Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 1 hr

The ultimate custom sightseeing experience in New York Harbor! Enjoy the city from great vantage points and photograph the world-famous skyline on the same boat media agencies charter to cover breaking news! Our Adventure Sightseeing Tour takes you on an unforgettable ride through the harbor. The narrated tour points out more than 40 sights on the local waterways. You’ll experience the city from unique vantage points, carefully chosen with the photographer’s interest in mind. We’ll bring you within feet of major attractions and create plenty of distance to view the panoramic skyline. Our captains stop the boat at many places along the way to give you the opportunity to take iconic photos. It’s the perfect way to familiarize yourself with the geography of New York City during your visit and a lot of fun for tourists and locals alike!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: New York Media Boat / Adventure Sightseeing Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Empire State Building

We’ll leave Manhattan and head out on the Hudson River to get spectacular views of downtown and midtown with the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.

Stop At: Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex

Going north on the Hudson you'll see, the FDNY Fireboat Station, Chelsea Piers, the VIP Heliport, Hudson Yards Project, The Highline and the Jacob Javits Convention Center before stopping at the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and Cruise Ship Terminal.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: New Jersey

We will cross over to the New Jersey shoreline and run south for panoramic views of the entire skyline.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Financial District

From Hoboken we cross back over to Manhattan and stop right in front of the Financial District and Freedom Tower.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Battery Park City

Rounding Battery Park, we enter the East River where you'll see the helicopters take-off and land, as we cruise past South Street Seaport, go under the Brooklyn Bridge and to the Manhattan Bridge. After taking in the iconic views, we run along the Brooklyn waterfront, past the Red Hook Container Terminal and around Governors Island.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Statue of Liberty

Crossing the Upper Bay you'll see commercial vessels such as tug boats, oil barges, and the Staten Island Ferry while making our way to the Statue of Liberty. We stop right outside the security zone so you can get an up-close and unobstructed view of Lady Liberty. We stop right outside the security zone so you can get an up-close and unobstructed view of Lady Liberty.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ellis Island

Returning to Manhattan, we pass Ellis Island, and you'll have great views of the entire world-famous NYC downtown skyline. We hope to welcome you aboard! At each of our 12 tour stops the captain positions the boat so that every guest can get a perfect photo and will help guests with any photo requests.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Brooklyn Bridge

Our captain will take you under the Brooklyn Bridge and stop just north of there so you can take those iconic photos of the Manhattan skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hudson Yards

We'll stop the boat right infront of the Hudson Yards Complex so you can see The Vessel and all the other new buildings.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Governors Island

Our captain will show you some of the old buildings from the water on this island, which once was an Army base then a Coast Guard Station and now a large park.

Duration: 2 minutes
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