The Beast Speedboat Ride in New York City, NY

Circle Line Sightseeing CruisesPier 83 West 42nd Street and 12th AvenueNew York City, NY 10036
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Experience New York City at maximum speed on The Beast – a thrilling speedboat ride from New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty and back. Soak up amazing sights of the city’s landmarks and breathtaking skyline views as this speedboat takes you on a heart pounding adventure on the Hudson River that no other tour can offer.

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  • A jet-powered thrill ride that speeds down the Hudson at up to 45 mph.
  • Fast and loud with a fun crew and party music.
  • Offers panoramic views of Midtown and Lower Manhattan as you zoom by.
  • Ride duration is approximately 30 minutes.
  • Be prepared to get wet, and wear sunscreen.
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your departure time.
  • Paid parking is available near Pier 83.
  • Not recommended for travelers who are pregnant, suffer a back injury, heart condition, or other serious medical condition.
  • Do not bring items on board that you don’t want to get wet.


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It's like a roller coaster on the water. Take a ride on The Beast at heart-pounding speeds to the Statue of Liberty and back...only if you dare!

Operated by the world-renowned Circle Line, The Beast is New York’s only jet-powered thrill-ride speedboat attraction. Don’t be fooled – The Beast isn’t just a monster on the surface. The Beast has 1400 BHP-horsepower with two ZF 3000 marine gears powered by twin Hamilton Jets, rocketing you through the water at a heart-pounding 40 knots (about 45 mph).

Your captain will twist, turn, and speed down the Hudson River, providing stunning views of the New York Skyline. The interactive crew will keep you entertained along the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Beast Speedboat Ride NYC

How long is the cruise?

The Beast Speedboat Ride, operated by Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, is approximately 30 minutes long. Please arrive 30 minutes before your departure time to ensure you get on the boat!

What is included in this experience?

This is a heart-pounding thrill ride from New York Harbor and along the waters of Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back. You will be seeing the NYC skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty on this trip.

You will be riding on The Beast, a 1400 BHP-horsepower boat with two ZF 3000 marine gears powered by twin Hamilton Jets, rocketing you through the water at a heart-pounding 40 knots (about 45 mph)!

Where do we depart from?

The Beast departs from Pier 83, W. 42nd Street at West Side Highway.

Is there parking?

Parking is available at Circle Line Sightseeing, Pier 83, W 42nd Street. $30 before 3 pm weekdays and $35 after 3 pm weekdays and all weekends. (Prices subject to change.) 

There are other nearby parking lots and garages with individual rates. Commuter parking usually ranges from $23 to $30, with weekend parking going from $26 to $35.

Departure point is also near public transportation.

Is this tour age appropriate?

Yes, this tour is age appropriate as long as you meet the height requirements. Kids must be able to sit in their own seat without assistance. Children under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

Are there any age or health restrictions for this activity?

This tour and the fast boat to be used will be going at 40 knots (45 mph) and will be traveling at high speeds with no guarantee to not be bounced around. This is not suitable for people who are pregnant, have heart conditions, back injuries, or other serious medical conditions. You must be 40 inches (or 102 cm) or taller to ride. 

What should I bring?

Things like hats and sunglasses can fly away during the boat ride. It's advisable to bring a bag for your items and to wear sunscreen.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting wet in.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, you can, but the company is not liable for any breakage or water damage during the trip.

What if there is inclement weather?

The Beast does not go out when it’s raining. Check beforehand by calling their box office to confirm. If The Beast is canceled due to weather, tickets will either be refunded or guests can reschedule for a different day. 

Can I bring food and beverages on the boat?