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The BEAST Speedboat Ride

West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue, Pier 83, New York City, NY 10036
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The BEAST Speedboat Ride is a seasonal thrill ride in NYC open May - September. The BEAST leaves all others in its wake as the Captain takes this custom-built 70-foot offshore racing powerboat up to 45mph on a ride down to the Statue of Liberty.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue, Pier 83, New York City, NY 10036
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"speed boat"
in 58 reviews
"great fun"
in 52 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 237 reviews
"getting wet"
in 14 reviews
"water gun"
in 14 reviews
"boat stops"
in 7 reviews
"sharp turns"
in 6 reviews
"hudson river"
in 27 reviews
"stay dry"
in 5 reviews
"take photos"
in 25 reviews
"new york"
in 77 reviews
"roller coaster"
in 7 reviews
"circle line"
in 16 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 15 reviews
"manhattan skyline"
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"great trip"
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"boat trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were going to do a longer boat tour around Manhattan but we saw this speedboat tour that took you to the Statue of Liberty and back in about half an hour. It was so fun and great views. We had a blast rocking out...More

Thank Brandon H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another spectacular ride on The Beast! Has to be one of the best things to do in NYC if you like action. Great value too! Captain Renegade and First Mate Tank were awesome! This was probably our 10th ride. Wouldn't come to NYC in the...More

2  Thank bwhalen1
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Me and my dad went on The Beast twice while visiting for just a week! A fun packed short trip, great for all ages! You travel from the port out to the waters around the Statue of Liberty and the trip operator will come round...More

1  Thank ELSFFC187
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Wife & I holidaying from Australia for 2 months in your beautiful country. Stayed 5 nights in New York City. Arrived at the pier terminal with only a handful of people then all of a sudden we had a large school group of girls(teenage girls...More

Thank Rick T
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Went on this in September. The weather was lovely the days we were there. Except for this day. I only had a polo shirt and was freezing. My own fault and I got wet. But you see the Manhattan skyline and the driver throws you...More

2  Thank stup1973
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Our kids, age 7 and 5 had a blast. Nice way to see the Statue of Liberty without having to take a multiple hours tour. This was just 45 mins. Music playing, quick ride to the the statue, take in the sights and head back....More

1  Thank Caley H
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I found it a great speedboat experience in terms of the trip. However, due to safety measures, which the staff takes very seriously, the curves are not as fast and sharp as I expected. Be prepared to get wet. There is no way you will...More

1  Thank Carlos R
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had a short 2-night stay in NY and in the midst of planning a road trip up North we had forgotten to plan activities for NYC itself! Turned out we needed to book tickets to visit the crown/pedestal of the Statue months/weeks in advance!...More

1  Thank Mehroo T
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We had the choice of boat trip with the City Pass, and as we'd seen a lot of the skyline from observation decks as well as a few viewpoints on the ground, thought we'd do the shorter but very different boat ride. So glad we...More

1  Thank UKL808
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a fantastic ride out to just off liberty island. Fast, furious and the music pumping as you speed down the Hudson river. When you get near the statue of liberty the boat stops so you can get photos. Then the boat starts to...More

1  Thank Orangecat26
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littlekylie11
5 May 2018|
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Response from stup1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I only been in September
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kheuvelhorst
12 January 2018|
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Response from Kurt W | Reviewed this property |
Once everyone has boarded the boat, the ride lasts approximately 30 minutes.
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