Rockaway Beach Tours

A neighborhood in the borough of Queens (that may just have the best name out there,) Rockaway Beach is a boardwalk, beach, and summer staple for New Yorkers of all ages. The beach runs along the Atlantic side of Long Island, extending out as a slim peninsula into the sea. Its clear and clean stretch of sand welcomes over a million visitors each year, particularly in the summer months. 

As far as activities, there is something for everyone — from surfing to swimming and sunbathing. There are dozens of ways to enjoy the outdoors when the sun is shining, including volleyball, fishing, skating, baseball, and basketball. In fact it’s the only beach that allows for surfing in New York, with spots from 67th-69th and 87th-92nd Streets. 

Rockaway Beach is also known for its food and concessions, with taco and burger stands alongside famous ice cream and cold drinks. A variety of facilities including showers, restrooms, barbecues, parks, and playgrounds, can be found throughout the area. Known as one of the best beaches in New York, it is the largest urban beach in the United States.

Practical Info

Rockaway Beach is a short day trip from the city. Travel time from Manhattan is just over an hour. The nearest Subway stops (on the A and S trains) are Beach and 90th St., Beach and 98th St., Beach and 105th St., and Rockaway Park-Beach and 116th St. There is also a QM16 Express bus to Manhattan. Street parking and paid parking are also both available nearby. Swimming is only permitted when lifeguards are on duty, every Memorial Day to Labor Day. If you plan to lounge on the beach, it is recommended to bring your own chairs or blankets and umbrella.
Location
Address: 90-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, New York, USA
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Hours: 6am-10pm during summer months
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New York Sunset and Wildlife Jet Ski Tour

Watch for seals, dolphins and birds above Jamaica Bay with a 1-hour sunset Jet Ski Tour, and experience New York City’s remarkable wildlife and scenic coast. Follow your guide from Rockaway Beach to the hidden beaches and marsh lands of Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary, and get stunning views of the city skyline. Enjoy ocean breezes and fresh air as the sun slips behind New York, then see evening fall over Jamaica Bay as you return to Rockaway.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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USD164.00
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1 Hour New York City Jet Ski Rental

See the sites of New York City as a backdrop with a 1-hour single or tandem Jet Ski rental. Travel the waters of Jamaica Bay off the coast of Queens and the Rockaway Beach neighborhood. Step away from the hustle of the Big Apple and enjoy a day with nature. All the necessary equipment — including Jet Ski rental and a personal floatation device — plus professional instruction are provided.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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USD153.00
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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New York City 30-Minute Jet Ski Rental

Skim past the crowds on Rockaway Beach with a 30-minute Jet Ski rental, and cool off with a scenic cruise through Jamaica Bay. Take the helm and explore islands, wildlife, bridges and beaches on a Jet Ski that seats one or two people. Get unforgettable views of Coney Island’s classic rides, snap photos of the city skyline from the water, and enjoy a fun escape from the city heat. 
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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USD88.00
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Coney Island Ocean Jet Ski Tour

Leave Coney Island’s crowds behind with a 90-minute Jet Ski tour from Rockaway Beach and follow your guide along New York City’s scenic coastline. Skim across the waves and get unforgettable ocean views of sandy beaches, classic amusement park rides and the city skyline. Watch for the dolphins, whales and seals that swim just off the coast, and cool off in the Atlantic Ocean breeze. Experience a unique side of New York, and take home complementary images taken throughout the ride.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD190.54
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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