of the entire skyline.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Financial District
From Hoboken we cross back over to Manhattan and stop right in front of the Financial District and Freedom Tower.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Battery Park City
Rounding Battery Park, we enter the East River where you'll see the helicopters take-off and land, as we cruise past South Street Seaport, go under the Brooklyn Bridge and to the Manhattan Bridge. After taking in the iconic views, we run along the Brooklyn waterfront, past the Red Hook Container Terminal and around Governors Island.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Statue of Liberty
Crossing the Upper Bay you'll see commercial vessels such as tug boats, oil barges, and the Staten Island Ferry while making our way to the Statue of Liberty. We stop right outside the security zone so you can get an up-close and unobstructed view of Lady Liberty.

We stop right outside the security zone so you can get an up-close and unobstructed view of Lady Liberty.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ellis Island
Returning to Manhattan, we pass Ellis Island, and you'll have great views of the entire world-famous NYC downtown skyline. We hope to welcome you aboard!

At each of our 12 tour stops the captain positions the boat so that every guest can get a perfect photo and will help guests with any photo requests.

3 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Brooklyn Bridge
Our captain will take you under the Brooklyn Bridge and stop just north of there so you can take those iconic photos of the Manhattan skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hudson Yards
We'll stop the boat right infront of the Hudson Yards Complex so you can see The Vessel and all the other new buildings.

3 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Governors Island
Our captain will show you some of the old buildings from the water on this island, which once was an Army base then a Coast Guard Station and now a large park.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Jetster18, 29-11-2022
Travelled in June, booked the 1.5-hour trip for my daughter , wife and I and was lucky enough to have the boat to ourselves!"
The boast was amazing, as new, great quality and the skipper apologies cannot recall his name, big chap with a beard simply made the trip!!
Very informative, great driver felt super safe and was so helpful!
Got to see all the main attractions, no rush unless you wanted to blast across the Hudson, skipper more than happy to get the boat into the best position to secure the greatest holiday memories
Defo book with these guys!!
Thank you will come for another ride when we come back some day!!
L3977DRnikkis, 24-11-2022
This was the most amazing tour we've ever been on! Truly an experience we will never forget. Perfect way to see all the historical parts of NYC.
10/10 experience
lstone1313, 08-11-2022
You need to go, absolutely amazing experience! Shawn the guide knew his stuff and showed us all around the city.
L6452WWlize, 06-11-2022
Very easy to find the boat . Very friendly and informative captain . Very comfortable ride . I was with my 70 plus mother and my 20 year old daughter and her friend and we all had an excellent time . Highly recommended.
davidbI224GQ, 29-10-2022
Just the best way of seeing Manhattan from the rivers, as well as Brooklyn, Jersey City and the Statue of Liberty. The boat is quick and the ride is fun - but you get to stop very 5 minutes or so and the captain is highly knowledgable, whether he’s pointing out the cultural hotspots and new buildings in the Manhattan skyline or talking through a brief history of Ellis Island. Would highly recommend to anyone - an unusually thrilling tour experience!

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