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Circle Line: NYC Beast Speedboat Ride

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Circle Line: NYC Beast Speedboat Ride

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icon30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take a ride on the wild side with this 30-minute speedboat tour of New York City. Hop on board The Beast and let the fun begin. This high-speed boat tour along New York Harbor — complete with loud, rocking music and playful narration — acts like a roller coaster on water. It’s a must-do experience for adrenalin junkies.
  • The BEAST Speedboat is a thrill ride that zooms down the Hudson at up to 45 mph
  • Screeches to a halt within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty for photo ops
  • Panoramic views of midtown and lower Manhattan as you speed by
  • Led by comic captains Mad Dog and Wild Thing
  • Fast, loud and funny with pumping music
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30-minute Speedboat Ride
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises , 83 North River Piers West 43nd Street and, 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • You must be at least 40" (102cm) tall to ride the beast
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the departure point for the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?
A:The cruise conveniently departs from Pier 83 @ West 42nd Street and the West Side Highway, in Midtown Manhattan.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure for the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?
A:Parking 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.)
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I take the subway to get to the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?
A:Yes - Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q or R train to Times Square 42nd St; train B, D, F to 5th Ave and 42nd St, or 4, 5, 6 train to 42nd St Grand Central Station. Take the M42 bus west or walk 5 avenues west to Pier 83 (about 1 mile or 1.6km).
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I take a bus to get to the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?
A:Yes - From 42nd Street take the M42 bus going West, directly to the Circle Line Pier. From 49th Street take the M50 bus directly to the Circle Line pier.
Jun 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?
A:Boarding begins a half-hour before departure.
Jun 2021
Q:
What kind of boat is used during the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?
A: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)!
Jun 2021
Q:
Will I get wet during the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?
A:Not definitely, but it usually happens.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are there any restrictions to participate in the Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride?
A:The boat travels at high speeds and bounces around, so nobody who is pregnant, has heart conditions or back injuries should ride. Also, all guests have to be at least 40" tall to ride. (That’s 102cm in the rest of the world.)
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Circle Line: NYC Beast Speedboat Ride?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Circle Line: NYC Beast Speedboat Ride.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Circle Line: NYC Beast Speedboat Ride?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Circle Line: NYC Beast Speedboat Ride.

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star-5
The Speedboat was...
Hina_Q
, Jun 2022
The Speedboat was amazing. My most memorable time was when we were by The Statue of Liberty and were able to take pictures.
star-5
Awesome
Tom_S
, Jun 2022
This was awesome. Kids loved it and the views were great! Everybody on the boat left with a smile. Would definitely recommend
star-5
Awesome!
Arthur_G
, Jun 2022
Hands down, best captain ever! If you are a couple or small group of four, don’t make the mistake of missing out! Book them! 🤩
star-5
Must Do
Patricia_M
, Jun 2022
Everything. The music was awesome, the captain and assistant were personable, and the boat ride to the Statue of Liberty was unforgettable.
star-5
Beast is a Blast!
Lanny_G
, Jun 2022
The Beast is a blast!! Sit close to the front for a thrilling ride. We would do this again in a heartbeat. My girls wanted to get right back in the boat and go again! One of the best things we have done in NYC!
star-5
Great experience!
Jesica_C
, Jun 2022
It was a lot of fun. Music was great ! The thrill is worth every penny! The captain and the other guy are so much fun! A must do!
star-5
Best way to see NYC
SiobhanM_C
, Jun 2022
Awesome! The guys on the boat were fun and helpful..views amazing! My kids had a blast. Great photo ops at the state of liberty
star-4
Statue of Liberty
Suzanne_H
, Jun 2022
Great fun speeding up Hudson River to see Statue of Liberty. Bumpy would not recommend if you suffer with bad back
star-5
Fantastic, fun experience!!
Julie_R
, Jun 2022
Best to book in advance as it can get busy. Went on The Beast with our 2 teenage sons. They loved it..and so did we. Fantastic, fun way to see The Statue of Liberty and also great views of the city!!
star-2
A let down
Louise_G
, Jun 2022
We were led to believe it would be exhilarating and really fast and it didn’t meet expectations ! There was very little info given about nyc and the boat didn’t really pick up speed at all ! We got shot with a nerf water gun but would rather have hot wet with waves and been sped along the river ! Over priced and over rated
star-5
A must do in NYC!
Christine_A
, May 2022
It was our first time experiencing this ride and it was amazing! We all loved the speed, the music and thrill of seeing the city by speed boat!
star-5
What a fantastic...
Jullie_M
, May 2022
What a fantastic experience totally would recommend this 100 % it was amazing . Friendly staff very helpful and didn’t want to get off the boat wanted it to last forever
star-5
We had fun great time going again
Maria_M
, May 2022
Seeing my daughter"s face when see got splash with the waves and her giggles. Also when we stopped and took pictures of the Statue of Liberty and we saw rainbow. My daughter said this is the best day ever can't wait to tell my friends and teacher.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
30 minutes goes quick...
Christopher_F
, May 2022
30 minutes goes quick wish it was longer but a lot of fun. Something different on a nice day to travel down the Hudson
star-5
Great experience
Batista_G
, May 2022
It was a speedy boat ride, great music and a site seeing tour. Employee help us on and off the boat. I would definitely do it again..
star-5
The crew and the...
Fernando_P
, Mar 2022
The crew and the experience was amazing. totally recommended. this was a last-minute decision and my fiance and I loved the experience.
star-5
Kids and I had a Revving Good time!
Eulena_M
, Sep 2021
LOVED the ride, the sights and the company STAFF antics!!! AWESOME MUSIC!!! JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF EXCITING-Everyone was SINGING and laughing, we were having such a ball. It was a good length of time too, but everyone was still just as vocal against ending the ride as we were! Lol! Would GLADLY do it again, and for longer!! The kids are bragging at school this morning!! Thank you for such a friendly FUN time for my family, and may you and yours Stay HEALTHY!😷🤪🥳
star-5
Fun, fast, positive experience
Clarissa_S
, Sep 2021
This was such a good experience. My family member suggested it, and I was skeptical since I wasn’t sure this was how I wanted to spend my time in New York. But it was so much fun!! Really positive vibe, beautiful views of the city and Statue of Liberty, fast and fun ride, fun music. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun thing to do in the city.
star-3
No warning of cancellation
Michael_B
, Sep 2021
Signed up for an 11 am ride and was cancelled due to rain, problem is there was no communication that the ride would be cancelled. Did receive option to rebook or be refunded though.
star-1
Terrible Service.
Bruce_F
, Sep 2021
Our Beast boat ride on Aug 30 was cancelled and there has been no response from Viator for a request we Emailed to them yesterday.

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