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Circle Line: NYC Beast Speedboat Ride

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  • 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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

What's Included

  • 30-minute Speedboat Ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
    83 North River Piers West 43nd Street and, 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Please arrive at least 30-minutes prior to the departure time for boarding.
  • Food and drinks are NOT allowed to be brought on board
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

Q: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

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295 reviews
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King's on vacation
Diane_K, Aug 2022
Riding the Beast, letting our 6 year old granddaughter sit on the outside, going fast, listening to music, and getting soaked! The guys were awesome!
A beast of a ride..
Savaje_P, Aug 2022
We had a very good time the boat was pretty fast. And there team was helpful... definately a must try experience.... P.S.. if it's your first time... Sit all the way in the back row..
So fun!
Traci_R, Aug 2022
Fun to get wet and go fast! Great way to see the skyline and Statue of Liberty! High energy blast! We had a great time.
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Rock n roll, dude. Big...
James_G, Jul 2022
Rock n roll, dude. Big Diesel and The Kraken made the trip a ride to remember. But, be warned, you’re gonna get wet.
Drag Racing On The Hudson
Jillita_M, Jul 2022
Getting sprayed in the face with that cold water because it was hot out there.Touring around the City stopping by the Statue of Liberty taking photos me and my husband really enjoyed ourselves we would definitely come again❤️
The Beast was the bomb!🤯
Ricky_R, Jul 2022
It was the best part of our New York experience. My wife had such a good time she cried. It was our 20th anniversary trip.
Great experience
Victoria_M, Jul 2022
My family and i love the boat ride!! The crew was amazing! Great view of the Statue of Liberty!! Will definitely recommend!!!!!
Prepare to get WET!
Mohammed_B, Jul 2022
Very nice, comfy, lovely crew, worth to explore, quick minor sightseeing, safe, on time, easy access
Great adventure
Leslie_D, Jul 2022
This experience was amazing…!!!we will be doing this again 😜 my kids loved it and the view was priceless 🤩
Everything about it was...
Alyssa_R, Jul 2022
Everything about it was awesome!! From the boat to the driver and the worker on deck! Thank you beast!
Just great
Janine_P, Jul 2022
I did the speedboatride with my 15 year old son. It was absolutly thrilling and we will do it again, if we come back to NYC. Great view at Liberty Island and the city.
Great day!!
jody_c, Jul 2022
Such a fun thing to do in NYC!! Got to see the Statue of Liberty up close, great music, incredible views of the city and get cooled off on a HOT day!
Jose_R, Jul 2022
Great fun ride and the help deck on hand named THUNDER made it more fun with a wet SURPRISE on the ride up and down the New York skyline and a short but memorable stop at the Statue of Liberty to take photos , the captain of the vessel named DEISEL was an awesome driver fr l,,,simple to get to and if in New jersey just take a ferry right over , you won’t be disappointed….oh bring some cash , bc típs are welcomed for the hard work and entertainment ….
Well worth it and definitely recommend this trip!!
Becky_P, Jul 2022
Jumping the waves from the wake of other boat and the humor of the captain and The Kraken Love the colorful paint on the boat!!
Beast of a time
Willem_B, Jul 2022
A great way to see NYC from the water. Really fun and welcoming crew. Boat is fast but still a pretty relaxed ride. Highly recommended!
oliver_e, Jul 2022
Incredible speed on the water. Great views. Good fun. I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a thrilling experience.
Annual Summer Thing
Susan_L, Jul 2022
We live literally across the street from the Beast and it’s become a favorite way to celebrate living in NYC whenever friends come to visit. Great crew. I❤️NY
Fun, fast, friendly staff, an all around great experience.
Grace_G, Jul 2022
We had a great time, the boat was fast, the staff were friendly and interacted with the passengers and played games. The views were amazing. We loved it!!!
Fun speedboat sightseeing adventure
Morag_R, Jul 2022
So much fun! Hadn’t realised I might get quite that wet but it was a very hot day so I was dry quickly! Loved it, would’ve loved a longer option. Great fun!
Perfect way to see the...
Kara_L, Jul 2022
Perfect way to see the Statue of Liberty with teenagers who don’t want to spend the day on a boat! Great music and staff too!


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