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New York Speedboat Cruise - The Beast

Experience a sightseeing cruise with a difference aboard 'The Beast', New York's fastest and most thrilling speedboat ride! "Mad Dog," your daring captain, will take you for a wet n' wild ride around New York Harbour taking you past the famous Manhattan skyline and up close to the Statue of Liberty.

Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you'll be soaring past New York's towering skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45 miles per hour! Operating throughout the summer months, the Beast will take you on a wild (and often wet!) ride across New York's Harbour accompanied by a rockin' soundtrack. Zoom down the Hudson River at exhilarating speeds, passing under the famous bridges with views of midtown and Lower Manhattahn. The speedboat screeches to a halt 100 feet from the Statue of Liberty for a perfect photo opportunity. It's a pure thrill!

Height Restriction:

You must be at least 40" / 100cm tall to ride the BEAST.

Experience Includes

  • 30 minute fun-filled speedboat cruise
  • Spectacular sights and thrilling speeds of up to 45mph
  • Screech to a halt within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty for the perfect photo opportunity
  • Full narration from your comic captains Mad Dog and Wild Thing
  • Close up photo opportunity of the Statue of Liberty
  • Open dated ticket voucher - tickets can be used within 2 weeks either side of your chosen dates, giving you the flexibility to switch your cruise date while in New York

Experience Excludes

  • Transfers to and from the cruise departure point at Pier 83, West 42nd Street on the Hudson River.
  • Optional gratuities


Daily 29 April- 27 September.

Departure location

The New York Speedboat Cruise departs from Pier 83, West 42 Street and 12th Avenue.

Start times

Every hour from 10.00am to 6.00pm or dusk.


Around 30 minutes.

Terms & Conditions

  • No reservations necessary. Simply turn up at the departure point with your New York Speedboat Cruise ticket voucher 30 minutes prior to your chosen cruise time.
  • Schedule is subject to change without notice.
  • Cruise does not operate during the winter months (October-April).
  • You must be at least 40" / 100cm tall to ride the BEAST.
  • The Beast does not run unless there are at least 10 people on it. However, this situation is very rare.
  • Cruises are subject to availability. Should you want to guarantee a specific time slot, you can go down to the pier a day before your desired sailing, and exchange your open voucher for boarding passes.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.