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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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?