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Speedboat Ride New York – “The Shark”

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Key Highlights

  • Great fun and excellent views on this 30 minute thrilling ride around New York harbor
  • Live commentary and music add to the on-board fun
  • Perfect for thrill-seekers of all ages
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 May – 31 May: Saturday & Sunday
    01 Jun – 31 Aug: Daily
    01 Sep – 10 Sep: Saturday & Sunday


    30 minutes

    Start time

    01 May - 09 Sept: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, hourly

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Pier 16, South Street Seaport, Downtown Manhattan.
    By Public Transportation
    Subway: Take 2,3,4,5,J,Z or M to Fulton Street.
    Subway: A and C trains to Broadway - Nassau.
    Subway: E train towards Fulton Street. Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street.
    Bus: Take M15 (South Ferry sign) down 2nd Avenue to Fulton Street.

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The New York speedboat ride ends at South Street Seaport

  • Overview & Itinerary


    For heart-stopping excitement and a quick way to see the Statue of Liberty, the Shark Speedboat Thrill Ride is hard to beat.

    Board the boat with the shark's teeth decoration, and race through New York Harbor in plumes of spray. Get great views of the Manhattan Skyline, Ellis Island and Brooklyn Bridge, and capture fantastic photos.

    Enjoy the wind in your hair and the sheer exhilaration of speeding through water, plus a commentary, music and plenty of laughs for all the passengers.


    For families traveling with kids and teens, or indeed thrill-seekers of any age the New York Speedboat Ride is the perfect outing. There is no hotel pick-up, so you should make your own way to the start point at Pier 16, South Street Seaport, Downtown Manhattan. The start point can be reached by subway, bus or car.

    Boarding usually starts about 15 minutes before departure time. It is a good idea to arrive a little earlier than your booked time so you can choose your seat. If you want to stay dry, it's best to sit at the front. If you feel getting wet is all part of the fun, then ignore this advice!

    You'll know the 135-passenger Shark Speedboat as soon as you see it – it has a set of fierce toothy jaws painted on the front. This super-fast boat will whizz you in a cloud of spray from South Street Seaport around the southern tip of Manhattan, stopping for a photo-opportunity at the Statue of Liberty.

    You will also get great views of the Manhattan Skyline, Ellis Island, the financial district and Brooklyn Bridge.

    As you zip along, the captain tells you about the sights you can see. Music plays throughout the 30-minute ride and the focus is on thrills and fun.

    Your ride ends back at South Street Seaport.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 30 minutes ride in 135 passenger speedboat
    • Live commentary in English


    • Food and beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the day of the tour to confirm a time slot.
    You must be 40 inches (100 cm) tall to ride.
    Children must be able to sit in their own seats.
    Pregnant women and those with heart or back problems should not ride the Shark Speedboat.
    Boarding starts 15 minutes before departure.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.There are bathrooms available nearby inside the South Street Seaport Mall to the left of the Piers as you face the water
  • Reviews
    • great time!

      can't beat the music and the breeze while you are on the water on a speedboat!...

      shefali desai
    • so much fun!

      enjoyed the music and had fun on the water!...

      toral desai
    • loved the views!

      got to see the statue of liberty and nyc for a good price....

      tanvi desai